An advisory committee voted July 8 to recommend to the Dare County Tourism Board a plan for a $17.6 million event center at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head.
The action creates two municipal service districts in Avon that will be taxed to help foot the bill of a $12.68 million beach nourishment project.
Dare County gave the go-ahead to begin establishing a Municipal Service District in Avon to help cover the cost of a $11 million beach nourishment project.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says its new rip current forecast model can predict the hourly probability of rip currents along every mile of beach up to six days out.
Dare County’s plan to fund sand pumping in Southern Shores and Avon by withholding $1.4 million in beach nourishment funds from each of the five oceanfront communities met pushback from Nags Head commissioners.
Dare County commissioners are expected next month to consider a plan to help finance beach renourishment projects in Southern Shores and Avon.
Dare and Tyrrell officials are appealing to Raleigh and Washington, D.C., to prioritize the replacement of the 60-year-old Lindsey C. Warren Bridge, better known as the Alligator River Bridge.
An application for a use permit that would allow a Manteo company to operate a sand mine on a 65-acre property in Powells Point has raised worries among some Currituck County residents.
Manteo’s planning board has approved a site plan for a town common, 50,000 square feet of park with parking between Budleigh and Ananias Dare streets.
Beachgoers have been easily spotting sea nettles and other types of jellyfish in Outer Banks waters, but area experts say it’s not unusual this time of year.
Outer Banks towns are trying new technology that reduces the time to locate missing persons in the water, with the hope that it will become a mainstay in search and recovery efforts.
Two of the four Dare County municipalities expected to partner on a 2022 beach nourishment project have given the go-ahead to move forward with the critical design and permitting steps needed prior bidding and construction of the project.
With the “The Lost Colony” canceled this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roanoke Island Historical Association board of directors plans to modernize the outdoor drama.
A Raleigh attorney has filed a complaint in federal court on behalf of six out-of-state Dare County homeowners arguing that Dare County’s March 20 declaration restricting access to the county due to the COVID-19 pandemic is unconstitutional.
A judge has ruled in favor of Outer Banks business owner Bob Hovey and his wife Tanya, who have long advocated for public beach access in Duck and who filed a lawsuit arguing that a walkway posted as “private” was in the public trust.
Southern Shores is considering a town-wide beach nourishment effort in 2022 and the town council is looking into how to fund the about $15 million project.