November 22, 2015
KILL DEVIL HILLS — Sam Harriss appears to be one who does her own thing and who likes being her own boss.
Harriss certainly has been unique in the Albemarle region, as evidenced by having an old camping trailer converted into a mobile bar.
Harriss, 33 and a Camden County native, has been operating Camp Cocktail, out of a 1969 Shasta she located after months of searching on the Internet.
November 15, 2015
D.G. Wilson considers himself an artist who does tattoos, not just a tattoo artist.
Wilson, 43, after more than two decades in the tattoo business in New York City, relocated to the Harbor of Hospitality approximately a year ago. Wilson owns and operates Masterpieces Artistic Tattoos and Gallery, which is in a shopping center just off West Ehringhaus Street.
A person entering Wilson’s shop immediately hears the sound of soft music playing in the background. “It’s more meditative and peaceful,” he said of the shop’s atmosphere.
November 08, 2015
CAMDEN — For nearly three decades, Camden County resident Bud Lilley has been running a home-based business that bears his name.
November 01, 2015
MOYOCK — A computer information technology expert who began his career in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region — and who later worked in IT in Colorado — is now in business for himself at Currituck County’s northern end.
“We decided that it was time to move back to this area,” Scott DeMasse said in a phone interview last week. DeMasse, 43, owns the Currituck County franchise for CMIT Solutions.
October 19, 2015
Elizabeth City’s new Zaxby’s restaurant opened on Monday, drawing a surge of hungry customers to savor chicken, fries, and, for some, a year of free food.
Zaxby’s Area Development Manager Shaun Morris said the restaurant’s opening day proved a big success — evidenced by the throngs of customers surrounding the counter and lined up in the drive-thru.
October 18, 2015
Once word circulated about the relocated Elizabeth City rue21 offering deals like coupons and gift cards, a line of shoppers formed outside the new store at Tanglewood Pavilion on Friday morning.
August 16, 2015
Orthopedic rehabilitation expert Travis Nestlerode earned his doctorate in Boston and more recently worked in the Charlotte area, but he decided he had enough of big city life and has opened his own practice in downtown Elizabeth City.
Nestlerode, 38, said he believes that, in the Harbor of Hospitality, he gets the best of both worlds: Being less than an hour from the beaches of the Outer Banks; and being able to travel back to his hometown of Shelby, in the mountain foothills of the western part of the state.