October 5, 2008

oBX Marathons Scheduled for Nov. 9

DARE COUNTY | The annual OBX Marathon, Half-Marathon and Fun Run are scheduled for Nov. 9 with pre-race activities on Nov. 7 and 8 .

The races are run on certified point-to-point courses and provide an opportunity for participants hoping to quality for the Boston Marathon.

Registration is open and costs $80 for the half-marathon and $95 for the marathon.

Volunteers are needed to help with activities and will receive a crew T-shirt and more.

Go to www.obxmarathon.com for job descriptions and time slots for volunteers and registration forms for runners.

Chowan County

strategic habitat areas workshop set

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Swain Auditorium to seek public input on areas primarily identified for designation as strategic habitat areas in the state's northeastern coastal waters.

The division will provide an overview of the criteria and procedures used for site selection and will discuss the ecological condition of each identified area.

For more information, call (910) 796-7315 or (252) 808-8022.

Currituck County

Bark in maple park will be Saturday

The Animal Lovers Assistance League will hold Bark in Maple Park beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday in Maple Park beside the Currituck County airport.

The free event will include a fun dog show, performances by the Currituck County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit and a dog agility performance.

Entrance fee for the fun dog show is $5. All dogs must be well behaved, have current rabies vaccination and be on a non-flex leash.

Ruritans to hold prime rib dinner

The Shawboro Ruritan Club will hold its semi annual Prime Rib Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday on N.C. 34 for eat-in or takeout.

Dinner includes prime rib, salad, baked potato, vegetable, roll, beverage and dessert. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children.

Tickets are available by calling (252) 232-2877 or (252) 336- 5866.

web site available for knapp reunion

A reunion for the Joseph P. Knapp High School Classes of 1960 to 1979 is scheduled for the fall of 2010.

The Web site, www.Knapp50.com , is a way to keep up with news of the reunion and find out about classmates.

Dare County

CRUSHER unveiling REScheduled

Dare County will unveil and demonstrate its new glass crusher at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Public Works facility, 1018 Driftwood Drive, in Manteo. The event had been postponed due to inclement weather.

The glass crusher, which eliminates the cost of transporting bottles to recycling companies, is expected to save the county about $30,000 a year. The crushed glass will be available free to Dare County residents to use for paths and gardens.

The public is invited to a luncheon and tour of the facility. Reservations are required for lunch. Call (252) 475-5903 to reserve a space.

Pasquotank County

Chowan University exhibit at museum

The Museum of the Albemarle will open an exhibit on Tuesday in recognition of the 160th anniversary of the opening of Chowan Female Institute on Oct. 11, 1848. The school is now Chowan University.

An opening reception will be held Tuesday evening for area alumni and friends of the museum .

The exhibit will close Nov. 2.

violence victims to be honored

Elizabeth City State University's Women's Safety Initiative will hold an exhibit "An Empty Place at the Table" from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ridley Student Center, multipurpose room.

The exhibit will honor known North Carolina victims of domestic violence-related homicides during 2007.

The event is free and open to the public.

Meet the candidates night scheduled

The Informed Voters League of Elizabeth City will present Meet the Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pasquotank County Courthouse, Courtroom A.

Residents can l earn about the School Board candidates and address their concerns.

For more information, call (252) 335-5998.

Chef to present food science

Chef Andy Montero will explore food science with children during Second Saturday Science at Port Discover.

Montero and the children will make pizza dough and learn about yeast and make salad dressing to discover how to keep oil and vinegar together at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

The children can enjoy the pizza and salad made during the program.

The programs are geared toward elementary school-age children. The program is free. Reservations are required; call (252) 338- 6117.

smart start holds interactive exhibit

Albemarle Smart Start Partnership's Parents as Teachers program "Block Fest" will be held Saturday at Southgate Mall. There will be three one-hour sessions at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Each session can accommodate 30 children.

Children between ages of 8 months and 5 years will have a chance to play with blocks while their parents learn how to use block play to teach math and science concepts.

Block Fest is free, but pre-registration is required. Call (252) 333-1233.

meetings + events


Blood drive Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Fessenden Center, Buxton.

Board meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kill Devil Hills Planning Board, Administration Building.

Committee meeting 4 p.m. Tuesday, Joint Committee on Access at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area, Dare County Administration Building, Manteo.

Council meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Kitty Hawk Town Council, Kitty Hawk Town Hall.

Council meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Southern Shores Town Council, Pitts Center.

Dinner meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Outer Banks Civil War Round Table, Duck Woods Country Club, advance reservations (252) 261- 2000, ext. 1.

Open house 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, National Fire Prevention Week Open House, Fire Station 16, 5314 S. Croatan H w y., Nags Head.

Open House 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, National Fire Prevention Week Open House, Duck Public Safety Building.

Prevention meeting 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Domestic Violence Prevention Organization, Dare County Administration Building, Manteo.

Woman's Club 6:30 refreshments, 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday, Outer Banks Woman's Club, Thomas A. Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills.


Blood drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, U.S. Coast Guard, Aviation Technical Training Center, multi purpose room.

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