Stories by Dee Langston

Deal with state will allow camping platforms on Northwest River

The Currituck County Board of Commissioners has signed off on two agreements with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and both should benefit boaters and paddlers on the county’s extensive waterways.

Sep 29


Building boom gears up again; 1,000 homes planned In Moyock

At least nine new subdivisions, with a total of 1,075 housing units, are in some phase of the county’s approval process. The most recent request is to rezone almost 230 acres for a 513-unit residential subdivision.

Aug 31


Planning for new Moyock school needs to start soon, board told

Although Moyock Elementary hasn’t yet reached full capacity, it may in the next few years, given the number of future subdivisions planned for the area. Currituck High School will eventually need to be expanded, too.

Aug 26


Commotion over Steinburg deal leads to changes in contracting

Currituck drew criticism after paying a private company owned by state Rep. Bob Steinburg $50,000 to promote and market Battle in the Blue Ridge, an NCAA basketball tournament the county is sponsoring in Asheville this fall.

Aug 21


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