We are all in this together
Each person cannot know every historical or imagined fact, or perceive experience exactly as another does. But by developing the capacity for empathy, each of us can engage conflict and difference toward a shared understanding that we have commonalities and a common good for which to strive.
myriad of business workshops, exhibitors and business counseling under one roof at the Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills for their Second Annual Be Your Own Boss Business Expo on Feb. 3, 2018 from 9am to 4pm.
The longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County, The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, will open at Dare County Arts Council for its 40th year on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6pm.
Donations to Food For Thought
Funds raised at New York, New York: A Night on the Town remain on the Outer Banks to underwrite the campaigns and programs of The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council.
North Carolina will collect $450.5 million in revenue this year from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend only 0.5 percent of the money on tobacco prevention programs.
Dominion Energy North Carolina has signed on as a Broadway Sponsor to support The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council’s 2018 Gala, New York, New York: A Night on the Town.
finds that children in rural communities are likely to experience challenges in measures that impact third-grade reading at a higher rate than their non-rural peers. Dare and Currituck are considered rural counties.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior and prevent problems developing. Triple P is currently used in more than 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many different kinds of family structures.
Ross said he looked to Virginiaforever because no other collaboration of industry and environmentalism was working on conservation issues in North Carolina. “There are a lot of effective advocates for conservation but none in this space,” he said.
Under proposed plan changes, the U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be opening all U.S. waters off the coast of North Carolina to offshore oil drilling
Comments can be submitted by email to email@example.com or mailed to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Coyote Management Plan, MSC 1722, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1722.
Outer Banks CommonGood received a generous donation from Piedmont Gas (part of Duke Energy) as part of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival. Mike Sipe, Construction Supervisor, was instrumental in working with the Seafood Festival and providing the donation.
EveryBody Works NC campaign to local business and employment communities in an effort to close the 45-point unemployment gap between those working-age people with disabilities and those without disabilities. The secretary will be speaking on with disabilities and those without disabilities. Thursday, February 1 at 8 AM at Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills.
During the month of December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture and impacts everyone involved in the industry. The following are some common questions about the census.
The Saving Lives Task Force is hosting a series of Town Hall meetings for the second year, the first of which is scheduled for February 7, 2018. The Town Hall offers a welcoming format and is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the substance abuse issues in Dare County, become familiar with local resources available to help those in need, and get involved by learning how to become part of the solution.
I think the temperature here fluctuates more than anywhere in the world. Right now, the water temperature off Oregon Inlet is 39 degrees, and during the summer the same spot was 83 degrees. So it’s like a 45-degree change in a few months time. But, comparing it to the fall when we were surfing in trunks, it’s a completely different experience.
State and local opponents of offshore drilling say they are struck, if not surprised, by the sheer magnitude of the Trump administration’s sweeping new offshore drilling plan announced last week. And they are promising a fight.
Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) is hosting a lecture on a recent maritime archaeological project as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series. This series, held monthly, highlights information on coastal topics and recent research in northeast North Carolina.
Updates on the offshore oil drilling issue and directions to submit comments will be placed on the Town’s website at http://www.kdhnc.com/438/News
Video Presentation of the Outer Banks Beach Pantry 2017
With today’s busy schedules, it’s hard for kids and adults to meet face-to-face. But that’s where eMentoring saves the day! By connecting through a secure, digital platform, volunteers can mentor young people from any place, any time.
We encourage support groups to list their meetings on the OBX CommonGood Calendar. That can be done at OBXCommonGood
.A pioneering group of inquisitive residents met in 1983 at the Southern Shores Fire Station to start a “Forum” to bring speakers on current events to the Outer Banks. The effort was successful, although the group was small, and in 1991, the FORUM’s orientation was shifted to musical and theatrical entertainment. Performers were initially selected from local residents and admission was free. The old auditorium in Kitty Hawk Elementary School hosted the lectures, and later, musical performances. The Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department set up folding chairs for a typical audience of 125 people.
Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW), an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches, is funded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and The Duke Endowment.