Outer Banks Hotline Blog

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.
July 25 2017
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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
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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
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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

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
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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 [...]


May 5 2017
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  On May 19th, the OB Hotline will be holding a Personal Safety Empowerment Workshop. The Empowerment Workshop will focus on how women can develop a sense of empowerment through personal safety. Information presented in this workshop will cover safety issues that are significant to women in our community. Participants in this workshop will learn ways to enhance their personal safety through the use of personal safety devices, situational awareness, and a variety of self-defense techniques. The Empowerment Workshop will be Held at the Dare County Arts Council May 19, 2017 ~ 1:00PM – 4:00PM Workout Clothing [...]


February 6 2017
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Hayden Hatchell and his sweet Mama Whitney Twiford Hatchell celebrated little man's 1st Birthday by helping raise money, gift cards and toys for the Outer Banks Hotlines Safe House! Thanks a ton! We appreciate you both!


February 6 2017
star 2016 OUTER BANKS LATIN FESTIVAL

Such an awesome time filled with music, food and of course laughter! Loved making tambourines with all the kids and handing out our P.E.A.C.E. Warriors backpacks.


February 1 2017
star Walk Against Addiction & OBX Pride Fest

Outer Banks Hotline had a busy weekend! We were able to spend time at two great events on September 10th. Walk Against Addiction was held at First Flight High School and OBX PrideFest was hosted by The First Colony Inn. Had the opportunity to show support and meet some really awesome folks! Looking forward to next year!


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