Dare County to Currituck NRPO’s: Observe Stay Home order

By on April 22, 2020

In the latest Dare County Bulletin, issued on April 22, the county addresses the travel issue raised by the discrepancy between the Currituck County date for non-resident property owners to enter (Apr. 23) and the Dare County date for non-resident property owners to enter (May 4).

The new bulletin states that, “Those accessing Currituck County must respect Dare County’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order that is in effect.  Travel in Dare County should be used only as necessary to reach the Currituck Outer Banks or for essential needs such as health care. Plan to travel directly to your destination once passing through the checkpoint at the bridge.”

That Dare County statement comes after some mixed messaging by Currituck County. After an earlier April 22 post stated that Currituck residents and NRPO’s would be not be confined to Corolla and seemed to suggest they could travel freely to other areas of the Outer Banks, Currituck County updated the post to say: While no property owners or full-time residents are confined to Corolla, please follow the Governor’s Stay at Home order while here and limit local travel to only what is necessary.”

Currituck County Public Information Officer Randall Edwards told the Voice that “we changed the wording to be more sensible, to be a little more safe.”


  • James

    Yeah, good luck with that.

    Wednesday, Apr 22 @ 5:32 pm
  • Really?

    Hahaha! Good one, and what are you going to do if they don’t? The answer is nothing so what a pointless conversation.

    Wednesday, Apr 22 @ 8:49 pm
  • CheetahOBX

    “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”
    -Mark Twain

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 1:18 am
  • daredweller

    Amen to that James…

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 5:42 am
  • Kenneth Fucci

    Currrituck and Dare agreeing on something….what is happening?

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 8:02 am
  • Dylan

    I went to the grocery store in Kitty Hawk at 7:00 am this morning. Several vehicles with out of state plates, packed with suitcases, in the parking lot.
    Store had NO chicken, NO beef, NO bread, NO paper products.
    Why are these NRPO’s permitted to be here under these conditions? Stupid is as stupid does.

    STAY HOME. STAY SAFE. And home is where you live indicated by your driver’s license.

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 8:09 am
  • WBN

    It would be so much easier if the two counties would have agreed on the same date of re entry.
    Don’t count on them following the stay home orders.

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 8:57 am
  • Russell Boughn

    Shaking my head to see how money is more important that residents health and well being just so the privileged can spent there money. Nc nor Dare county’s curve on the virus is still going up!
    Our stores are empty right now, locals are struggling for food and paper goods. Where is the wisdom in this? This isn’t like the after math of a hurricane. Lives are at stake, just for the vacationers. I agree with James, good luck with their restriction.
    I hope all those involved in this dissension can stand and life with clear a clear concision, when we are all infected, and the non resident leave.
    May you all choke on you greed

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 9:06 am
  • Big Frank

    So Dare County Control Group tells Currituck residents to shelter in place while Dare County Commissioner boasts about travelling to Florida during public meeting on 4/20? You really can’t make this stuff up…..

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 10:05 am
  • Really?

    Lol! Good one! And what’s Dare county going to do if they don’t? Oh that’s right, NOTHING!

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 10:40 am
  • Mr. Black

    Won’t all the Currituck County NRPOs stop at Walmart and Home Depot?

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 11:43 am
  • hightider

    And yet our governor has issued a stay at home order til May 8. I read today that a beach community Salisbury MA is not afraid of lawsuits and has issued a statement that they are not turning on water service for NRPOs since it is not “an essential service.” They have been quite clear that they value the health of their full time residents more than income from NRPOs. Everyone, NRPOs included, are at risk from COVID, so stay and home, whoever and wherever you are. Your vacation or rental income is not worth risking other people’s health. And fulltime residents will be the ones to vote these clowns in or out of office.

    Friday, Apr 24 @ 5:45 am
  • B Miller

    What do you think the Currittuck NRPOS are going to do? They can’t dine in a restaurant. They can’t go to a place of worship. They can’t go to concert or festival. Basically all they’ll be able to do is essential business and stay home.

    I just don’t understand all the fear that comes out of Dare county.

    Friday, Apr 24 @ 9:51 am
  • Steve

    Funny how people get confused about common sense actions, labeling them as fearful or stereotypical or discriminatory. Facts are facts and cannot be judgmental.

    Saturday, Apr 25 @ 7:41 am