North Carolina’s Adopted Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps

North Carolina has adopted revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps and a revised Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to maintain local eligibility for coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program. The North Carolina Floodplain Management Program has completed new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Dare County. This has resulted in changes to Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries and Base Flood Elevations (BFEs). The Floodplain Management Branch of the Geospatial and Technology Section of the North Carolina Emergency Management agency has worked with Dare County and its municipalities to bring forward the new flood maps for public comment and adoption and has also forwarded revisions to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s model flood damage prevention ordinance for local consideration and adoption.  Each town in Dare County will hold a public Hearing to receive public opinion regarding these changes.

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Cultural Happenings at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Starting today through Friday, July 28th, the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) presents Dance ‘n Strings, a series of dance and music.  Beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the outdoor pavilion, there will be a show offered free to the public.  A combination of ballet, modern dance and stringed instruments will entertain their patrons.  On Thursday and Friday at 2:00 p.m., there will be guitar and piano solos performed in the Park’s art gallery.  For more information, call Roanoke Island Festival Park at 252.475.1500. 

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Harris Teeter’s Nags Head, North Carolina, Location Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s the grand opening of the new Harris Teeter – Your Neighborhood Food Market in Nags Head, North Carolina!  The store is located at Eighth Street right at milepost 10 off Route 158 behind Eckerd’s drug store.  It’s a great location for a grocery store as the liquor store is located one street over and a Ben Franklin beach goods shop in the same vicinity.  This is a good making for a one stop shopping spot.  If your vacation rental home is in Kill Devil Hills or Nags Head, this is where you will want to get your supplies for your stay.  The Outer Banks just keeps getting better and better!

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Outer Banks Local’s Secret Spot: Coquina Beach

If you want to “get away” while you’re away, then Coquina Beach is the place for you.  Located eight miles South of US Route 158 in South Nags Head, Coquina Beach has a wide, beautiful beach with fine, white sand.  I have never seen it crowded there.  We usually pack a large cooler and plan on spending the day.  There is a lifeguard stand and bathhouse there, but we prefer to settle further south where there are less people.

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Epicurean Luxuries offered on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

In preparation of your arrival to the Outer Banks to spend your vacation hassle-free, leaving life’s daily routine of work and chores behind, start by saving your time and energy to food shop.  Have your vacation rental home fully stocked with all the necessities and desires that meet your epicurean needs.  There is a company that can do it all, The Butler’s Pantry.  They will provide you with an extensive inventory to select from that includes individual pricing.  You can have the basic provisions provided or everything needed for your entire stay.  If your pallet extends beyond what they offer, they will provide it for you upon request.  Your vacation home’s kitchen will be fully equipped before you even set foot through the door.  Make your vacation really work for you by using what the Outer Banks has to offer.  Call The Butler’s Pantry toll free at 877-224-8566 to find out how easy it is to use their service, you’ll be glad you did!

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