Stories by Dee Langston

Currituck’s new sheriff plans for youth, community involvement

Currituck County's new sheriff, Matt Beickert, has jump started his new role by establishing a new program for the county's young people.


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

Currituck commissioners OK dune buggy rental business

Commissioners Monday approved a use permit for Fun in the Sun Dune Buggies, which will rent dune buggies for use in the off-road areas of the Outer Banks, including the 17-mile stretch of beach north of Corolla.

Apr 6

Currituck appeals to Trump administration to allow dredging

For decades, Currituck officials have tried to get permission to dredge a channel connecting the Currituck Sound to the boat basin in front of the historic Whalehead Club in Corolla. The answer has always been no.

Mar 27

Currituck appeals to Trump administration for channel dredging

Currituck has asked the Trump administration for help in getting permits for a channel between the Whalehead boat basin and Currituck Sound. The county has sought permits starting in 1996, but each time, the request has been denied.

Mar 27