Business

Nov 29


WAcky Whimsical Winterland

“If necessity is the mother of invention then it is the mother of innovation as well…” Kip Tabb wrote in an Outer Banks Voice story back in July. Tabb was…


Cook Out moves closer to coming to KDH

Voting unanimously to recommend that the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners approve the site plan, the town’s Planning Board on Nov. 17 gave the go-ahead for the construction of…


RIHA, Lost Colony hire new GM

(The Lost Colony) The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is pleased to announce that John Ancona will become its new General Manager, effective December 1, 2020. John comes from Herschend…


Ocracoke TDA Names Theorem Agency of Record

The Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has selected Theorem as the organization’s new Agency of Record (AOR). Theorem, a Raleigh-based virtual agency that specializes in tourism and tech clients, was selected by Ocracoke TDA…


CHNS has second most crowded October on record

(National Park Service) New numbers released on Nov. 18 from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) provide more evidence of the robust tourist season that ensued after the Outer Banks…


SAGA proposes KDH cottage court project

Plan temporarily tabled by Planning Board SAGA Construction is seeking to develop a cottage court project along the Kill Devil Hills oceanfront at milepost 7.5 as an alternative to constructing…


Food Truck Vendor Applications now available for Chowder Banks Fest 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the first Annual Chowder Banks Fest for Food truck vendors. The new CHOWDER BANKS FEST hosted by the Outer Banks Seafood Festival board of…


This Holiday Season, KEEP THE CHEER HERE!!!

Outer Banks Chamber The Outer Banks Chamber is kicking off the Holiday Season with a “KEEP THE CHEER HERE”, Shop Local Campaign. Window clings and a limited number of yard…


First Bancorp added to the S&P SmallCap 600® Index

First Bancorp (NASDAQ – FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, has received notice that S&P Global will add First Bancorp to the S&P SmallCap 600® Index effective Friday, November…


Vampires of Ocracoke

The island is home to a new horror film Amidst the beauty of Ocracoke a horror lurks. The residents, complicit if not always willing participants in the terror that stalks…


COA Alumni Association Membership Drive and Fundraiser

College of The Albemarle College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Alumni Association is kicking off a membership drive and online fundraiser in honor of the College’s 60th anniversary. As part of…


Local officials push to replace Alligator River Bridge

Local officials in Dare and Tyrrell counties are appealing to officials in Raleigh and Washington in an effort to prioritize the replacement of the 60-year-old Lindsey C. Warren Bridge —…


For now, Event Site planning on hold

Advisory Group sidelined by COVID pandemic With planning currently on hold for the Soundside Event Site, it’s unclear what the future holds for the prime Nags Head location. “That site…


Proposed sand mine stirs concern in Powells Point

An application for a use permit that would allow the HOM Development Company to operate a sand mine on a 65-acre property in Powells Point has stirred up concerns among…


Dare communities get nearly $9M in storm grants

  (NC Department of Environmental Quality) The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources (DWR) is awarding a total of nearly $9 million dollars to six Dare County…


With a little help from his friends

Jerry Pontes tries to save a home and business Jerry Pontes is homeless and his business, the Hippie House Gallery in Kill Devil Hills, is closed. He had been living…


Assault case against ex-Duck manager continued

The assault case against former Duck Town Manager Christopher Layton has been continued to Dec. 7, according to the Dare County Clerk of Courts office. The case had been scheduled…


Jeff Whiting joins Lost Colony as director, choreographer

(Roanoke Island Historical Association) The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) announced today that Jeff Whiting will join their production team as the Director/Choreographer for the 84th season of The Lost…


NC to ‘pause’ in Phase 3 of re-opening

Current COVID cases surpass summer numbers With the number of recent new cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina now surpassing previous highs reported back in July, Governor Roy Cooper announced…


August occupancy revenue strong, meals dollars lag

(Outer Banks Visitors Bureau) Here’s more evidence of the uneven economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on major tourism-related industries here. In his recap of the Dare County Tourism Board’s…