Business

Sep 20


N.C. Coastal Federation to remove abandoned vessels in Albemarle-Pamlico Sound

(North Carolina Coastal Federation) The North Carolina Coastal Federation will be removing large-scale marine debris in the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound with a grant award from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s…


OBX SPCA launches fundraiser for new shelter

(Outer Banks SPCA) Last week, the Voice reported on the progress on the new $4.5 million Dare County Animal Shelter on Roanoke Island, which is expected to be completed around…


Dare to survey local merchants on worker housing

(Dare County) In June 2018, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce asked the Dare County Commissioners to consider zoning changes, including allowing accessory dwelling units and more multi-family structures and…


One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of the Outer Banks Acquires All In One Mechanical

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Ron Seidman, Vice President of Operations for One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of the Outer Banks, announced today the acquisition of All In…


Vidant alerts public of patient data hack 

Affected individuals to receive more information (Vidant Health) Vidant Health is committed to protecting the security and privacy of our patients. Vidant was notified of a global data security incident…


As new Dare shelter progresses, SPCA ‘can’t wait’

Construction of the new Dare County Animal Shelter on Roanoke Island is underway and expected to be complete around April 1, according to county officials. Savings achieved during construction is…


WesternGeco Withdraws Survey Application

Coastal Review Online | Staff Report A Texas-based geophysical services company has withdrawn its application for permission to conduct seismic surveys for oil and natural gas of the coast of…


The Road to Recovery from Dorian

By Kip Tabb (Editor’s Note: As we mark one year since Hurricane Dorian blasted the Outer Banks, and particularly Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, the Voice is publishing this story that…


Jug Handle Bridge is nearly 50% complete, and is still expected to open in the fall of 2021

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The new Jug Handle Bridge is 46% complete and is on track to open to the public in the fall of 2021, per…


Harris Teeter Fuel Center slated for KDH

Preparation is underway at the site slated for a Harris Teeter Fuel Center on U.S. 158 in Kill Devil Hills, with construction expected to be completed before the end of…


‘I have big plans’

Tammy Nichols wants to restore Winks in Kitty Hawk The original Winks store on the corner of the Beach Road and Eckner Street in Kitty Hawk is on the comeback…


Surfrider Foundation starts solo clean-up campaign

The Outer Banks Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation saw a changing of the guard this past February, but it wasn’t long after the new leadership took over that COVID-19 altered…


Expecting an influx of visitors, Dare towns extend lifeguard service into fall

Anticipating higher-than-average beach populations this fall, five Dare County municipalities are extending their lifeguard coverage beyond Labor Day, a holiday that traditionally marks the end of summer and the removal…


State officials cite ‘stability’ in key COVID numbers

Cooper eases some restrictions, but remains cautious The data behind Governor Roy Cooper’s easing of some COVID-19 restrictions in North Carolina, shows key trends that are stabilizing or, in some…


Cooper moves NC into “Safer-at-Home” Phase 2.5 

Gyms can open at 30% capacity, bars still closed Stating that “we’re encouraged, but cautious” about stabilizing and declining trends in the state’s COVID-19 trajectory, Governor Roy Cooper announced on…


Dare sets record with June 2020 occupancy dollars

Data reflects tourism boom in a pandemic (Dare County Tourism Board) The June occupancy and meals data released by OBX Visitors Bureau Executive Director Lee Nettles in his recap of…


Dare County Tourism Board meeting recap | August 2020

Executive Director, Lee Nettles shares promotional opportunities with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau new travel 8-page polybag Travel Insert, distributed through Southern Living magazine. We’re accepting premium ad space queries…


John Harris honored with tourism award

John Harris, owner of Kitty Hawk Kites, has been honored by Visit NC, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, as a recipient of its 2020 Winners Circle…


‘It was a horrible idea’

Lidl finally abandons plans for Nags Head store About three years after Lidl spent $3.9 million to purchase the property and subsequently secured a site plan for a 36,000-square-foot grocery…


Duck to hire search firm for new manager

Beginning the process of replacing the only town manager that the town has ever had, the Duck Town Council preliminarily reviewed the four firms vying to conduct the search for…