Friday, July 27, 2007


July 16 - After four years of debate and discussion, it is now final. The UDO amendment – Outer Banks Overlay District Sign Regulations was approved by the Board of Commissioners on Monday. Although much lengthier than the previous ordinance, it clearly defines types of signs and makes allowances for some signs which were previously illegal. The ordinance is effective immediately and can be found at: For more information, call the Planning and Inspections Department at 232-3055.

The County has experienced higher than normal water consumption and some of the 5,000 users on the mainland system have complained of water discoloration. The County has requested that mainland system customers voluntarily conserve water while water system personnel monitor water demands. If demands continue to be high and the discoloration does not improve, then mandatory water conservation may be necessary.

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