September’s business comings and goings on the Outer Banks and in northeast N.C.

September’s business comings and goings on the Outer Banks and in northeast N.C.

September 21st, 2022

Editor’s note: As part of our commitment to “Covering The Business News of the Greater Outer Banks”, WOBX will be updating this story on a regular basis with information on businesses that are getting rolling, those that are unfortunately having to call it quits, updates on staff, manager and owner changes, and other similar information. Feel free to submit announcements and tips, and make sure to include photos, to

September 21, 2022
Construction begins on car wash in Kill Devil Hills

[courtesy Caliber Car Wash]

Work is beginning at the corner of U.S. 158 and 8th Street adjacent to the Kill Devil Hills/Nags Head town line on the first Caliber Car Wash in northeastern North Carolina.

After being approved by the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners in March, a construction permit was granted in August for the 2,927 square foot drive-thru car wash, with 26 parking spaces and associated site modifications.

Caliber Car Wash site plan. [courtesy Town of Kill Devil Hills]

Plans indicate an on-site water reclamation system will be used, while Caliber has reached an agreement with the privately-owned and operated wastewater treatment plant serving that part of Kill Devil Hills to treat up to 4,000 gallons of wastewater a day.

The lone entrance and exit to the car wash will be connected to Eighth Street.

The company, which has locations in central and southeastern North Carolina, as well as South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama, has already announced their first Caibler Car Wash on the Outer Banks is coming soon.

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With a variety of single washes and Limitless wash packages, Kill Devil Hills will offer options perfect for your vehicle. Customers can also take advantage of boom stations pre-stocked with detailing freebies, including air fresheners, towels, cleaners, vacuums, detailing air, and more. The best part is that all these tools are included for free with every wash!

For next-level shine, our Caliber Ceramic Coating is also included at no upcharge with every top Caliber wash.

The company is offering a free car wash coupon for those who sign up for updates on the location’s opening information.

September 12, 2022
Corolla institution is no more; Work rolling on new Blue Moon, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center; New Starbucks opens

After four decades as the “Last stop before 4×4 beaches”, Winks in Corolla closed its doors after Labor Day weekend.

While several scenarios have been posted on social media, nothing about the future of the space in Corolla village has been officially confirmed by the owners of the property.

[Sam Walker photo]
Work is progressing on construction of a new location for Blue Moon Beach Grill in Nags Head at the corner of South Croatan Highway and Dove Street that is scheduled to open in 2023. Blue Moon continues serving their popular fare at Surfside Plaza nearby.

Work on the new dock house at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center has slowed recently, with framing of the new building expected to get underway soon. A new parking area has been completed on the east side of the marina.

[Sam Walker photo]

The Outer Banks’ newest Starbucks opened along U.S. 158 in Kill Devil Hills just ahead of Labor Day weekend.

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