WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA?
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Visitors Bureau launches webpage on avoiding summer traffic-The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau has launched an information webpage to encourage travelers from the north to alter their vacation plans to avoid backups on U.S. 158, the Wright Memorial Bridge and N.C. 12 from Currituck County through Duck. The “Get to the OBX Faster” webpage has smartphone-ready alternate routes and also encourages visitors to consider starting their summer vacations on alternate days or vacation during off-peak months. (OBvoice)
Bill to use occupancy tax for dredging triggers furious debate-A marathon Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting that started out weighing the pros and cons of using occupancy taxes for dredging quickly devolved Monday into fishing versus business debate pitting the value of Oregon Inlet against beach nourishment. Representatives of both camps came out in force to give their opinions on draft state legislation that would allow the board to divert occupancy tax revenue, including funds earmarked for beach nourishment, to pay for dredging the inlet. (OBvoice)
Blue Water Grill: The latest chapter in a family affair-After a year of waiting and anticipating, Outer Banks food enthusiasts can at last celebrate as the Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar has opened its doors. The restaurant, with its commanding presence atop the Pirates Cove Marina, is the latest venture from Scott and Melissa Shields, who brought the popular Blue Moon Beach Grill to Nags Head six years ago. (OBvoice)
Correction: April 4th -Owner Appreciation day