More from Currituck

  • O’Malley goes on trial for murder

    By William F. West | April 27, 2015 - 9:18pm

    CURRITUCK — Opening arguments are set to begin today in the murder trial of a former Currituck County man charged in the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend more than 3½ years ago.

  • WEVS to open with 26 students

    By Corinne Saunders | April 26, 2015 - 9:13pm

    COROLLA — Adding nearly a dozen new students may not be a big deal for most schools, but it is for Water’s Edge Village School, a K-6 charter school in Corolla.

  • Va. motorcyclist killed in Currituck

    By William F. West | April 23, 2015 - 6:49pm

    CURRITUCK — A Virginia man was killed in Currituck County Wednesday evening after his motorcycle collided with a delivery truck on U.S. Highway 158, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.

  • Currituck schools chief to retire

    By Corinne Saunders | April 20, 2015 - 9:50pm

    CURRITUCK — Allison Osmon, Currituck County Schools superintendent since 2011, will be retiring from the school district early next year, the district announced Monday.

  • Currituck garden show abuzz with colorful ideas

    By Corinne Saunders | April 19, 2015 - 8:47pm

    A Camden couple attending the 2015 Currituck Home, Flower and Garden Show on Saturday said they’d leave the event with not only new plants, but also having gained knowledge.“We have carpenter bees destroying our shed,” said Sue Vanderlaan of Old Trap.

  • Currituck may swap marshland for beach

    By Cindy Beamon | April 17, 2015 - 9:46pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck is reconsidering a land swap with an Outer Banks

  • Diggin Agriculture: 3rd-graders taught ‘ag literacy’

    By Corinne Saunders | April 16, 2015 - 10:31pm

    POWELLS POINT — A typical school day for third-graders in the Currituck County Schools usually involves sitting in a classroom and learning about science, math and other subjects.

  • Reasons for Trust chair’s removal cited

    By Cindy Beamon | April 16, 2015 - 10:29pm

    CURRITUCK — The Currituck Board of Commissioners this week removed the chairwoman of the Whalehead Preservation Trust for two reasons, a newly released county document indicates.

  • 120-megawatt solar farm proposed in Currituck

    By Cindy Beamon | April 15, 2015 - 10:22pm

    CURRITUCK — A solar energy company is proposing to build a 120-megawatt solar farm in Moyock that could be among the region’s largest renewable energy projects to date.

  • Currituck ousts Whalehead chairwoman

    By Cindy Beamon | April 13, 2015 - 9:59pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck commissioners on Monday removed the chairwoman of the Whalehead Preservation Trust board, a week after ordering the county to take over operations at Whalehead and Historic 
Corolla Park.

  • Drone goes where the smoke is

    By Cindy Beamon | April 12, 2015 - 10:02pm

    CAROVA — Smoke means fire, but tracking the blaze isn’t easy on Currituck’s remote northern beaches. Rutted sand roads, slippery marsh, big stretches of roadless terrain — all can slow down firefighters scouting a black smudge in the sky.

  • Currituck OKs new beach signs

By Cindy Beamon | April 8, 2015 - 9:15pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck will be putting up almost 180 signs this summer to better direct vacationers to beaches, shopping centers, restaurants and Historic Corolla.

  • Currituck to take over Whalehead: Commissioners end contract with Preservation Trust Trust

    By Cindy Beamon | April 7, 2015 - 9:49pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck County will take over operations of Whalehead and Historic Corolla Park, abruptly ending the county’s contract with the nonprofit that has operated the historic site and tourist venue since the early 1990s.

  • Whalehead Club — Member: Trust feels ‘blindsided’

    By Cindy Beamon | April 7, 2015 - 9:49pm

    CURRITUCK — The Currituck Board of Commissioners’ decision to have the county take over operations at Whalehead took some trustees on the nonprofit’s board by surprise even though many said they knew change was coming.

  • Whalehead unveils $1.8M budget plan

    By Cindy Beamon | April 5, 2015 - 9:09pm

    COROLLA — Whalehead’s proposed $1.8 million budget for 2016 holds spending nearly level after emergency cuts in 2014 to offset unexpected revenue losses and rising payroll.

  • Jones: Religious objection laws OK

    By Cindy Beamon | April 2, 2015 - 9:17pm

    BARCO — U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones believes legislatures should have the right to determine if the majority of people in their states want to enact laws that exempt businesses from offering services when doing so goes against their religious beliefs.

  • McCrory: No to shift in sales tax distribution

    By Cindy Beamon | April 2, 2015 - 11:46am

    COINJOCK — Gov. Pat McCrory told community leaders from five counties Wednesday that he will not support a Senate proposal to redistribute sales tax revenue — a change that would hurt Currituck, Dare and Pasquotank but bring more income to Perquimans, Camden and Chowan counties.

  • Economy focus of McCrory’s 2 meetings in Currituck

    By Cindy Beamon | April 2, 2015 - 11:44am

    COINJOCK — Gov. Pat McCrory held separate meetings with area county officials and business leaders in Currituck County on Wednesday but economic issues dominated both sessions.

  • Area man appeals DWI plea agreement

    By William F. West | March 21, 2015 - 9:00pm

    CURRITUCK — A case of a Shawboro man whom a Currituck County sheriff’s deputy arrested on Caratoke Highway for driving three times the legal limit for intoxication last autumn is now in the hands of the Superior Court.

  • Currituck tightens sweepstakes regs

    By Cindy Beamon | March 15, 2015 - 9:57pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck has shut the door tighter on the chance that Internet sweepstakes businesses that popped up in the county a few years ago may re-emerge.

  • Currituck schools warn of funding shortage

    By Cindy Beamon | March 12, 2015 - 9:01pm

    CURRITUCK — Budget challenges next year will force Currituck schools to draw deeply into the district’s dwindling savings, Board of Education members told county commissioners this week.

  • Board member: No math textbooks does not add up

    By Cindy Beamon | March 12, 2015 - 9:00pm

    CURRITUCK — Having no textbooks for math students is a “mini crisis” for Currituck schools, a county commissioner said this week.

  • Palmiter, Owens win Lego contest

    March 9, 2015 - 6:19pm

    CURRITUCK — Matthew Palmiter and Dayne Owens were the two first-place winners of the Lego contest during the Currituck Business Expo, Home Show and Jobs Fair on Saturday.

  • 3 times no charm in boat basin dredge attempt

    By Cindy Beamon | March 8, 2015 - 9:51pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck’s repeated plea for federal permission to dredge a boat basin at Whalehead is making no headway with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Biz expo kicks off year of growth hopes

    By JON HAWLEY | March 7, 2015 - 9:47pm

    CURRITUCK — The bustling Currituck Business Expo was a sign of a good year to come, business owners and county officials predicted Saturday.