Business

Jul 6


Peace of the Pie closes, citing difficult times

(Peace of the Pie Facebook) Citing the burdens of surviving both a pandemic and a “staffing crisis,” the owners of Peace of Pie, have sadly announced that the new artisanal…


Ocracoke passenger ferry service funding clears General Assembly

General Assembly approves Ocracoke passenger funding; sent to Gov. Cooper for signature By Peter Vankevich | Ocracoke Observer Perhaps few were surprised on April 28 when the N.C. Department of…


Surf or Sound agrees to pay rental refunds

By Outer Banks Voice Staff Several weeks after renters filed a June 9 lawsuit against Surf or Sound Realty claiming they were entitled to reimbursements for reservations when the Outer…


Two Frisco restaurants close after employees test positive for COVID-19

Two restaurants on Hatteras Island have temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 — the Quarterdeck Restaurant & Bar and the Frisco Sandwich Company. In a Facebook post…


Zoning vote on major Moyock project delayed till July

Following a June 22 public hearing, the Currituck County Board of Commissioners voted to table until next month a rezoning request that would pave the way for Flora Farms, a…


Cooper said ‘numbers’ dictated the decision to pause re-opening, require face coverings

On a day when North Carolina announced its second-highest level of new daily COVID-19 cases (1,721) and hospitalizations (906) since the pandemic began, Governor Roy Cooper announced the state was…


Dare County Tourism Board Recap | June 2020

Executive Director, Lee Nettles recaps the Dare County Tourism Board June 2020 meeting actions and give insights into monthly gross receipts on accommodations and restaurants, provides staff updates & more.…


Woodard cites rising COVID cases in face mask rule

Two new cases reported today in Dare County Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard says there are three primary reasons why officials decided to require the wearing of…


Will the state require face masks in public? 

That issue dominates Cooper’s June 18 briefing At a June 18 press briefing dominated by questions about using face masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Roy Cooper expressed…


North Banks Rotary donates $5,000 for COA scholarships

(College of the Albemarle) The College of The Albemarle (COA) Foundation has received a $5,000 scholarship gift from the North Banks Rotary Club for Dare County students attending the college.…


Dare County won’t require wearing of face masks

In a video released early this afternoon, Dare County Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Woodard announced that the county would not require the wearing of face masks, primarily because of…


Division of Marine Fisheries seeks comments on draft spending plan for federal CARES Act relief

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries REMINDER:  The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking input from the public on a draft spending plan for $5.4 million in federal CARES Act…


Renters sue Surf or Sound Realty over refunds

After weeks of seeking refunds for vacation properties they booked but could not access due to Dare County’s two-month long bridge closure, plaintiffs on June 9 filed a class action…


National Park Service issues Request for Proposals to lease Avon Fishing Pier

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) is pleased to announce the opportunity for interested parties to submit proposals to lease Avon Fishing Pier. Avon Fishing Pier is located on Seashore beach…


Keep us in the know about you and Phase Two

If your business is opening or modifying its operations and services as part of Phase II on May 22, let us help. Send a concisely worded email to [email protected] We’ll post…


Kitty Hawk, KDH take steps on nourishment project

Two of the four Dare County municipalities that are expected to partner on a 2022 beach nourishment project have given the green light for the Coastal Protection Engineering of North…


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…


Are we following the three W’s?

On OBX, use of face masks varies widely The Outer Banks has reopened and license plates from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia are once again common sights on local…


Cooper talks of a possible ‘Phase 2.5’ opening

Governor opposed to opening bars and gyms now Update: Multiple media outlets are reporting that Governor Cooper, as expected, vetoed the bill that would have opened North Carolina bars for…


Jug Handle Bridge is 39% complete, and is expected to open in the fall of 2021

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Jug Handle Bridge is 39% complete as of June 4, and the bridge is on track to open to the public in…