Stories by Dee Langston

Ceramics at DCAC: Call-to-artists, workshops, September show

Dare County Arts Council invites ceramic artists to submit their best, most innovative work for inclusion in a special ceramics exhibit that will be on display during September.

Jul 21


Currituck passes $75.6M budget, over complaints of civic group

Before voting to approve its annual budget, Currituck commissioners heard from Corolla residents who objected to some aspects of the county's use of occupancy tax revenue.

Jun 22


Following court order, Currituck County OKs Grandy solar farm

After two years of wrangling with Currituck County and the courts, a solar farm developer now has a use permit to put up solar panels on acreage in Grandy that was the old Goose Creek golf course.

Jun 20


Currituck’s new sheriff plans for youth, community involvement

Currituck County’s new chief law enforcement officer doesn’t have big plans to overhaul his department. But he does have plans. The one he feels most passionate about is a new program for middle and high school students.

Jun 18


Owner stands to lose occupancy permit for 25-bedroom house

The owner, Elizabeth Letendre, has lost out in the latest court ruling involving the 15,000-square-foot event rental, and Currituck County may revoke her occupancy permit. The case has ping-ponged through the courts since 2014.

Jun 12


Commissioner Jack Shea named Dare Citizen of the Year

Shea has served on the Board of Commissioners since 2006 and has spearheaded economic development, chaired the county Audit Committee and worked closely with the Board of Education while serving on the 5 on 5 Committee.

Jun 8


Currituck County’s tax rate stays steady under proposed budget

Currituck County’s property tax rate will remain at 48 cents for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year, pending approval of the proposed budget. The board will hold a public hearing on the budget during its Monday, June 18, meeting.

Jun 6


Dare Day promises all-day fun in downtown Manteo

People and pig races, pirates, live music all day, a cooking competition and amusement rides all part of the 43rd annual Dare Day, Saturday, June 2.

May 31


Currituck County plans camping platforms for Northwest River

Currituck has long been defined by water, and in the near future, the county’s residents and visitors will have another way to enjoy it with camping platforms on the Northwest River.

May 29


Make way for ducklings! Thousands arrive in Currituck County

The ducks arrived last week, but their landing wasn’t because of some weird off-season migration. The Currituck Game Commission purchases the waterfowl and distributes them to people and hunt clubs in an effort to attract more ducks.

May 21


Wild Horse Fund granted new tour permit despite objections

Commissioner Paul Beaumont objected to issuing the permit to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, questioning the county funding an organization that competes with local businesses, including one owned by Commissioner Bob White.

Apr 26


Occupancy tax money to help kick-start new Corolla fire service

The Corolla Fire and Rescue Squad is one step closer to becoming the first fire department in Currituck County to be staffed around the clock with paid fire and rescue personnel.

Apr 10