More from Currituck

  • Currituck continues laptop initiative

    By Corinne Saunders | August 20, 2014 - 8:00pm

    Editor’s note: Our series on the start of school next week continues today with a look at the Currituck County Schools.

  • New Currituck airport manager begins job over objection

    By Cindy Beamon | August 9, 2014 - 10:08pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck’s new airport manager starts work Monday despite one county commissioner’s attempt to restart the hiring process.

  • Tourism director ‘bullied’ to retire

    By Cindy Beamon | August 8, 2014 - 8:54pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck’s longtime tourism director who stepped down Aug. 1 claims she was “bullied” by the county manager and “practically forced to retire.

  • Biz moving forward with Moyock relocation

    By Cindy Beamon | August 6, 2014 - 10:17pm

    MOYOCK — A Chesapeake, Va., business that won a $120,000 state grant for relocating to Currituck County is moving forward with its plans, purchasing two commercial properties on Caratoke Highway valued at $1.3 million.

  • Just like traffic, bridge is stuck

    By Cindy Beamon | August 4, 2014 - 8:52pm

    CURRITUCK — The Mid-Currituck Bridge is like a beach-bound vacationer stuck in traffic for hours.

  • Traffic woes threaten OBX tourism

    By Cindy Beamon | August 2, 2014 - 8:54pm

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about Currituck County’s worsening traffic situation.

  • 2 weeks later, Currituck officials release fire info

    By William F. West | July 31, 2014 - 8:59pm

    CURRITUCK — More than two weeks after a fire all but destroyed a mobile home in the Wedgewood Lakes area of Currituck County, details about the blaze are only now starting to trickle out from county and fire officials.

  • Fire at rest stop probed as arson

    From Staff Reports | July 23, 2014 - 9:52pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck and state authorities are investigating a suspected arson involving a fire Sunday night at the visitor rest stop on U.S. Highway 158 between Coinjock and Grandy.

  • Shelter donation continues tiff

    By Cindy Beamon | July 22, 2014 - 9:46pm

    CURRITUCK — A $500 donation briefly offered but not accepted this week by the Currituck Animal Shelter’s new operator was either a peace offering or a political stunt with strings attached, depending on whom one asks.

  • Decision 2014: Beaumont tapped for Currituck vacancy

    From Staff Reports | July 21, 2014 - 9:44pm

    CURRITUCK — As expected, Currituck’s six Republican county commissioners appointed fellow Republican Paul Beaumont on Monday to serve until a successor is elected this fall to replace Kevin McCord, who resigned from the board last month.

  • Currituck OBX lifeguards to get new leader

    By Cindy Beamon | July 19, 2014 - 6:29pm

    COROLLA — Lifeguards on Currituck’s Outer Banks will have a new leader starting next month.

  • GOP backs Beaumont for vacant board seat

    By Cindy Beamon | July 18, 2014 - 8:30pm

    CURRITUCK — After getting a nod from the Currituck GOP, Paul Beaumont filed this week to run in November’s election for the commissioner’s seat recently vacated by Kevin McCord.

  • Currituck names new tourism chief

    July 14, 2014 - 1:09pm

    CURRITUCK — A Currituck resident and business owner has been named new director of the county’s Travel and Tourism Department.

  • Lost income puts Whalehead in red

    By Cindy Beamon | July 9, 2014 - 9:25pm

    COROLLA — Weddings are usually a big moneymaker at Historic Whalehead in Corolla, but a change in wedding planners last year apparently reversed those results.

  • Currituck Community Park work proceeds

    By Cindy Beamon | July 7, 2014 - 9:21pm

    BARCO — Buses and cars dropping off students at Central Elementary School are likely to be following a new traffic pattern when school reopens in late-summer.

  • Ex-gas station site fuels bullying claims

    By Cindy Beamon | July 6, 2014 - 9:51pm

    CURRITUCK — What does an old gas station in Shawboro have to do with a recent lawsuit in Currituck County?

  • Ruling boosts off-road growth

    By Cindy Beamon | July 2, 2014 - 8:18pm

    CURRITUCK – A challenge to Currituck’s ban on commercial growth in the off-road beaches appears to be headed for another round in court.

  • State highway plan omits highways 158-168

    By Cindy Beamon | June 29, 2014 - 9:51pm

    CURRITUCK — The highway through Currituck to the Outer Banks may be crossed off the state’s list of key corridors in North Carolina.

  • 'Lockdown’: Drill targets shooting response

    By Cindy Beamon | June 28, 2014 - 8:54pm

    MAPLE — The scenario would have been a nightmare — had it been real.

  • McCord leaving board in Currituck

    By Cindy Beamon | June 24, 2014 - 9:00pm

    CURRITUCK — A Currituck County commissioner will be stepping down from both his elective office and his job as a sheriff’s deputy after accepting a position as a court magistrate.

  • Owners of attacked cat ask for dog leash law

    By Cindy Beamon | June 20, 2014 - 9:07pm

    CAMDEN — A Camden couple is asking the county to adopt a leash law after their pet cat was killed by a pack of dogs in their neighborhood.

  • Making the most of the Big Knight: 234 earn diplomas at Currituck

    By Cindy Beamon | June 13, 2014 - 9:43pm

    BARCO — David Boswood was one of Currituck High School’s 234 graduating seniors Friday who learned early that things don’t always turn out as planned.

  • Water hookup proposal concerns farm owners

    By Cindy Beamon | June 11, 2014 - 8:06pm

    CURRITUCK — Some farm owners in northwest Currituck fear their property values will drop if the county adopts a new policy requiring all new subdivisions connect to county water.

  • Grievance filed against EMS director

    By Cindy Beamon | June 9, 2014 - 6:54pm

    CURRITUCK — A formal grievance was filed Monday against Emergency Medical Services Chief Robert Glover, just days after a county probe began into employee complaints about bullying within EMS.

  • Currituck's BOE director retiring from job, not lawsuit

    By Cindy Beamon | June 8, 2014 - 9:25pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck’s Board of Elections Director Mary Etheridge will stop counting ballots when she retires in August but has no intention to end her battle with the county over a 2012 rezoning decision.