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Fall Sports Registration
Deadline Approaching

If you want to play in a fall sports program for Currituck County Parks and Recreation you better hurry up and register.

Deadline to sign up for 2021 Youth

  • Girls Fall Volleyball
  • Fall Soccer
  • Tackle Football

is Monday, August 9, 2021.

Registration may be done:

  • Online
    until Midnight if you already have an account.
    If you don’t have an account you can set up one quickly by calling 252-232-3007 before Monday.
  • Mail 
    by sending a completed and signed registration form to Parks & Recreation by Monday with the proper fee.

Registration forms and information can be found on the Youth Athletic Program Registration section of this website.

For questions contact Parks & Recreation at 252-232-3007.

 

www.SafeCorolla.com
One-stop Site for Local Beach Conditions and Safety Information

Currituck County Emergency Management is pleased to launch www.SafeCorolla.com, a one-stop site for local beach conditions and safety information.  Currituck County includes 24 miles of oceanfront beaches and SafeCorolla.com will provide county residents and vacationers with important real-time data to help them plan their beach visit.

SafeCorolla.com is a mobile and tablet friendly site.  Users can easily navigate different sections by clicking on the individual “headers” near the top of the page. The webpage provides information on current weather forecasts, beach conditions, rip currents, locations for public beach access, locations of lifeguard stands, beach regulations, and more.

As part of the SafeCorolla program, residents and guests may also receive notifications directly to their phone by texting SafeCorolla to 888-777. For more information on SafeCorolla.com, contact Currituck Emergency Management at 252-232-2115.

Labor Day
County Office Closings

The following Currituck County Government facilities will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021 to commemorate Labor Day.

~ Currituck County Animal Shelter

~ All County Administrative Offices

~ Convenience Sites

~ Transfer Station

~ Public Library

Board of Commissioners meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

All emergency services will remain fully-staffed during the holidays.

Independence Day Celebration

Date:  Monday, July 5, 2021
Time:  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (or whenever the fireworks are over)
Location: Historic Corolla Park
Fee: Free
Website: VisitCurrituck
Contact: 252-453-9040

Fireworks in a night sky.What better way to celebrate America’s independence than with free live music and a spectacular firework show on the northern Outer Banks! Join Currituck Travel & Tourism at Historic Corolla Park for the Independence Day Celebration with loads of fun family activities and food provided by local vendors.

Activities begin at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks at dusk.

Admission is free and free parking is available at the park until lots are full.

Entertainment Lineup
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Mark Lippard will be entertaining the crowds
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest – Contest starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cornhole Tournament – Contest starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. Black & Blue Experience on stage
  • 7:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.  Kid’s Dance Contest
  • Sunset – 8:25 p.m. Fireworks Show  – will begin shortly after sundown

Man eating fire.Food Trucks

  • Fork’et Me Not
  • McGrath’s Burger Shack
  • On The Spot Creamery
  • Tull’s Creek Concession
  • OBX Popcorn Shoppe

Note

Admission is FREE.

Dogs are permitted on leashes.

No coolers, alcohol or on-street parking is permitted.

The Historic Corolla Park boat ramp is closed this day with no docking allowed.

Historic Corolla Park Motor Vehicle Air-up Station will close at 3:00 p.m.

Members Need for
Wild Horse Advisory Board

Currituck County is looking for two (2) citizens who resides on the Currituck Outer Banks that are willing to serve their community by participating on the Wild Horse Advisory Board. If you are interested submit a Statement of Interest online to be considered by the Currituck County Board of Commissioners.

The wild horses are an integral part of the history and tradition of the Currituck Outer Banks and are culturally and economically significant to the County of Currituck.

The Wild Horse Advisory Board is committed to managing the wild horse population in a manner that establishes a sustainable equilibrium between the wild horse population, development, wildlife, and the environment.

The Currituck County Wild Horse Advisory Board is composed of 6 voting members:

  • One member from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund
  • One member from North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Currituck County Manager or designee
  • United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Currituck National Wildlife Refuge Manager or designee
  • Two at large members who reside on the Currituck Outer Banks appointed by the Currituck County Board of Commissioners 

The Currituck County Wild Horse Advisory Board typically holds quarterly meetings on the third Thursday of February, May, August and November at 1:00 p.m. in the Currituck County Historic Courthouse Conference room.

For more information email Samantha Evans, clerk to the Wild Horse Advisory Board or call 252-232-2075.

2021 Sheriff’s Summer Camp Registration

Sheriff Matthew W. Beickert is excited to announce that the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office is adding one more camp for the 2021 Sheriff’s Summer Camp.

As a community stakeholder, Sheriff Beickert utilizes School Resource Officers to provide life enrichment, career enrichment, and build positive relationships between Law Enforcement Officers and Currituck County youth.

The Summer Camp is open to all Currituck County youth residents.

Applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. New applicants will take priority over previous camp participants.

This camp will be 4 full days of Summer fun:

Monday, August 9 – Thursday, August 12, 2021
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Focus: Hybrid camp of 6th-8th grade middle school students and 9th-12th grade high school students
Registration: All Applications must be received by Monday, August 2, 2021.

Learn more…

Volunteers Needed
Home Delivered Meals

Please consider volunteering a little time and a lot of love by volunteering to be a “Currituck” Home Delivered meal volunteer.

Now that Currituck senior centers are open again our need for volunteers is greater than ever.  Covid–19 impacted everyone and everything, the home delivered meals program is no different.  With a significant loss in volunteers due to varying reasons and staff returning to more normal daily operations, we are left with a HUGE hole that can be filled by folks in our community.

You can volunteer as little or as much as your want.  Don’t want to commit to a certain day and time?  No problem – be an alternate and volunteer when it’s the right time for you.  The average time it takes to deliver a meal is 1 hour, unless you become attached…then it may take a little longer!

Please contact Currituck Senior Services at 252-232-3505 or sign-up to learn more.

Thank you in advance for any support you would like to give.

 

Beach Parking Permits Available

Beachgoers who wish to park on Currituck County’s four-wheel drive beach during the summer are required to have a county-issued beach parking permit displayed on their motor vehicle.

Examples of the Seasonal and 10 Day parking.Passes will be available beginning Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Moyock Welcome Center and the Corolla Visitor Center.

Permits WILL NOT be mailed.

  • County residents and property owners may receive 2 free parking permits for each property they own by providing proof of residency/ownership within Currituck County.
  • Persons owning on the off road area north of the North Beach Access Ramp whose property contains a house may obtain 2 additional permits at no fee.
  • Long-term renters are eligible for 2 free parking passes, but must provide proof of residence  (driver’s license, utility bills, etc.).
  • All others must pay a fee for a beach parking permit. These permits will be available for purchase from the Tourism Department on a 10-Day temporary or seasonal basis. Fees will be $50 for a 10-day parking pass (valid for 10 consecutive days) and $150 for a Seasonal pass.

The Parking Permit section of this website has a wealth of information such as:

  • How to purchase permits;
  • Rules for driving on the beach;
  • Who is exempt from the permits.

These parking permits are for Currituck County Beaches ONLYCape Hatteras National Seashore beach parking passes are available on the National Park Service website.

Pick up Permits

Permits can be picked up between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week, beginning Monday, March 22, 2021.

NOTE: Remember all visitors and residents MUST wear a mask to enter our facilities.

Solid Waste Permit Decal

Beginning January 1, 2021, county residents MUST have a new solid waste permit decal displayed on their vehicle’s windshield when utilizing one of Currituck’s convenience centers.

Citizens can request additional permits from Public Works the following ways:

The decal is not a sticker, but a static cling that will not leave adhesive residue on the windshield. Decals should be applied to the inside of the vehicle’s windshield in the lower corner on the windshield.

Currituck County ABC
Board Budget Notice

As required by NC G.S. 18B-702, a balanced budget has been prepared and presented to  the Currituck County ABC Board, the Currituck County Board of Commissioners and the NC ABC Commission. A copy of this budget is available for review in the ABC Board  office, located at 6420 Caratoke Highway, Grandy, North Carolina 27939, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A Public Hearing pertaining to this budget will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., at the

Currituck County ABC Board Office
6420 Caratoke Highway
Grandy, North Carolina 27939.

BUDGET MESSAGE
CURRITUCK COUNTY ABC BOARD
FY 2021-2022

A budget consisting of projected revenues from sales, balanced against projected taxes based on those revenues, operating expenses and distributions has been prepared as  required by NC GS 18-702.

Budget reflects salaries/wages for the following employees:

  1. 8 Full-time permanent/salaried 2-Moyock 2-Grandy 2-Corolla 2-Admin
  2. 3 Part-time hourly 2-Moyock 1-Grandy
  3. 3 Full-time seasonal/hourly Corolla store

The Board has plans for a larger, more efficient store in Corolla to meet the demands of the growing tourism. At this time, the Board, will maintain their current agreement with local government subject to change as the project moves forward.

Due to Covid-19 and some other circumstance beyond our control there have been some delays in the building of the new store in Corolla in fiscal year 2020-2021, however the plan is the same, the board is in an agreement with the county to open a new store in Corolla.  The building which the county will own and should be completed with their part in the spring, we hope to have our part completed by end of summer. This will allow more efficient store operations to meet the demands of the growing tourism and mixed beverage outlets. Also, our Moyock location is growing in sales due to all the neighborhoods and growing populations.

Proposed Budget Document
Fiscal Year 2021-2022

The following budget  establishing revenues and setting expense appropriations is hereby adopted and effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Section 1.  Estimated Revenues.  It is estimated that the revenues listed below will be available during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022 to meet the operational and functional appropriations as set forth in Section 2, in accordance with the chart of accounts prescribed by the state ABC Commission.

Estimated Revenues:

Sales
Other Income
Total
$7,800,000
$500
$7,800,500

Section 2. Appropriations.  The following expenses are hereby appropriated for fiscal year 2021 – 2022 and are funded by the revenues made available through Section 1, herein.

Appropriations:
Taxes Based on Revenue
$2,300,000
Cost of Goods Sold
$4,000,000

 

Operating Expenses

Salaries & Wages
Board Member Per Diem
Utilities/Security
Cash Over/Short
Rent
Repairs & Maintenance
Insurance – General & Bonds
Store/Office Supplies
Travel
Professional Fees
Credit Card Fees
Vehicle
Contingencies

Total

Store(s)

$425,000

$41,000
$1,000
$15,000
$45,000
$25,000
$20,000

$130,000
$13,000

Admin.

$165,000
$9,000
$6,000

$5,000
$5,000
$10,000
$2,000
$40,000

$2,000
$18,000

Warehouse

Law Enf.

Total

$590,000
$9,000
$47,000
$1,000
$15,000
$50,000
$30,000
$30,000
$2,000
$40,000
$130,000
$15,000
$18,000

$977,000

Capital Outlay:
New Store

Debt Proceeds

Debt Service/Lease:
(define)

Total Estimated Expenses

Distributions:
County/Municipal
Law Enforcement
Alcohol Education & Rehab.
Other Distributions
Total Distributions

Working Capital Retained

Total Expense, Distribution & Reserve

Store(s)

$715,000

Admin.

$262,000

Warehouse

$0

Law Enf.

$0

Total

$175,000

$0

$175,000

$0

$7,452,000

$250,500
$53,000
$45,000

$348,500

$0

$7,800,500

Section 3.  Copies of this Budget Document shall be furnished to the [appointing authority], the state ABC Commission, and to the Budget Officer and Finance Officer to be kept on file by them for their direction in the disbursement of funds.