Stories by Dee Langston

Currituck OKs long-planned waterfront development

Plans for the waterfront community include a mix of townhouses, condos and single-family homes, along with a marina, ships’ store, and restaurant. Currituck County’s Board of Commissioners first approved the project more than a decade ago

Feb 18


Netflix series ‘Tidying Up’ sparks joy at Hotline thrift stores

The show, which promises to help people “tidy their spaces by choosing joy,” may have contributed in an uptick of donations to Outer Banks Hotline’s five thrift stores, keeping staff busier than usual after the holidays.

Feb 14


Currituck board OKs zoning change for 513 new houses

The majority of Currituck County’s Board of Commissioners dismissed the recommendation of the county’s Planning Department Monday, voting 6-1 to approve the rezoning of almost 230 acres in Moyock.

Feb 8


Ordinance ends Currituck County’s ban on new solar farms

Currituck commissioners voted 4-3 in favor of a revised ordinance regarding solar farms, ending the moratorium, but only after taking a mid-meeting break to further tweak the document.

Jan 30


Currituck changes beach parking permit rules for residents

The parking permits are intended to cut back on the amount of traffic on the county’s northern beaches, which are clogged with vehicles, beach-goers and anglers during the summer months.

Jan 28


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