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Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

February 4th, 2023  · Commentary  · GOV  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

There is, fortunately, only one book required to become a master at both strategy and conflict. The History of the Peloponnesian War is simply the sum of all human knowledge as it regards alliance, outcome, and shared intent in the complexity of modern human experience.  The good news for more current strategic practitioners is that…Read More from Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group rebrands as Outer Banks Health

February 1st, 2023  · News  · Top Stories
The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group rebrands as Outer Banks Health

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group announced Wednesday that it will be united under the new brand name of Outer Banks Health, “reflecting over two decades of purposeful growth and innovation”. “It is our honor and privilege to strive to meet the health needs of Dare County residents and visitors,” Outer Banks Health President…Read More from The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group rebrands as Outer Banks Health

PODCAST: Community Care Clinic of Dare County

January 31st, 2023  · Multimedia  · OBX Life  · Top Stories
PODCAST: Community Care Clinic of Dare County

Healthcare on the Outer Banks has long been one of the biggest challenges of living here, with those challenges becoming even more magnified over the past year. And while more providers have been stepping in to fill some of the gaps, one constant for more than a decade has been the services provided by the…Read More from PODCAST: Community Care Clinic of Dare County

State reaches settlement on rental property insurance rate increase

January 31st, 2023  · Real Estate  · Top Stories
State reaches settlement on rental property insurance rate increase

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced a settlement has been reached with insurance companies that will allow rates to increase an average statewide of 9.9 percent for rental properties starting in June. Last August, the North Carolina Rate Bureau requested a statewide average 42.6 percent rate hike for dwelling polices spread over two years….Read More from State reaches settlement on rental property insurance rate increase

Visit Elizabeth City director Corrina Ruffieux leaving for similar job in Haywood County

January 31st, 2023  · Top Stories  · Visitor Economy
Visit Elizabeth City director Corrina Ruffieux leaving for similar job in Haywood County

Corrina Ruffieux has been hired as the executive director of the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority in the North Carolina mountains following a national search. She has served in destination executive leadership positions for the last 10 years, most recently as the Executive Director of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Tourism Development Authority. Prior to Visit…Read More from Visit Elizabeth City director Corrina Ruffieux leaving for similar job in Haywood County

Cape Hatteras National Seashore welcomed more than 2.86 million visitors in 2022

January 30th, 2023  · Top Stories  · Visitor Economy
Cape Hatteras National Seashore welcomed more than 2.86 million visitors in 2022

While 2021 was a record-breaking year for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 2022 was a popular year on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands as well, with one of the highest numbers of visitors in recent history. Per statistics from the National Park Service, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) received a total of 2,862,844 visitors in…Read More from Cape Hatteras National Seashore welcomed more than 2.86 million visitors in 2022

Essential housing, I-87, economic tier restructuring among top local priorities for 2023 General Assembly session

January 29th, 2023  · GOV  · Top Stories
Essential housing, I-87, economic tier restructuring among top local priorities for 2023 General Assembly session

Northeastern North Carolina’s delegation at the N.C. General Assembly met with leaders of four counties to discuss priorities for this legislative session at a forum on January 18 hosted by the Currituck Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Twiddy and Company. The forum came one week before work began in earnest in the 2023-24 legislative…Read More from Essential housing, I-87, economic tier restructuring among top local priorities for 2023 General Assembly session

Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

January 27th, 2023  · Commentary  · GOV  · Real Estate  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

As we think about growing our commercial foundation (and subsequent tax base) as a region, we tend to think about the ingredients that, when combined, make growth an inevitable outcome. Whether it’s at the government level, the nonprofit sector, or the private world, one ingredient is standing out more clearly than perhaps any time in…Read More from Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

Manteo planning board to hold special meeting Tuesday on proposed new medical clinic

January 27th, 2023  · GOV  · Top Stories
Manteo planning board to hold special meeting Tuesday on proposed new medical clinic

A special meeting of the Town of Manteo’s Planning and Zoning Board has been scheduled for Tuesday to hear a request for a change of use of a property downtown for conversion to a medical clinic. The same group that operates clinics in Englehard and Ocracoke is seeking federal approval for a third clinic that…Read More from Manteo planning board to hold special meeting Tuesday on proposed new medical clinic

Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan

January 25th, 2023  · OBX Life  · Top Stories  · Visitor Economy
Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan

More than 100 residents of the Outer Banks turned out for a pair of forums hosted by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau as part of the development of a long range plan for the region’s visitor economy. Statistics show tourism spending in Dare County topped $1.83 billion in 2021, the fourth highest in North Carolina,…Read More from Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan

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Commentary GOV Top Stories February 4th, 2023

Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

There is, fortunately, only one book required to become a master at both strategy and conflict. The History of the Peloponnesian War is simply the sum of all human knowledge as it regards alliance, outcome, and shared intent in the complexity of modern human experience.  The good news for more current strategic practitioners is that…Read More from Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

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News Top Stories February 1st, 2023

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group rebrands as Outer Banks Health

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group announced Wednesday that it will be united under the new brand name of Outer Banks Health, “reflecting over two decades of purposeful growth and innovation”. “It is our honor and privilege to strive to meet the health needs of Dare County residents and visitors,” Outer Banks Health President…Read More from The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group rebrands as Outer Banks Health

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Real Estate Top Stories January 31st, 2023

State reaches settlement on rental property insurance rate increase

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced a settlement has been reached with insurance companies that will allow rates to increase an average statewide of 9.9 percent for rental properties starting in June. Last August, the North Carolina Rate Bureau requested a statewide average 42.6 percent rate hike for dwelling polices spread over two years….Read More from State reaches settlement on rental property insurance rate increase

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Top Stories Visitor Economy January 31st, 2023

Visit Elizabeth City director Corrina Ruffieux leaving for similar job in Haywood County

Corrina Ruffieux has been hired as the executive director of the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority in the North Carolina mountains following a national search. She has served in destination executive leadership positions for the last 10 years, most recently as the Executive Director of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Tourism Development Authority. Prior to Visit…Read More from Visit Elizabeth City director Corrina Ruffieux leaving for similar job in Haywood County

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Top Stories Visitor Economy January 30th, 2023

Cape Hatteras National Seashore welcomed more than 2.86 million visitors in 2022

While 2021 was a record-breaking year for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 2022 was a popular year on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands as well, with one of the highest numbers of visitors in recent history. Per statistics from the National Park Service, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) received a total of 2,862,844 visitors in…Read More from Cape Hatteras National Seashore welcomed more than 2.86 million visitors in 2022

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GOV Top Stories January 29th, 2023

Essential housing, I-87, economic tier restructuring among top local priorities for 2023 General Assembly session

Northeastern North Carolina’s delegation at the N.C. General Assembly met with leaders of four counties to discuss priorities for this legislative session at a forum on January 18 hosted by the Currituck Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Twiddy and Company. The forum came one week before work began in earnest in the 2023-24 legislative…Read More from Essential housing, I-87, economic tier restructuring among top local priorities for 2023 General Assembly session

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Commentary GOV Real Estate Top Stories January 27th, 2023

Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

As we think about growing our commercial foundation (and subsequent tax base) as a region, we tend to think about the ingredients that, when combined, make growth an inevitable outcome. Whether it’s at the government level, the nonprofit sector, or the private world, one ingredient is standing out more clearly than perhaps any time in…Read More from Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

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GOV Top Stories January 27th, 2023

Manteo planning board to hold special meeting Tuesday on proposed new medical clinic

A special meeting of the Town of Manteo’s Planning and Zoning Board has been scheduled for Tuesday to hear a request for a change of use of a property downtown for conversion to a medical clinic. The same group that operates clinics in Englehard and Ocracoke is seeking federal approval for a third clinic that…Read More from Manteo planning board to hold special meeting Tuesday on proposed new medical clinic

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OBX Life Top Stories Visitor Economy January 25th, 2023

Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan

More than 100 residents of the Outer Banks turned out for a pair of forums hosted by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau as part of the development of a long range plan for the region’s visitor economy. Statistics show tourism spending in Dare County topped $1.83 billion in 2021, the fourth highest in North Carolina,…Read More from Over 100 Outer Banks residents participate in pair of town halls on long range visitor economy management plan