Chamber News

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Since January 1, 2015, 44 businesses have joined the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. 



Community Events and Invitations

Published Friday, April 17, 2015

The 16th annual Ocrafolk Festival is happening on Ocracoke Island, NC, this June 5th through 7th! The family friendly weekend is presented by the non-profit Ocracoke Alive, and showcases music, storytelling, artisans, and characters from the NC coastal region and beyond, in addition to being rated one of the top fifteen island festivals in the WORLD by Coastal Living Magazine.


Published Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Since the 16th Century, miniature artists work diligently in fine art from original paintings to sculptures to create miniature masterpieces often referred to as ‘little jewels.’ Artists use specific techniques to portray subjects from life-sized to ‘minute’ in scale. The artists, who often use magnifying lenses and close-range binoculars, miniaturize every brush or pencil stroke. They create miniature works of art with remarkable results in excellence, fine detail and brilliant visual expression.


Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, Towne Bank, and Hutchins Canning & Company will present the Economic Forecast 2015 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills. 


Published Monday, February 16, 2015

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present the 37th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Established in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, this is the longest running visual art exhibition in the county and includes a wide variety of local fine art, ranging from conceptual to realistic. 


New Business & Ownership Change News

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sals NY Pizza has recently been taken over by three new owners. They come from different backgrounds and areas along the east coast.


Promotions & Awards News

Published Friday, February 13, 2015

Kitty Hawk, NC – Wm. Allan Rodgers, Jr with CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR®) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).


Published Monday, February 9, 2015

After 30 years with the National Park Service (NPS), Paul Stevens will be retiring on February 27, 2015.  Stevens, a long-time resident and Outer Banks Group employee, transferred to Cape Hatteras National Seashore in 1988.  He served in other parks including an internship at Cape Lookout National Seashore (NC), as a park technician at Moores Creek National Battlefield (NC) and Congaree National Park (SC), before transferring to the Outer Banks Group national parks to live and work. 

Published Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kill Devil Hills, Dare County January 20, 2015 – Amy Hilliker Klebitz - Certified Interior Designer of Kill Devil Hills has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The full service design firm offering services in interior design, custom home design, organization and staging was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.


New Locations & Services News

Published Monday, January 12, 2015

In order to accommodate current volumes and future growth, The Outer Banks Hospital applied for a Certificate of Need from the state to build a third operating room.  The certificate was awarded in 2013, construction began in 2014 and the project will be complete in late summer/early fall of this year.  The new operating room will occupy space between the main hospital and the medical office building that was once used for parking.

Published Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bikini Bus, LLC is proud to announce the opening of its first Bikini Bus Stop. Bikini Bus owner, Melanie Pierce, is using this new retail concept to meet the demand for the Brazilian swimwear and chic accessories previously offered only via her mobile venue. Located at the Wicked Parrot Tattoo Shop in Kill Devil Hills NC, the Bikini Bus Stop is perfectly situated to accommodate visitors to North Carolina’s Outer Banks where savvy shoppers will find a sampling of the same Brazilian swimwear, cover-ups, and Havaiana flip-flops that are available on the Bikini Bus.