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Halloween Festivities

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22nd Annual Hatteras Island Food Drive

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The 22nd Annual Food Drive under way!
Throughout the rest of the year, Hatteras Realty will be collecting donations at both Avon and Hatteras Village office locations. Donations of unopened non-perishable food items, personal care products, house-hold cleaning products, and animal food/litter are accepted. 

Help us restock the Hatteras Island Food Pantry by dropping off items to one of our office locations. 

Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated. If you live off-island or do not have time to shop, please consider making a tax deductible monetary donation. Checks can be written to United Methodist Men and mailed to Hatteras Island Food Pantry, PO Box 1591, Buxton, NC 27920. For more information or any questions, please contact food drive organizer Linda Browning at 252-995-3662.

Hurricane Joaquin Update #3

The Dare County Control Group met this morning to review the latest information from the National Weather Service.  Confidence has increased significantly with the forecast track of Hurricane Joaquin and it is very likely that the storm will move northeast, well away from the North Carolina coast.  NO evacuation orders for Dare County are anticipated. Regardless of Hurricane Joaquin moving well off the coast, a flood watch, coastal flood advisory AND high surf advisory are in effect.  Heavy rain associated with an upper low and frontal system will bring an additional 2 to 3 inches of rain through the weekend.  Given the already saturated ground, flooding is expected in some low lying areas and roadways.  Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Anticipated wind impacts have lessened and while no tropical force winds are expected, the area will experience sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph. Sunday evening into Monday.  Minor coastal flooding with high surf and ocean swells will occ…

Hurricane Joaquin Update #2

Dare County officials are closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Joaquin. The Dare County Control Group met this morning to review the latest information from the National Weather Service. With current forecast uncertainty, the Control Group will meet again on Friday morning, October 2 when the storm’s track and impacts for the Outer Banks are more accurately known. A flood watch is in effect for Dare County through Saturday evening with 4 to 7 inches of rainfall expected. Based on the current forecast, tropical storm force winds may reach the area late Saturday evening bringing high winds, rough seas, and dangerous rip currents. Soundside flooding is also a possibility as the storm passes through the region. It is important for residents and visitors to stay informed and begin taking necessary steps to protect property such as securing loose outdoor objects and boats. Assemble or restock your disaster supply kit with essential supplies to sustain your family and pets for up to three…

Hurricane Joaquin Update #1

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The current National Hurricane Center forecast has the storm moving north and potentially affecting our area later this week and over the weekend. The exact track of the storm is still uncertain as can be seen in the vast variety of models. The path will get easier to predict as the storm continues to move North. Currently the track seems to be shifting to the East and shows it passing us offshore, however, the potential event is still several days out and forecasts can vary greatly.
We are closely monitoring the situation and at this time have not had any type of official bulletins or advisories issued by our County officials. As we get better information we will keep you informed.
If you have a reservation beginning this weekend, we ask that you monitor the weather updates from the national hurricane center atwww.nhc.noaa.gov/ and darenc.com for any county bulletins. If any advisories are issued we will update our blog and Facebook pages with the released information.