Chamber News

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) ( has designated Karen Brown, President & CEO of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). The CCE is the only national certification for chamber professionals.


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Community Events and Invitations

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015

Among the 271  urban areas that participated in the second quarter 2015 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan) NY to almost 20 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX.   Dare County’s composite index was 108.6 of 8.6 percent above the national average.



Published Friday, August 21, 2015

The Hyde County Office of Planning and Economic Development and the County Manager's Office will sponsor a public meeting on September 2, 2015 to discuss potential improvements to soundside access on Ocracoke Island.


Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Dare County Arts Council is seeking applications for the 2015–2016 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at 


Published Monday, August 3, 2015

Locals and visitors, alike, came together to enjoy lots of tasty watermelon and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the 9th Annual Outer Banks Watermelon Festival this past Thursday, July 30 at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. The event raised $3,500 for the Coalition, which helps facilitate the education and awareness of practical bicycle and pedestrian safety to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and all those who live or visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina in a positive and proactive manner.


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Promotions & Awards News

Published Thursday, August 6, 2015

Governor Pat McCrory today announced the appointment of Nick Tennyson as the new Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Tennyson has served as Chief Deputy Secretary since March 2013, and succeeds Tony Tata, who resigned last week. Photos from today's announcement can be viewed on NCDOT's Flickr page.

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New Locations & Services News

Published Friday, May 22, 2015

Sun Realty is excited to announce their new Outer Banks vacation web application has been released.  Current and future guests of Sun Realty-managed Outer Banks vacation rental homes now have access to vacation planning tools, information on vacation homes and all that the Outer Banks has to offer, right on their smart phone or tablet.

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