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  • Superintendent switch coming sooner in Currituck

    By Corinne Saunders | July 25, 2015 - 7:13pm

    CURRITUCK — The new Currituck County Schools superintendent will be starting work two months earlier than planned, he says.

  • Ukrainian couple: Conflict divisive

    By Corinne Saunders | July 23, 2015 - 9:14pm

    POWELLS POINT — Ukrainians never predicted a “conflict like this,” where “many people die for nothing,” a couple visiting Currituck County said of the ongoing armed unrest between government troops and separatists in their native country.

  • Storm Stoppers: Currituck bites on new shutter idea

    By Cindy Beamon | July 21, 2015 - 9:33pm

    CURRITUCK — When Orlando, Florida inventor John D. Smith pitched his corrugated plastic shutters to the cast of “Shark Tank” last November, he didn’t get any bites.

  • Duke buys 20-megawatt solar farm in Shawboro

    From Staff Reports | July 21, 2015 - 12:01pm

    CURRITUCK — Duke Energy Renewables announced Tuesday it has acquired a 20-megawatt solar power project in Shawboro that will be the company’s second solar farm in Currituck County.

  • Ex-‘Monster’ truck crew chief opens biz

    By Cindy Beamon | July 19, 2015 - 9:20pm

    POPLAR BRANCH — Katie Andrescavage-Healy of Currituck was the first and only woman to lead a Monster Jam truck repair crew before making a life change this year.

  • Currituck considering mainland fireworks show

    By Cindy Beamon | July 18, 2015 - 9:31pm

    CURRITUCK — Fireworks are a July 4th tradition on the Outer Banks, but Currituck is considering a mainland show for next year.

  • Major shift on Knotts Island? Fire agency eyes county operation

    By Cindy Beamon | July 16, 2015 - 8:56pm

    KNOTTS ISLAND — The Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department is exploring the possibility of becoming the first fire agency in Currituck to become county-operated.

  • Dare man arrested on heroin charges

    By William F. West | July 16, 2015 - 7:19pm

    CURRITUCK — A 22-year-old Dare County man with a prior arrest record is being held at the Currituck County Detention Center on two counts of heroin trafficking, after being found with more than 60 capsules of the illegal drug on board his vehicle.

  • School belongs to Currituck board

    By Corinne Saunders | July 14, 2015 - 8:58pm

    CURRITUCK — Shawboro Elementary School is now officially the property of the Currituck County Schools.

  • Store owner’s tip leads to counterfeit suspects' arrests

    Cindy Beamon and William F. West | July 14, 2015 - 8:55pm

    MOYOCK — As a police officer in Virginia Beach for 15 years, Rose Thompson learned how to quickly spot when a situation just didn't seem right.

  • Biz to get more notice on inspections

    By Cindy Beamon | July 12, 2015 - 9:59pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck inspectors are aiming to give restaurants, churches, and offices more notice before checking their buildings for fire safety.

  • Traffic relief on the way for Moyock residents

    By Cindy Beamon | July 11, 2015 - 8:56pm

    CURRITUCK — Residents in Moyock may have a back way to dodge summer beach-bound traffic on Caratoke Highway if a plan to connect neighborhoods goes as planned.

  • Currituck eyes site for shooting range

    By Cindy Beamon | July 5, 2015 - 10:03pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck County is checking into the possibility of using state-owned grounds to operate a public outdoor shooting range.

  • Tourism biz report few cancellations after attacks

    By Cindy Beamon | July 2, 2015 - 9:10pm

    COROLLA — Vacationers to the Currituck Outer Banks may be more cautious than usual following a rash of shark attacks on other state beaches.

  • Bill aids policy holders

    By Cindy Beamon | July 2, 2015 - 9:09pm

    CURRITUCK — A state Senate bill may make it easier for homeowners to figure out if they are paying more than the state’s limit for insurance.

  • Just Peachy: 4,500 expected for two-day festival

    By Jon Hawley | June 27, 2015 - 9:40pm

    KNOTTS ISLAND — Here’s a recipe for a good time: Live music, kids’ rides, sizzling barbecue, and a few thousand peaches.

  • Fire agency collaboration new board’s first goal

    By Cindy Beamon | June 26, 2015 - 8:49pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck has formed a new Fire-Emergency Medical Services advisory board as a start toward making some changes recommended in an exhaustive study of services released last year.

  • Va., Currituck partner for ‘Green Sea’

    By Cindy Beamon | June 23, 2015 - 8:36pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck County has agreed to partner with the cities of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake in Virginia in trying to promote and expand eco-tourism along waterways the three share.

  • Face fears head-on, Currituck graduates told

    By Cindy Beamon | June 12, 2015 - 10:08pm

    BARCO — Graduating from high school is not so different from retiring.

  • Tine amendment threatens 'bonus allocation’ for bridge

    By Cindy Beamon | June 10, 2015 - 9:31pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck could lose a $100 million “bonus allocation” for widening a major thoroughfare through the county if one surprise addition to the state House budget is not removed from the state’s final spending plan.

  • Waterway plan would create coastal trail

    By Cindy Beamon | June 4, 2015 - 8:37pm

    The city of Virginia Beach is seeking to partner with Currituck and Chesapeake, Va., in creating what one promoter described as an Appalachian Trail for kayakers and canoeists.

  • Currituck adds more billboards

    By Cindy Beamon | June 1, 2015 - 10:11pm

    CURRITUCK — Beach-bound motorists this summer will pass more billboards than before pointing them to Currituck attractions.

  • Whalehead trims tour, wedding prices

    By Cindy Beamon | June 1, 2015 - 10:01pm

    COROLLA — Whalehead is cutting the price of tours and wedding rentals in hopes of drawing more people to the county-owned tourist attraction.

  • Survey: Leader needs people skills

    By Corinne Saunders | May 31, 2015 - 10:01pm

    CURRITUCK — The next superintendent of Currituck County Schools should have strong people skills, support high academic standards and be committed to all employees meeting high standards.

  • Panel fast-tracks plan to limit flounder catches

    By Cindy Beamon | May 30, 2015 - 5:49pm

    A state panel is fast-tracking possible limits on flounder catches despite protests from local fishermen who argue the popular seafood menu choice is not being over-fished.