Symbol of Hope on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks HIV Task Force and Interfaith Care Coalition crowned Jockey's Ridge in red ribbon Thursday to send a solid message to motorists: protect yourself.

Young and old worked against the winds to twist the red ribbon into a symbol of hope. Janet Rainey says the Outer Banks are no more immune to the killer disease than bigger communities in the east.

Task force members worry that young people experimenting with drugs and alcohol could be the next big population to perpetuate infections this decade.