Business

Apr 14


‘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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Rodanthe Pier opening for the 2021 Season on Saturday, March 27

By: Joy Crist | Island Free Press After a winter of numerous renovations, the Rodanthe Fishing Pier will reopen for the 2021 season this coming Saturday, March 27, per a recent…


Cooper eases capacity limits on businesses, venues

New Executive Order comes as COVID metrics improve Stating that “we are still seeing improvement with our COVID metrics,” Governor Roy Cooper has issued a new Executive Order easing a…


Dare okays $60K to sustain Hatteras Inlet dredging

(Dare County) At its March 15 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved a $60,000 funding request to help the U.S. to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE)…


Dare County Tourism Board Recap – March 2021

Dare County Tourism Board Recap – March 2021 from Outer Banks Visitors Bureau on Vimeo. Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau recounts highlights from the March…


Mexican restaurant to move into Rooster’s site

A family-owned restaurant, Tr3s Tequilas Restaurante Mexicano, is expected to open its doors this summer in the former Rooster’s Southern Kitchen location on U.S. 158 at milepost 8.5 in Kill…


Christmas comes early as iconic store reopens

Two years after a fire destroyed the popular store that has been a part of the Outer Banks since 1987, the Christmas Mouse is opening its doors again. Here’s the message…


‘There’s just nothing on the market’

As home sales surge, employee housing shrinks Homes and properties on the Outer Banks have been selling at a record pace for months and there is no sign it will…


Kitty Hawk backs bicyclists, declines $69K grant

In an effort to preserve access for bike enthusiasts to trails in the Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve, the Kitty Hawk Town Council on March 15 voted unanimously to decline…


Here’s ‘Miss Katie,’ the new dredge due in ’22

  (Dare County) Is Dare County on the verge of solving one of its most stubborn and perhaps economically damaging problems — the battle against shoaling at the Oregon Inlet…


Scores of abandoned boats to be removed by N.C. Coastal Federation

(North Carolina Coastal Federation) Once seaworthy vessels, now damaged or sunk along the coast following hurricanes Florence and Matthew, are slated for removal beginning this month, according to a March…


Dare County Tourism Board Recap | February 2021

Dare County Tourism Board Recap | February 2021 from Outer Banks Visitors Bureau on Vimeo. Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau recounts highlights from the February…


Two new stores to open at Outlets Nags Head

(The Outlets at Nags Head) The Outlet Resource Group (TORG) announced on March 10 that two new specialty retailers will be moving into the Outlets Nags Head location this spring. National…


In pandemic year, 2020 occupancy revenue exceeds 2019 numbers by 11%.

Some sectors of the local economy suffered a COVID pandemic recession in 2020. But that sure isn’t the case for one part of Dare County hospitality industry. The Dare County…


John Register Named Village Realty’s 2020 Agent of the Year

Village Realty’s Senior Associate Broker John Register, CRS, SFR, RSPS, E-PRO, has long been one of the firm’s hardest working agents since 2007. That dedication to his clients and his business have…


Jennette’s Pier team welcomes Ash

Jenny Ash has hit the ground running in her first week as the new Facility Rental Coordinator at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. As a triathlete and former marathon race…