More from Currituck

  • 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.