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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.

Currituck Regional Airport
Aviation Day

Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Currituck County Regional Airport
107 College Way
Barco, North Carolina  27917
Contact:  252-453-8032 or email William Nelson
Flier:

Please join Currituck County at our Currituck County Regional Airport for Aviation Day on Saturday, September 24, 2022 to celebrate aviation in our community and learn more about services offered at the airport.

This is a family-friendly event at the airport from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with free parking and admission.

Enjoy:

  • tour the airport terminal building
  • aircraft on display
  • airplane rides for kids (Rides are FREE for kids ages 7-17, Cost for adults is $15.00 per person)
  • viewing classic cars
  • watching airplane fly-ins
  • live music
  • food trucks
  • vendors
  • children’s games
  • and much more.

Event rain date has been set for Sunday, September 25, 2022.

For more information or questions, contact the airport at 252-453-8032 or email William Nelson

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.

Currituck Farm Festival
A celebration of
Our Agriculture Heritage

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. for the Currituck Farm Festival, a celebration of our agriculture heritage! This event will be held at the Currituck County Center of NC Cooperative Extension.

This event was so much fun last year, we’ve decided to expand and offer more activities, contests, and fun for the whole family! The celebration will begin with a tribute to our Currituck farm families and the annual tractor parade.

Kick off your day at the festival by grabbing a bite to eat from the food truck corral. Enjoy interactive displays and sample some local agricultural products down the educational row. You’ll want to make sure you hang around for this year’s contests
including the ever popular skillet throwing championship. Enter your canned goods, homemade crafts or garden produce ahead of time in the annual Homegrown and Handmade contest.

New this year – bring your best cornbread recipe to compete in the Currituck Cornbread Challenge. Or sign up in advance and build your device to participate in our first Mini Punkin’ Chunkin’ contest! Of course, you’ll still be able to enjoy the annual 4-H Chicken Show and standalone games like sack races and corn hole. Be on the lookout for pop up contests throughout the day as well.

Let us know you’re coming by registering at currituckfarmfest22.eventbrite.com. To stay up to date on the Currituck Farm Festival and to learn how you can enter these contests, check out our website, Eventbrite site, and YouTube channel for updates, and follow @CurrituckCES on social media outlets.

For more information or questions, contact Cameron Lowe via email cameron_lowe@ncsu.edu or phone 252-232-2261.

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.

Currituck Senior Nutrition will resume to 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) starting Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Older man at the door getting a meal from a lady. With a significant loss in volunteers due to the impacts of COVID over the last 2 years, we are left with a HUGE hole that we need your help to fill.  Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Home Delivered meals program and we cannot do it without YOU!

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.

 

Solid Waste Permit Decal

Copy of the Solid Waste Permit.Effective Monday, January 31, 2022, current Public Works Solid Waste Permits will also function as Currituck Outer Banks residents’ and property owners’ re-entry permit for the 2022 calendar year.

Key Points:
  • Public Works Solid Waste Permits will also function as Currituck Outer Banks residents’ and property owners’ re-entry permit for the 2022 calendar year.
  • The current permits were sent to all residents and property owners, accompanied by the tax bill, in August 2020.
  • No action is required if you already have a permit(s).
  • Currituck Outer Banks residents or property owners may obtain new or additional decals.
  • If you have questions about the decals, contact Public Works at 252-232-2504 or email pwstaff@currituckcountync.gov.
  • Renters can obtain permits directly with documentation such as mail, utility bills and lease agreements
  • Within the re-entry program, there will no longer be a permit distinction between property owners and residents nor between north and south of the 4×4 Ramp; new tiers are as follows:
    • Priority 1: Essential Personnel;
    • Priority 2: Critical Businesses, Residents and Property Owners;
    • Priority 3: Visitors and General Public
  • If there are specific questions about the re-entry process, please visit currituckreentry.com or contact staff at emstaff@currituckcountync.gov.
  • These changes do not affect business re-entry permits.

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 North Carolina 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 9, 2022 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
Fiscal Year 2022-2023

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. 4 Part-time hourly 2-Moyock 1-Grandy 1-Corolla
  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. 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 2021-2022, 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.

Proposed Budget Document
Currituck ABC Board
Fiscal Year 2022-2023

The following budget  establishing revenues and setting expense appropriations is hereby adopted and effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Section 1.  Estimated Revenues.  It is estimated that the revenues listed below will be available during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023 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
$8,400,000
$100,500
$8,500,500

Section 2. Appropriations.  The following expenses are hereby appropriated for fiscal year 2022 – 2023 and are funded by the revenues made available through Section 1, herein.

Appropriations:
Taxes Based on Revenue
$2,000,000
Cost of Goods Sold
$4,500,000

 

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)

$468,000

$41,000
$1,000
$15,000
$45,000
$28,000
$24,000

$132,000
$58,000

Admin.

$182,000
$9,000
$6,000

$5,000
$7,000
$13,000
$2,000
$40,000

$2,000
$18,000

Warehouse

Law Enf.

Total

$650,000
$9,000
$47,000
$1,000
$15,000
$50,000
$35,000
$37,000
$2,000
$40,000
$132,000
$60,000
$18,000

$1,096,000

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)

$812,000

Admin.

$284,000

Warehouse

$0

Law Enf.

$0

Total

$175,000

$0

$175,000

$0

$7,771,000

$626,500
$43,000
$60,000

$729,500

$0

$8,500,500

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.

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
Daycares

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.