More from Currituck

  • Ex-airport manager questions hiring

    By Cindy Beamon | September 1, 2014 - 9:25pm

    CURRITUCK — A former airport manager for Currituck claims he was forced out of his job after county officials cut his hours to part-time.

  • Smooth transition for elections office

    By Cindy Beamon | August 31, 2014 - 9:32pm

    CURRITUCK — Rachel Raper was on maternity leave last May, but that didn’t keep Currituck’s now-new Board of Elections director away from the polls.

  • DOT eyes OBX traffic gridlock

    By Cindy Beamon | August 31, 2014 - 9:32pm

    The state Department of Transportation is checking to see if summer traffic to the Outer Banks is getting worse.

  • Currituck might recruit firefighters

    By Cindy Beamon | August 30, 2014 - 9:18pm

    CURRITUCK — Changes may be ahead for Currituck’s volunteer fire departments after an exhaustive report on services was presented this summer.

  • Daily homeroom returns to Currituck High

    By Cindy Beamon | August 25, 2014 - 10:10pm

    CURRITUCK — Classes and teachers are always changing in high school. Opening day at Currituck High School Monday was no different.

  • Visitor spending up across region

    By Cindy Beamon | August 24, 2014 - 9:08pm

    Visitor spending is up in the Albemarle and injecting more dollars into the local economy, based on newly released state figures.

  • Currituck cracks down on pushy peddlers

    By Cindy Beamon | August 24, 2014 - 9:08pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck appears ready to give itself more time to check into the backgrounds of salesmen before granting them a permit to go door to door.

  • New OBX sewer plant on way

    By Cindy Beamon | August 24, 2014 - 9:08pm

    COROLLA — One of the largest subdivisions on the Outer Banks has taken steps to replace its wastewater treatment plant after multiple state violations dating back to 2008.

  • Business: Currituck schools team up with businesses

    By William F. West | August 23, 2014 - 10:15pm

    BARCO — The hallways of Currituck County Middle School were not filled with students recently, but rather with businesses and organizations seeking to get to know the school district’s employees.

  • Currituck continues laptop initiative

    By Corinne Saunders | August 20, 2014 - 8:00pm

    Editor’s note: Our series on the start of school next week continues today with a look at the Currituck County Schools.

  • New Currituck airport manager begins job over objection

    By Cindy Beamon | August 9, 2014 - 10:08pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck’s new airport manager starts work Monday despite one county commissioner’s attempt to restart the hiring process.

  • Tourism director ‘bullied’ to retire

    By Cindy Beamon | August 8, 2014 - 8:54pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck’s longtime tourism director who stepped down Aug. 1 claims she was “bullied” by the county manager and “practically forced to retire.

  • Biz moving forward with Moyock relocation

    By Cindy Beamon | August 6, 2014 - 10:17pm

    MOYOCK — A Chesapeake, Va., business that won a $120,000 state grant for relocating to Currituck County is moving forward with its plans, purchasing two commercial properties on Caratoke Highway valued at $1.3 million.

  • Just like traffic, bridge is stuck

    By Cindy Beamon | August 4, 2014 - 8:52pm

    CURRITUCK — The Mid-Currituck Bridge is like a beach-bound vacationer stuck in traffic for hours.

  • Traffic woes threaten OBX tourism

    By Cindy Beamon | August 2, 2014 - 8:54pm

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about Currituck County’s worsening traffic situation.

  • 2 weeks later, Currituck officials release fire info

    By William F. West | July 31, 2014 - 8:59pm

    CURRITUCK — More than two weeks after a fire all but destroyed a mobile home in the Wedgewood Lakes area of Currituck County, details about the blaze are only now starting to trickle out from county and fire officials.

  • Fire at rest stop probed as arson

    From Staff Reports | July 23, 2014 - 9:52pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck and state authorities are investigating a suspected arson involving a fire Sunday night at the visitor rest stop on U.S. Highway 158 between Coinjock and Grandy.

  • Shelter donation continues tiff

    By Cindy Beamon | July 22, 2014 - 9:46pm

    CURRITUCK — A $500 donation briefly offered but not accepted this week by the Currituck Animal Shelter’s new operator was either a peace offering or a political stunt with strings attached, depending on whom one asks.

  • Decision 2014: Beaumont tapped for Currituck vacancy

    From Staff Reports | July 21, 2014 - 9:44pm

    CURRITUCK — As expected, Currituck’s six Republican county commissioners appointed fellow Republican Paul Beaumont on Monday to serve until a successor is elected this fall to replace Kevin McCord, who resigned from the board last month.

  • Currituck OBX lifeguards to get new leader

    By Cindy Beamon | July 19, 2014 - 6:29pm

    COROLLA — Lifeguards on Currituck’s Outer Banks will have a new leader starting next month.

  • GOP backs Beaumont for vacant board seat

    By Cindy Beamon | July 18, 2014 - 8:30pm

    CURRITUCK — After getting a nod from the Currituck GOP, Paul Beaumont filed this week to run in November’s election for the commissioner’s seat recently vacated by Kevin McCord.

  • Currituck names new tourism chief

    July 14, 2014 - 1:09pm

    CURRITUCK — A Currituck resident and business owner has been named new director of the county’s Travel and Tourism Department.

  • Lost income puts Whalehead in red

    By Cindy Beamon | July 9, 2014 - 9:25pm

    COROLLA — Weddings are usually a big moneymaker at Historic Whalehead in Corolla, but a change in wedding planners last year apparently reversed those results.

  • Currituck Community Park work proceeds

    By Cindy Beamon | July 7, 2014 - 9:21pm

    BARCO — Buses and cars dropping off students at Central Elementary School are likely to be following a new traffic pattern when school reopens in late-summer.

  • Ex-gas station site fuels bullying claims

    By Cindy Beamon | July 6, 2014 - 9:51pm

    CURRITUCK — What does an old gas station in Shawboro have to do with a recent lawsuit in Currituck County?