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.
Peeping suspect pleads guilty
By William F. West | May 27, 2015 - 9:21pm
CURRITUCK — A former emergency medical technician accused of secretly videotaping women at both a fire station and a tanning booth is currently serving probation after pleading guilty to two felony charges last month.
Safeguards sought for Currituck solar farm
By Cindy Beamon | May 25, 2015 - 8:38pm
CURRITUCK — Just in case two approved solar farms aren’t as clean as advertised, Currituck is considering adding new safeguards to protect against pollution and blight.
Counties oppose flounder limits
By Cindy Beamon | May 20, 2015 - 9:48pm
Seafood lovers may find flounder in short supply if new limits on commercial fishing are enacted this year, local watermen are warning.
DOT to use ‘backup measures’ for OBX-bound traffic
By Cindy Beamon | May 16, 2015 - 10:27pm
CURRITUCK — New rules of the road will be enacted starting Memorial Day to help ease beach-bound traffic congestion in Dare and Currituck counties this summer.
Whalehead Trust leader seeks return of autonomy
By Cindy Beamon | May 14, 2015 - 8:53pm
CURRITUCK — The nonprofit that ran Whalehead since the early 1990s appears ready to accept its new mission to restore and display the county’s historic collection of boats.
Nelms gets roadside sign, but no electronic message board
By Cindy Beamon | May 13, 2015 - 12:29pm
GRANDY — A Currituck County restaurant owner has won approval to put up a sign advertising his business but it won’t feature the electronic message board he had requested.
Currituck hopes to find next superintendent in July
By Corinne Saunders | May 12, 2015 - 10:04pm
CURRITUCK — The Currituck Board of Education has already begun a search it hopes will lead to the hiring of the Currituck school district’s next superintendent by mid-July.
Candy Bomber Drops In: 700 attend first-ever Skyway Fest
By Cindy Beamon | May 10, 2015 - 9:30pm
MAPLE — Candy falling from the sky was not 12-year-old Vaughan Hull’s favorite part of Currituck’s first Skyway Festival Saturday as one might expect.
Construction of $2.5M animal shelter moves forward
By Cindy Beamon | May 9, 2015 - 10:09pm
CURRITUCK — Construction of a $2.5 million animal shelter is underway, but Currituck officials have not decided yet who will operate the new facility when it opens this fall.
Gun range operator denied permit in Currituck
By Cindy Beamon | May 6, 2015 - 10:00pm
CURRITUCK — A gun shop owner vowed to operate an outdoor commercial shooting range in Moyock even though the Currituck commissioners denied him a permit.
Currituck’s first Skyway Festival set for Saturday
From Staff Reports | May 4, 2015 - 9:47pm
CURRITUCK — The “Spirit of Freedom” flying Cold War museum that’s made numerous stops at Elizabeth City’s Regional Airport over the past decade will be making an appearance at this weekend’s first-ever Currituck-Outer Banks Skyway Festival in Maple.
Corolla project delayed again over bridge
By Cindy Beamon | May 2, 2015 - 9:14pm
CURRITUCK — Currituck Commissioners once again delayed a developer’s plans to build homes on the proposed Outer Banks landing point for the Mid-Currituck Bridge to give the state time to buy the land.
Billionaire’s firm owes taxes on solar farm site
By Cindy Beamon | April 29, 2015 - 10:02pm
CURRITUCK — The site of a proposed solar farm in Moyock is owned by a company connected to a West Virginia billionaire that owes Currituck County nearly $10,000 in back property taxes
on the land.