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Hurricane Dorian: Evacuation Issued for Currituck Outer Banks

Due to the forecasted track of Hurricane Dorian, Currituck County is declaring a State of Emergency effective at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Under this State of Emergency, Currituck County is issuing a mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks communities of:

  • Corolla
  • Carova

to begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Anyone who may need Evacuation Assistance may call Currituck Emergency Management at 252-232-2115.

All residents and property owners in Currituck County should make preparations today for the impending arrival of Hurricane Dorian.

The National Hurricane Center predicts that tropical storm force winds will reach Currituck in the afternoon of Thursday, September 5.

Local rainfall could be up to 15” depending on the final path of the storm, with 2’-3’ of storm surge. Residents should be aware of possible flooding throughout the community.

At this time, all Currituck County Government offices remain open on a normal schedule. The Clerk of Superior Court announced that Criminal Court scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019 has been cancelled.

Vacationers planning to visit Currituck County this weekend should check with their property manager or rental companies to see if access to the Outer Banks will be available. Visitors will not be allowed into the Outer Banks during the evacuation.

Citizens with additional questions check out may call 252-232-2115 for local information. Currituck County will also post regular updates on:


Labor Day
County Office Closings

The following Currituck County Government facilities will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019 to commemorate Labor Day.

~ Currituck County Animal Shelter

~ All County Administrative Offices

~ Convenience Sites

~ Transfer Station

~ Election Office

Currituck County Libraries will be closed Saturday, August 31, 2019 and Monday, September 2, 2019.

Board of Commissioners meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Clear the Shelter

Currituck Animal Shelter is again teaming up with WAVY-10, WVBT FOX43 and other shelters across the country by participating in the annual pet adoption campaign “Clear the Shelter.” This year’s event is currently running until Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Currituck Animal Shelter is lowering our adoption fees 50% for ALL dogs and cat at our facility to help find loving and safe homes for our available pets during this event.

“Clear the Shelters” is a nationwide pet adoption initiative; that brings shelters, rescue groups, and adopters together to find loving homes for pets in need.

During the 2017 event our shelter adopted 53 cats and dogs to a good home.

Help us make our goal to “Clear the Shelter” this year by adopting a shelter pet.

An pet adoption application is just a click away.

Available Dogs
Silas mixed Hound


Silas a 6 year old male mixed Hound. He has been at the shelter for a couple of weeks. He would love to find a furever home.

Capon - mixed hound dog


Capone is a sweet, 5 year old Hound mix. He is a low maintenance, laid back guy.  Capone be a great addition to any family.

Jean - American Bulldog mix


Jean is an adorable 3 year old American Bull Dog mix. Come to our shelter and spend some time with her. She will capture your heart.

Gracie mixed Shepard


Gracie is young Shepard mix girl.  She is 3 and half and is a special girl that would be a great family pet.

Sadie - Shepard mix


Sadie is a loving girl that would be great in any home.  Please consider adding this 3 year old Shepard mix girl to your home!

Happy black, white and brown dog in gravel.


Coment is one cute 5 year old male. Just look at that hound smile. 

Larry, a chocolate and white puppy


Larry is only 11 month old male . A little ball of white and chocolate fur. He is part of the Three Stoogies litter. Look below and see Curly and Moe.

Curly a chocolate and white puppy


Curly is another male member of the Three Stooges litter. He is also chocolate and white with a big smile. What a happy 11 month old boy.

Moe, a chocolate and white puppy


Can’t have a Three Stooges litter with out Moe. Moe is also a chocolate and white 11 month old.  Please consider adding Moe, Curly or Larry to your family.

Buddy Love yellow and white puppy

Buddy Love

I am a happy 8 month boy look for a home. Just look at my face, you can see that I am happy. Let me bring some of that happiness into your home.

Available Cats
Orange and white kitten


This young orange and white tabby is looking for a new home. He is just 3 months old and has been at the shelter for a couple of months. August is the perfect month to give him a furever home.

Black and White cat


Penelope is a 2 year old Domestic Short  Hair adorable girl. Look how cute this black and white little girl is all curled up.

Cat - johnny Walker

Johnny Walker

Johhny Walker is one proud boy. He is 2 and half years old and looking to spend the rest of his life in a great home. Please give him that home.

Cat name Chief


Chief is the perfect name for the 3 year old orange tabby. He really know how to relax.

2 kittens

Tito & Michael

Tito, is black and white Domestic Short Hair. These boys are just 4 months old, so you can still have some kitty time with them. Please consider adding one of these babies to your home. Good news, Michael the cream and seal Colourpoint  Shorthair kitty has an adoption pending.

Cat Calyso


At just 5 months, Calypso is a ball of fun. She is white with just a touch of black.  Look at her all laying there with her paws tucked under her. She looks like a cuddlier.

White cat with touch of black


This young black and white Domestic Short Hair girl is look for a home before winter.  Selene is 6 months old and begging to go home with you.

Tabby cat Oakie


She is brown and white and cute all over. Oakie is a year old tabby with a lot of loving to give.

black and white cat in kennel


This young black and white Domestic Short Hair girl is look for a home before winter.  Pokie is a year old and begging to go home with you.

Tortoiseshell cat behind cage bars


This Tortoiseshell young lady will steel your heart. She is a year old sweetie with a lot of love to give.

Corolla’s Permits & Inspections Office Hours Temporarily Changed

Beginning Monday, July 29, 2019 the Currituck County Satellite Office in Corolla will have office hours for Permits & Inspections from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This temporary reduction in office hours is due to a current staff shortage. An announcement will be made when the Permits & Inspections staff is able to resume normal office hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) in the Corolla Satellite Office.

Office hours in the mainland Permits & Inspections Office will remain at normal times of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Citizens are also encouraged to use the county’s online system when they wish to apply for permits and schedule inspections.

If you have any questions, contact the Planning Department, Permits & Inspections Office, at 252-232-3378

Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic

Currituck Animal Services and Control in affiliation with Moyock Animal Hospital is again hosting their Annual Free Rabies Clinic.

Location: Currituck County Judicial Center
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Phone: 252-435-2250
Cost: FREE for all Currituck County Residents with proper identification. Non-Residents $8.00 per shot.

In order to receive a 3 year booster you must show proof of prior rabies vaccination.

Special Thanks to Moyock Animal Hospital


Moyock Memories:
Look at Early-Mid 20th Century Moyock

2 ball players from the past.Moyock Public Library is presenting “Moyock Memories: Early-Mid 20th Century Moyock Through the Lens of Marion Fiske Welch”,  photographic exhibit.

Take a step back in time and visit  the Moyock Public Library to view this remarkable collection of photographs from Marion Fiske Welch Collection.

Admission is free and open to the public during regular library hours, Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Currituck Getting License Plate Agency

Life just got a little easier for Currituck County residents.

Instead of driving to Manteo or Elizabeth City to buy a license plate or pay vehicle registration fees, in the future Currituck residents won’t have to leave the county.

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) recently announced that Currituck County is getting its first license plate agency.

The Currituck License Plate Agency is scheduled to open on September 23-24.

Included in the services offered at the license plate office will be:

  • specialty license plates,
  • renewal license plate decals,
  • vehicle registration services,
  • and title transactions.

For more information, visit Currituck’s Economic Development website, ThinkCurrituck.

Get Your
Beach Parking Permit

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.

The permit system will be effective from the Friday before Memorial Day until Labor Day.

At this time, you can complete an application and submit via email, mail, or fax.

If submitting the application by mail:

  • allow 10 days for delivery,
  • if your are submitting a Seasonal & 10 Day Application enclose a check made payable to Currituck County,
  • on the application check which center you will be picking the permit up from.

You may also apply in person at one of our county tourist centers.

Methods of payment accepted are:

  • credit cards
  • checks
  • exact cash

Permits can be picked up between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday through Saturday at:

Currituck Outer Banks Welcome Center
Corolla Visitor’s Center

For more information or to submit an application:

Library Outreach Services
Available to County Residents

Home Bound Residents

Services are offered to any resident confined to his or her home by age, illness, physical or mental disability. Services are also available on a temporary basis for convalescents.

  • A Currituck County Library Outreach staff person will visit once per month
  • A maximum of 10 items will be provided monthly
  • A library representative will call the day before to remind the outreach person of a visit
  • Audio books, DVDs, and print books including large print books are available

Services available to facilities located within Currituck County who are licensed, registered and insured.

  • A Currituck County Library Outreach staff person will visit once per month
  • A box of books or a themed library kit will be delivered monthly
  • A library representative will call the day before delivering or picking up books

For more information, please contact:

April Farley, Library Assistant
Phone: 252-453-8345

Currituck County Public Library
4261 Caratoke Highway
Barco, North Carolina  27917

All the information you would need about Currituck County Public Library is available at the East Albemarle Regional Library System website.

Sheriff’s Department Warns Citizens of Social Security Scam

Currituck County Sheriff”s Department wants to make our citizens aware of a scam that was reported to our office on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

A resident contacted the Sheriff’s Office to advise them that she had received 2 phone calls from 2 different phone numbers alerting her that there is an “overdraft” to her Wachovia bank account from 10 years ago.

The caller stated that they have tried to serve her 5 times in order to collect these funds and that he would like to make arrangements for a representative to come to her home for payment. 

The caller also said that she was in “luck” that “he” was looking into this because she can take the $4,000 in overdraft and reduce it to $1,500 by providing him her credit card information and it would be taken care of.

The resident did “attempt” to make arrangements with this caller by letting him know that she’d be willing to meet at the Sheriff’s office, but it turned out that the caller was not comfortable with that arrangement idea and they disconnected.

The Sheriff’s Office says that this is another new attempt at obtaining money from citizens.

If you receive any calls in reference to monies owed, feel free to contact the Sheriff’s office for further assistance at 252-232-2216.