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Another breezy weekend on tap, chance of minor ocean overwash with higher lunar tides

June 2nd, 2023  · Weather
Another breezy weekend on tap, chance of minor ocean overwash with higher lunar tides

It looks like the Outer Banks will be dealing with another weekend of breezy conditions, that coupled with higher-than-normal lunar tides, could lead to some minor overwash and coastal flood threat for the east-facing beaches. According to the National Weather Service’s Newport/Morehead City office, northeasterly winds in combination with king tides will result in a…Read More from Another breezy weekend on tap, chance of minor ocean overwash with higher lunar tides

Currituck occupancy tax collections up nearly 10 percent in fiscal year 2023

June 2nd, 2023  · GOV  · Visitor Economy
Currituck occupancy tax collections up nearly 10 percent in fiscal year 2023

Collections of the tax charged on hotel and motel rooms and vacation rental properties in Currituck County have risen almost 10 percent in the fiscal year that ends on June 30, continuing a rising trend that dates back as far as 2009. During his presentation of the Fiscal Year 2023-24 budget for the Currituck County…Read More from Currituck occupancy tax collections up nearly 10 percent in fiscal year 2023

All the details on Dare Days this weekend in downtown Manteo

June 2nd, 2023  · Out & About
All the details on Dare Days this weekend in downtown Manteo

The annual celebration of the start of another summer season on the Outer Banks is this weekend in downtown Manteo, as Dare Days returns Saturday and Sunday with fun and activities for the entire family. Food trucks, live music, kid rides, games, along with vendors showcasing their goods along the waterfront adjacent to the marina…Read More from All the details on Dare Days this weekend in downtown Manteo

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café wins Outer Banks Softshell Week Best Dish Trophy

June 2nd, 2023  · Food & Drink
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café wins Outer Banks Softshell Week Best Dish Trophy

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau announces the winner for the inaugural Outer Banks Softshell Week: Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café who receiving 186 votes and took home the 2023 Outer Banks Softshell Week Best Dish Trophy. “Thank you to all of our 19 restaurants for jumping on board with us to create an authentic cuisine event…Read More from Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café wins Outer Banks Softshell Week Best Dish Trophy

Dr. Beach ranks Lighthouse Beach in Buxton number five in U.S.

June 2nd, 2023  · OBX Life
Dr. Beach ranks Lighthouse Beach in Buxton number five in U.S.

Lighthouse Beach, in Buxton and part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, is #5 among the 2023 Top 10 Beaches by Dr. Beach. Dr. Stephen Leatherman, professor at Florida International University, released his annual ratings of the ten best beaches in the United States on last week. The Charlotte-native has been releasing his top 10 list since…Read More from Dr. Beach ranks Lighthouse Beach in Buxton number five in U.S.

Downtown Books in Manteo hosts author signings for First Friday, Dare Days

June 2nd, 2023  · BIZ
Downtown Books in Manteo hosts author signings for First Friday, Dare Days

Downtown Books will be hosting two events the week of Dare Days, a First Friday book signing and the annual Author Palooza. The First Friday book signing will take place on June 2, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and feature Marjorie Hudson, author of Searching for Virginia Dare and her new novel Indigo Field….Read More from Downtown Books in Manteo hosts author signings for First Friday, Dare Days

Sound Strategy: Understanding the Outer Banks’ past can illuminate the present, future

June 1st, 2023  · Sound Strategy  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: Understanding the Outer Banks’ past can illuminate the present, future

Entrepreneur is a French word, meaning to build something from nothing.  Looking at photographs of our region from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s it’s clear that the greater Outer Banks has seen a remarkable boom in entrepreneurship over the past few decades.  The visionaries and barnstormers of the 80’s and 90’s were able to do…Read More from Sound Strategy: Understanding the Outer Banks’ past can illuminate the present, future

2023 hurricane season opens with tropical depression; minor coastal flooding along OBX possible this weekend

June 1st, 2023  · Weather
2023 hurricane season opens with tropical depression; minor coastal flooding along OBX possible this weekend

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season officially started on Thursday with a tropical depression forming in the northeast Gulf of Mexico, while an unrelated weather system combined with higher-than-normal tides could lead to some minor coastal flooding along the Outer Banks this weekend. Tropical Depression 2 could become Tropical Storm Arlene, but is not expected to…Read More from 2023 hurricane season opens with tropical depression; minor coastal flooding along OBX possible this weekend

Dare County occupancy receipts remain flat, meals up in March; retail sales totals reflect inflation

June 1st, 2023  · Visitor Economy
Dare County occupancy receipts remain flat, meals up in March; retail sales totals reflect inflation

Dare County’s hotel/motel/vacation rental receipts were relatively flat in March when compared to one year ago, while meals ticked upwards in 2023. And gross collections on retails sales in the first two months of the year appear to reflect inflation-driven price increases. According to the latest report from the Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau to the…Read More from Dare County occupancy receipts remain flat, meals up in March; retail sales totals reflect inflation

State insurance commissioner offers tips on prepping for hurricane season

June 1st, 2023  · Weather
State insurance commissioner offers tips on prepping for hurricane season

As today marks the official start of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is urging residents to prepare now and to arm themselves with important knowledge for if and when a storm makes landfall.   According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, experts have forecast 2023 to be an…Read More from State insurance commissioner offers tips on prepping for hurricane season