The “Chalk Ship” of Chicamacomico Still Giving Up Cargo

The barkentine Josie Troop from Nova Scotia wrecked 500 yards south of the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station at 7:00pm on 22 February, 1889 in a severe nor’easter. It was carrying a load of two million pounds of chalk from the “White Cliffs of Dover,” England. The ship’s Master and 10 of the crew of 17 perished(…)

Harvest HayDay

Oct 25 2014, 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM We love family traditions at The Elizabethan Gardens, and Harvest HayDay is one of our fall favorites! This daytime event combines all the colors, flavors and fun of fall. Whether it is the hayride or hale bale maze, we have families that look forward to this event(…)

The Gateway Outer Banks Marathon Weekend

The Gateway Outer Banks Marathon Weekend Our participants consistently state “The volunteers at the TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon are the best and one good reason to return again and again!” “The community support was AWESOME!” “You have GREAT VOLUNTEERS at Expo, ALL H2O Stops, First Aid Stations & Finish Line area. Thanks again to ALL!!”   JOIN(…)

Enjoy the Outer Banks Seafood Festival this Weekend

Enjoy the Outer Banks Seafood Festival this Weekend Saturday’s weather forecast is for sunny skies! The 3rd Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival, presented by TowneBank and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, will be this Saturday, October 18th at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head from 11am – 6pm, rain or shine. Costs for(…)

New Endowment for Children’s Art

Arts Council and Community Foundation Announce New Endowment for Children’s Art The Dare County Arts Council and the Outer Banks Community Foundation have established a new charitable endowment to fund children’s arts programming. The Jim Wood Endowment for Children’s Arts was created in memory of the late Jim Wood, a bank trust officer, community philanthropist,(…)

Outer Banks Halloween Parade

OBX Entertainment presents the 1st Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes, a free family-friendly event for kids and adults of all ages, with awards for the best costumes in various categories/age groups to follow the parade at Kelly’s in Nags Head on Sunday, October 26, 2014! Prizes will be awarded for the Best Costumes(…)

Currituck Heritage Festival a Down Home Success

Currituck Heritage Festival a Down Home Success It was windy and rainy all around, except for the literal “Spot” in Southern Currituck County. Over 1000 visitors braved the threat of bad weather to attend the Currituck Heritage Festival and celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Cooperative Extension on Saturday, September 20. The first 1000 attendees were rewarded with(…)

Nonprofits and the Common Good

Below is an article from Chronicles of Philantropy.  I have a number of Google Searches based on specific words.  This article showed up today.    Worth a read – and check out the website. October 14, 2014 Nonprofits Must Show How They Serve the Common Good By Mark Rosenman Nonprofit organizations and foundations have to(…)

East Carolina Behavioral Health Survey

Gaps & Needs Survey East Carolina Behavioral Health conducts an annual survey to identify gaps and needs in the mental health, substance use and intellectual/ developmental disability services we oversee. The survey is for individuals, families, providers and community stakeholders to complete. Your input will help us plan for the future. Thank you for your help.(…)