Business

Aug 13


Leadership OBX Now Accepting Application for 2021 program

Program Postponed, Session Dates Revised Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Leadership OBX, a professional development program of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the Class…


Cooper: NC to stay in ‘Safer-at-Home’ Phase Two

Stating that “stable is good, but decreasing is better,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said today that the state will remain “paused” in its current “Safer at Home” Phase Two…


‘It’s a disaster’

Lack of summer workers challenges OBX businesses For the past 30 years, longtime Outer Banks businessman Nick Nuzzi has depended on J-1 Visa students to fill the bulk of positions…


Outer Banks Chamber premiers “Lunchtime Live”
Virtual networking and learning event for members and the community.

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce together with event sponsors Earth Resources, CMIT Solutions and Publix will premier “Lunchtime Live” a new virtual event for Chamber members and the community.…


Dare County Tourism Board Update | July 2020

Dare County Tourism Board Update | July 2020 from Outer Banks Visitors Bureau on Vimeo. Executive Director, Lee Nettles provides insights on national tourism research and an analysis of monthly…


Cooper announces 11 p.m. restaurant alcohol curfew

  On a day when the numbers tracking the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina showed some signs of “stabilizing,” Gov. Roy Cooper announced an Executive Order that mandates an…


OBX visitor season booms for some, lags for others

Rental companies at capacity, hotels face challenges Despite the challenge of a once-in-a-century pandemic, the 2020 Outer Banks peak season is booming as local property management companies report unprecedented occupancy…


Perdue Farms $100,000 Grant provides Food Bank of the Albemarle new refrigerated tractor-trailer

Perdue Farms and the Food Bank of the Albemarle have unveiled a new refrigerated tractor-trailer to support the organization’s distribution of food within the 15 counties the food bank serves…


One merchant’s story: In the era of COVID, even a scare can disrupt a business 

It began on the morning of June 30 when the son of one of her employees wakes up feeling sick with symptoms that seem to be a lot like COVID-19.…


A changing of the guard at an iconic OBX spot

John’s Drive In gets new owners, keeps its old charm After more than four decades of offering popular lunch “boats” and milkshakes to generations of locals and visitors, John Tice…


Avon Fishing Pier Reopens

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press After months of springtime and summer repairs due to damage from multiple 2019 and early 2020 storms, the Avon Fishing Pier is ready…


State to host public meeting by web conference on July 23 for Currituck Banks Reserve Boardwalk repairs funding application

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management (DCM) will host a public meeting by web conference on Thursday, July 23 at 10 a.m. DCM is seeking public…


CHNS reports highest June visitation since 2002

  (Cape Hatteras National Seashore) Here’s another sign that it’s back to business as usual, if not better than ever, in terms of visitors to the Outer Banks this summer. The…


‘Most individuals are cooperative’

Dare health officials explain contact tracing Public health experts say contact tracing is one of the key tools for slowing the spread of COVID-19 through the identification and monitoring of…


Marc Basnight Bridge needs your vote

Finally, you can help North Carolina get some recognition! A photo of the Marc Basnight Bridge is a contender in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Viewer’s Choice Contest. Your…


U.S. Atty warns about fake ‘mask exemption’ cards

(Office of the U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of NC) The office of U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. issued a release on July 8 warning citizens that cards and other…


‘I wear a mask’

(Dare County) Current TV today released the first of a series of PSA’s highlighting why it’s important to follow North Carolina’s Executive Order to wear a Face Covering in public places.The…


Frisco Sandwich Company re-opens for pickup

Rest of staff tests for COVID-19 are negative (Frisco Sandwich Company) On June 25, the Frisco Sandwich Company announced on Facebook that it was temporarily closing after a staff member…


Dare County agrees to classify NRPO’s as resident property owners in future health emergencies

At a special morning meeting on July 6, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a settlement in the case of Bailey v. Dare County that would, in future…


Nu Quality closes, Taco Bell to move in

Citing year-round staffing difficulties and the COVID-19 pandemic, Nu Quality Ice Cream has permanently closed its doors after opening just a year ago in front of the Marketplace shopping center…