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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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Out & About September 21st, 2022

Celebrate Aviation Day at Currituck Regional Airport on Saturday

Currituck Aviation Day will be held on Saturday, September 24, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Currituck Regional Airport, 107 College Way in Barco. Aviation Day has free admission and includes many activities for children and adults. Airplane rides will be free for ages 7 – 17 and $15 for adults. There will be…Read More from Celebrate Aviation Day at Currituck Regional Airport on Saturday

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Top Stories September 20th, 2022

A closer look at the success of one of NC’s HBCUs – Elizabeth City State University

By Joe Killian, N.C. Policy Watch Despite being historically underfunded and cheated out of proper allocations as land grant universities, North Carolina’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have announced record-breaking enrollment, donations, expanding programs and campuses in the last two years. Elizabeth City State University — the smallest of the UNC System’s HBCUs —…Read More from A closer look at the success of one of NC’s HBCUs – Elizabeth City State University

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GOV Top Stories Weather September 20th, 2022

Southern half of Kitty Hawk beach nourishment done, work likely to pause for Fiona’s waves

A pair of dredges have been able to complete the southern half of the beach renourishment project off Kitty Hawk, with equipment and one of the dredges headed to work off Southern Shores soon. But a pause of the sand pumping is likely later this week due to waves from Hurricane Fiona as it passes…Read More from Southern half of Kitty Hawk beach nourishment done, work likely to pause for Fiona’s waves

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BIZ September 20th, 2022

NOAA warns of fraudulent website claiming it sells state, federal fishery permits

NOAA Fisheries is issuing a public notice because it has come to our attention that there is a fraudulent website claiming that it processes both State and Federal permits. The website is: https://commercialfishingpermits.us/ This website is in no way affiliated with NOAA or any State. Please do not use this website to apply for a State…Read More from NOAA warns of fraudulent website claiming it sells state, federal fishery permits

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GOV Top Stories September 20th, 2022

N.C. taskforce conducting survey about responsible development of offshore wind energy

The NC Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies (NC TOWERS), of which Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon is a member, wants to hear from you. This survey is designed to gather feedback from key stakeholders – like you – regarding the responsible development of offshore wind energy in North Carolina. It will be especially…Read More from N.C. taskforce conducting survey about responsible development of offshore wind energy

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Community GOV September 20th, 2022

Rep. Murphy hosts U.S. Service Academy Day in New Bern on Saturday

Third District Congressman Greg Murphy will be hosting a Third District U.S. Service Academy Day for all interested 7th-12th grade students this Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Craven Community College from 10:00am-12:30pm. All interested parents, educators, and prospective students are invited to attend. “Our Third District Service Academy Day is a wonderful opportunity for students,…Read More from Rep. Murphy hosts U.S. Service Academy Day in New Bern on Saturday

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GOV OBX Life Top Stories September 19th, 2022

N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill renamed for Marc Basnight

The cancer hospital at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill that opened in 2009 will now carry the name of the man considered most responsible for its founding. UNC Health announced Monday the renaming of the state’s only public cancer hospital to the North Carolina Marc Basnight Cancer Hospital. The Manteo native passed…Read More from N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill renamed for Marc Basnight

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GOV Real Estate Top Stories September 19th, 2022

State leaders hear from Nags Head officials about town’s septic health initiative

Nags Head Town Manager Andy Garman and Town Engineer David Ryan were asked to speak to the State Water Infrastructure Authority last week to discuss our Todd D. Krafft Septic Health Initiative Program and the related decentralized wastewater management plan update. The town’s Septic Health Initiative, a voluntary program available to Nags Head property owners,…Read More from State leaders hear from Nags Head officials about town’s septic health initiative

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BIZ September 19th, 2022

Anthony Duncan Velke named to Currituck Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have named Anthony Duncan Velke, owner of DV Cleaning & Home Services, to a North Council seat of the Board of Directors. Anthony was born in Jamestown, New York. He moved to Currituck with his family in 1987 and attended Currituck County Schools. After graduation he moved to Elizabeth City and then returned to New York to study Theater Vocal in 1998. Anthony…Read More from Anthony Duncan Velke named to Currituck Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors