Business

Feb 29


Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Rainbow Bridge Pet Cremation

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rainbow Bridge Pet Cremation. Full story


Dare County Tourism Board Recap | February 2024

February 15, 2024 Dare County Tourism Board Recap . Full story


Outer Banks Chamber to host 2024 Outer Banks Regional Economic Summit

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce will host its 2024 Outer Banks Regional Economic Summit on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills at 8:00 a.m. Full story


Outer Banks Chamber hosts Career Technical Exploration Summit at First Flight High School

The Outer Banks Chamber’s Education Committee recently hosted a Career Technical Exploration Summit at First Flight High School. Full story


Kitty Hawk Police issue business scam alert

The Kitty Hawk Police Department posted this warning to local businesses on its Facebook page shortly before noon on Feb. 22 Full story


MARCH 2
Outer Banks Wedding Association to Celebrate the 25th Year of Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo in March 2024

The Outer Banks Wedding Association (OBXWA) is excited to announce the 25th Annual Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo taking place on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Full story


MARCH 8
Thank You For Being a Friend: Women’s Luncheon

Celebrate International Women's Day with the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Women’s Luncheon! Full story


Calling All Vendors for the 2024 Home, Flower and Garden Show

The Master Gardener volunteers of Currituck County are hosting the 2024 Currituck Home, Flower, and Garden Show on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Currituck County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are currently taking applications for vendors and educational exhibits. Full story


College of The Albemarle to Host April Career Fair

College of The Albemarle (COA) will host its annual “Career Fair” on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at COA – Elizabeth City, in Building AE. Previously open to COA students, the fair will be open to the public this year. Full story


Dare County’s first pet crematorium opens 

Rainbow Bridge give pet owners choices in ‘post-life care’
Maggie Miles  |  Outer Banks Voice

In opening the first pet crematorium in Dare County this month, Rainbow Bridge in Colington, co-owner Pam Anderson said she wanted to give owners more choices in the final care of their beloved pet. Full story


Participate in KidsFest 2024 as a volunteer, exhibitor, or sponsor

Children & Youth Partnership (CYP) is currently seeking exhibitors, volunteers and sponsors to be a part of KidsFest 2024. The date is set for Children & Youth Partnership’s 15th Annual KidsFest event! Full story


The ‘Velvet Tuxedo’ takes the cake

On Feb. 3, Claire Tillett of Manteo won the two-day Carolina Chocolate Festival in Morehead City for the 2nd consecutive year. Full story


MANTEO DOWNTOWN MARKET VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE
Yay, the Downtown Market opens this May!

Come join us as a vendor this year, it’s a fabulous time to be a part of the Manteo Downtown Market family.  Dedicated spaces are given to Full-season vendors, and we welcome weekly vendors too!  Full story


SAGA withdraws plan for Southern Shores project

Planning Board had rejected application for mixed-use development
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

After a two-year process of trying to win town approval, SAGA Realty & Construction has, at least for now, abandoned its efforts to build a mixed retail and residential development on a roughly five-acre tract of land between Martin’s Point Road and Landing Trail in Southern Shores. Full story


Congratulations to Our Annual Meeting Awards Recipients

The Outer Banks Chamber held its Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration on January 26th at Captain George’s Restaurant. This event highlighted the accomplishments and successes of 2023 and looked ahead to 2024. 2023 Chairman of the Board Jim Gilreath (Rose, Harrison, Gilreath & Powers) gave a recap of the 2023 program year highlighting the accomplishments and successes. Full story


March 9
Dowdy Park Winter Markets

Food market only. Get ready for winter wonders at Dowdy Park!  Join us for the coolest winter markets, where local vendors will be serving up their handmade wares.  Full story


Outer Banks Health celebrates opening of Cowell Cancer Center

Outer Banks Health is proud to announce the opening of the Carol S. and Edward D. Cowell, Jr. Cancer Center, a 15,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility made possible through the collaboration of Outer Banks Health, ECU Health, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare and the generous support of the Outer Banks community. Full story


Ripple Fiber launches fiber internet on the Outer Banks

Ripple Fiber, a fiber optic internet provider based in the Southeast, is live on the Outer Banks, after a ceremony on the morning of Jan. 25 “turning on” fiber internet at the home of a Kitty Hawk resident. Full story


Jockey’s Ridge a battleground in clash of state commissions

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
In what one official described as “a very complicated bureaucratic issue,” two state commissions are facing off over the rules that govern CAMA (Coastal Area Management Act) regulations. Full story


NC Lottery Commission approves legal sports betting starting on March 11

Legal sports betting in North Carolina is about to become a reality—in time for March Madness. The North Carolina State Lottery Commission on Jan. 24 set Monday, March 11, as the day that legal sports wagering can begin in North Carolina. Full story

The State of Dare County—positive news and some headwinds

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
Clad in blue football jerseys to highlight the overarching theme of teamwork, the Dare County Commissioners reviewed a series of key county issues during the Jan. 23 State of County event before a packed house at Captain George’s in Kill Devil Hills. Full story


Local Mortuary Sponsors 2024 Games

Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. has just announced the company is the latest 2024 Outer Banks Senior Games Silver Sponsor.  Baum Center Director Jenna Wienert accepted the donation recently from Funeral Director, Jon B. Andrews. Full story