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GOV OBX Life Visitor Economy July 21st, 2022

Officials discussing move of off-road vehicle ramp north of Corolla

Currituck County has initiated discussions with state and federal officials about possibly moving the off-road vehicle ramp above Corolla to a location farther north as well as increasing pedestrian access to the beach north of the village. County Manager Ike Mcree said during the Currituck Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday that talk about moving…Read More from Officials discussing move of off-road vehicle ramp north of Corolla

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News July 21st, 2022

UPDATED: N.C. 12 reopens in Southern Shores 12 hours after water main break

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: Repairs to N.C. 12 in Southern Shores have been completed, and the road has reopened to traffic. 6:30 p.m.: Reopening N.C. 12 has been delayed due thunderstorms moving through the area this evening. An estimated time for reopening is not yet known. 3:30 p.m.: N.C. 12 remains closed to traffic in Southern…Read More from UPDATED: N.C. 12 reopens in Southern Shores 12 hours after water main break

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BIZ Commentary Visitor Economy July 20th, 2022

COMMENTARY: What might a recessional tide look like along the shores of our visitor economy?

In a report from Bloomberg News published last week, the probability of an economic downturn over the next 12 months stands at nearly 50 percent, up sharply from 30 percent odds just one month prior. This is according to the latest monthly survey of economists and, if anything, other indicators point to an increasing pace…Read More from COMMENTARY: What might a recessional tide look like along the shores of our visitor economy?

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Weather July 20th, 2022

UPDATE: Swimming advisory issued again at soundside access at Jockey’s Ridge

Another advisory against swimming at a sound-side site in Dare County has been issued, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisory is for an area at the Jockey’s Ridge Sound-side Access in Nags Head where test…Read More from UPDATE: Swimming advisory issued again at soundside access at Jockey’s Ridge

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BIZ Real Estate July 20th, 2022

Jeff Malarney named Vice Chair of N.C. Real Estate Commission

Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® member Jeff Malarney of Malarney & McCown, has been appointed to serve as the Vice Chair of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission by Governor Roy Cooper. Malarney will begin his fourth term on the commission in August, having previously served as both Vice Chair and Chair of the commission…Read More from Jeff Malarney named Vice Chair of N.C. Real Estate Commission

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GOV Weather July 20th, 2022

Kitty Hawk bi-weekly public meetings on beach nourishment begin today in-person, online

As the beach nourishment project moves into Kitty Hawk there will be public meetings held every two weeks on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Project managers will be on hand to provide updates and answer questions. It is also an opportunity for resource and regulatory agencies to ask questions about the project and discuss any points…Read More from Kitty Hawk bi-weekly public meetings on beach nourishment begin today in-person, online

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GOV July 19th, 2022

Paul O’Neal of Currituck to seek nomination to soon-to-be vacant seat in N.C. House

Former Currituck County Commissioner Paul O’Neal confirmed Tuesday he will seek nomination to the Sixth District seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives that is expected to come open next month. That seat will come available when current Rep. Bobby Hanig of Powells Point is named to replace Sen. Bob Steinburg, who is retiring…Read More from Paul O’Neal of Currituck to seek nomination to soon-to-be vacant seat in N.C. House

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GOV Real Estate July 19th, 2022

Kitty Hawk Fire Department’s new rating expected to lower fire insurance premiums

Property owners in Kitty Hawk could see a decrease in fire insurance premiums thanks to the improved rating by the North Carolina Department of Insurance/Office of the State Fire Marshal. Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey announced on June 27 that the Kitty Hawk Fire Department had advanced its fire rating from a 4 to a…Read More from Kitty Hawk Fire Department’s new rating expected to lower fire insurance premiums