Entries by Tatum Clements

Dare County Youth Orchestra Takes Center Stage

On February 15, the Dare County Youth Orchestra (DCYO) took center stage at First Flight High School for All County Orchestra Day, enchanting the audience with a concert featuring talented student musicians from our diverse community. This special event was supported by a Community Enrichment grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation. The grant allowed DCYO to expand its reach, providing its musicians with more violas, cellos, and basses.

Westervelt family creates fund for Ocracoke students

For over 60 years, the community in Ocracoke was a respite for the Westervelt family. Beginning in 1960, Dr. Frederic Westervelt would travel with his family from Virginia for a few days or weeks away from the rigors of his duties as part of the faculty at UVA medical school. The kindness of the people, the quiet pace of life, and the beauty of the ocean continued to draw the Westervelt family to the small island year after year. At Fred’s retirement in 2000, they moved full time down to Ocracoke.