|Kiteboarding businesses contend with what some term 'unfair' competition|
owners on Hatteras Island already have to contend with unpredictable
weather and periodic road issues, but local kiteboarding businesses say
unfair competition may be also undercutting their bottom line.
it is mostly done under the radar, some out-of-town companies have been
sub-leasing large houses to groups and offering kiteboarding workshops,
meals made by an “in-house” chef, and participation in classes and
other activities without paying occupancy and sales taxes or permit
|Report says restoring coastal habitat is good for economy|
benefits of restoring North Carolina’s coastline extend beyond the
state’s environment, infusing millions of dollars into local economies,
according to a recent report that will be unveiled in Raleigh today.
Restoration and Community Economic Development in North Carolina," a
study of RTI International, examined the economic effects on local
economies of four N.C. Coastal Federation restoration projects. ....Read
|Hatteras Island Real Estate: 2015 Market Overview|
the beginning of each year, it can be helpful to sit back and try to
develop a broad overview of the real estate market on Hatteras Island –
where it has been, where it is now, and what the future might hold. ....Read
|Hatteras Island Real Estate: Insurance consent to rate letters|
at the title of this article, I am sure that most readers are asking,
“What is a consent to rate letter?” and “Why should I be interested?”
The answers to these questions are interesting, informative, and
potentially disturbing. ....Read
|Insurance Commissioner denies companies' request for homeowners' rate increase|
Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered a zero percent statewide overall
average change in homeowners' insurance rates, effective June 1, 2015.
There is good news in the commissioner's decision for Outer Banks homeowners.
the beach areas of Dare, Currituck, and Hyde counties, the insurance
companies had asked for a 35 percent increase in homeowners' policies.
Goodwin actually gave homeowners in these areas an average decrease of
9 percent. In the mainland areas of Dare, Currituck, Hyde, and Pamlico
counties, the companies asked for a 10 percent increase and got an
average 12 percent decrease. ....Read
|Hatteras Island Real Estate: A statistical profile of the island|
estate columnist Tom Hranicka has developed a statistical profile of
Hatteras Island that includes a wealth of information, including
population, real estate, businesses, visitation, and tax and tourism