Category: News

Plans for the Mid Currituck Bridge may be back on track.

Mid Currituck Bridge-A Troubled Future

By Kip Tabb –  It looks like the Mid Currituck Bridge is dead in the water–or perhaps dead and not crossing the water, although a final decision has not yet been made. In some...

NCDOT Secretary at speaking at Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce economic forecast breakfast.

Cautious Optimism for Outer Banks Economy

By Kip Tabb –    Dependent on bridges as the lifelines of the Outer Banks economy, the message North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata brought to the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce was...

Insurance subsidies by county per state. Source GAO.

What Is That Biggert Waters Act Anyway?

By Kip Tabb –  Increasingly in the news for coastal residents, the Biggert-Waters Act is an attempt by the federal government to stabilize the funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Since 1968...

Meditation by Eve Turek

Outer Banks Home of Gold Medal Winner

By Kip Tabb Winning a gold medal in international competition is an extraordinary achievement highlighting skill, expertise and effort. In Eve Turek’s case, it was all that and wholly unexpected. Eve’s photograph, Meditation, took...

SAGA Construction home during the ever more popular Outer Banks Parade of Homes.

Dare County Occupancy Continues to Grow

By Kip Tabb Aided by a 45% surge in December, Dare County occupancy revenues improved for the fourth year in a row. The yearend increase of 3% represents an additional $15 million in income...

Tolls for Local Ferries Back on the Table

The subject of tolls for the local ferry routes is back on the table. The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce continues to monitor the issue of tolls for the local ferry routes and offers...

Manteo Courthouse with belfry. Image from Manteo Preservation Trust page.

Outer Banks Towns Report

By Kip Tabb –  A new year and there’s already a lot happening in the towns and villages of the Outer Banks. Up in Corolla, the Currituck County Board of Commissioners approved plans for...