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Outer Banks Hotline announces that its Executive Director, Michael Lewis, has announced his retirement. Mr. Lewis has served Hotline for over 21 years in various capacities. He started as a volunteer in 1999 and rose through the ranks to become Executive Director in 2015. The Board of Directors is in the process of commencing a search for a new executive director. Details and the timeline for the search have not been established yet, but Hotline will provide those details once finalized. Hotline is a (charitable) nonprofit organization that was established in 1980. Outer Banks Hotlineโ€˜s mission is to promote a safe and compassionate community. We are a private, non-profit human services organization that provides crisis intervention, safe house, information and referrals, advocacy, and prevention education services to residents of and visitors to the Outer Banks. Outer Banks Hotline's headquarters is located in Nags Head at 100 E. Dunn Street and has five thrift stores that extend from Kitty Hawk to Buxton. obhotline.org/2021/07/16/michael-lewis-has-announced-his-retirement/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats Michael! Hotline is such a great resource that helped out family tremendously in our time of need. โค๏ธ

Congrats Michael, you have done a lot for our community, you will be missed.

Congratulations Michael!!! You're the one of the "Good Ones". I'm so very happy for you and wish you many years of happiness.๐Ÿ™‚โค

Hotline is a savior for so many! Good luck in this search. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Kitty Hawk to Buxton

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The Bar Outreach Project is back & we're partnering with local establishments providing a free, short training on drug-facilitated sexual assault & bystander intervention to empower bar staff to be the first line of defense.

Interested in the #BarOutreachProject for your establishment or want more info? Msg us or give us a call at 252.473.5121

#BarOutreach #SafeBars #Obhotline
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The Bar Outreach Project is back & were partnering with local establishments providing a free, short training on drug-facilitated sexual assault & bystander intervention to empower bar staff to be the first line of defense. 

Interested in the #BarOutreachProject for your establishment or want more info? Msg us or give us a call at 252.473.5121 

#BarOutreach #SafeBars #Obhotline

Wishing You & Your Family a Safe & Happy Independence Day! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

#4thofjuly #Happy4thofJuly #4thofjuly2021 #IndependenceDay #IndependenceDay2021 #obhotline
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Happy 4th Hotline family!!

Not only are we raising money for Outer Banks Hotline, Inc., but we get to meet some great people who come in for a class or just to look around. Shown here are Elizabeth from Suffolk (standing), who came in for a class, and ended up as the teacher - showing Jill a few things about weaving! ... See MoreSee Less

Not only are we raising money for Outer Banks Hotline, Inc., but we get to meet some great people who come in for a class or just to look around. Shown here are Elizabeth from Suffolk (standing), who came in for a class, and ended up as the teacher - showing Jill a few things about weaving!

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One day I’ll come weave!!

June may be coming to an end, but we're celebrating #pride this month & every month! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ#PrideOn ๐ŸŒˆ

#Pride2021 #Allies #PrideMonth #Pride #obhotline
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June may be coming to an end, but were celebrating #pride this month & every month! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ#PrideOn ๐ŸŒˆ

#Pride2021 #Allies #PrideMonth #Pride #obhotline

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Yes! Thank you Outer Banks Hotline, Inc.

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