Circus Tent Print

The Circus Tent – We Need Your Memories!

Efforts are underway to apply to the State of North Carolina to place a highway historical marker for The Circus Tent event, which operated for 20 years in KDH.  An application process is involved, and to qualify, you must show that the subject is of statewide historical significance.  


EMAIL: Please email the Town at with your experiences/memories of The Circus Tent.  Make sure to include your name, address and email.  Feel free to include any scanned photos, etc.


MAIL: You can also mail your experiences/memories of The Circus Tent to:  Office of the Town Clerk, Town of Kill Devil Hills, P.O. Box 1719, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

This will help in the application process to show that The Circus Tent affected so many people’s lives!

We will update throughout the rest of the summer.  And check out some great photos of The Circus Tent! 

Emergency Management Information Sign Ups and Information

You may have received this helpful preparedness mailer from our colleagues at Dare County Emergency Management. Sign up to receive fast, reliable information! For more information, please visit 

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KDH Police Department Lip Sync Video Released

Special thanks to the local businesses, groups, and everyone in the community who participated and made the video possible.  A great crowd at the KDH National Night Out Event joined in, showing that Kill Devil Hills is an incredible community to visit, work, and live!

Swimming Advisories Lifted in Dare County

8.14.2018 NCEQ Swimming Advisory Lifted for Sites in Dare County

For a downloadable / printable version of this release: Swimming Advisory Lifted

Nags Head Woods Deer Hunting Orientation

8.6.2018 Nags Head Woods Preserve Deer Hunting Orientation Information Release

For a downloadable, printable version of this information: NHW Deer Hunting Info 

The Virginian-Pilot
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
By:  Jeff Hampton

The following article appears in the above edition of The Virginian-Pilot and appears on Kill Devil Hills' website with permission of the author.  

8.1.2018 Virginian Pilot Rip Current Article

Neighborhood Watch Meeting: September 19 at 6:30 p.m.

On July 25, 2018 Officer Lora Gilreath conducted the organizational meeting for citizens interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch program in Kill Devil Hills.  Approximately 20 people attended.  

Neighborhood Watch is a community awareness effort.  Participants report suspicious activity through Dare Central Communication's non-emergency line.  At the next meeting of this group, which may be held in September 2018, data to support the need for a Neighborhood Watch will be shared.  

If you'd like more information on Neighborhood Watch, please give Officer Gilreath a call at 252-449-5337, or you can reach her by e-mail:

The next Neighborhood Watch meeting is Wednesday,  September 19 at 6:30 p.m.

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Now available - 2018 Kill Devil Hills Visitors Guide

Access our new electronic brochure either as a JPEG, below, or as a PDF by clicking here.  

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KDH Fire Department Offers Free Child Safety Seat Inspections

Child Safety Seat

Whether you're a new parent, or a grandparent who hasn't installed a child safety seat in a long time, the KDH Fire Department has you covered!  Our Fire Department provides free child safety seat inspections and installations for anyone who stops by Station 14 at 1634 North Croatan Highway.  Why not have that added peace of mind?


Town Offers No Trespassing Signage for Oceanfront Property Owners

Kill Devil Hills now offers 12-inch by 18-inch metal “No Trespassing” signage for sale to KDH property owners. The cost is $29.00, which includes tax, and is available at the Cashier’s Desk on the second floor of Town Hall, located at 102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road. Town Hall is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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