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Currituck County Public Library
Hosting BearWise Program
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time:  4:O0 p.m.
Location: Currituck County Public Library in Barco
Presenter: Sharon Meads, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
Cost: FREE

Sharon Meade will be hosting the BearWise program Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the Currituck County Public Library in Barco. This program starts at 4:00 p.m., is FREE and open to the public.

Black bears once roamed over all of America’s forested lands. But after European settlement, their numbers and habitat dwindled. Thanks to conservation efforts, black bears are growing in numbers and returning to areas they once lived. BearWise educates individuals and communities on how to responsibly coexist with these amazing animals.

For more information, call the Currituck County Public Library at 252-453-8345.

Youth Baseball, Softball & T-Ball
Registration Deadline
March 27, 2023

Silhouette of Baseball Hitter.Ball season will be here before you know it, the 2023 Currituck County Parks and Recreation Youth Baseball, Softball and T-Ball  program registration is already open.

Deadline to sign up will be Monday, March 27, 2023.

3 ways to register:

  • Online until Midnight if you already have an account.
    If you don’t have an account you can set up one quickly by calling 252-232-3007 before deadline.
  • Mail by sending a completed and signed registration form to Parks & Recreation by deadline with the proper fee.
  • In-Person at the Parks & Recreation office in Barco until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023. Call 252-232-3007 to make an appointment. Accept cash or checks only.

Registration forms and information can be found on the Youth Athletic Program Registration section of this website.

For questions contact Parks & Recreation at 252-232-3007.


Part-Time Employment Opportunities Available

We are hiring on a red backgroundLooking for some part-time hours working with an amazing team?  The Currituck Department of Travel & Tourism needs you!  We are currently seeking team members for the Whalehead and the Currituck Maritime Museum to assist our visitors as they tour these historic facilities.  We especially have a need for the weekends.

Museum hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.  Weekend hours for these facilities will run from the first Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.

These positions are a great way learn more about Currituck history while meeting and assisting our many visitors during the vacation season.

The Corolla Visitors Center is also seeking some team members for the weekdays and weekends to assist our visitors learn more about our destination and what they can do on their vacation.

To find out more, check out the applications for Visitor Relations Coordinators.  We want you to come and be an integral part of our visitor economy!

County Office Closed
for Good Friday

The following Currituck County Government facilities will be closed:

Good Friday, April 7, 2023

~ Currituck County Animal Shelter

~ Currituck County Senior Centers

~ All County Administrative Offices

~ Currituck County Cooperative Extension

~ County Libraries

Saturday, April 9, 2023

~ County Libraries

Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023

~ Convenience Centers

Join Our Backyard Composting
Bin Program

Backyard compost bins can divert on average of 650 pounds of organic waste per household from the landfill each year. To help reduce waste Currituck County is offering residents discounted compost bins. Residents can pre-order the Earth Machine compost bin through this program at 50% below the retail cost, for just $49.95.

Every year we offer a pre-order compost bin sale during the month of April and May, in celebration of Earth Month and International Compost Awareness Week.

Sale of the compost bins and accessories are NOW available at

How Does the Pre-Order Sale Work?

During the months of April & May, a limited supply of compost bins are available for purchase through our vendor, BrandBuilders, LLC. After the sale ends, orders are prepared for shipping. Customers will receive an email to arrange pickup, emails are serviced by Constant Contact (check junk/spam folders).

Pick Up Dates & Locations

Orders will ONLY be available for pick-up on the following dates.

Pick-Up Dates

  • Thursday, June 22, 2023    |    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 23, 2023          |    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 24, 2023     |    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Pick-Up Location

Currituck County Transfer Station
216 Airport Road
Maple, North Carolina   27956
Please Note
  • We recommend checking with your Home Owners Association prior to pre-ordering a compost bin.
  • Currituck County does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the Earth Machine compost bin.
  • Purchasers must direct any questions, claims or disputes regarding their purchase to BrandBuilders, LLC by email or call 800-842-0527.
  • Orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
  • Cancellations must be made by May 31 (prior to shipping).

Dune Vegetation
Cost Share Program

Currituck County recognizes the importance of dune vegetation and dune nourishment. Oceanfront property owners are eligible for reimbursement of the cost to purchase, install and fertilize American Beach Grass plants through participation in the 2023 Dune Vegetation Cost Share Program.

Eligible applicants shall submit an online application.

Deadline to submit a application is Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Take a moment to learn more about how the program works, who is eligible and what you need to do to apply.

Lieutenant Lewis Westcott
Gravesite Recently Rediscovered


The gravesite of Lieutenant (Lt) Lewis Westcott, Coast Guard, was recently rediscovered at Loblolly Estate in Jarvisburg, North Carolina.  Lt. Wescott was the Officer-in-Charge of Station Pea Island when the U.S. Life-Saving Service merged with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to create the Coast Guard, making Wescott the first African American and African American officer to command a Coast Guard shore facility.

He served from September 27, 1900, and served until 1916.  The Coast Guard lost track of Lt. Westcott and was very excited with this discovery.

This site is not open to the public for tours.

For more information visit the African American Experience of Northeastern North Carolina website.

Free AARP Tax Preparation Clinic

1040 Tax form headerOur FREE annual AARP Tax Preparation Clinic will be held on Thursday’s, between February 2 and April 6, 2023 by appointment ONLY.

Appointments available on Thursday’s at:

Currituck Senior Center
130 Community Way
Barco, North Carolina 27917

Appointments will be available between  9:00 a.m. and  12:00 p.m.  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Currituck Senior Center at 252-232-3505.

Free AARP tax preparation is open to the public regardless of age and is geared towards low-to moderate income taxpayers. Certain filing restrictions apply.

Please Note:  You must be a Currituck County Resident due to the limited time slots.

Household Hazardous Wastes & Shred Event
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Household Hazardous Wastes & Shred Event
Saturday, April 22, 2023  – Rain or Shine

Currituck County Public Works is again holding its traditional Household Hazardous Waste Collection event to include other activities.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension

120 Community Way
Barco, North Carolina  27917
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

At Cooperative Extension
  • Free Document Shredding  |  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    75 pounds or 3 box maximum
  • Environmental Demonstration & Giveaways inside Cooperative Extension
  • Food Trucks
  • Flower and Garden Show  |  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Sheriff’s Office Medicine Take
  • Animal Shelter Rabies Clinic  |  8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Southern Outer Banks Water Plant

734 Ocean Trail
Corolla, North Carolina  27929
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)

At the Water Plant
  • Cooperative Extension Informational Packets.

—- All participants may enter a raffle to win a backyard compost bin!  —-

Print Item List (PDF)
Print Location Map (PDF)

Currituck County Environment Day Fair Vendor, Parking, Rest Room, Shred Truck, Hazardous Waste Truck and traffic locations.

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste Items:
  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze (and other automotive fluids)
  • Household Batteries
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Propane Tanks (camp and grill)
  • Alkaline and Acidic Cleaners
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Paint thinners and solvents
  • Wood filler
  • Adhesives
  • Caulk
  • Mercury (including thermometers, thermostats and debris)
  • Florescent light tubes
Unacceptable Waste Items:
  • Latex paint
  • Commercial waste (including commercial hazardous waste)
  • Explosives including Ammunition
  • Radioactive materials
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Asbestos materials
  • Large quantities of unknown materials
  • Biohazardous Waste, Infectious Waste
  • Needles / Syringes

*Ecoflo, Inc. reserves the right to refuse any waste deemed unsafe to handle or unsuitable for the collection.

Sponsored by:

  • Currituck County Board of Commissioners
  • Local Government Federal Credit Union
  • Bay Disposal and Recycling
  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS)
  • Currituck County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension
  • with Ecoflo, Inc. providing certified household hazardous waste collection

For additional information please call Currituck County Public Works at 252-232-2504.

Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic
Saturday, April 22, 2023

A puppy and young cat cuddled together in front of a screen door. Currituck Animal Services and Control in affiliation with Moyock Animal Hospital is again hosting their Spring Annual Free Rabies Clinic.

Location: Currituck County Animal Shelter
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Phone: 252-435-2250
Flyer: Free Rabies Clinic (PDF)
Cost: FREE for all Currituck County Residents with proper identification. Non-Residents $8.00 per shot.

In order to receive a 3 year booster you must show proof of prior rabies vaccination.

Special Thanks to Moyock Animal Hospital

PLEASE NOTE: The location of the clinic has changed, it is now at the Currituck County Animal Shelter in Barco.