Outer Banks Watchful Eyes on Local Traffic

Due the joint efforts of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and Dare County Emergency Management, the Dare County 911 Center for real time traffic images, as well as the public via the Internet, have access to the new Traveler Management Information System.  The system consists on 17 cameras placed throughout the heaviest traveled areas on the Outer Banks.  Two camera hotspots are one in Southern Shores at Route 12 and Sea Oats Trail and one at Route 158 west of Whalebone Junction.  There are four cameras located at the US158/NC168 interchange in Barco all the way to the Currituck County line right before the Wright Memorial Bridge.

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Recycling Options On The Outer Banks



Curbside collection    

96 gal. green roll-out/yellow lid

May-Sept. = Saturday    

Nov-Apr. = Wednesday

Contact if needed:    

232-2504; ext. 241



Curbside collection    

96 gal. Blue roll-outs

Mondays Year Round    

no later than 5:00 a.m. on pick-up day

Contact if needed:    


Exception:  Nantucket & Georgetown Sands have the recycling roll-out in the dumpster locations.
Southern Shores
Curbside collection
96 gal. Maroon/red roll-outs
Mondays Year Round    

no later than 5:00 a.m. on pick-up day

Contact if needed:    

261-2394; ext. 221



Kitty Hawk/Dare County Recycling Center Located at the Dare County Boat Ramp on Bob Perry Road (off Kitty Hawk Road) 9:00am-3:00pm Monday -Saturday Contact if needed:    


Kill Devil    



Recycle Center located at 701 Bermuda Bay Boulevard, off Colington Road 8:00am-4:00pm Monday -Friday     

8:00 am-2:00pm Saturday

Contact if needed:    





Recycling Drop-Off Centers are located at:
TOWN HALL – 5401 S. Croatan Hwy. 8 am – Sunset
PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY– 2200 Lark Ave. 7am–3:30pm Monday thru Friday
Contact if needed:    

441-1122 or


Rip Current Education for the Outer Banks

On Saturday, June 30, 2007, the 1st Annual Rip Current Awareness Day sponsored by The Eena Project will be held at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head, North Carolina, across from Jockey’s Ridge State Park.  Many organizations, including Beach 104 radio station, will be there to talk about rip currents and water safety.

Because rip currents account for 80% of rescues performed by surf beach lifeguards and Carolina Designs Realty would like to promote a safe swimming experience for all of our guests, The Eena Project was permitted to provide an information magnet on all of our vacation rental homes’ refrigerators and a video explaining how rip current activity can occur in our oceans.

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Another Cultural Arts Opportunity available on the Outer Banks

Beginning Tuesday, June 26th and continuing through Saturday, August 4th, the North Carolina School of the Arts is offering weekly afternoon and evening shows as part of the Summer Performance Festival at the outdoor soundfront pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park as well as on the deck of the Elizabeth II ship.  A variety of music and instrument selections are offered at each show and are sure to please.  These performances are free to the public and appropriate for all ages.

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Outer Banks, North Carolina Fourth of July Celebrations

Corolla               Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:15 p.m. at Currituck Heritage Park at the Whalehead Club; live music begins at 6;00 p.m.  For more information, call 252.453.9040.

Duck                  3rd Annual Fourth of July Parade starts at 9:00 a.m.  Community Celebration at the Town Park following the parade with live music.  For more information, call 252.255.1234.

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