Light will continue through Jan. 5 at the Poulos House!

By on January 3, 2020

Dianna Poulos Mueller asked to spread the word: “Lights will continue on thru Sunday January 5th. Come on out, enjoy the lights and let’s chat! Happy New Year!!”
Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills, 27948

The extraordinary annual Poulos Family Christmas Lights event that began on Thursday, Nov. 28 will extend through Jan. 5!

Jim Poulos and his late wife, Ann, have been hosting the spectacular Christmas display at their home on Ocean Acres Drive for 40 years, drawing thousands of visitors from near and far as well as earning national recognition. Last Christmas was the first one without Ann, but as Jim Poulos explained, she made her Christmas wishes known before she passed away.

“She didn’t say ‘promise me,’” he recounted. “She said ‘you’re going to do it.’”

Featured on The Today Show and HGTV, this Outer Banks tradition is a must-see. This Christmas light spectacular takes 12 weeks to set up and racks up more than $3,500 in energy bills every month. The event goes on through January 5, 2020. 

Dare County Animal Shelter

Sealed bids for completion of the Dare County Animal Shelter will be received on February 11, 2020, in Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC, for 01-Fencing, 03- Concrete, 04-Masonry, 05-Metals/ Steel, 06-Casework, 07-Roofing, 07-Caulking, 08-Glass and Glazing, 08-Doors, Frames and Hardware, 08-Overhead Doors, 09-Drywall, 09-Flooring, 09-Painting, 10- Specialties, 12- Furnishings, 21-Fire Protection, 23-Mechanical & Plumbing, 26-Electrical, 31-Sitework and 32-Landscaping.

This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina law. Sealed proposals from Contractors will be received until 1:00 p.m. All bidders must submit for prequalification by 2:00pm on 1/24/2020. Bids submitted by non-prequalified bidders will not be considered. All bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00 p.m. of the bid day. Bids must be delivered in person and on the supplied Bid Form and include a bid deposit worth 5% of the total bid value. Electronic and faxed bids will NOT be accepted or reviewed. All times are local prevailing times.

Information requests concerning the project shall be submitted in writing to: Alex Palagyi of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company via email (

Bidding material, prequalification material, and complete plans and specifications may be obtained from theWhiting-Turner Building Connected site and will be available until the bid due date. All subcontractors are responsible for emailing Alex Palagyi (alex.palagyi@ for access to the Building Connected site.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Dare County reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities and irregularities in bidding, and to accept bids which are considered to be in the best interest of the County. The Whiting Turner Contracting Company and Dare County also reserve the right to require any bidder to submit information needed to determine if said bidder is responsible within the meaning of N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-129.


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  • Beach dogs

    So where do their donations go?

    Monday, Nov 25 @ 10:25 pm
  • Steve

    Must be a nuisance to the whole neighborhood.

    Tuesday, Dec 3 @ 5:51 am
  • Tipper

    Not only the neighbor hood but all the animals that call the Nature Conservancy home. The owls, deer, racons etc must deal with this major disruption, and there are various code violations like crowd control, sanitary concerns, required permits, noise levels that disturb the peace, safety concerns should there be an emergency, (fire, medical) and no access for emergency vehicles. The litter, bottles cups and paper left on the ground not being cleaned up. I could go on but you get the message.

    Thursday, Dec 5 @ 9:30 pm
  • Gail Hollowell Spruill

    bunch of scrooges have posted here. Have you considered the joy that it brings to others instead of your own inconveniences.

    Thursday, Dec 19 @ 12:54 pm
  • Jim Poulos

    I Would like to Thank all of my friends visitors and family for sharing your positive points of Peace LOVE AND jOY and for those that have a little Negativness We send you a little positive for it to let your Smile shine a large as ours. Thank you for 2020 in advance See you again

    Thursday, Jan 2 @ 4:21 am
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