Monday, May 11, 2015
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Sunday, April 26, 2015
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COROLLA, N.C. -- Currituck County has taken over operation of the historic Whalehead Club, which was restored and has been operated by the Whalehead Preservation Trust for more than two decades. The county announced the transition Tuesday, saying in a statement that the tourist attraction will now be operated by the Travel and Tourism Department. Employees of the Trust had managed the old hunting lodge adjacent to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse built by a northern industrialist in the early 20th century under contract after the county obtained it in the early 1990s. The Board of Commissioners voted Monday 7-0 to end the Trust’s handling of day-to-day operations, and has asked the Trust to serve as an advisory board and work on a restoration project involving historical boats that once roamed the Currituck Sound.
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MANTEO, N.C. -- Dare County’s old administration building in Manteo is on the market for $638,000. Built in 1940, the building was once a hotel and is listed as a historic structure. It now houses the local branch of the Girl Scouts. County Commissioners agreed earlier this month to contract with the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina Inc. to look for a buyer. Repairing the 12,142-square-foot building would cost around $1 million, according to an analysis by the county.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
MANTEO, N.C. -- The molasses has been delivered. The tanks and copper pot distiller are in place. The old hardwood floors have been pulled up and concrete poured to support the new equipment. The wood has been refashioned into a beautiful bar where the product of the still will be sampled. Other wood originally used used for beams and joists will be re-worked into racks to hold aging barrels. T-shirts, ball caps, sailing flags and other souvenirs are waiting in the gift shop. All that remains for Outer Banks Distilling to launch its premier product, Kill Devil Rum, are a few final inspections. Expectations are that the distiller will be ready to commence production in two to three weeks, and first bottlings of the regular and pecan rums will follow eight weeks later.
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