Dare County, NC

Tropical Storm Warning in Effect for Dare County

Tropical Storm Colin unexpectedly developed overnight off the coast of South Carolina, and the storm is expected to move along or just inland of the North Carolina coast Saturday into Sunday. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Dare County indicating that the Outer Banks will receive impacts in...
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Dare County under Tropical Storm Warning

(Dare County Emergency Management) Tropical Storm Colin unexpectedly developed overnight off the coast of South Carolina and is expected to move along or just inland of the North Carolina coast today (Saturday, July 2, 2022) into Sunday. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Dare County indicating that our area will receive impacts in the next 36 hours, including rain showers with locally heavy rainfall, wind gusts up to 40 m.p.h. and the possibility of isolated tornadoes.
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Dare County considers how to spend 422K from opioid settlement

During a June 30 meeting of the Saving Lives Task Force, Dare County Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Sheila Davies presented proposals for how the county can spend about $422,000 it will receive this fiscal year as its share of the $26 billion opioid litigation settlement. Overall, Dare County...
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Independence Day festivities abound along Outer Banks

There are a variety of 4th of July events taking place throughout Currituck, Dare and Hyde counties this weekend to celebrate our nation’s independence. Check out one or many!. Currituck County:. Monday, July 4: Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism is hosting the annual Independence Day Celebration at...

Sloan addresses provider shortage at hospital board meeting

Ronnie Sloan, president of The Outer Banks Hospital, gave a virtual presentation last Friday, June 24 to the hospital board of directors, members of media and community representatives about concerns involving access to primary care and the provider shortage at Outer Banks Family Medicine – Manteo, following a letter sent to 2,418 patients informing them that they needed to seek primary care elsewhere.

Dare County Land Transfers

Zubal Dennis from Hanna James K/026421000—Lot 223 Sec 4 Hatt Colony/$250,000/Improved Residential. Mcaleer Gregory from Schumm Marlene B/028486000—Lot 34 Sec Z Col Harbour/$525,000/Improved Residential. Frisco. Andrews Edward C Jr from Bodiford Charles Barrett/011796000—Lot 216 Brigands’ Bay/$675,000/Improved Residential. Hatteras. Smiley Sean Edward from Sanders Ashley H/017400000—2 Parc:Lt1&2...

Op-ed: Supporting our commissioners in assessing our safety

I’m writing this on the 164th day of the year – there have already been 232 mass shootings recorded in our country; 232 is eight fewer than ALL of the mass shootings in 2021. What is wrong with this picture? Ten people were shot dead and three were injured in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York; two women were shot dead and their killer died by gun suicide on church property in Ames, Iowa; four people were killed and several injured by shooting, and the shooter died by gun suicide, at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and 19 children and two teachers were senselessly shot to death in a school building in Uvalde, Texas by a civilian armed with a military assault weapon. Supermarket, schools, hospital, church . . . who wonders along with me if there is ANY sanctuary from gun violence?

OBX beachgoers enjoy holiday weekend despite tropical weather threat

DARE COUNTY, N.C. — On the Outer Banks of North Carolina, locals and visitors woke up to a tropical storm warning Saturday morning. “It was kind of a surprise," said Kitty Hawk resident Cruz Lancaster. The tropical storm named Colin developed inland over northeastern South Carolina, near Myrtle Beach....

Blackstock sworn in as Dare Interim Superintendent

Steve Blackstock, accompanied by his wife Suzanne, was sworn in as interim superintendent for Dare County Schools around noon on July 1. “It’s an awesome day for Dare County Schools to see Steve Blackstock come back home and be part of the family again,” declared Board of Education Chair David Twiddy during the swearing-in ceremony. In an email sent after the ceremony, Blackstock said, “I am humbled to join Dare County Schools as Assistant Superintendent and as interim superintendent.

Dare Ed Board opts for in-house search for permanent superintendent

With newly appointed Interim Superintendent Steve Blackstock set to be formally sworn in on Friday, July 1, the Dare Board of Education voted at a June 30 meeting to conduct an in-house search for a permanent superintendent, opting not to hire an outside search firm. In a unanimous voice vote,...

Dare County Health & Human Services provides update for beneficiaries of emergency allotments, maximum supplements

Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Social Services Division is providing the following update for beneficiaries of emergency allotments/maximum supplements:. Regular Food and Nutrition benefits for June have been issued on their typical schedule. Emergency allotments/maximum supplements are typically issued on a staggered basis at the end...

Olympic Track Legend Madeline Mims on the Roman Gabriel Show

Roman Gabriel sits down with Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist, and Track and Field Legend Madeline Manning-Mims. The Roman Gabriel Show Radio Program can be heard every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am on the Score 98.1 FM, and the Roman Gabriel Show Minute can be heard morning and afternoon drive on the East Carolina Radio Network in Dare County NC. The Roman Gabriel Show Podcast is available at anywhere you listen to podcasts. Faith Family Sports™Connect with Roman on Facebook Page and YouTube: Roman Gabriel Show, Twitter @romangabrielsh1 Instagram @romangabrielshow , Linked In Roman Gabriel E-mail:

Dare County Library announces “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program

Registration for Dare County Library’s 2022 summer reading program “Oceans of Possibilities” is now open. The program is free for participants and designed to be flexible and fun for children of all ages and helps area children maintain the reading skills they developed throughout the school year so they will be better prepared to enter the classroom once again in the fall.

Bomb threats targeting colleges close COA campuses

College of The Albemarle campuses in Pasquotank, Chowan, Currituck and Dare counties were all evacuated and closed for more than two hours Thursday in response to a bomb threat. Around 1:55 p.m. Thursday, COA officials were notified by the Elizabeth City Police Department that emergency dispatchers had received a call threatening there was a bomb on one of the college’s campuses. The caller did not specify which campus, but based...