Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Avon Pier Purchase on Hatteras Island

Koru Village purchases Avon Pier on Hatteras Island.  Plans for redevelopment and facelift to the existing restaurant. Read more...

Monday, May 12, 2014

Oregon Inlet channel is Cut

The Oregon Inlet channel has been cut to more than 11' deep.  The water depth was around 2 feet just a few weeks ago, but dredging efforts have helped....see more

Monday, April 28, 2014

Eastern Carolina had some nasty weather affecting Elizabeth City, Washington and the Outer Banks last week.  Talk about lightening, holy cow!  It was like a consistent lighting flash throughout the storm. read more.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Southern Shores canal dredging is finally complete! After a 4 year project to deepen the 7.5 miles of canals that run through Southern Shores, residents can now enjoy deeper water and easier access to the sound.  read more

Monday, April 14, 2014

A legislative task force is speeding up to meet a May 1 deadline for a notion on the potential state takeover of Oregon Inlet and adjacent land on the Outer Banks in Dare County.

The Army Corps of Engineers last week rushed to get a shallow-draft dredge in place to start clearing the inlet, which had become nearly impassible after the Corps spent $7 million three months ago to open a 15-foot deep channel. Plans are to bring in progressively larger dredges after that to open it back up to navigation ahead of the spring and summer fishing seasons. read more

Friday, April 11, 2014

No More Flood Insurance?

Preliminary data shows that 2/3 of properties in Dare County could be removed from the 100 year flood plain.  FEMA still needs to approve these flood maps, but should they be approved, the Outer Banks could see a cost reduction associated with carrying flood insurance (which is required if there is a loan on a property).  This could have a positive affect to the Outer Banks real estate values to boot. read full story...

Monday, April 7, 2014

Updated preliminary flood-zone maps proposed for the Outer Banks unexpectedly roll back high-water areas like an ebbing tide, relieving thousands of beach homes from requiring flood insurance and potentially saving owners thousands of dollars.  See Article

Monday, March 31, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Outer Banks Oceanfront Sand - Nags Head

Town lets real estate owners move sand back onto the beach and dune line.  Recent storms have push many cubic yards of sand westward on a stretch of Outer Bank oceanfront homes.  Read more...