Business

Jul 18


Outer Banks Chamber 2024 Premier of “Lunchtime Live”

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is premiering the 2024 “Lunchtime Live” program on Tuesday, August 20th. This virtual event is for Chamber members and the community. Full story


Grant supports Outer Banks Forum and Students

Since their inception, the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts (OBFLA) has enjoyed a strong connection to Dare County Schools; In recent years they have worked alongside students interns and supported arts education through scholarship. Thanks to a generous grant from Dominion Energy, this tradition continues. Full story


Kitty Hawk Council approves measure to build workforce housing on commercial property

By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
At its July 1 meeting, the Kitty Hawk Town Council unanimously approved a text amendment that allows owners of non-residential properties to build residential units for workers on that property. Full story


April 2024 occupancy, meals collections down significantly from last year

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
After a modest uptick in March, Dare County’s April 2024 occupancy and meals collections dropped markedly compared with the same month in 2023—extending the pattern that has emerged this year. Full story



Currituck Board approves $83.3M FY 2025 budget, ad valorem taxes rise

At a special afternoon meeting on Monday, June 24, the Currituck County Commissioners approved a Fiscal Year 2025 General Fund budget of $83,313,987 by a unanimous voice vote. Full story


Dare Housing Task Force hears from UNC expert on ways to generate affordable housing

By Kip Tabb  | Outer Banks Voice
Faced with limited land and soaring property values, Dare County may have limited options to address its housing crisis, Tyler Mulligan, Professor of Public Law and Government at the UNC School of Government, told the Dare County Housing Task Force at its June 25 meeting. Full story


Edgecamp Pamlico Station, luxury hideaway, opens on Hatteras

Edgecamp Pamlico Station, a luxury lifestyle hideaway nestled on the Outer Banks of North Carolina opened on June 11 – bringing a new era of high-end hospitality to Hatteras Island. Full story


eyecarecenter/OBX Optix announces the addition of Dr. Natalie Terryberry

eyecarecenter/OBX Optix announced the addition of Dr. Natalie Terryberry to their esteemed team in Southern Shores. Full story


Lawsuit challenges large SAGA multi-use development in Corolla

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
Faced with at 13-acre mixed use development in the heart of their community, the Whalehead Property Owners Association (WPOA) has filed suit in Currituck County Superior Court against Currituck County and CB Land Development, a company created by SAGA Construction to build the project. Full story


Kitty Hawk site eyed for housing project sold to MTS Capital Holdings, LLC, little known about newly formed group

By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
In a May 30 transaction, Kitty Hawk Estates, LLC sold 42 parcels of property, a site that had been eyed as a location for workforce/affordable housing, to MTS Capital Holdings, LLC for $2.1 million, according to county records. Full story


Currituck mainland events calendar and business directory

Residents and visitors in Currituck County have a new resource to direct them to upcoming events and businesses located in the mainland area and Knotts Island. Full story


Hilton Grand Vacations Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Newly Rebranded Beachwoods, a Hilton Vacation Club

Hilton Grand Vacations hosted a ribbon-cutting event on Wednesday, June 12 for its newly rebranded resort – Beachwoods, a Hilton Vacation Club. Full story


Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Grand Opening of New Sherwin-Williams Store

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of the newest Sherwin-Williams store, located in Kill Devil Hills, on Wednesday. Full story


March 2024 occupancy and meals numbers up modestly from a year ago

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Just released numbers by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau report modest upticks in March 2024 occupancy and meals collections compared to March 2023 numbers—taking a small chunk out of the year-to-date deficits. Full story


Dare County Tourism Board Recap | May 2024

Dare County Tourism Board Recap | May 2024 Full story


Kitty Hawk becomes fourth Dare County town to ban balloon releases

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
UPDATE: The Town of Kill Devil Hills now reports having a draft ordinance regarding a balloon release ban on the agenda for its July 8 Board of Commissioners meeting. Full story


Dare FY 2024-25 town budgets by the numbers

By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
It’s budget season for the six Dare County municipalities who are in the process of approving their spending plan for the new fiscal year. Full story


REMINDER: Old Manns Harbor Bridge to close on for six months, beginning June 3

Traffic between Manns Harbor and Roanoke Island can use Virginia Dare Bridge
The William B. Umstead (locally known as the Old Manns Harbor) Bridge on U.S. 64 over Croatan Sound will be closing on June 3 for an estimated six months as a $33 million bridge preservation project enters a critical phase. Full story


Kill Devil Grill takes top prize in Soft-Shell Week competition

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau proudly announces the winner of the 2nd Annual Outer Banks Soft-Shell Week. Congratulations to Kill Devil Grill for earning 187 votes and securing the 2024 Outer Banks Soft-Shell Week Best Dish Award. Full story