Business

May 7


Thanks, Outer Banks! A Celebration of Gratitude

First Flight Rotary First Flight, Kitty Hawk and Manteo Rotary Clubs and The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group have teamed up to support Thanks, Outer Banks! throughout our region. Thanks, Outer Banks! is a Celebration of Gratitude,…


Currituck Board postpones vote on noise measure

Update: At their May 3 meeting, the Currituck County Commissioners postponed any vote on the controversial noise ordinance until their next meeting on May 17. In making the announcement, Commissioner Bob White referred to what he…


Frosties is coming to Manteo

Scheduled to open in May. Frosties is new shop offering high quality soft serve in addition to specialty sundaes, shakes, flurries, shaved ice, banana splits, cones, cups—and all of the toppings you can dream of. Frosties…


Dare Board approves retention bonuses for Home Health & Hospice staffers

In an effort to retain staff as the county continues to pursue the $2.9 million sale of its Home Health & Hospice Agency to national healthcare provider BrightSpring, Dare County Commissioners on May 3 unanimously approved…


Nags Head joins 10 other ‘islanded communities’ in project to keep the power on

As one of 11 communities nationwide recently selected to participate in the federal Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP), Nags Head finds itself in some interesting company — joining places like Kauai and Honolulu Hawaii, Ouzinkie and…


Cooper lifts NC’s outdoor mask mandate

A day after the CDC relaxed outdoor mask-wearing guidance, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that as of Friday, April 30, outdoor masks will no longer be mandated in the state.  In addition, mass gathering limits are…


OBX Chamber supports SAGA Manteo project

(Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce) On May 5, the Manteo Commissioners are expected to decide whether to approve a zoning text amendment that would pave the way for SAGA Construction to develop a 72-unit project by…


OBX businesses prepare for a short-handed summer 

Labor crunch may impact everything from hours to service Mark Ballog, owner of Lucky 12 Tavern in Nags Head for the past 16 years, remembers working summers on the Outer Banks some 30 years ago. “We…


Cooper says many COVID restrictions could be lifted by June 1

Stating that “we continue to make progress turning the corner on the pandemic,” Governor Roy Cooper provided a glimpse of the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel at an April 21 press briefing. If…


Dare County Tourism Board Recap | April 2021

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau recounts highlights from the April 15, 2021 meeting of the Dare County Tourism Board.


Duke of Dare sold, to re-open in spring

After sitting empty and derelict for more than a decade, the Duke of Dare Motel on U.S. 64 in Manteo is undergoing a facelift and is expected to open by the end of May under a…


Making a dent in the OBX housing crunch?

A few ideas and projects in the pipeline In an October presentation to the Dare County Commissioners, Marcia Perritt, associate director of the Development Finance Initiative (DFI) ticked off some sobering statistics. She told the commissioners…


Duck Donuts purchased by investment partnership  

Iconic brand launched in Duck 14 years ago (NewSpring) NewSpring, a family of private equity strategies, announced on April 14 that along with Charlotte-based investment company Free Fenix, it has completed the purchase of Duck Donuts, an…


Nags Head approves proposals to ease traffic, parking woes at Soundside Access

During its April 7 meeting, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners unanimously endorsed a series of recommendations from a working group created last fall to explore solutions to the growing parking and traffic problems along W.…


‘It’s stacked against the ordinary citizen’

Corolla project highlights challenge of ‘quasi-judicial’ process By Matt Zabierek | Outer Banks Voice Earlier this year, a group of Corolla residents tried to lobby the county to deny a special use permit to a local…


COA Small Business Center Shares Webinar:
Adapting Big City Marketing Tactics for Small Town Success

“Adapting Big City Marketing Tactics for Small Town Success” COA Small Business Center, in conjunction with other Small Business Centers in rural parts of the state. Pre-register for the webinar at https://bit.ly/AdaptingBigCity Tuesday, May 4 at…


Citing negativity, DHHS cancels Safer Spot program

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on April 6 that it is discontinuing its OBX Safer Spot program that was designed to recognize establishments and organizations with at least 70% of their…


Dare Board approves Letter of Intent with BrightSpring

Update: By a unanimous voice vote at its April 7 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved the non-binding Letter of Intent to move forward with discussions about selling the Dare County Home Health &…


Dare considers sale of home & hospice agency

Currently, only 3 nurses to serve 56 patients  With Dare County’s Home Health and Hospice agency facing challenges in retaining enough nurses to meet local demand, the Dare County Board of Commissioners is considering whether selling…


Appeals Court rules Duck beach access is private

A North Carolina Court of Appeals has reversed a February 2020 decision from a Camden County Superior Court judge, ruling on April 6 that the Sea Breeze beach access in the Duck subdivision of Sand Dollar…