More from Currituck

  • Mid-county span work to begin early

 JON HAWLEY | November 19, 2015 - 9:05pm

    Construction on the Mid-Currituck Bridge will start two years sooner than previously planned, Gov. Pat McCrory’s office announced Thursday.

  • Feature Photo: Gobble Gobble Run for Kids

    November 14, 2015 - 8:58pm

  • New voter ID rules outlined to Currituck Dems

    By Jon Hawley | November 11, 2015 - 8:59pm

    BARCO — The N.C. State Board of Elections has undertaken a statewide information campaign to help voters comply with photo ID requirements for next year’s elections, a state elections staffer told the Currituck County Democratic Party Tuesday night.

  • Business: Computer technology business opens in Moyock

    By William F. West | October 31, 2015 - 7:51pm

    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.

  • Doxey to replace Twiddy on Whalehead Preservation Trust

    October 25, 2015 - 9:31pm

    CURRITUCK — The Currituck commissioners agreed to replace an advisory board member of the Whalehead Preservation Trust who openly criticized the way Currituck took over operations of Whalehead last April.

  • Currituck backs ARHS effort to recover Medicaid funds

    October 22, 2015 - 9:30pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck commissioners agreed earlier this week to support Albemarle Regional Health Services’ efforts to recover more than $1 million from the state for its costs providing Medicaid services.

  • Currituck offers in-school mental health help

    By Corinne Saunders | October 15, 2015 - 9:02pm

    CURRITUCK — To ensure students receive the mental health services they need, Currituck County Schools has started offering school-based therapy at half of the district’s schools through a partnership with Integrated Family Services.

  • Bicyclist still in hospital; motorist charged

    From Staff Reports | October 14, 2015 - 4:33pm

    COROLLA — A bicyclist struck by a vehicle on the Currituck Outer Banks over the weekend remains hospitalized in Virginia.

  • Cause of house fires undetermined

    By William F. West | October 13, 2015 - 8:59pm

    CURRITUCK — The causes of three recent fires in Currituck County — including one last month that claimed the life of an elderly woman — cannot be determined, authorities have said.

  • Movement afoot to save old houses from bulldozer

    By Cindy Beamon | October 11, 2015 - 7:53pm

    CURRITUCK — Sandra Justiss said she has no doubt that if she had not purchased Buckskin Farms on Caratoke Highway near Sligo, the house dating back to the 18th Century would have been bulldozed.

  • Shortage leaves VFD in distress

    By Cindy Beamon | October 10, 2015 - 8:45pm

    CURRITUCK — The Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department is “in distress big time” over a shortage of manpower, according to a county commissioner who lives in the remote corner of Currituck County.

  • Ocean Atlantic Rentals named top small biz

    October 8, 2015 - 8:04pm

    CURRITUCK — Ocean Atlantic Rentals was named Small Business of the Year by the Currituck Chamber of Commerce this week for its “power of marketing” and support of community events.

  • Whalehead chair ready to step aside

    By Cindy Beamon | October 8, 2015 - 7:46pm

    CURRITUCK — The chairwoman of a nonprofit who openly disagreed with the way Currituck took over operations of Whalehead is unlikely to be reappointed when her term expires.

  • Water foot deep in parts of Ocean Sands

    By Cindy Beamon | October 6, 2015 - 8:56pm

    COROLLA — Rick Kinner was still waiting Tuesday for water to recede from his utility room at his home in Ocean Sands after Hurricane Joaquin dumped more rain last weekend on an already-soggy Outer Banks.

  • Whalehead tours double since spring

    By Cindy Beamon | October 5, 2015 - 8:33pm

    COROLLA — Tours at the Whalehead Club have more than doubled since Currituck County took over operations at the historic site last spring from the nonprofit that formerly ran it, county records show.

  • Currituck seeks state’s OK to pump floodwaters

    October 5, 2015 - 8:32pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck officials were seeking state permission Monday to pump water from a flooded Outer Banks subdivision following days of heavy rain.

  • Goodwin: Ferry funding needs fix

    By Cindy Beamon | October 4, 2015 - 7:24pm

    N.C. Ferry Division Director Ed Goodwin says a state law for funding the region’s aging fleet of ferry vessels is not working.

  • Doxey ends career as Currituck’s drainage guru

    By Cindy Beamon | October 3, 2015 - 8:00pm

    CURRITUCK — The man who mapped most of the ditches in Currituck County retired last week after decades of helping farmers and residents fix blockages in the low-lying, flood-prone county.

  • Autopsy: Man died from alcohol, drugs

    From Staff Reports | September 29, 2015 - 8:32pm

    A 44-year-old Currituck Outer Banks man died earlier this year after consuming a combination of alcohol and painkilling drugs, state medical officials have concluded.

  • Sheriff getting closer to shooting range

    By Cindy Beamon | September 28, 2015 - 8:07pm

    CAMDEN — The Camden Sheriff’s Department is a step closer to acquiring a new shooting range after losing the one it had.

  • County seeks input on how to regulate oversized beach homes

    By Cindy Beamon | September 26, 2015 - 8:19pm

    CURRITUCK — It’s not a hotel.

  • Disaster survey: 6 of 10 are now more prepared

    By Cindy Beamon | September 26, 2015 - 8:18pm

    Before disaster strikes, most people want to be more prepared than they are already.

  • Mixed housing units may spur mainland vacation rentals

    By Cindy Beamon | September 22, 2015 - 6:47pm

    CURRITUCK — Two plans for mixed housing in lower Currituck that may open the chance for vacationer rentals on the mainland won county approvals this month.

  • Planners reject proposal to limit events at big beach houses

    By Cindy Beamon | September 16, 2015 - 8:59pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck County is wrestling with how to regulate mega-sized beach cottages that some Corolla residents say host too many big parties and pose fire and safety hazards to users and neighboring houses.

  • More school growth in Currituck’s southern end

    By Corinne Saunders | September 16, 2015 - 8:59pm

    CURRITUCK—Contrary to information released last month, Currituck County Schools’ enrollment growth this year is not centered in Moyock, the northern end of the county.