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Currituck County
Click It or Ticket Campaign
Underway

Please buckle up for this Memorial Day week. Starting Monday, May 23, 2022. Currituck County Sheriff’s Office will be handing out citations to unbuckled motorists and passengers during the annual Memorial Day Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign, which runs until Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Wearing a seatbelt while in both the front and back seats of a moving vehicle is the law in Currituck and throughout North Carolina. We do this all year; however, the campaign runs statewide for this busy holiday traffic week.

In 2021, 555 unbuckled motorists were killed in crashes on North Carolina roads, including 28 during the Memorial Day Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign period.

Increased enforcement during specific campaign periods year-round is a key part of making North Carolina roads safer. 2021 marked the most traffic fatalities across the state since 1973.

For more information about the Memorial Day Click It or Ticket enforcement effort in, contact Lieutenant Smith by email, 265@currituckcountync.gov or call the Sheriff’s Office at 252-453-3633.

Thank you as always to our community for keeping our road safety partnership!

County Offices Closed
Memorial Day

The following Currituck County Government facilities will be CLOSED Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2022.

~ Currituck County Animal Shelter

~ All County Administrative Offices

~ Convenience Sites

~ Transfer Station

~ Libraries

~ Senior Centers

Water Outage in Corolla
Boil Water Until Friday, May 20, 2022

Utility customers in Corolla on

  • Hampton Street,
  • Beacon Hill,
  • Keepers Way,
  • Mirage Street,
  • Miller Street,
  • Baum Court,
  • Amory Court,
  • Parker Court,
  • Fearing Court,

have experienced an outage in the water distribution system due to a leak. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Currituck County Water Department advises users that when water is restored consumers boil ALL water used for human consumption including:

  • drinking,
  • cooking,
  • brushing teeth,
  • making ice
  • and washing hands

or use bottled water.

Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

This advisory remains in effect until Friday, May 20, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Parks & Recreation
Comprehensive Plan Survey

Currituck County Parks & Recreation is currently developing a master plan to help form recreation planning for the next 10 years.  We invite residents to complete the following recreation needs assessment survey.  We look forward to your input.

The survey can be completed:

Online

Print Survey (PDF)

To learn more about our master plan attend one of the following meetings:

Corolla
Tuesday, May 11, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Brindley Sports Center
1026 Ocean Trail
Corolla, North Carolina  27927

Jarvisburg
Tuesday, May 31, 2022  |  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Jarvisburg Elementary School
110 Jarvisburg Road
Jarvisburg, North Carolina 27947

Moyock
Wednesday, June 1, 2022  |  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Moyock Middle School
216 Survey Road
Moyock, North Carolina 27958

Knotts Island
Wednesday, June 1, 2022  |  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Knotts Island Senior Center
126 Brumley Road
Knotts Island, North Carolina 27950

Currituck
Thursday, June 2, 2022  |  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Historic Courthouse
153 Courthouse Road
Currituck, North Carolina   27929

The meetings are floating, you do not need to be there the entire time, just stop by, give us your input and leave when you are done.

We greatly appreciate your input, your opinion is important to us.

Currituck County
9-1-1 Communications

The team at 911 Communications provide vital, life-saving services for the public and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This short video provides some insight into what it means to be a 911 telecommunicator for Currituck County.

Did You Know
Currituck’s Soil & Water…

Did you know,  Currituck’s Soil & Water Conservation District Office works to protect natural resources in the county. This includes initiatives such as preventing the loss of valuable farmland topsoil and keeping storm water drainage ditches clear from obstructions.

In this short video, Soil/Storm Water Manager, Dylan Lloyd explains how they can help farmers, developers, and private property owners in Currituck County.

www.SafeCorolla.com
One-stop Site for Local Beach Conditions and Safety Information

Currituck County Emergency Management is pleased to launch www.SafeCorolla.com, a one-stop site for local beach conditions and safety information.  Currituck County includes 24 miles of oceanfront beaches and SafeCorolla.com will provide county residents and vacationers with important real-time data to help them plan their beach visit.

SafeCorolla.com is a mobile and tablet friendly site.  Users can easily navigate different sections by clicking on the individual “headers” near the top of the page. The webpage provides information on current weather forecasts, beach conditions, rip currents, locations for public beach access, locations of lifeguard stands, beach regulations, and more.

As part of the SafeCorolla program, residents and guests may also receive notifications directly to their phone by texting SafeCorolla to 888-777. For more information on SafeCorolla.com, contact Currituck Emergency Management at 252-232-2115.

Members Need for
Wild Horse Advisory Board

Currituck County is looking for two (2) citizens who resides on the Currituck Outer Banks that are willing to serve their community by participating on the Wild Horse Advisory Board. If you are interested submit a Statement of Interest online to be considered by the Currituck County Board of Commissioners.

The wild horses are an integral part of the history and tradition of the Currituck Outer Banks and are culturally and economically significant to the County of Currituck.

The Wild Horse Advisory Board is committed to managing the wild horse population in a manner that establishes a sustainable equilibrium between the wild horse population, development, wildlife, and the environment.

The Currituck County Wild Horse Advisory Board is composed of 6 voting members:

  • One member from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund
  • One member from North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Currituck County Manager or designee
  • United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Currituck National Wildlife Refuge Manager or designee
  • Two at large members who reside on the Currituck Outer Banks appointed by the Currituck County Board of Commissioners 

The Currituck County Wild Horse Advisory Board typically holds quarterly meetings on the third Thursday of February, May, August and November at 1:00 p.m. in the Currituck County Historic Courthouse Conference room.

For more information email Samantha Evans, clerk to the Wild Horse Advisory Board or call 252-232-2075.

Volunteers Needed
Home Delivered Meals

Please consider volunteering a little time and a lot of love by volunteering to be a “Currituck” Home Delivered meal volunteer.

Currituck Senior Nutrition will resume to 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) starting Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Older man at the door getting a meal from a lady. With a significant loss in volunteers due to the impacts of COVID over the last 2 years, we are left with a HUGE hole that we need your help to fill.  Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Home Delivered meals program and we cannot do it without YOU!

You can volunteer as little or as much as your want.  Don’t want to commit to a certain day and time?  No problem – be an alternate and volunteer when it’s the right time for you.  The average time it takes to deliver a meal is 1 hour, unless you become attached…then it may take a little longer!

Please contact Currituck Senior Services at 252-232-3505 or sign-up to learn more.

Thank you in advance for any support you would like to give.