Nov 27

Dare County Tourism Board Recap | November 2022

Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau recounts highlights from the November 17, 2022 meeting of the Dare County Tourism Board. Full story

Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales announces the acquisition of Shore Details

Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales announces the acquisition of Shore Details, expanding our homes under management from 500 to 612 and our foot print from the Virginia state line to Hatteras inlet. Full story

The Outer Banks Branch of Coastal Staffing LLC announces fall hiring event

Join us on Thursday, November 17 from 1:00 ‚Äď 4:00 p.m. at the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Office Conference Room, 101 Town Hall Drive, in Kill Devil Hills. Our experienced team will be onsite to assist you in applying, answer any questions you may have, and help you find your next great job. Full story

Dare Board paves way for OBX’s first pet crematorium

Colington facility still needs Special Use Permit By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice The Dare County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 7 unanimously approved a request for a zoning text amendment that would allow for pet crematoriums as an accessory use to pet grooming and kennel facilities in certain areas of Colington. Full story

Woda Cooper pitches Nags Head housing complex, faces tough questions from town commissioners

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice A representative of housing developer Woda Cooper made the case for building a 54-unit affordable housing complex called ‚ÄúCommons of Nags Head‚ÄĚ during a presentation at the Nags Head Commissioners‚Äô Nov. 2 meeting. Full story

New 7,500 sq. ft. candy store headed to Kitty Hawk 

Speculation centers on Sugar Kingdom By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice Construction is underway of a two-story 7,500-square-foot retail candy store with 24 parking spaces at 5201 N Croatan Highway in Kitty Hawk. T Full story

Kitty Hawk breaks ground on new police station

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Four years after the Town of Kitty Hawk made the decision to move the police station from its present location on Kitty Hawk Road to a new location, the town held a groundbreaking ceremony at the former site of the Sentara Medical Center. Full story

Dare Board to address pay boost for county workers

Overall, employees now earn about 18% under market rate By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice After receiving a salary study presentation showing that Dare County employees are being paid about 18% less than market rate salaries for public sector jobs, the Dare County Commissioners will consider a plan to try and address that imbalance at their upcoming Nov. 7 meeting. Full story

Dare County Tourism Board Recap | October 2022

Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau recounts highlights from the October 20, 2022 meeting of the Dare County Tourism Board and gives updates on Occupancy & Meals Collections and more. Full story

Proposed Event Center in ‚Äėconsensus building‚Äô stage

No timeline yet for construction of Nags Head facility By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. As tourism officials continue to provide public presentations about the proposed Event Center at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head, the building itself is still at least three years away, with no clear timeline for what happens going forward. Full story

Nags Head Board approves development moratorium

Town and county officials at odds during public hearing By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice. During its Oct. 19 meeting, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to adopt a 150-day moratorium that temporarily halts development in the C-2 General Commercial district and within the Historic Character Area between U.S. 158 and N.C. 12 from Hollowell Street to Danube Street. Full story

Kitty Hawk appears to nix Wright Museum

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice. A little over six months since the town of Kitty Hawk passed a resolution supporting a Wright Brothers Tribute Museum, the town has informed the developer, Bill Cress, that it will not be moving forward with him on the project. Full story

At the OBX Seafood Festival, commercial fishing takes center stage

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice. With bright sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s, it would be hard to imagine better conditions for the 10th Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15. Held at the Nags Head Event Site, the festival seemed to bring out much of what is best about the Outer Banks. Full story

Opposition surfaces to building Rogallo Museum at Jockey’s Ridge State Park

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice Recent news of renewed efforts by the Rogallo Foundation to build a museum at Jockey’s Ridge State Park (JRSP) honoring flexible-wing inventors Francis and Gertrude Rogallo has gotten the attention of some key community members who contend that Jockey’s Ridge is not the appropriate place for such a museum. And Inn at Whalebone gets site plan approval. Full story

Nags Head moves for development halt in C-2 Zone

Move comes amid concerns over essential housing project By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice. In response to opposition by nearby residents to a possible affordable housing project at U.S. 158 and Hollowell Street, as well as some homeowner concerns about a local pizza shop, the Nags Head Commissioners on Oct. 5 unanimously moved to enact a 150-day moratorium on development in the municipality’s Commercial-2 Zone from Danube Street to Hollowell Street. Full story

Two years later, an ongoing legal battle over Dare County’s COVID closure

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice. For 45 days ‚ÄĒ from March 20 until May 4 of 2020 ‚ÄĒ Dare County closed its borders to nonresident property owners. Workers and residents of neighboring counties were still permitted access to the county, but no one else could enter. It was an action taken in the hope of curtailing the spread of COVID 19 at a time when the disease was emerging as a dangerous pandemic. Full story

Currituck Chamber of Commerce Board named Davidson to South Council seat of the Board of Directors

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have named Sandy Davidson, Branch Manager/Assistant Vice President at TowneBank, to a South Council seat of the Board of Directors. Full story

Velke named to North Council seat of the Board of Directors

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have named Anthony Duncan Velke, owner of DV Cleaning & Home Services, to a North Council seat of the Board of Directors. Full story

Get YOU Found Digitial Marketing acquires Mitro Digital Marketing

Get YOU Found Digital Marketing announces its acquisition of Mitro Digital Marketing, a web design and digital marketing firm with two North Carolina offices, one in the Outer Banks and another in Raleigh. Full story

Kitty Hawk finalizes $4.1M Sentara site purchase

Property to become police station, but medical space may be available By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice With little fanfare, the Town of Kitty Hawk finalized the purchase of the Sentara property next to the Aycock Brown Welcome Center on Sept. 19. Full story