The Ocracoke School Carnival Friday, Oct. 27, from 3:30 to 9 pm. benefits the PTA.

The Hyde County Health Dept. will collect outdated prescription and non-prescription drugs from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 during Ocracoke School’s yearly Halloween Carnival in the school gym.

Health Dept. Public Educator Anna Motteler will be on hand to answer questions and receive expired, unused or unwanted medications of all kinds.

Drug take-back events can help prevent unintended poisoning of children and pets, deter misuse by teenagers and adults and help prevent people from taking too much of a prescription or taking expired medicines, according to the health department. These programs help prevent medicines from entering streams, rivers and oceans when poured into sinks or flushed down toilets.

A medication drop box available in the Hyde County Sheriff’s Dept. any time they are open or by calling 252-928-7301.

For more information, Motteler can be reached at 252-926-4381, or at

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