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Buxton Village Books is now
Independent bookstore customers living on or visiting Hatteras Island
no longer have to choose between reading digital and supporting their
local bookstore. Buxton Village Books is now selling Google eBooks
online at www.buxtonvillagebooks.com
Google launched its e-book program on Dec. 6 and is partnering with the
American Booksellers Association so independent bookstores can provide
an easy way for their customers to discover, read, and buy e-books at
"More and more of our customers are buying e-readers and are looking to
purchase e-books,” said Gee Gee Rosell, owner of Buxton Village Books.
“Google eBooks now allows us to remain the store of choice for our
loyal customers who are reading digital and to serve new customers. As
an independently owned bookstore, we want to participate in the future
of reading and e-books are a big part of that future.
A Google eBook is a new form of cloud-based digital book that allows
readers to access their libraries on almost any device from one single
repository, regardless of where the e-book was purchased. Google is
offering hundreds of thousands of titles for sale, ranging from new
releases and bestsellers in every category to classics in the public
In addition to e-books, readers can search through a database of five
million titles of print books at www.buxtoncvillagebooks.com,
peruse staff picks, bestsellers, the Indie Next List, and continue to
enjoy the experience of shopping at Buxton Village Books.
Association announces new director of development
The Roanoke Island Historical Association, producer of “The Lost
Colony” symphonic outdoor drama, announces the appointment of Teresa
James Griffin to the role of director of development. Griffin
will assume the position effective Jan.10.
Originally from North Carolina, Griffin left the state in 1973 to
pursue her bachelor’s degree in English from Wheaton College and a
master’s from Northern Illinois University. For the past 10
Griffin has served as dean of the Dare County College of the Albemarle.
During her tenure as dean, Griffin expanded campus buildings and
facilities, added new programs, and created a stronger alliance between
the college and Dare County. As a result of her leadership, student
enrollment at COA doubled, as did the size of the campus.
Griffin’s extensive community involvement includes Create the Future
Initiatives, Dare County Imagination Library, Hosea House for Women,
Dare County Marine Industry Association, N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke
Island, Dare County Arts Council, Friends of the Elizabethan Gardens,
Dare County Children and Youth Partnership, Land of Beginnings
Festival, and the State of the Child Conference. Griffin and
husband Henry “Hank” Newbold Griffin attend Mt. Olivet United Methodist
“Teresa brings a substantial record of community involvement and senior
administrative experience to our organization. Combined with
positive ‘can do’ attitude, she will be a superb addition to our
management team and a wonderful asset to ‘The Lost Colony,’” said chief
executive officer Michael Hardy.
Griffin fills the vacancy left by Ken Keating who recently announced
his plan to return to New York with his
Hospital president is moving on
Van Smith, president of The Outer Banks Hospital, has submitted his
resignation, effective Jan. 1, 2011, to accept a leadership position
with Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C.
Smith, who holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and master’s degrees from the University of
Alabama - Birmingham, has more than 15 years of progressive health care
leadership experience. He spent the first 10 years of his career with
Carolina Health Systems in a variety of leadership roles and his last
five years leading The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.
his leadership, the hospital has grown significantly, adding personnel,
physicians, and expanding service lines. During that time the
hospital has also been recognized nationally for quality, service, and
“We are grateful for the goals Van has achieved during his five years
of superior leadership,” said Bobby Owens, chairman of the board of The
Outer Banks Hospital. Owens added that a search committee will begin
the recruitment process. In the interim, an interim
will be appointed to assist the leadership team with day-to-day
operations and facilitate a smooth transition.
Smith will be assuming the position of senior vice president at Pitt
County Memorial Hospital. In this role, he will oversee
operations of the East Carolina Heart Institute, cardiovascular,
emergency, and adult medical services. “It was a difficult
decision,” said Smith, who has been with the hospital since January,
2006. “It has been an honor to work with this group of
professionals. They continually impress me with their
to quality care and patient safety. I am proud to have served
with them. Going forward, this community will continue to be
well-served by The Outer Banks Hospital. It has a very bright
cottages for off-island owners
Helping Hands (HHH) was created out of a necessity -- a necessity that
hit home for Mary and Pat Turick, literally.
years they had dreamed of owning their own piece of paradise on
Hatteras Island. Finally, through time and patience, their dream
happened. They put their cottage in the hands of a realty
management company, as most off-island owners do, for its maintenance
and cleaning. But they did not receive the quality service
they thought they would be getting. Instead, they got the furthest
thing from it.
Mary and Pat had thought it over. Should they stay in Pennsylvania or
step out on a limb and move to the island that they had fallen in love
with over the years while they vacationed here? The decision didn’t
take long to make. They packed their bags and headed south.
on Hatteras, one of the first decisions they made was to make a
difference when it came to the way rental cottage homeowners and
visitors were treated. They jumped in with both feet and formed
Hatteras Helping Hands, a property management company like no other on
the island because this company was started by a husband and wife who
understood what was needed through their own experiences.
When asked what sets their company apart from the others, they will
tell you “quality.” They believe that owners should get what they
pay for. And at HHH, they will.
company starts off by making sure its cleaners are trained and equipped
with the best knowledge and supplies in order to do the job right. Each
cottage is inspected weekly for cleanliness and maintenance issues. “We
take pride in our work,” Mary and Pat say. “It reflects on us as a
company. We just want to make everyone happy, all the way around the
board.We’ve been there. We know.”
Hatteras Helping Hands is more than just a cleaning company. It also
offers pool and spa care, lawn care, storm preparedness, and
maintenance programs, such as battery, bulb, and filter changes. It is
a total property management company.
can reach Hatteras Helping Hands at 995-3390 or visit the website at http://www.hatterashelpinghands.com.
Kites Kiteboarding Resort opens in Rodanthe
Harris, owner and president of Kitty Hawk Kites, and the Outer Banks
Chamber of Commerce recently cut the ribbon on Waves Village: Kitty
Hawk Kites Kiteboarding Resort in Rodanthe.
the opening of Good Winds Seafood and Wine Bar, the resort has realized
a dream in the making for more than 10 years. The kiteboarding resort
boasts dining, on-site luxury three bedroom / three bathroom
accommodations, a kiteboarding school and demo center, and multiple
retail facilities, including Kitty Hawk Kites, Kitty Hawk Kites
Kiteboarding Center, Life is Good, Kitty Hawk Sports, and Forbes Candy
/ Highway 12 Coffee and Tea Company.
resort is designed for kiteboarding fanatics. However it offers
amenities that any family, couple, or watersports enthusiast would
enjoy including a pool, outdoor hot/cold water showers, gear lockers,
stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, and kayaking.
Realty, their Cape Hatteras real estate company partner, attended the
ribbon cutting, along with staff, friends, and well wishers. Also
attending were Outer Banks Chamber Ambassadors Debbie Saunders,
Courtney Quillin, Allyson Sproul and Ryan Woodard, along with
Hatteras/Ocracoke Council member Rhonda Roughton and Chamber member
Details, the company that serves homeowners and guests, is expanding
in 2007 by Pam and Rene Stoffel, Shore Details has become the “go to
company” for both homeowners and guests on Hatteras
Started with an idea to "do it better,” Pam and Rene began from the
first moment working with the idea that details
can be heard saying, “At Shore Details, they mean it when they say --
it’s all about the details.” With the attention to every
and the mantra that “it’s all about the service,” their
and owners are finding a new peace of mind. Pam and Rene tell
them, “relax and let us do the work.”
does. From the first moment the guests arrive until they check out,
they are pampered with personal professional service. The
personal shopper will have their groceries stocked when they arrive,
fishing trips are booked, and dinner plans made. Shore Details will
even send in a personal chef or plan a surprise birthday
party. Owners also soon find out what true
service is all about.
communication, trained housekeepers, and friendly staff, homeowners
can’t go wrong. No more wondering “Who’s really watching my
house”? Pam and Rene and all the staff pride
the care they give each and every homeowner and each and every
Details is a
property service company providing quality services to both owners and
guests. From housekeeping and maintenance to pools and spas,
company provides every service owners need to be sure their home and
their guests are well cared for. No longer is there
to rely solely on the mega companies. With Shore Details, homeowners
have a new option -- handle the rentals themselves and turn everything
else over to a company they can trust. One company, one
not to worry!
many years in the property management industry, Pam has learned this
business from the ground up, right here on Hatteras
Island. With the help of her husband,
Rene they have
slowly grown the company into one that will enhance the Hatteras Island
business from home for four years, they have now moved into a new
location in Buxton at 47039 Buxton Back Road, right next to Village
Video. They welcome you to stop by and see their new
facility. Guest and owners can stop by to surf the
the wireless network or just chat a while. The staff loves to
share the latest happenings on Hatteras Island.
Also new in
the new Shore Discount Card. You’ll want to keep an eye out
an ad on The Island Free Press (www.islandfreepress.org) that will
announce the premiere of this card and tell you more about this great
new way to find savings and discounts all around Hatteras
Shore Discount Cards are not only for guests, island residents will
want to know more about them also.
all, discounts matter too!!
Keep an eye
Details by going to www.shoredetails.com
clients, new services, and new testimonials will keep you coming back
to see what’s new with this young Hatteras Island business.
Midgett joins Hatteras Realty sales team
Hatteras Realty sales ream announces the newest addition, Tracey
Midgett. Tracey resides in Hatteras Village and will be covering sales
on the entire island.
is a very experienced, top-producing Hatteras Island Realtor. We are
happy to have her as a part of our team," Hatteras Realty said in a
media release. " As a longtime island resident and Realtor, Tracey is
committed to providing quality service to her clients and will be a
wonderful asset to Hatteras Realty.
can contact Tracey Midgett at
252-305-2359, e-mail her at [email protected]
or visit her at her
web-site at www.hatterasislandsales.com.
La Fogata Mexican restaurant
opens in Avon
La Fogata, a popular Mexican restaurant on the northern beaches of the
Outer Banks, has come to Hatteras Island.
The eatery opened in late August in the Avon Shopping Center on Highway
It's located in a newly remodeled area and seats about 80
people. It offers the full menu from the La Fogata locations
Kitty Hawk and Nags Head with beer and wine but no liquor.
La Fogata is open daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and the phone number
for information or carry-out orders is 252-986-1118.
Brothers Tony and Chava Fernandez are running the new Avon restaurant,
and they said they hope to be open year-round and may add delivery
service in the future.
For more information, the website is www.lafogata.com.
Davenport is Sun Realty’s Agent of the Month
Davenport has been selected as Agent of the Month for Sun Realty’s
has been with Sun Realty as a broker for 25 years. He is very active in
his community and serves on several local boards, including the Dare
County Board of Equalization and Review. He is chairman of the Oregon
Inlet Waterways Commission, and is active in the Outer Banks
Association of Realtors. He serves on the Legislative and RPAC
committee on the local and state levels. He has also been
as Regional Vice President for North Carolina Association of Realtors
for 2010 and 2011.
and his assistant LeAnne Wiggins can be reached at Sun Realty’s Kill
Devil Hills office. To contact him, e-mail
[email protected] or call him at 252-441-8011 ext.234.
makes contribution to annual Powwow in
Hawk. Wal-Mart manager, D'Andre Knight, recently presented a
check to Carl Bornfriend, Executive Director, of the Frisco Native
American Museum & Natural History Center to support the living
history weekend and annual Powwow sponsored by the Frisco Native
American Museum. Wal-Mart has partnerened with the
for a number of years to help provide the multi-cultural event held
annually on Hatteras Island. The 13th Journey Home and 2nd
Dancing Moccasins are scheduled for April 30 and May 1, 2011.
more information, visit the museum at www.nativeamericanmuseum.org or
contact them at 252-995-4440.
Flythe is new
manager of CHEC
Flythe, manager of finance and administration, has been selected by the
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) Board of Directors to be the
next executive vice president and general manager.
will take the reins following the retirement of the current manager,
Jim Kinghorn. The transition is expected
complete by January, 2011.
moved to Hatteras Island to work for CHEC in March, 2002. As the
manager of finance and administration, she oversees customer service,
billing, warehouse, human resources, information technology, and the
finance functions of the cooperative. She has also been the
cooperative’s representative to the North Carolina Association of
Electric Cooperative’s political action executive
committee. Prior to coming to
CHEC, Flythe was
the vice-president of accounting for Pee Dee Electric Cooperative in
native of West Virginia, Flythe graduated magna cum laude from Marietta
College in 1991 with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting.
obtained her certified public accountant certificate in 1992.
resides in Buxton with her husband, Paul, and daughter,
They are active members of the Buxton United Methodist Church.
restaurant is now open in Frisco
Rolo's Raw Bar & Grill opened earlier this summer on Highway 12
Frisco, just north of the Frisco Woods Campground.
owners are husband and wife, Roland and Beth Mulder, who have lived at
Hatteras for 25 years. They have been in the restaurant
off and on for about 20 years and are former owners of the Sea Robin
restaurant in Avon. Roland has also been a commercial fisherman.
Mulders have completely renovated the building, which now has a
polished wood bar with seating and also table seating.
Rolo’s serves fresh local seafood. Meals and sandwiches are served all
day. The restaurant features homemade soups, cole slaw, and pasta
salads. Fish tacos are a specialty. In addition, there is a
is a kids’ menu and both domestic and imported beers – in bottles or on
restaurant will be open year round with daily lunch and dinner specials
and live entertainment through the week.
kitchen is open at 11 a.m., and the bar is open at noon until the folks
Rolo’s is closed on Sunday. For more information, call
Coast Café has a second restaurant -- at Avon Pier
owners of the Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves have opened a second
location on Hatteras Island. The new restaurant is in Avon at 41001
Highway 12 at the Avon Pier.
Avon location offers the same, great customer service and popular menu
of freshly-prepared food that Atlantic Coast Café is known for in Waves
– serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in clean and comfortable
appreciate the free WiFi, the kids’ menu, and the fact that vegan
options are available. Frequent visitors and large groups
want to take advantage of the “come back card” (buy 10 wraps or
Reubens, get one free). The restaurant accommodates large
(eat in or take out) and is available for events, such as wedding
rehearsal dinners or business group luncheons.
likely see the familiar face of General Manager Sheila Collie
both locations. Visit the ACC website, www.AtlanticCoastCafe.com, for more
comments and to view or download full menus.
Facci is closing Frisco office
Facci, Ph.D., LPC, LCAS, CRC , will close her Frisco office, effective
six years of practice, providing both counseling and more recently DWI
services, to the community, I will be closing my Frisco office
effective Aug. 31, 2010,” Facci said in a media release. “It has been a
very great honor to work here, and I am, and will always be, grateful
for the opportunities provided to me by the people of Hatteras Island.”
will continue to provide counseling services at her Kitty Hawk office
and would welcome any Hatteras Island clients there.
Alternatively, she can also gladly supply a list of providers
counseling or DWI services in the Manteo and Nags Head areas. Please
contact 252-255-1847 or [email protected].
April 29, 2010
Outriggers is new restaurant in Hatteras village
village is getting a new restaurant and bar. Brian Noel, a retired
firefighter from southern Maryland, and his wife, Laura, are opening
Outriggers Offshore Bar and Grill. Outriggers is located at the north
end Hatteras village On Highway 12, and will be open before Memorial
Day weekend. During the season, Outriggers will be open daily from 11
a.m. until midnight and will serve casual dining fare for lunch and
dinner and will also have a bar. Noel said that during the season,
they’re planning to have Karaoke, a DJ, and live entertainment on
various nights of the week.
April 12, 2010
Pottery, Frisco’s newest art gallery, opened its doors on April
1. Edith Camp, a native of Franklin, Va., owns and runs the gallery,
which features local and other artists.
studied ceramics and sculpture at the University of Richmond. She has
lived on the island for 16 years and had previously worked with Glenn
Dodenhoff sculpting mugs for the Ugly Mugs coffee shop in Avon.
Pottery is located next to the Frisco Sandwich shop, on Highway 12 in
Frisco, and will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until
Tackle has new owners
located on Highway 12 in the heart of Frisco, is under new
Bobby and Beverly Cox took over ownership of the shop last Oct. 1.
They’ve worked hard to revamp the place. They have installed all
new shelving, new peg-board, and they have expanded the products
offered. The store now carries convenience items, beer and
beach goods, children’s toys, apparel, and gifts.
They have also extended the hours. During the winter months, Frisco
Tackle will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and beginning Memorial Day,
the shop will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 or 11 p.m.
The Coxes are originally from Maryland, near Rockville, and are in the
process of moving to Hatteras Island permanently.
Kelly Wilson is promoted at Outer Beach Realty
Outer Beaches Realty, Inc., of Hatteras Island has announced that Kelly
Wilson has been promoted to vice-president of the company. As
graduate of Cape
Hatteras High School, Wilson began working with Outer Beaches upon
receiving her bachelor’s degree from East Carolina
University. She has been with the company for 18 years.
Wilson’s responsibilities will include strategic analysis,
accounting and finance, guest services, and information
technology. She resides in Frisco with her husband,
and children Andrea and Simon.
only laundry and dry cleaning service is now open
Ruth Sheeley, who moved to Frisco from Akron, Ohio, seven years ago,
opened Ruth’s Simple Stitch on March 15. The shop is located on
Highway 12, between Beach Pharmacy and Village Video in Hatteras
village. Services available at Ruth’s Simple Stitch include light
alterations and sewing repairs, dry cleaning drop-off, ironing, and
laundry wash, dry, and fold.
The building also houses Ruth’s Simple Edible Treats, where Sheeley
serves homemade baked goods and coffee.
Ruth’s Simple Stitch is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5
p.m., and on Saturdays from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m.