Business

May 30


Worrell 1000 Race Will Return for 2021, with a Hatteras Island Landing

  By Joy Crist  |  Island Free Press “They said it couldn’t happen. They said that the Worrell would never again be the revered event it once was. So, the…


In the OBX events industry, hurt and hope

In recent years, the “shoulder season” has increasingly become an Outer Banks success story. Driven by steady growth in weddings and music festivals like Mustang Spring Jam and the Outer…


State says breweries, wineries can open today

(North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild) In accordance with new guidance issued by the Governor’s Office, North Carolina’s breweries, taprooms, and brewpubs will be able to open at 5 p.m. today.…


For OBX restaurants it’s a ‘new normal’

Photos by Edward L. Mullins Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22, North Carolina restaurants were allowed to re-open for in-dining service at 50% of capacity and with a…


As expected, March meals & occupancy revenues sink

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Everyone knew that the March numbers wouldn’t be pretty, and they weren’t. In a new video, summarizing the May meeting of the Dare County Tourism Board,…


Dare County Tourism Board Recap | May 2020

Executive Director, Lee Nettles recaps the Dare County Tourism Board May 2020 meeting actions and give insights into monthly gross receipts on accommodations and restaurants and updates regarding COVID-19.


In Phase 2, Currituck County Govt. announces changes to procedures

(Currituck County) As North Carolina enters Phase 2 of its COVID-19 reopening strategy, Currituck County Government will continue to provide a high level of services for residents and visitors. The…


Cooper announces more “modest” Phase Two opening

Restaurants can re-open, bars stay closed Citing the recent uptick in lab-reported COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the state will move into a “Safer-At-Home”…


Longtime Nags Head Town Manager Cliff Ogburn hired by Southern Shores

The Southern Shores Town Council has selected longtime Nags Head Town Manager Cliff Ogburn as its new Town Manager, naming him to the post out of a pool of nearly…


State issues guidelines for opening restaurants

Can hold up to 50% capacity, provide 6’ of separation (NCDHHS) With expectations that Governor Roy Cooper will likely announce, perhaps as early as Wednesday, that North Carolina will move…


Dare County, Kitty Hawk latest to approve easing outdoor dining rules

In an effort to ease the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on restaurants, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on May 18 unanimously approved measures that will temporarily allow…


Cooper to announce Phase Two opening decision by midweek

In response to a question at a May 18 press briefing, Governor Roy Cooper said he would announce by midweek whether North Carolina will move to Phase Two of easing…


‘It is important that we all work together to do this safely’

Bob Woodard addresses the return of Dare County visitors


Publix expanding our store hours

Publix Starting Saturday, May 16, Publix stores will open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  We encourage customers who prefer to shop when the store is less crowded to…


Kitty Hawk to tackle outdoor restaurant seating at May 19 special meeting

(Town of Kitty Hawk) Following in the footsteps of Kill Devil Hills, the town of Kitty Hawk will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, May 19 to discuss special accommodations that…


Towne Bank to re-open Duck, Grandy, Moyock, Nags Head and Southern Shores office lobbies for walk-ins

Towne Bank We are pleased to announce that on Monday, May 18, we will begin to re-open our Duck, Grandy, Moyock, Nags Head and Southern Shores office lobbies for walk-ins…


Study: Googlers still dream of OBX in pandemic

According to at least one metric, the Outer Banks is the nation’s “most resilient travel destination during the [COVID-19] lockdown.” That’s if you believe Google. The nationwide apartment listing service…


For troubled OBX fishing industry, COVID-19 is one more blow

The Outer Banks’ commercial fishing industry has seen its share of problems over the past few years. Federal neglect of the Oregon and Hatteras Island inlets has caused shoaling, making…


2020 Corolla Beach Parking Permits available beginning May 14

2020 Beach Parking Permits will be required for vehicles parking on the 4WD beach in Corolla from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Permits will not be mailed. Beginning Thursday, May…


KDH to open restaurant parking lots to dining

Update: The Town of Kill Devil Hills has now enacted an Emergency Order for Food Service Temporary Waivers. Effective immediately, the Emergency Order for Food Service Temporary Waivers allows temporary outdoor…