WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA?
Weather: Duck-clear, 33 degrees
Corolla-clear, 34 degrees
The Downtown Manteo Wellness Crawl this Saturday, March 7, is the way to do it. You’ve heard of pub crawls and tapas crawls, but this is a crawl that’s actually good for you! A great opportunity for anyone and everyone to learn more about their health, find ways to get that better life we all want and discover healthy options for dining out, downtown style. First step? Get on the bus! The friendly staff on the Outer Banks Hospital Health Coach will be waiting on Sir Walter Raleigh Street (10 – 1) to offer you a free wellness screening! Just a short visit will give you a good update on your overall health followed by a one-one-one consultation to help guide you in the quest for better health. After that, grab a complete station listing from Downtown Books and hit the town- RI Coffeehouse, Avenue Grill, Roanoke Island Running Company, the Arts Council, Ortega’z, Poor Richards, and the Hungry Pelican Each station has different focus: yoga for all ages, chiropractic health and spinal screenings, gait analysis, a viewing of the documentary Fed Up, Zumba!, reflexology at Endless Possibilities, Momentum fitness, plus healthy lunch specials at three of our awesome restaurants.
Ice and wind take down power to Hatteras, Ocracoke islands–Power was knocked out to all of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands Friday night, after ice build-up and windy conditions caused main high voltage lines that run the length of the islands to “gallop” near Buxton. The outage was first reported around 7 p.m., and it took crews nearly three hours to isolate where it originated. Power was restored from the high voltage feed to the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon around 9:30 p.m. Generators in Ocracoke and Buxton were brought on-line, but could only provide power to parts of the islands because of the amount of demand on the grid.
Dare County Meeting on Fed’s Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Proposal-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has agreed to hold an additional public scoping meeting on the Outer Banks regarding the federal government’s proposal to conduct an oil and gas lease sale off the coast of North Carolina between 2017-2022. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Ramada Inn, Nags Head Oceanfront. The address is: 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail Kill Devil Hill, NC 27948