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the purpose of the Community Care Faire is to showcase some of the organizations and agencies that serve our community, so that individuals who are in need of help are able to more easily access necessary resources. In an effort to ensure that our Latino community is also aware of these resources, the Community Care Faire will be a bilingual program.
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.
“The battle lines in America’s struggle against racism and white supremacy are become increasingly clear to a degree not seen since the 60s…The codified obstacles to freedom and equality have been removed, but the legacy of those obstacles and the system that produced them remains. Black Americans are far more likely than white people to be stopped, frisked, arrested, jailed, shot and executed by the state, while the racial gaps in unemployment are the same as 40 years ago, the racial disparity in wealth and income is worse than 50 years ago.” Younge concluded: “[People of color] have the right to eat in any restaurant they wish; the trouble is, many can’t afford what’s on the menu.”
People often ask me at the end of a presentation what they can do to help. The legal obstacles seem overwhelming; the level of political discourse is discouraging at best. But, yes, you CAN help – in small but meaningful ways.
“The Outer Banks Chorus: ON BROADWAY”, featuring music from over 45 Broadway
musicals. Weekly rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 16, at 5:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church,
The Elizabethan Gardens has received a $5,000 grant from Dominion Energy North Carolina through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to enhance their educational programs by re-purposing a building for that goal.
Identifying and deploying the right strategic volunteer retention strategies is a must for nonprofit organizations. Volunteers are a critical aspect of nonprofit success. Keeping track of your volunteer data, better equipping volunteers to fulfill opportunities, making a good first impression, and recognizing volunteers is a great place to start.
For the ninth consecutive year, we have invited church members, friends and neighbors throughout our area to share their talents and passions by offering courses and workshops to people of all ages. In this catalog you will find some remarkable opportunities taught by fascinating and richly experienced individuals. All the net proceeds from this program will be used by All Saints Church to give back to our community through our outreach programs.
The Network for Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) information material says: should you find a sea turtle nesting, a sea turtle in distress or if you need to notify someone of a sea turtle sighting to call the 24/7 N.E.S.T. Hotline at 252-441-8622.
Even more significant is the addition of Macchirole, someone RITI co-founder Gail Leonard describes as having “such humanity and such understanding of what our guests have gone through…And it’s made such a difference already. She has made this program more than it was. She’s made it a home.”
In August, the Sentinel began a comprehensive look at drug abuse and the collateral damage that has destroyed individuals, devastated families, and infected communities.
The world of drug abuse is inhabited by hardened criminals, but in many cases ordinary people as well.