Outer Banks Sentinel: Nags Head

Nags Head

A landmark’s proud legacy

A hub of community service, His Dream Center is being sold

Posted: November 21, 2017
Nags Head shoots for 2018 nourishment project

But plan relies on permitting, FEMA funding

Posted: November 16, 2017
The butt stops here

Nags Head extends smoking ban for town workers

Nags Head employees will be prohibited from smoking cigarettes or using any type of tobacco product on town property, as well as in any municipal vehicle, under a new “tobacco-free campus” policy that goes into effect on Jan. 1.

Posted: November 08, 2017
Tourism Board moves to expand Event Site parking

Plans to buy South Beach Grille property in Nags Head

In a move that could dramatically increase the parking capacity near the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head, the Outer Banks Tourism Board is negotiating the purchase of the South Beach Grille restaurant at milepost 16, along with an adjacent property.

Posted: November 07, 2017
Residents voice frustration at Nags Head neighborhood meeting

More than 20 Nags Head residents gathered on Thursday, Sept. 28 at Gail Drummond’s Nags Head Acres home to discuss an issue that has long plagued not only that neighborhood, but other areas of town – stormwater drainage.

Posted: October 03, 2017
Stormwater problem is top issue in Nags Head elections

Stormwater flooding and beach nourishment are among the town issues generating the most attention from the candidates in Nags Head’s crowded race for two seats on the five-person board of commissioners.

Posted: October 03, 2017
After delays, Nags Head approves new Sunday alcohol hours

Duck also signs on, meaning all Dare towns on are board

After two weeks of delays and some tension among members of the Nags Head Board of Commissioners, businesses licensed to sell alcohol in that town can now do so beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays, two hours earlier than previously allowed.

Posted: July 20, 2017
For now, Nags Head nixes early Sunday alcohol sales

Opponents cite lack of public notice, input

Only two days after narrowly voting against an ordinance to allow earlier Sunday alcohol sales, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners delayed action on the measure by the same margin at a special July 7 meeting.

Posted: July 08, 2017
Kelly’s Restaurant buyer seeks Nags Head zoning variances

German grocery chain Lidl hoping to finalize purchase

Posted: June 01, 2017
NHES Students of the Month

Nags Head Elementary School Students of the Month were selected for the character trait ’trustworthiness.’ These students were chosen by their teachers and classmates because of their honesty, reliability and loyalty.

Posted: May 09, 2017
County chips in $12.5 million for Nags Head project

Beach nourishment effort to begin in 2018 or 2019

Posted: May 02, 2017
Nags Head welcomes three new police officers

The town of Nags Head has hired three new police officers, James Frenzel, Christian Aguirre and Eddie Mann.

Posted: May 02, 2017
Nags Head beach nourishment in 2018?

Project timing, cost linked to FEMA talks

Posted: April 18, 2017
Nags Head Police Arrest Suspect in Home Burglaries

Nags Head Police have arrested a man suspected of burglarizing at least two homes.

Posted: February 09, 2017
Suspects Arrested After Stabbing Outside Nags Head Restaurant

Law enforcement officers have arrested two people suspected of being involved in a stabbing outside a Nags Head restaurant that left a man critically injured.

Posted: January 27, 2017
No one hurt in early morning Nags Head house fire

Nags Head firefighters responded to a house fire at 3:30 am on the morning of Jan. 25 at 123 East Bergen Court in northern Nags Head.  Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy fire consuming the two-story residence. Additional fire departments arrived...

Posted: January 25, 2017
Krafft named Nags Head Employee of the Year

Environmental Planner Todd Krafft is the town of Nags Head’s winner of the 2016 Earl Murray, Jr. Employee of the Year award. The award recipient, chosen from a list of nominations presented by department heads, receives a plaque and a cash reward.

Posted: December 20, 2016
Mayoral rumblings in Nags Head

Edwards won’t seek re-election, Cahoon announces candidacy

Posted: December 13, 2016
Braddy named Nags Head Officer of the Year

Sgt. Chris Braddy has been selected as the 2016 Nags Head Police Department’s Officer of the Year. Braddy was raised in Beaufort County.

Posted: December 06, 2016
Peak to purchase nursing home from Nags Head

Agreement calls for $2.6 million in renovations

Posted: November 17, 2016
Dowdy Park project ahead of schedule

Facility could open as soon as Easter

Posted: November 08, 2016
Overall, solid marks for Dare schools

Progress at CHES, concerns at MES

Posted: October 21, 2016
Nags Head Firefighters Respond to House Fire

Nags Head firefighters responded to a house fire at 10224 East Sea Gull Drive on Monday October 10, 11:10 pm. Upon arrival, fire crews immediately requested a second alarm and fire departments from Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Colington, Kill Devi...

Posted: October 11, 2016
Hunting season in Nags Head Woods runs to Jan. 2

The Nature Conservancy reports that hunting season has begun in the Nags Head Woods Preserve. The season runs from Sept. 10 to Jan. 2.

Posted: September 20, 2016
Updated Tropical Storm Hermine storm debris collection


Pick Up of Storm Debris Removal Has Started and Will Begin on Hatteras Island September 12.

Posted: September 13, 2016
School bus safety tips from Nags Head Police

Reminding the community that Aug. 29 was the first day of school for students in Dare County,

Posted: September 06, 2016
Nags Head to hold Citizen’s Police Academy

Nags Head's second annual Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is scheduled to start on Sept. 20. 'Last year’s class was a success and we are hoping this year will be even better,' said Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley. An application is available ...

Posted: September 06, 2016
Hit-and-run victim identified, police seek help

The victim of the early morning hit-and-run accident on Aug. 15 has now been identified by Nags Head officials. Jene-Paul Lemieux, 59, Boring, Oregon, was killed when the moped he was riding was hit by a vehicle at about 3 a.m.

Posted: August 15, 2016
Nags Head Police Arrest Robbery Suspect

Police arrest Nags Head robbery and assault suspect

Posted: August 11, 2016
'Biggest turnout ever' at Nags Head's National Night Out event

Nags Head joined Kill Devil Hills and Manteo in hosting 2016 National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Posted: August 09, 2016
Occupants safe after Nags Head house fire

Nags Head firefighters responded to a house fire at 3:12 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 9 that occurred at 6503 South Virginia Dare Trail. The home sustained significant damage, while a neighboring house, at 6505 South Virginia Dare Trail, w...

Posted: August 09, 2016
Nags Head approves $1.3 million for Dowdy Park

At its July 20 meeting, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners approved nearly $1.3 million in contracts to begin construction of Phase 1 of the Dowdy Park project next month. While that is almost $100,000 over what had been budgeted, the prevailing...

Posted: August 02, 2016
Nags Head to host 2016 National Night Out

The community is invited to join the Nags Head Police Department and the Nags Community Watch for their National Night Out at the Ark Church, 113 W. Villa Dunes Drive in Nags Head, on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Posted: July 19, 2016
Mapping Nags Head’s character areas

Town visioning effort focuses on key neighborhoods

At a March 8 community meeting at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head residents heard some ideas for the future of the town’s crucial “character areas” — everything from building boutique hotels in the Whalebone Junction area to lowering speed limits on the “beach road.”

Posted: July 12, 2016
Red letter day for Dowdy Park

Three years after purchasing the land, the Town of Nags Head broke ground for its new, all-inclusive Dowdy Park, located next to Nags Head Elementary School. Construction on the first phase of  the park should be completed this winter. From left a...

Posted: July 12, 2016
Ham radio operators drill in Nags Head

Group is part of emergency response system

Posted: June 28, 2016
White receives Nags Head's Lightkeeper award

Two prominent local attorneys were honored for the roles they played in shaping the image and direction of the town of Nags Head. Former town attorneys Tom White and his uncle, the late Martin Kellogg, were presented Nags Head’s prestigious Lightk...

Posted: June 21, 2016
With new policy in place, Nags Head readies for Dowdy Park bids

With bids due next week on the $1.2 million “Phase I” portion of the town’s Dowdy Park project, the Nags Head Commissioners have unanimously approved a new policy aimed at increased recruitment and selection of "minority-owned, woman-owned or...

Posted: June 21, 2016
Can Seagull Drive be saved?

Nags Head mulls options for a battered byway

Seagull Drive, a U-shaped road near the southern edge of Nags Head with one stretch located just yards from the ocean, has created a dilemma for town residents and officials.

Posted: May 31, 2016
Online permitting available for beach pit fires

Enjoying a warm pit fire on the beach in Nags Head has long been an Outer Banks tradition. In the past, though, obtaining the necessary permit for a fire meant a visit to one of Nags Head’s fire stations. Now the introduction of an online permitti...

Posted: May 31, 2016
How Dare County’s municipal budgets stack up

With the FY ‘16-17 fiscal year looming, Dare County’s municipal budgets are making their way toward final approval. Included in the chart below are the bottom-line numbers for each of the five Dare municipalities where a recommended FY ‘16-17 budg...

Posted: May 31, 2016
Honoring the team that saved Nags Head Woods

At its May 4 meeting, the town of Nags Head honored the firefighters and other concerned citizens who averted a 'real disaster' in the recent 240-acre wildfire in the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve.

Posted: May 10, 2016
Focus Nags Head sets sights on town's 'heritage' areas

Providing an update of the Focus Nags Head project at the town's Feb. 3 Board of  Commissioners meeting, Principal Planner Holly White said one current focus of the ambitious two-year initiative is centering around the “character areas” that help ...

Posted: May 10, 2016
NHES Students of the Month

Nags Head Elementary School recently recognized Students of the Month for the character trait ‘respect.’ The students were chosen by teachers or voted by their peers as role models for respect as shown by their actions.

Posted: April 26, 2016
Nags Head Board calls for repeal of HB2

Impact on tourism cited in letter to governor

 By a 5-0 vote at its April 6 meeting, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners voted to express its opposition to HB2, the so-called bathroom bill passed by state lawmakers and signed by the governor on March 23.

Posted: April 26, 2016
NHES Bus Riders

Nags Head Elementary School students selected as Bus Riders of the Month are seen here with NHES Assistant Principal Denise Stone. Front row, from left, are Brisa Perez, Maria Haranovich, Jacob Dalia, Jessica Faulkner, Josephine Moore and Wade Pug...

Posted: April 19, 2016

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