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Town of Duck News: June 21, 2011

Summer Music Series Begins on Thursday, June 23, 2011

This popular evening concert series returns for its fifth season. For eight weeks, local musical groups will take the stage at the Duck Town Park Gazebo. The concerts begin at 6:00 p.m., and are on Thursday evenings from June 23 through August 11. The current schedule of performances is (subject to change):
  • Thursday, June 23 - Aquarium (Jam Rock & Blues)
  • Thursday, June 30 - The Rajun Cajuns (New Orleans Style Dance/Rock)
  • Thursday, July 7 - The Fuzz Band (Jazz, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop)
  • Thursday, July 14 - Greg Shelton Band (Classic & Dance Rock)
  • Thursday, July 21 - Connected (Jazz)
  • Thursday, July 28 - Laura Martier (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues)
  • Thursday, August 4 - The Crowd (Rock & Pop)
  • Thursday, August 11 - The Little Kings (Dance Rock & Soul)

Ordinance Regulating the Encroachment of Erosion-Threatened Structures to be Considered by Town Council

The Duck Town Council is considering an ordinance to limit the encroachment of erosion-threatened structures on the ocean beach. The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Duck Administrative Office, 1240 Duck Road, Suite 106 (The Waterfront Shops).

As part of the public outreach associated with this hearing, we are forwarding to you an information sheet regarding this ordinance, as well as a copy of the draft ordinance language. This is being sent to all oceanfront property owners. Your comments are welcome and encouraged. This will also posted on our website on the Public Notices page well in advance of the July 6, 2011 public hearing. Additionally, staff reports will be available on the Town's website approximately five days in advance of the hearing.

Volunteers Needed to Assist with 4th of July Parade & Flash Mob Information

The 4th of July is just around the corner and the Town is looking for volunteers to assist with all aspects of the event including set-up, parade logistics, clean-up, and pre-parade administrative help. If you are interested in assisting us with our 7th Annual 4th of July Parade, please e-mail us at Also, please join us as the Town hosts an "Event of a Lifetime" immediately following the parade at the Duck Town Park. We are looking for volunteers to be part of a "Flash Mob," a choreographed dance routine, that will occur as part of the post parade celebration at the Town Park. Dates for volunteer and dance practices are:
  • Volunteer Meeting: Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 a.m. at the Duck Town Office. This is a must attend for parade volunteers.
  • Dance Practices:  Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Duck Town Park; and Tuesday, June 28, at 6:00 p.m. at the Duck Town Park (this last one is a must attend).  For additional information, click here.  There are three videos online so that you may practice at home and pass along to those who are interested in being part of our Flash Mob.  The videos are on the Town's YouTube Channel -- "DuckPR". 


It is Time to Register to be Part of Our 7th Annual Parade!

The registration form and parade route information are all online on the 4th of July page of our website.  Whether you are planning on being in the parade, volunteering, dancing in the Flash Mob, or watching with friends and family, we are so glad that you will be part of this great annual event!  Remember, you can also walk with your children or with your canine friends in the parade and more details are also on our website.

County Schedules Four Public Briefings on Wildfire

Dare County has scheduled four meetings to provide the public and business community with information on the Pains Bay fire in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Officials from the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Dare County, including local Public Health representatives, will discuss the fire, firefighting techniques, smoke drift, and related health concerns. A question and answer session will follow short presentations.

The meetings will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2011 and Wednesday, June 22, 2011 as follows:

·Tuesday, June 21 – 10:00 a.m. in Rodanthe
Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building,
Milepost 39.5, Rodanthe (across the street from
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station)

2:00 p.m. on Roanoke Island
Dare County Administration Building
(Commissioners Meeting Room),
954 Marshall Collins Drive, Manteo

·Wednesday, June 22 – 10:00 a.m. in Southern Shores
Kern P. Pitts Center, Town Hall Complex
5375 North Virginia Dare Trail

2:00 p.m. Kill Devil Hills
Town Hall (Commissioners Meeting Room),
102 Town Hall Drive

The 70 square mile fire, which started from a lightning strike and was reported on May 5, 2011 is burning on the Dare County mainland, approximately one mile west of Stumpy Point and nine miles south of Manns Harbor. Over 200 personnel from various local, state, and federal agencies are involved in firefighting efforts.

For more information about the meetings, call Dare County Public Relations at (252) 475-5900 or e-mail For updated information about the Pains Bay Fire, visit

Reminder to Lock Unattended Vehicles & Residences

The Duck Police Department is reminding all residents and visitors to to help prevent and deter crime by locking your home and vehicle(s) while unattended.

Remember to Sign-Up for Nixle

To sign up and to learn more, visit the Nixle sign-in page.   We are now using this service.  Our goal is to keep citizens, absentee property owners, visitors, media, and other interested parties abreast of  Town information.  Notifications on this information will be sent out as needed and may include:  hurricane and weather-related items; road and traffic items; event-related news; and community information.

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4th of July

June 21, 2011
6:00 p.m.
4th of July Information


June 23, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Event Information

4th of July

June 28, 2011
6:00 p.m.
4th of July Information


June 30, 2011
6:00 p.m.
 Event Information

4th of July

July 4, 2011
9:00 a.m.
4th of July Information

Town Council

July 6, 2011
7:00 p.m.
 Town Council Information

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Events Calendar

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