Mar 30

Manteo moving quickly to create ‘social district’

Plan could be in place by April 7 First Friday event By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice With the April 7 First Friday event as a target date, Manteo officials are moving quickly toward the establishment of a downtown “social district” where alcoholic beverages in designated containers are permitted on the street. Full story

What Does It Mean to Be a Chamber Member?

Traditionally, a chamber of commerce was a membership organization that supports the interests of its business members. It is not affiliated with the government, nor is it a charity. The chamber is separate from the Better Business Bureau. Now that we’ve explained the traditional notion of chamber membership, let’s dive into what it means to be a member of a chamber of commerce today. Full story

Dare Health and Human Services seeks business partners for ‘Fentanyl Kills’ campaign

As part of its continuing efforts to combat the use and spread of dangerous drugs, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DCDHHS) is launching a “Fentanyl Kills” public education campaign and seeking partners to help spread that message. Full story

Nags Head Commissioners create C-5  ‘historic character’ commercial district

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice By a unanimous 4-0 vote, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners passed text amendments establishing a new C-5 zoning district at its meeting on March 15. Commissioner Mike Siers was absent from the meeting. Full story

Dare County Tourism Board | February 16, 2023 Recap

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau recounts highlights from the February 16, 2023 meeting of the Dare County Tourism Board.

Two couples are new owners of Brewing Station

Will retain staff, keep business going as is  By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice. According to outgoing Outer Banks Brewing Station co-owner Eric Reece, the sale of the iconic restaurant and entertainment venue was really clinched when the new owners agreed to retain all the existing employees and keep operating the business as it had been run. Full story

Outer Banks Brewing Station is sold

Outer Banks Brewing Station is sold By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice. Another iconic Outer Banks eatery and entertainment venue is changing hands. Full story

Nags Head Board tables proposed zoning changes

Businesspeople, property owners turn out for March 1 hearing By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice | On the morning of March 1, more than 80 people squeezed into the board room for the Nags Head Board of Commissioners meeting. Full story

College of The Albemarle leases Demonstration Farm

Elizabeth City - College of The Albemarle (COA) is pleased to announce that we have entered into a lease agreement to use the approximate 15-acre demonstration farm located on Creek Road in Elizabeth City. Full story

Fourth Circuit Court affirms earlier ruling in favor of Mid-Currituck Bridge project

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice   In a Feb. 23 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a December 2021 U.S. District Court ruling against a Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) suit, thus paving the way for the Mid-Currituck project to move ahead. (Read the decision here 221103.P.pdf ( Full story

Target in Kill Devil Hills to open on April 2

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice “Opens April 2.” A red banner with white lettering and the trademark Target logo, newly displayed on the storefront of the Outer Banks’ first Target, heralds the much-anticipated and fast-approaching first day of business for the store. Full story

Manteo Marine named to 2022 Boating Industry Top 100 List

Recognized as one of the top boat dealers in North America and North Carolina Full story

‘Our families are excited to carry that torch’

New Pioneer owners to showcase movies, music and history By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice. The projector will keep rolling at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo, playing a variety of matinee and night shows, along with showcasing an assortment of other forms of entertainment that have been a part of the theater’s history for the past century, according to Michael Basnight, new co-owner and managing partner for the project. Full story

Dare Health officials, merchants partner to save lives

Program supplies local businesses with naloxone, fentanyl test strips By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice The owner of TJ’s Gas & Grill in Colington knows that people have suffered drug overdoses on the site of her business. Full story

Manteo’s iconic Pioneer Theater has been sold

New owners to retain the name, honor the legacy By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice The iconic Pioneer Theater in Manteo officially is under new ownership after it was purchased on Feb. 14 for $500,000 by what represents a partnership between two local families, the Basnights and the Hatchells. Full story

Wine bar co-owner requests ‘social district’ in Manteo

Proposal would allow alcoholic beverages on certain streets   By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice If town commissioners take up the idea, lawfully walking around downtown Manteo with open containers of alcohol could become a reality. Full story

After new study, Currituck County to consider beach nourishment ‘options’

On Feb. 15, Currituck County released this synopsis of a three-year Shoreline Stability Study that examined the county’s 22 miles of ocean coastline and was presented at a Feb. 3 retreat of the Currituck County Commissioners.   Full story

Dare Planning Board moves Wanchese project forward

Dozens at meeting voice opposition to cluster home plan
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice. At a Feb. 7 Dare County Planning Board meeting that included roughly two hours of public comment, the board concluded that a special use permit for a cluster home project in Wanchese “was reasonable and appropriate for the proposed use” and moved the project forward to the county commissioners. Full story

Battle brews over cluster home project in Wanchese

Dare Planning Board to evaluate proposal at Feb. 7 meeting By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice With a key Feb. 7 Dare County Planning Board meeting looming, some Wanchese residents are voicing firm opposition to a proposed 60-unit cluster home development on a 10.5-acre parcel of land off Old Wharf Road. Full story

Manteo Planning and Zoning Board approves permit for new health center

The planned federally qualified health center in Manteo moved closer to reality when the Manteo Special Planning and Zoning Board approved a change of use permit on Jan. 31 to allow the facility to operate at 402 Budleigh Street. Full story