More from Currituck

  • Ocean Atlantic Rentals named top small biz

    October 8, 2015 - 9:04pm

    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 - 8:46pm

    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 - 9:56pm

    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 - 9:33pm

    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 - 9:32pm

    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 - 8:24pm

    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 - 9:00pm

    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 - 9:32pm

    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 - 9:07pm

    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 - 9:19pm

    CURRITUCK — It’s not a hotel.

  • Disaster survey: 6 of 10 are now more prepared

    By Cindy Beamon | September 26, 2015 - 9:18pm

    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 - 7:47pm

    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 - 9:59pm

    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 - 9:59pm

    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.

  • Budget will not cost Currituck sales tax

    By Cindy Beamon | September 15, 2015 - 9:36pm

    The state Legislature’s compromise spending plan headed for a final vote in the Senate today omits a plan to redistribute sales tax revenue to counties that by one estimate would have cost Currituck County $1.5 million.

  • Grant will provide accessible playground equipment

    From Staff Reports | September 12, 2015 - 8:53pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck County will receive a grant of $150,000 to install accessible playground equipment at two local parks.

  • Currituck County High on low-participation list

By Corinne Saunders | September 12, 2015 - 8:52pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck County High School is on a list of more than 90 “consistently low-participating schools” in 2014-15 released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction last week.

  • Foster families needed in Currituck to fill gap

    By Cindy Beamon | September 6, 2015 - 8:11pm

    CURRITUCK — Even a sleep-over becomes a challenge for a child in foster care.

  • Flight of the Alby: Gliders fly statue across US

    By Cindy Beamon | September 4, 2015 - 10:07pm

    MAPLE — A glider pilot was soaring above Currituck this week in hopes of finishing the last leg of a journey that began six years ago in California.

  • Currituck to begin land use plan update

    By Cindy Beamon | September 1, 2015 - 9:23pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck will be updating its blueprint for growth starting this fall to better match changing trends.

  • Pathway project to begin

    By Cindy Beamon | August 30, 2015 - 9:51pm

    COROLLA — Work is expected to begin this week to clear and prune limbs along a new path Currituck is building to make N.C. Highway 12 safer for bikers and pedestrians.

  • Animal shelter changes coming

    By Cindy Beamon | August 29, 2015 - 8:29pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck is promoting an animal control supervisor to run the county’s $2.5 million animal shelter after it is built this fall.

  • Project including bridge land is delayed again

    By Cindy Beamon | August 23, 2015 - 9:42pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck has delayed for the third time a developer’s request to build homes at the proposed Outer Banks landing point for the Mid-Currituck Bridge in hopes the state will offer to buy the land first.

  • DOT asked to examine water flow near subdivision

    By Cindy Beamon | August 20, 2015 - 8:37pm

    CURRITUCK — A ditch that spills onto north Tulls Creek Road after rain storms may get a closer look with approval this week of a new subdivision nearby.

  • Currituck Kids helps students with immediate needs

    By Corinne Saunders | August 18, 2015 - 9:00pm

    CURRITUCK — For the past seven years, Currituck students without money to buy sports uniforms, rent band equipment or even pay for school lunches have turned to Currituck Kids for help.