Sep 26

Le Bleu Celebrates Grand Opening of Retail Store and Distribution Center

On September 21, Currituck Chamber together with Le Bleu of Outer Banks and Hampton Roads held their official grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration. Serving Hampton Roads, VA and the NC counties… Full story

Dare’s occupancy and meals dollars hit record highs

Outer Banks Tourism Board The tourism dollars continue to flow into Dare County in record numbers in 2021. The July occupancy and meal revenue numbers represented “historic highs,” according to Lee Nettles,… Full story

Alcocer joins G.R. Little Agency

G.R. Little Agency has been providing insurance services throughout northeast North Carolina for over 100 years. For generations, our agency has been dedicated to providing the best combination of coverage and value… Full story

Dare County Tourism Board Recap | September 2021

Dare County Tourism Board Recap | September 2021 from Outer Banks Visitors Bureau on Vimeo. Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau recounts highlights from the September 16, 2021… Full story

KDH waiting for Target and Cook Out

Little movement on the two projects The arrival time for two national chains who will set up shop in Kill Devil Hills is still unknown. Target, which announced its plans last October… Full story

Dare County reveals beach nourishment bids

(Dare County) On Sept. 8, Dare County posted this update on the status of the beach nourishment projects slated to begin in four county municipalities next spring. At the Dare County Board… Full story

Manteo moves forward on housing pilot project

As Dare County continues to grapple with how to address the affordable housing crisis, the Town of Manteo is moving forward with a pilot project on a .9-acre town-owned parcel at the… Full story

NC12 Task Force turns to north end of Avon

Group working to fix seven NC12 ‘hotspots’
As the NC 12 Task Force continues to consider possible scenarios for maintaining the transportation network with Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, the complexity of the project becomes more apparent. As the NC 12 Task Force continues to consider possible scenarios for maintaining the transportation network with Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, the complexity of the project becomes more apparent. Full story

Southern Shore Council approves Marketplace plan

The Southern Shores Town Council unanimously voted to approve the amended site plan of Aston Properties on Sept. 7, giving the company the green light to move forward with the renovation of… Full story

‘Those discussions need to happen today’

CSI Director Reide Corbett on new climate change report To help understand what is in the report, the Outer Banks Voice spoke with Reide Corbett, Executive Director, Coastal Studies Institute and Dean of the ECU Integrated Coastal Programs, ECU. Full story

Garman named new town manager in Nags Head

Had been interim manager for more than a year (Town of Nags Head) At its Sept. 1 meeting, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Andy Garman as new… Full story

BrightSpring announces formal acquisition of Dare County HH&H Agency

On Sept. 1, a little over two months after the Dare County Commissioners approved the $2.9 million sale of the county’s Home Health and Hospice (HH&H) Agency, BrightSpring Health Services announced the… Full story

Currituck Board appoints McRee as interim manager

(Currituck County) The Currituck County Board of Commissioners has appointed County Attorney Ike McRee to serve as Interim County Manager following the departure of Ben Stikeleather. Stikeleather, who has been the County… Full story

‘Sustainable tourism’ — for visitors and locals

New initiative ties tourist economy to community vitality

During a presentation to an audience gathered at Jennette’s Pier in late July, Whitney Knollenberg, assistant professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State, addressed an issue she hopes becomes a commonplace term here – “sustainable tourism.” Full story

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation donates $2,000 to The Currituck Education Foundation

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation The Currituck Education Foundation, Inc. recently received a $2000 donation from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. Josh Bass, CEF board member, accepted a ceremonial check presented by Winnie… Full story

Southern Shores Planning Board approves site plan for Marketplace shopping center

By unanimous vote, the Southern Shores Planning Board on August 16 recommended that Town Council grant conditional approval to an amended site plan by Aston Properties for the Marketplace shopping center that… Full story

Dare County and towns now require masks in their buildings

(Dare County) Dare County Emergency Management announced on Aug. 12 that the county itself, as well as all of its municipalities, “now require the use of face coverings while indoors at all… Full story

KDH gives preliminary approval to unnamed new coffee shop (Starbucks?)

By a unanimous vote at its Aug. 9 meeting, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners gave preliminary approval for a proposed 2,500-square-foot drive-through coffee shop at 1208 S. Croatan Highway. There… Full story

NC12 Task Force tackles a thorny problem — keeping the road viable

At the third meeting of the NC 12 Task Force, held on Aug. 11 at the Dare County Administrative Building, the complexity of maintaining NC12 on Hatteras Island was the focus of attention.… Full story

Monarch Realty Co. announces new Coastal Division

Monarch Realty Co.  Starting in August, Monarch Realty Co., a real estate brokerage firm representing Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle, is expanding to the North Carolina coast with brokers in the greater… Full story