February 15 is Deadline for ACA Enrollment – free Assistance

February 15 is Deadline for ACA Enrollment – free Assistance

The February 15 deadline to enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2015 is rapidly approaching. For those who need to enroll before the deadline, a federally-certified navigator will be on-site at the Barco Public Library in Currituck on Mondays, Hyde County DSS in Engelhard on Tuesdays, Tyrrell County Public Library in Columbia on(…)

Humans Cross Another Danger Line for the Planet

Humans Cross Another Danger Line for the Planet

Humans Cross Another Danger Line for the Planet By Mark Fischetti | January 15, 2015 |   Scientific American. Five years go an impressive, international group of scientists unveiled nine biological and environmental “boundaries”  (Biodiversity loss. Land use. Freshwater use. Nitrogen and phosphorus cycles. Stratospheric ozone. Ocean acidification. Climate change. Chemical Pollution. Aerosol loading in the atmosphere)(…)

NPS Improvements to Oregon Inlet Boat Ramps on Bodie Island

NPS Improvements to Oregon Inlet Boat Ramps on Bodie Island

Superintendent Dave Hallac announced today that National Park Service (NPS) will begin work next week at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center Day Use Boat Ramps.  Murphy Environment & Land Management, LLC, has been contracted to replace the day use boat ramps.  The improvement work begins January 26, 2015 and is expected to be completed by(…)

Offshore wind beats drilling for jobs and energy in the Southeast

Offshore wind beats drilling for jobs and energy in the Southeast

Sue Sturgis on January 21, 2015 3:20 PM, published in Facing South Developing wind power off the Atlantic Coast would create twice as many jobs and produce twice as much energy as opening the area to oil and gas drilling — and it would avoid worsening the climate disruption that’s already taking a toll on(…)

Sunday, February 22 from 5:30-8:30 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, NC. 10 of the best LOCAL Chefs with Signature DIshes; complimentary wine and beer; live entertainment; silent and LIVE auction includes special packages from the Chefs themselves! Proceeds go to fund research, advocacy and education programs of the March of Dimes (a(…)

Corolla Wild Horse Fund Volunteer

Corolla Wild Horse Fund Volunteer

Corolla Wild Horse Fund About the Organization: Incorporated as a not for profit in 2001, The mission of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund is to protect, conserve, and responsibly manage the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks, and to promote the continued preservation of this land as(…)

Two Businesses Raise Funds for Food for Thought

Two Businesses Raise Funds for Food for Thought

  Two Businesses Raise Funds for Food for Thought … (L to R) Dave Facenda . (left) from Untucked Resort Apparel for Men, Allen LeHew, (right) from Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Bookshop, presented Loismary Hoehne, president of Food for Thought, a check for more than $1,100 recently. The two businesses matched monies raised from the(…)

Get Ready for the Brazilian Carnaval

Get Ready for the Brazilian Carnaval

Get Ready for the Brazilian Carnaval! The annual dinner dance fundraiser is set for Saturday, February 7, 2015 when Captain George’s will be transformed into a colorful and lively Brazilian Carnaval. Party goers will enjoy fire throwers and acrobats while they savor the flavors of South America. “The new venue is a chance to mix(…)

OBH Development Council will celebrate ‘Carnaval’

OBH Development Council will celebrate ‘Carnaval’

The heat sizzles as the humidity drips from the palm fronds like rain.  It’s the hottest month of the year – February – in Rio de Janeiro where The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council and lead sponsor OBX Bank will celebrate ‘carnaval’.  The 10th annual dinner dance is scheduled for February 7th, 2015 at Captain(…)