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Top Stories Visitor Economy September 25th, 2022

TheEveryMom names Outer Banks one of 10 best multigenerational family travel destinations on Earth

The Outer Banks is featured in the roundup on TheEveryMom.com “10 Amazing Destinations for Multigenerational Family Travel.” The article noted, in part, “Think boat trips with biologists searching for wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, cruises through saltwater estuaries, long days playing in the ocean, and off-road tours through the Wild Horse Conservation Easement.” It also highlighted…Read More from TheEveryMom names Outer Banks one of 10 best multigenerational family travel destinations on Earth

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VIDEO: This Week on the Outer Banks – Big fall events, TRiO Restaurant & Market

Each week, Twiddy & Co. Brand Ambassador Edward Ponton highlights a local business or group that we love as well as what else is happening “This Week on the Outer Banks”. In this week’s edition, what better way to usher in autumn than with a chilled glass of brew from TRiO Restaurant & Market plus…Read More from VIDEO: This Week on the Outer Banks – Big fall events, TRiO Restaurant & Market

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VIDEO: Monthly occupancy tax collections in Dare County topped $200 million for first time in July

For the first time ever, Dare County occupancy tax collection in a single month crossed the $200 million mark. But the record figures reflect increased prices for hotel/motel rooms and vacation rentals, rather then an increase in the number of people visiting the Outer Banks. Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau,…Read More from VIDEO: Monthly occupancy tax collections in Dare County topped $200 million for first time in July

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Visitor Economy September 21st, 2022

Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports over 2 million visitors through August

By Joy Crist, IslandFreePress.org With 412,239 visitors recorded in August, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another banner year for visitation in 2022. Per statistics from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, CHNS recorded a total of 2,043,904 visitors for the first eight months of the year, or from January 1…Read More from Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports over 2 million visitors through August

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

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

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OBX Life Visitor Economy September 19th, 2022

After a four-year hiatus, Day at the Docks makes a triumphant return to Hatteras village

After a four-year hiatus, the annual Day at the Docks festival made a triumphant return to Hatteras village, attracting a big crowd that was lured in by the event’s many activities, programs, and competitions that were stationed along the waterfront. Initially launched as a one-day event in 2004, Day at the Docks (DATD) was created…Read More from After a four-year hiatus, Day at the Docks makes a triumphant return to Hatteras village

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Coastal management staff to draft revised septic setbacks for oceanfront properties

By Trista Talton, CoastalReview.org State rules on where septic tanks can be located on oceanfront properties are likely to change in the coming months. The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission Thursday gave the green light to Division of Coastal Management Director Braxton Davis to move ahead with proposed changes to existing rules, including setbacks and…Read More from Coastal management staff to draft revised septic setbacks for oceanfront properties

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Top Stories Visitor Economy September 15th, 2022

More than a third of Americans cite staffing shortages caused issues during summer travel

Recent data from Destination Analysts took a look at the impact of staffing shortages on summer travel. Visit NC reported in their e-newsletter on Wednesday that of those Americans who took an overnight trip from mid-May to mid-August, 38 percent of them reported experiencing at least one issue on their trip that they attributed to…Read More from More than a third of Americans cite staffing shortages caused issues during summer travel

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Coastal Review: Imperiled Outer Banks beach houses a problem fraught with legal perils

Editor’s note: The state’s top coastal management official is expected to propose new rules Thursday in response to the collapse earlier this year of oceanfront homes on the Outer Banks and other beach houses currently at risk of falling into the ocean. We will have follow-up from the Coastal Resources Commission meeting here at WOBX….Read More from Coastal Review: Imperiled Outer Banks beach houses a problem fraught with legal perils

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Community GOV Top Stories Visitor Economy September 14th, 2022

Island Free Press: Multi-use pathway for Buxton and Frisco takes another step forward

A multi-use pathway for Buxton and Frisco took a step closer to being built at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting on September 6, as the board unanimously agreed to request an extra $200,00 for the project from the Dare County Tourism Board, as part of a larger initiative to secure grants to fund…Read More from Island Free Press: Multi-use pathway for Buxton and Frisco takes another step forward