We are all in this together
“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.
January 26, 2018 is the first application deadline of the year for the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Community Enrichment Grants Program. Applications must be submitted online via www.obcf.org.
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast is excited for the return of Girl Scout S’mores–a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with a creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling. Seven additional varieties of cookies will also be offered this year: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles and Toffee-tastics (gluten free).
Video: Board of Commissioners Year in Review
Dare Schools launched itself on social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook,
and Instagram. A completely new website will be ready in a few months. Dr. Farrelly and
the staff are in the midst of “rebranding” the image of Dare Schools.
Sponsored by the NCWorks Center and Dare County Veterans Affairs jointly, the event will be held at the Dare County NCWorks Career Center at 2522 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head. The NCWorks Veterans Specialist and Dare County Veterans Affairs Administrator will be on hand to assist with: VA benefits information, legal services information, employment services, information about veteran organizations and cold weather clothing.
In trial courts across North Carolina, poor criminal defendants are regularly and systematically billed for an array of fines and fees they can’t afford. Fees are imposed at almost every step in the criminal justice process, starting before conviction and extending for months or years after sentencing.
What if instead we took a more global approach to New Year’s resolutions? What if resolutions were about serving others and allowing ourselves to be transformed along the way?
That vast wilderness (albeit honeycombed with abandoned timber camps) eventually became the bulk of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, to me one of the state’s great natural wonders.
presentation of original natural and social science research conducted by Outer Banks Field Site students from the Institute for the Environment at UNC-Chapel Hill. In the program the students will report on their research efforts to understand estuarine shoreline protection strategies and decision-making with a particular focus on living shorelines.
“Santa” s Clock Raffle Raises Funds for Food for Thought … Genie Walter won the handcrafted clock created and raffled by Mike Davis, local artist recently. This is the 11th year that Mike has created a handmade clock to benefit Food for Thought, with this year’s raffle raising funds for the non-profit.
TJX Foundation Donates to Help Youth… (Left to Right) Bobbie Murray, Food for Thought board, Linda White, Food for Thought president, Scot Cain, T.J. Maxx store manager, and Margaret Lawler, Food for Thought vice president, display the $9,000 grant donated by TJ Maxx
Dominion Energy North Carolina presents a check to the Friends of Elizabeth II in support of the educational experience at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Dominion Energy’s support will replace the screen display in the Adventure Museum. The screen features the UNC-TV documentary, “Birth of a Colony: North Carolina.”, and enhances the “hands on history” experience in the museum
Our intentions then and now are to bring Christmas to less fortunate children in our community. Over time life changes, people change and the dynamics of the group changed. OBPSA since has dissolved but the program of Shop with Public Safety continued
Do you enjoy gardening and talking with others about it? Do you have a passion for making a difference in your community? Well then, consider becoming part of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers! The Extension Master Gardener Volunteers is an outreach group of the N.C. Cooperative Extension and NC State University. These volunteers serve their community by sharing research-based information on horticulture related issues and community beautification projects.
On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service (NPS) will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 114th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered flight. The event takes place at the tent area south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center parking area and park entrance fees will be waived for the day.
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