Author: Matt Artz

Tourism Initiative ‘Wright Route’ to Unite N.C. and Ohio in Aviation History

Orville and Wilbur Wright changed the course of human history when their flying machine lifted off the ground and connected us to the rest of the world. Their scientific exploration of manned flight made...

Nags Head Appoints New Town Manager

At the May 5 meeting of the Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners, Michael C. Silverman was appointed as the new town manager. The current city manager of Pascagoula, a city of 22,000 residents on...

Dare County Reports 41 COVID-19 Cases April 28-May 4

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 41 new cases of COVID-19 April 28-May 4. Last week there were 44 new positive cases reported in Dare County. The total COVID-19...

North Carolina Eases Outdoor Mask Mandate, Mass Gathering Limits

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today (4/28/21) that masks will no longer be required outdoors and mass gathering limits will increase to 100 people indoors and 200 outdoors starting this Friday. Face masks...

Dare County Reports 44 COVID-19 Cases April 19-27

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 44 new cases of COVID-19 April 19-27. There was a significant drop in new positive cases last week with only 36 new COVID-19...

NPS Outer Banks Sites Go Digital

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are pleased to announce several new ways for visitors to digitally connect with their national park sites. National Park Service...

Dare Reports 15th Death; 53 COVID-19 Cases April 12-19

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports the 15th death of a local resident from COVID-19 occurred on April 19, with 53 new cases reported April 12-19. This past week...

First NPS Self-Driving Shuttle Launched at Wright Bros. National Memorial

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the National Park Service (NPS) today announced the launch of the first self-driving vehicle to be tested at a recreational public lands site in the nation, and...

Dare County Reports 39 COVID-19 Cases April 5-13

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 39 new COVID-19 cases in the last eight days, April 5-13. This past week there were 27 new positive COVID-19 cases in Dare...

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...