In The Spotlight

  •  Basketball Season

    Registration for Parks and Recreation Basketball season is now open. Boys and girls, ages 5-18 are eligible to participate and volunteer coaches are always needed. In 2016, the program served approximately 1,000 youth, participating on 115 teams, served by over 150 volunteer coaches.  

  • Veterans I.D. Card for Local Discounts

    A number of local business throughout Dare County offer discounts to veterans if they show their Dare County Veteran I.D. card. To determine if you are eligible, contact Veterans Advisory Council Member, Marsha Brown at 252.202.2058

  • Emergency Alerts

    Dare County Emergency Management now has the ability to send emergency alerts via text, email or phone call to residents, visitors and nonresident property owners. New users can sign up at
    Signing up is quick, easy and secure. 

  • Temporary Closures of Youth Center Gym at Family Recreation Park

    The Youth Center gym at Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills will be closed from November 13 until at least November 27 for floor resurfacing. If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Northern Beach Division.

  • Welcome to Dare County, Land of Beginnings

    Dare County is named in honor of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. Dare County is also where the Wright Brothers first experienced powered flight and home to the mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke Island.

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