The Outer Banks Hotline Blog is here to keep you updated on news and events that the OB Hotline is involved in within the Outer Banks Community. From festivals to empowerment and training courses the Outer Banks Hotline is focused on creating a safe and fun community for everyone. Join us as a volunteer and see how great you’ll feel when you give your time and knowledge to help promote your community.
August 3 2017

The Outer Banks Hotline participated in the Dare County National Night Out Against Crime on August 1st that was held at Lowes in Kill Devil Hills. National Night Out Against Crime is a national program that raises drug and crime awareness and is designed to unite neighborhoods, local community businesses and police partnerships in taking a stand against crime. Hotline staff attended the event and offered information to the public on the services available through Hotline in Manteo, Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills locations. [gallery size="medium" columns="2" ids="864,865"]  


August 1 2017

Big Shout Out to Manteo Baptist Church - Women on Missions Group! We appreciate all the amazing donations that you made to our Safe House. Thank you for all the baby supplies and super fun toys for our Safe House play yard. Left to Right: Allison Owens with daughters Georgia and Avery; Bridgett Reynolds with son Shane; Lois Givans and Pam Pekrum, President


July 26 2017

The Outer Banks Hotline recently gave a volunteer opportunities presentation to the Manteo Rotary Club. Rotary is an association of professional leaders unified worldwide who strive to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help bring peace and goodwill throughout the world. The ladies that gave this presentation where Tammy Cross (General Manager), Katherine Gillette (Volunteer Coordinator), you see them in the picture below with the Rotary President, Terry Wargovich.


July 25 2017

The Outer Banks Hotline will be hosting Domestic Violence Training on September 7th and 8th, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Nags Head Fire Station. The same presentation will be given on both days. This training will be led by Sargent John Guard of the Pitt County Sherriff’s Office. Topics that will be covered will be; what is hearsay, what are the hearsay exceptions, Post Crawford response, victim not in court, evidence to collect, jail calls, batterers, pretrial release, intimidating witnesses, perjury and extortion. Those that should consider attending: Law Enforcement, Attorneys/Prosecutors, Advocates of Domestic Violence or [...]


July 25 2017

Hotline staff attends Human Trafficking training given by Tanya Street founder/CEO of Identifiable Me. Tanya Street - http://identifiableme.org/meet-tanya-street/ Identifiable Me - http://identifiableme.org/


July 20 2017

Manteo, NC – July 19, 2017 – Best known for its technology, AT&T is showing its caring, by helping the Outer Banks Hotline bring hope to victims of domestic violence. State Rep. Beverly Boswell joined John Lyon, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs, in delivering a $1,000 contribution during the Hotline’s recent board meeting. "Domestic violence is a crime which scars victims, families and the community," said Rep. Boswell. "And while it is tragic that domestic violence occurs at all, it is also heartbreaking to think of the victims who suffer in silence, living in fear for themselves and their [...]


July 13 2017
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The Outer Banks Hotline hosted a dedication ceremony for its former Executive Director, Lynn Bryant, who died in February 2017. The main office building was dedicated in her honor and named The Lynn Bryant Crisis Center. The new sign was revealed by her successor, Michael Lewis, and staff member Karen Sawin during the ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony filled with happy memories of Lynn. Family, friends, Hotline staff, former staff members, board members, volunteers, as well as community members, were present to celebrate Lynn’s life and show their support. Lynn’s passion was to leave the world better than she [...]


June 30 2017
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Buddy Bench presentation to Manteo Elementary School. Kids decorated the benches during this years Artrageous Event at the new Dowdy Park in Nags Head. The benches will be placed on the playgrounds of each elementary school to help promote kindness and upstanding behavior. Back Row Left to Right: Liz Jennings, Lisa Colvin, Amanda Songer, Deanna Thornley Front Row Left to Right: Cora Kowalski and Chandler Price  


May 23 2017

Zenith Bank sponsored the OB Hotline’s LADIES NIGHT on March 31st of 2017 held at the Dare County Arts Council and It was a blast! Fay Edwards instructed everyone in their Georgia O’Keeffe masterpiece and Chrissy Teachout shared several original poems that were extremely moving and powerful. We also enjoyed listening to some old school vinyls and sipping on wine donated by Albemarle Distributors. Ladies Night is a time for any female to come and enjoy the company and conversation of other wonderful ladies from around the area. Spend time, chatting and learning from each other as well as having [...]


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