Of the seven villages on Hatteras Island, Hatteras Village is unique
because in the early sixties, the residents recognized the needs of the
community and bonded together to get things done. The
Village Civic Association is the result of this community’s
willingness to work together and take care of each other.
in 1965, the HVCA is a non-profit agency representing the
community. Its initial projects were to facilitate the
of a new post office and lead the effort to establish a medical center
staffed with a full-time physician. After the accomplishment
those goals, the association built the community building, located in
the center of the village adjoining the post office. This
building houses a branch of the Dare County Library and provided
meeting areas and classrooms for use by the villagers.
years, the association added community-oriented programs that
are funded by events it sponsors. Currently it offers college
scholarships to village residents. In addition, the group
financially supports Hatteras Island Adult Care, which provides meals
for homebound islanders, the Methodist Men’s Group Food
the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation and various other non-profit
ventures. In 1996, the association donated a new computer
for public use at the Hatteras Library. One of the proudest
achievements was the establishment of a separate organization for
building the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.
used to support and provide all of these things come from
various fundraisers during the course of the year. The
Village Offshore Open is one of the more significant of these
events. The captains of the charter fleet that has formed
the years decided that they would like to establish a tournament of
their own. In 1994, the Hatteras Captains approached the
Village Civic Association and the HVOO was born. What has
is a unique tournament that enjoys the full support of the community,
local captains and fishermen, as well as others who come for the
excellent fishing found in Hatteras waters.
planning, community involvement and a growing list of sponsors
have guided the event from 25 boats and a top prize of $3000 in 1995 to
an event which has seen the entries grow to 64 boats with a total prize
payout of $144,000. All proceeds from the tournament are
the Hatteras Village Civic Association for charitable causes within the
event of the North Carolina Governors Cup Series, the
Hatteras Village Offshore Open is now in its second decade.
2006, the tournament went to a 3 out of 4 day fishing format to
hopefully combat some of that “Hatteras
evening during the tournament, social events are scheduled during which
participants are treated to refreshments that include food and
drink. Starting off with a barbeque dinner at the
meeting on registration night, tournament participants are treated to
two more evenings of great food and
fun. Thursday night is
the premier events, the “Taste of the
restaurants and specialty shops offer tantalizing samples of their
wares. The tournament ends Saturday night with an awards
banquet. A complete dinner is served for all participants and
evening ends with a live auction with great buys among the wide variety
of items that have been donated by local businesses and sponsors.
us and see for yourself what a good time can be had by
fishing the HVOO. You will be supporting a charitable cause
experiencing great fishing at the same time.