MANTEO, N.C.A national organization has honored Dare County for a beach restoration project last year that could serve as a national model.The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association named five beaches to its annual list of best nourishment projects, including those in California, Texas, New York and New Jersey in addition to the Outer Banks.Dare County and Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills widened 8.3 miles of beach last year as one big project at a cost of $41.7 million. The work was paid for with a combination of a county beach nourishment fund and town tax revenues.The towns and the county saved about $5.5 million by combining services and equipment such as dredges, Ken Willson of the firm APTIM, who managed the project, said in a Dare County news release. The collaboration could become a nationwide model, he said.The county also widened a 2.9-mile stretch of beach in Buxton for $22.1 million. The job was completed in February.Nags Head widened 10 … [Read more...] about Outer Banks beach widening project gets national award, could be a model
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SALVO, N.C.An attorney involved in a lawsuit over the Hatteras Island and Ocracoke power outage last summer will address the public about a $10.35 million settlement in the case.Dennis Rose from the Kill Devil Hills law firm of Rose Harrison and Gilreath will be at the Chicamacomico Fire Station in Salvo on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., he said in a news release.Rose will speak about and answer questions regarding the settlement and the claims process. Chicamacomico Fire Station is located at 27209 Roth Road in Salvo.Attorneys Robert Zaytoun and Steve Lacy will be at the Ocracoke Community Center Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to also speak on the settlement. The Community Center is located at 999 Irvin Garrish Highway in Ocracoke.On July 27 last year, a crew with the PCL Civil Constructors of Raleigh accidentally cut the only electric power cable leading to Hatteras Island while working on the new $250 million Bonner Bridge.Mandatory evacuations of visitors cost shop owners … [Read more...] about Attorneys to explain Hatteras, Ocracoke power outage settlement
Attractions for families visiting the Outer Banks go beyond its miles of shorelines. What’s newJumpmasters Trampoline Park. 728 U.S. Highway 64, Manteo, N.C.; facebook.com/JumpmastersOBX; $16-$35. Featuring trampolines, foam pits and American Ninja Warrior-style obstacles, Jumpmasters is slated to open in June.OBX Frozen Yogurt. 1 Ocean Blvd., Suite 107, Southern Shores, N.C.; obxfroyo.com. This froyo shop relocated and expanded last year. This year the store added a roving food truck.Publix. 1530 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; publix.com. The Florida-based supermarket opened its first location in the Outer Banks this winter.North Carolina’s state legislature repealed a ban on single-use plastic bags in the Outer Banks last fall, but many towns along the barrier island, as well as the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and the Dare County Board of Commissions, passed resolutions to keep the ban on plastic bags.Don’t try to visit Shelly Island, the large … [Read more...] about What’s new, events to see at the Outer Banks and North Carolina beaches
SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C.Architect Chris Nason drove slowly through Southern Shores spotting the occasional flattop cottage.The aging icons of the 1950s and 1960s were starkly small next to large, multistory beach homes next door. The exteriors of concrete block were painted pink, white and beige with trims in jewel colors of deep blue or green.“I would love to get in that one,” Nason said. “And that’s an interesting one, too. It’s much bigger than you think.”And so it went for about a half hour.Nason, of Beacon Architecture and Design in Kill Devil Hills, has enthusiastically taken on a quest to document each of the quickly disappearing homes designed by Outer Banks artist Frank Stick. In 1947, Stick paid $30,000 for 2,600 acres that became the origins of the town of Southern Shores, according to the website of North Carolina Modernist Houses.At one time, there were about 75 flattops in Southern Shores on both sides of N.C. 12, according to … [Read more...] about These iconic flattop homes are disappearing on the Outer Banks. An architect wants to document them.