North Swan Beach development case continued to March
By Barry Ward | February 8, 2016 - 9:29pm
CURRITUCK — After a day of testimony and review of the issues involved, a 4-year-old civil case aimed at Currituck County’s efforts to halt a proposed commercial development in North Swan Beach has been extended yet another month.
Currituck hopeful clarifies remarks about Whalehead
By Barry Ward | February 6, 2016 - 9:00pm
CURRITUCK — A Currituck County commissioner candidate has clarified statements he made at last week’s candidates forum on the Board of Commissioners’ decision to take over operations at the Whalehead Club in Corolla.
Decision 2016 — Commissioner hopefuls face off
By By Barry Ward | February 3, 2016 - 10:03pm
BARCO — Two primary election candidates for Currituck commissioner on Tuesday separately criticized decisions of the current Board of Commissioners to take over operations at the county-owned Whalehead Club and move up its meeting times to 5 p.m.
Decision 2016 — Martin: Hall has not saved money
By Barry Ward | February 3, 2016 - 10:02pm
BARCO — The challenger in the Currituck register of deeds primary next month disputed Tuesday the incumbent’s claim that she has saved the county $150,000 during her three-year tenure.
Ferry center construction continues
By Barry Ward | February 1, 2016 - 9:42pm
CURRITUCK — Construction continues on the new welcome center for the Currituck-Knotts Island ferry now slated to be complete by June 1.
Currituck: Economic growth countywide priority
By Barry Ward | January 31, 2016 - 9:21pm
CURRITUCK — Economic development and job creation should be the priority in all three regions of Currituck County, commissioners agreed during their annual retreat last week.
Construction begins on final phase of Corolla sidewalk
By Barry Ward | January 25, 2016 - 9:05pm
COROLLA — Walkers, runners, bicyclers and other pedestrian traffic moving along N.C. Highway 12 will have a safer alternative here after a three-mile stretch of sidewalk is completed this spring.
County debates noise, rules for big beach homes
By Barry Ward | January 24, 2016 - 9:49pm
CURRITUCK — Currituck County is making headway defining what a large beach home is, however commissioners once again delayed action on regulating them following a lengthy discussion about noise.
Hall says open house not a campaign event
By Barry Ward | January 23, 2016 - 8:47pm
CURRITUCK — Currituck Register of Deeds Denise Hall says it’s all about showing the public how her office operates, but to her opponent in the March 15 primary, a scheduled open house at the Register of Deeds office two weeks before the election appears more like an event to promote Hall’s re-election bid.
Feature Photo: Pawing Around
January 19, 2016 - 9:45pm
Currituck: Solar farm owner must build berm
By Barry Ward | January 11, 2016 - 9:07pm
CURRITUCK — Currituck County officials are raising the prospect of revoking a solar energy project’s use permit if the owner doesn’t follow through on its promise to screen the project from public view.
NCDOT moves up bridge start
By Bob Montgomery | January 7, 2016 - 9:07pm
Northern vacationers tired of the long, congested drive to the Outer Banks won’t have to wait as long for the time-saving Mid-Currituck bridge to be built.
Road to close for airport expansion
By Barry Ward | January 7, 2016 - 9:06pm
MAPLE — Currituck County will permanently close Airport Road on Monday so that construction can begin on a $2.1 million expansion project at Currituck Regional Airport.
Currituck eyes business, housing projects in 2016
By Barry Ward | January 3, 2016 - 9:55pm
CURRITUCK — Currituck County is expected to see no shortage of business and subdivision development in 2016.
Court: OBX suit to continue
By Barry Ward | December 25, 2015 - 7:10am
CURRITUCK — Currituck County’s fight to block a proposed commercial development in the four-wheel drive area of North Swan Beach will continue following a N.C. Court of Appeals ruling.
Time deed registers spend in office varies
By Barry Ward | December 18, 2015 - 7:18pm
The amount of time a county register of deeds spends in the office doesn’t necessarily determine the level of work the official is performing, the head of the state association for county record-keepers says.
Audit: Whalehead overspent
By Barry Ward | December 14, 2015 - 10:00pm
BARCO — A new audit report confirms the Corolla-based Whalehead historic site overspent its budget by nearly a half-million dollars over the past three years.
Currituck rejects housing proposal
By Barry Ward | December 10, 2015 - 9:12pm
CURRITUCK — Currituck commissioners voted 6-1 Monday to reject a rezoning request for the second phase of Moyock Commons after several residents complained the proposed subdivision would worsen existing flooding problems.
Decision 2016: Register of deeds rematch develops
By Barry Ward | December 8, 2015 - 9:54pm
CURRITUCK — A Republican challenger has filed for Currituck register of deeds, setting up a rematch of a contest won by incumbent Denise Hall four years ago.
Currituck to host open house for new animal shelter
December 1, 2015 - 8:53pm
MAPLE — The public can get its first look inside Currituck County’s new $2.5 million animal shelter on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Enviros seek to delay bridge
By JON HAWLEY | November 28, 2015 - 7:49pm
The Southern Environmental Law Center has called for the N.C. Board of Transportation to delay building the Mid-Currituck Bridge, arguing project is costly, low-priority and raises too many environmental concerns.
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.