Business

Jan 25


Dare to pay COVID bonuses to county workers

Payment recognizes their efforts during pandemic The Dare County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 19 unanimously adopted 2021 mid-year budget revisions that include $375,000 in one-time bonuses for county employees…


Moody’s Upgrades Dare County’s Issuer Bond Rating

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Dare County’s issuer bond rating from Aa2 to Aa1, Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard announced at the board’s Jan. 19 meeting. A…


“I sold a lot of TV antennas’

After 42 years, an iconic Radio Shack closes Harry Gessford is at the counter of his Radio Shack store in Nags Head, entering the final stages of closing his business.…


RPC Contracting purchased by Construction Partners

With its main office in Kitty Hawk and a satellite facility in Elizabeth City, RPC Contracting has been an important part of road and infrastructure construction in northeastern North Carolina…


KDH approves SAGA cluster home project

During its meeting on Jan. 11, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a project by SAGA Construction that will include 14 four- and five-bedroom homes on the…


In Nags Head, questions on beach nourishment funds

County plans to fund sand pumping efforts in both Southern Shores and Avon by withholding $1.4 million in beach re-nourishment funds from each of the five oceanfront communities was met…


Duck names Drew Havens as town manager

(Town of Duck) The Duck Town Council voted unanimously on Jan. 6 to appoint Drew Havens as the new town manager, starting February 15. Havens brings more than 20 years…


Basnight Bridge Named American Infrastructure’s Bridge of the Year for 2020

NCDOT The Marc Basnight Bridge in Dare County has been named 2020’s ‘Bridge of the Year’ by American Infrastructure magazine, a leading industry publication.


St Valentines Holiday ‘Bizarre’ 2021

February 10th from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. you are invited to participate in ‘The St. Valentine – “Last Minute – Save Your Butt – Get Out and Shop Night”…


Tranquil House Inn sold to Carolina Retreats

  (Carolina Retreats) Carolina Retreats, a specialty lodging and vacation rental management company based in Surf City, NC, has announced the recent purchase of The Tranquil House Inn, a boutique…


COA congratulates Surgical Technology Graduates

College of The Albemarle (COA) recognizes the Surgical Technology Class of 2020. The student graduates completed the program in December of 2020. The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the…


Town of Manteo Waterfront Marina designated as a Boaters’ Choice Award Winner

Town of Manteo After consistently receiving outstanding reviews on Marinas.com, the Town of Manteo Waterfront Marina has been designated as a Boaters’ Choice Award Winner! The award puts the marina…


From Wanchese Marina, an ice-y reception

New skating venue will operate though Jan. 2 After an absence of a decade, folks on the Outer Banks once again have the opportunity to lace up the skates and…


After lost season, Lost Colony retools with new talent

There is hope brewing for the coming season of The Lost Colony after a difficult 2020. For only the second time in the 84-year history of the play, the curtain…


County ponders funding plan for Avon, Southern Shores beach nourishment

Hoping to fund two new beach nourishment projects in 2022 – one in Southern Shores and the other in Avon – the Dare County Commissioners next month will consider a…


Currituck Chamber of Commerce Honors 13 Companies and Individuals

December 2020.  The Currituck Chamber of Commerce has named thirteen local business and individuals for the 2020 Currituck Chamber of Commerce Awards. Normally, the nominee winners would have been honored…


OSHA fines Flatiron for fatal bridge accident 

Steven Bailey killed working on ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Flatiron Constructors Inc. $13,494 for what it calls a “serious violation” connected to…


Cooper Order allows mixed drinks to go

(Governor Roy Cooper) On Dec. 21, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order authorizing the North Carolina ABC Commission to permit the delivery or carry-out of mixed beverages as an…


State issues $62K fine for Eagle Creek sewer failure

(N.C. Department of Environmental Quality) The Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources (DWR) has fined Sandler Utilities at Mill Run, LLC $62,517.96 for failure to effectively manage, maintain…


‘These have been very trying times’

Sheila Davies is in the middle of Dare’s COVID fight More than nine months ago – on March 2 – Sheila Davies gave her first briefing to the Dare County…