Business

Oct 28


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…


Dare County Tourism Board meeting recap | October 2020

Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau recounts highlights from the October 15, 2020 meeting of the Dare County Tourism Board. He describes in detail the revised…


HOPE offers hope to economic victims of COVID

(Hyde County) The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program is a new statewide initiative of the NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency. The program may provide rent and utility assistance…


Visits to CHNS 2nd highest ever in September

(Cape Hatteras National Seashore) Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) experienced a 42% increase in recreational visitation* last month compared to September 2019. The 345,249 visits amounted to the 2nd-highest level…


Target to move into KDH Kmart site

Update: The Voice has received this email from a Target spokesperson confirming the company’s plans for an 80,000 sq. foot store.. “I can confirm Target has plans to open a store in Kill…


A ‘true community college campus’

New COA building slated to open in 2022 With demolition of the former College of the Albemarle (COA) building well underway, the Manteo Board of Commissioners received an Oct. 7…


Food Lion helps stock Beach Food Pantry

Beach Food Pantry Beach Food Pantry is honored to have been awarded a Food Lion Great Pantry Restock Grant. Your local Food Lion store managers and associates were here to unload and…


Manteo officials may tackle affordable housing

After signaling a desire to address affordable housing at its September meeting, the Manteo Board of Commissioners this week heard Town Manager James Ayers discuss several options for addressing the…


The Outer Banks Chamber Needs You! Join a Committee today!

If you are interested in serving on one or more of these committees please contact Karen Brown, President and CEO at kbrown@outerbankschamber.com or call Karen at 252-441-8144. Serving on a…


COA Foundation Announces the Rae Eley Endowed Scholarship

College of The Albemarle College of The Albemarle (COA) Foundation and the Virginia Dare Business & Professional Woman’s Club are excited to announce the formation of an endowed scholarship called…


Seismic testing in Atlantic now on hold

Delay could last several years (Oceana) Aside from the recent news that President Trump has decided to include North Carolina in a moratorium blocking offshore drilling, environmental advocates are now…


Cooper partially re-opens some businesses

Movie theaters, outdoor bars to operate at 30% capacity. Noting that, “We’re cautiously encouraged about where we in the pandemic,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced on Sept. 30 that…


‘It’s been absolutely nuts’

OBX home sales boom in midst of pandemic The Outer Banks real estate market is hot. It’s part of a national trend, but what is happening locally goes beyond the…


One more week for Dare ‘Housing Needs’ survey

(Dare County) One key topic that emerged in this past week’s candidate forums for Dare County Commissioner and Dare Board of Education seats is the county’s need for more reasonably-priced…


Dare County Tourism Board meeting recap | September 2020

Dare County Tourism Board meeting recap | September 2020 from Outer Banks Visitors Bureau on Vimeo. Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau details some key points…