Aug 10

Currituck Extension’s Sherry Lynn receives promotion

NC Cooperative Extension in Currituck is proud and yet somewhat saddened to announce that Extension Administrative Assistant, Sherry Lynn has been promoted to the position of Northeast District Extension Administrative Associate. Full story

Pasquotank approves $4.1 million Kitty Hawk bid for Sentara Medical Center site

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice By a 4-2 vote at their Aug. 1 meeting, the Pasquotank County Commissioners approved the $4.1 million sale of the former Sentara Medical Center property in Kitty Hawk to the Town of Kitty Hawk, according to Pasquotank County Attorney Mike Cox. Full story

Signs of life at the KDH Target site

This video by Charlie Burroughs/OBX Photo and Video shows signs of activity at the old Kmart site in Kill Devil Hills that will eventually be the home of a new Target store. Full story

Sloan announces renovation, expansion of OBX family practice in Manteo

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice In what have become regular video presentations, Outer Banks Hospital President Ronnie Sloan announced on July 22 that plans are in the works to renovate the property housing the Outer Banks Family Medical Practice in Manteo and to build a 2,500 square foot addition adjacent to that building in order to eventually incorporate more medical staff. Full story

Kitty Hawk ups bid to $4M for former Sentara property, seeks new police station

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice With the hope that a portion of the former Sentara Medical Center can be converted into a new municipal police station, the Town of Kitty Hawk on July 22 presented a $4 million cash offer to Pasquotank County for the six-acre property at 5200 N. Croatan Highway. Full story

Currituck Board approves zoning change for campground at H2OBX Waterpark

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice At its July 18 meeting, The Currituck County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change that would potentially pave the way for a campground on the H2OBX Waterpark property in Powells Point that could have up to 335 campsites. Full story

Bidder for former Sentara site in Kitty Hawk cuts offer by $1M, new bidder surfaces

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice The Charlotte housing developer that had offered $4.5 million for the former Sentara Medical Center in Kitty Hawk owned by Pasquotank County has dropped that offer to $3.5 million, according to Pasquotank County Attorney Mike Cox. Full story

Dr. Heyder’s mission to Africa

OBX dentist brings his work to those who need it most By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Dr. Gunther Heyder took his first African trip, to the nation of Ghana, as an NC State undergraduate back in 2005. He returned from his most recent trip to Africa in April 2022, this time to Uganda, as part of a mission with ARTS (A Reason To Smile), the nonprofit he founded in 2014 to bring dental care to places where it’s needed most. Full story

OBX Wedding Fest returns on August 28

The Outer Banks Wedding Association (OBXWA) is thrilled to announce the return of OBX Wedding Fest this summer on Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Keeper’s Galley and The Barn at Haven on the Banks, located in Nags Head, NC. Full story

$21M Washington Baum Bridge project to begin    

No lane closures for a few months, 2025 completion date  The North Carolina Department of Transportation issued this July 7 release about a long-term project about to start on the Washington Baum Bridge. Full story

Kitty Hawk to review itinerant vendor ordinance, focus on food trucks

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Concerned that the town of Kitty Hawk’s food truck and itinerant vendor ordinances do not reflect how they are being applied, Town Planner Rob Testerman has asked the town council to recommend a path forward on how to enforce the regulations. Full story

Sponsorships available for 2022 Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2022 Outer Banks Seafood Festival.  The event will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. Full story

Dare County Tourism Board Recap | June 2022

Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau recounts highlights from the June 30, 2022 meeting of the Dare County Tourism Board. Full story

Dare’s housing costs, Hyde’s poverty rate highlighted in new report

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice More than half of Dare County renting households spend more than 30% of their income on rent. More than one-fifth of Hyde County residents live in poverty. And there is one mental health provider in Currituck County for roughly every 2,000 county residents. Full story

44-acre Kill Devil Hills site eyed for housing

Property includes part of disc golf course By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice A 44-acre tract of Kill Devil Hills property located just south of Bermuda Bay and north of the Run Hill State Natural Area is one of a number of sites being eyed for essential housing as part of Dare County’s efforts to address the housing crisis here. Full story

Ami Hill put art on wheels

The entrepreneur challenging the KDH vendor rule By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice Ami Hill is a Kill Devil Hills art entrepreneur who operates under the name of Muse Originals Bus #252 and Muse Markets. She recently was named Business Supporter of the Year by the Dare County Arts Council. Full story

Outer Banks Hospital President Sloan addresses doctor shortage  

Dare Board Chair Woodard critical of hospital board meeting By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice. Saying that “We are compassionate. And we do care,” Outer Banks Hospital (OBH) President Ronnie Sloan told the hospital board of directors at a June 24 meeting that the recent loss of primary care physicians in Manteo was part of a regional and national problem that is directly affecting Outer Banks health care. Full story

Manteo Commissioners discuss ways to ease health provider shortage

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice Spurred by the news that Outer Banks Family Medicine-Manteo would no longer serve about 2,400 patients due to a lack of medical providers, the Manteo Board of Commissioners met with a representative of the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation on June 24 to discuss ways to recruit and retain private medical practitioners. Full story

Southern Shores, joined by 5 other entities, files Amicus brief in Mid-Currituck Bridge case

On June 23, the Town of Southern Shores announced that it had filed an Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) brief in the ongoing litigation over the Mid-Currituck Bridge on June 13. Full story

Pasquotank County gets $4.5M offer for Sentara Medical site in Kitty Hawk, bidder seeks major housing development

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Pasquotank County has received a $4.5 million dollar offer from a housing developer to purchase the Kitty Hawk property it owns at 5200 N. Croatan Highway that was formerly the Sentara Medical Center. Full story