Manteo, NC

Dare County municipalities to refund portion of occupancy tax payment

Dare County and the towns within are figuring out the process to refund a portion of occupancy tax received. The Dare County tax office found an error recently in the payments from campgrounds. While RV and cabin dwellers do pay occupancy tax, tent campers do not. It has been determined that for the last several years, campgrounds have been mistakenly charging tent campers the occupancy fee.

Science on the Sound Lecture: “Beach Nourishment on the OBX: Addressing the what, why, and potential impacts

The Coastal Studies Institute is pleased to announce the revival of a beloved favorite, Science on the Sound! This monthly, in-person, lecture series brings perspectives from all over the state and highlights coastal topics in northeastern North Carolina. Dr. Reide Corbett, a coastal oceanographer and geochemist, ECU Integrated Coastal Programs...

Victims identified in deadly ultra-light crash on Outer Banks

SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C. (WITN) - Names have been released in Wednesday’s deadly ultra-light crash on the Outer Banks. Southern Shores police said the pilot of the aircraft, 56-year-old Kenneth Budd, died in the accident, while 36-year-old Steve Fisher, the passenger, survived. Both men are from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The crash...

Dare Ed Board reviewing 22 superintendent candidates

In the latest update on the search for a permanent successor to former Dare Schools Superintendent John Farrelly, the Dare County Board of Education is reviewing the 22 applicants for the position, although there is no word on whether the list has been winnowed down. Following Farrelly’s sudden resignation, announced...

Manteo defeats First Flight in Marlin Bowl, 20-15

The coveted Marlin goes back to Manteo High School after it defeated First Flight on Sept. 23 by a score of 20-15 in the annual Marlin Bowl between the Dare County rivals. The game, played at Manteo, was a hard-fought affair with the lead changing hands. Manteo led 12-6 at the half, with First Flight moving ahead 13-12 after a third quarter touchdown. Manteo struck back with a touchdown and two-point conversion to make it 20-13. First Flight cashed in with a safety to tighten the game at 20-15 about halfway through the fourth quarter. And that’s where the score stayed.

Sustainable Gardening Workshop at NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Want to attract more monarchs to your yard while helping them make their long Journey south?. Join us for a “Planting for Monarchs” Sustainable Gardening Workshop Saturday, October 1. The workshop will include...

Dare County Extension Master Gardeners to Present “Color Without Flowers – Foliage Takes the Stage”

Flowers come and go, but foliage plants provide long-lasting color throughout the seasons. Learn more about using foliage plants to enhance your landscape during this Dare County Library presentation. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide educational assistance and programming to Dare County citizens on a wide variety of subjects,...

Kill Devil Hills awards bid for road and drainage project

At their September 12 meeting, Kill Devil Hills commissioners awarded a $2.3 million project to Fred Smith Company that includes drainage, pavement and/or sidewalks on N. Croatan from Third Street to Durham, W. Durham Street, and W. Fifth Street, totaling about 0.58 miles. On N. Croatan from Third Street to...

D.G. Martin: North Carolina has long ties with Elizabeth, Charles

We watched the great and solemn events in Britain over the last few days. But we heard not a mention of North Carolina’s important connections to the royal family, to Elizabeth and Charles. Understandably perhaps, because our connections are not so much with the late Queen Elizabeth II or her son King Charles III. Our connections run to earlier British royals, to another Queen Elizabeth and another King Charles, whose...

Wanchese man charged with possessing meth and fentanyl

On Sept. 11, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Deputies working the B-District were serving a warrant for arrest at a residence in the 500 block of Baum Town Rd. in Wanchese. When the suspect was taken into custody and searched, an amount of Methamphetamine was located and seized. While dealing with...

KDH Beach Driving permits available starting Sept. 26

It’s that time of year. . . crisp fall air, great surf fishing, and beach driving in KDH!. The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ beach driving permits will be available for purchase for the 2022-2023 beach driving season beginning Monday, 9/26. KDH seasonal permits are $25 and KDH...

Sept. 24 Dare GOP Prayer Rally postponed

Event reportedly challenged on church and state grounds. The Dare County GOP prayer rally is being postponed, and below is the message that was sent to the mailing list. The rally had been scheduled to take place on the steps of the county courthouse in Manteo on Saturday at noon.

Dare commissioners hear report from tax collector

The Dare County Board of Commissioners tasked tax collector Becky Huff on Sept. 6, 2022 with collecting 2022 real estate and personal property taxes. Taxes are based on the budgeted valuation of $16,312,781,089. For 2022, the real estate and personal property taxes for Dare County and the towns of Kill...