Author: Matt Artz

Outer Banks Bike Week 2021 Schedule of Events Announced

The 19th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week roars back to life, with events happening throughout the area April 17-25, 2021. The complete lineup of events happening all week was officially announced this week. Bike...

Recovery & Resilience Virtual Town Hall Events Set for May

The Saving Lives Task Force has teamed up with The Breaking Through Task Force, Be Resilient OBX, Children & Youth Partnership, SMART Recovery, and the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services to...

Body Found on Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beach

This morning (4/9), at 9:14 a.m., a local resident reported finding a body of a male on a Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach, between the villages of Salvo and Avon on Hatteras Island. National...

Dare Reports 44 COVID-19 Cases March 30-April 5

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 44 new COVID-19 cases in the last week, March 30-April 5. The total COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 3,000 of...

UPDATE: OBX Safer Spot Campaign Canceled After Anti-Vaxxers Threaten Boycotts

UPDATE (4/9/21): This campaign has apparently been canceled after people opposed to getting the COVID-19 vaccination threatened to boycott businesses who would display the OBX Safer Spot decal for having at least 70% of...

Dare County Reports 58 COVID-19 Cases March 22-30

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 58 new COVID-19 cases in the last eight days, March 22-30. The total COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 2,959 of...

Dare County Reports 54 COVID-19 Cases March 17-23

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 54 new COVID-19 cases in the last week, March 17-23. The total COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 2,907 of which...

North Carolina Relaxes Some COVID-19 Restrictions

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today (3/23/21) that a number of COVID-19 restrictions will be further relaxed starting this Friday, March 26, including allowing 100% capacity at museums and aquariums, 75% indoors and...

Volunteer Beach Cleanup at Coquina Beach Set for April 17

Cape Hatteras National Seashore will host a drop-in volunteer beach cleanup effort at the Coquina Beach public access on Bodie Island on Saturday, April 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers should meet...

Kill Devil Hills Suspends Beach Driving Amid Severe Weather

As a strong cold front is crossing our area of the Outer Banks that is expected to bring severe weather to Kill Devil Hills, including ocean over-wash, coastal flooding, beach erosion, and hazardous marine...

Dare Opens Vaccinations to Anyone 16 and Over; Reports 42 COVID-19 Cases March 8-16

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that the county’s COVID-19 data continues to trend in the right direction, with 42 new cases March 18-16. This past weekend, marked the...

North Carolina to Begin Vaccinating Group 4 on March 17

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced this week that beginning on March 17, people in Group 4 who have a medical condition...

Dare County Announces New Animal Shelter Virtual Ribbon-Cutting [UPDATED]

Dare County, in partnership with the Outer Banks SPCA, will host a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the brand new Dare County Animal Shelter on Friday, March 19 Wednesday, March 31. Due...

Dare County Reports 31 New COVID-19 Cases March 1-8

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that the county’s COVID-19 data continues to trend in the right direction, with 31 new cases March 1-8. For the eighth week in...

NPS Seeks Public Input on Oregon Inlet Marina Improvements

Cape Hatteras National Seashore invites public review and comment on a Site Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) for improvements at Oregon Inlet Marina (also known as Oregon Inlet Fishing Center). Oregon Inlet Marina is...

Dare County Parks and Recreation Announces March Facility Reopenings

The Dare County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the dates and times of several activities that will resume this month following previous COVID-19 restrictions and closures. The Youth Center at Family Recreation...

Cape Hatteras and Wright Memorial Break January Visitation Records

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Wright Brothers National Memorial had the highest levels of visitation in January 2021 than any other January on record. At the Seashore, January visitation records have been broken the...

Dare Reports 14th Death; 32 New COVID-19 Cases Feb. 23-March 1

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that a 14th local resident died from COVID-19 last week, even as the county’s COVID-19 data continues to trend in the right direction,...

North Carolina Announces Slight Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has announced a slight easing of the state’s current COVID-19 restrictions, including lifting of the nightly curfew and allowing increased capacity at various businesses starting this weekend. As North...

Dare Reports 13th Death; 41 New COVID-19 Cases Feb. 16-22

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports another local resident death from COVID-19 complications last week, though the county’s COVID-19 data continues to trend in the right direction, with 41...