Duck NC

Duck, North Carolina

Town of Duck 10th Annual 4th of July Parade Traffic Advisory

Town of Duck 10th Annual 4th of July Parade Traffic Advisory

TRAFFIC ADVISORY IN THE TOWN OF DUCK FOR THE MORNING OF JULY 4, 2014 Due to the 10th Annual Town of Duck 4th of July Parade   DUCK, NC June 24, 2014 – The Town of Duck will hold the 10th Annual 4th of July Parade on Friday, July 4, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Traffic may be more congested than usual between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  The parade is expected to last for one hour and draw between 5,000-7,000 attendees. Please plan accordingly if you are traveling through the Town of Duck on the morning of Friday, July 4.  Businesses are asked to advise staff as well as delivery vehicles of the anticipated congestion. Be […]

New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

“I’m Safe” feature lets people alert their loved ones with a push of a button Eastern NC, August 1, 2012 — The American Red Cross today launched its official Hurricane App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas. This free app is the second in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. It gives instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. Building on the Red Cross’ leadership in the social media space, the app also includes a number of features that allow […]

Fiery Revolutionary War Battle Re-enactment at House in the Horseshoe

Fiery Revolutionary War Battle Re-enactment at House in the Horseshoe

SANFORD - See one of America’s most authentic Revolutionary War re-enactments on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site.  The event was chosen as one of America’s Top 20 events for August in the southeastern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.  While the event is free, donations are gratefully accepted. The battle re-enactment at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday will recreate the events of July 29, 1781, when British loyalist Col. David Fanning attacked the home of patriot Revolutionary Col. Philip Alston.  Visitors can see large bullet holes from the battle that marks the house to this day. Militia demonstrations and periodic firings of a replica 18th century cannon are scheduled throughout the day, […]

Hurricane Irene creates lasting impression

Hurricane Irene creates lasting impression

By Taylor Seal Business Manager Never underestimate mother nature. She’s a powerful force that can unexpectedly knock you off your feet. Mother nature definitely showed what she was made of on Aug. 27 when Hurricane Irene hit the Outer Banks. The hurricane started out with rains that began Friday Aug. 26 and did not end until early Sunday Aug. 28, consuming the Outer Banks for more than 30 hours. Irene tore through the Outer Banks with winds that reached up to 90 mph. Roadways became impassable, trees were knocked down and shredded and Hatteras Island was cut off ,stranding 2,500 people. Although Irene hit as a Category 1 storm, it came with a power that many did not expect. Geometry […]

Hurricane Irene, The Experience and Aftermath

Hurricane Irene, The Experience and Aftermath

OBX Outer Banks, North Carolina – Hurricane Irene hit with full force Saturday featuring a double punch of opposite gale force wind direction as the eye of the storm passed nearly over the OBX. I am lucky to live on a high dune area near Jockey’s Ridge State Park, thus flooding was not an issue for me. However, for many on the OBX (especially the local community) the west side took the brunt of the storm with major historic soundside flooding as the tail end of Irene’s westerly winds brought the raging water onto land and into people’s homes/businesses. Roanoke Island, Hatteras Island, Collington, Duck, and other parts of the islands were simply inundated by the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. […]

UNCG, COA offer college courses through high school

UNCG, COA offer college courses through high school

As colleges require advanced classes for students to participate in, many students exceed expectations by taking college level classes to gain admittance. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro allows students to take college level classes while they are still in high school. Students tend to take Advanced Placement classes to help prepare themselves for college and also to earn college credits while still in high school. “Two years ago we had a student receive 15 college credits by taking these classes,” distance learning facilitator Gloria Meads said. Since the program began, the number of students participating has increased each year. This year there are eight students enrolled already, with eight to 10 more expected this spring. Eight students were […]