March brought some warmer weather, blooming flowers, and lots of rain. Local businesses are starting to gear up for the summer season, and many have already opened back up for business after their winter break. We’ve noticed traffic picking up, and there seemed to be a lot of visitors in town over the spring break holidays. Real estate activity is not quite as busy, however. Typically election years are a little slower as uncertainty looms. Inventory remains on the decline, and we feel confident that things will pick up soon.
In local news, the Dare County Commissioners accepted a beach nourishment bid from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company on March 17th. The project encompasses Duck, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills, and the total price tag is $38,596,850. The project is set to start next April and should be completed sometime in June of 2017. In north Duck RPC contractors has started work on a storm water improvement plan. The 400 foot span is along Duck Trail in the Sound Sea Village area.
April is a great time to be on the Outer Banks. If your plans bring you to the Outer Banks check out the Duck & Wine Festival on April 25th at the Waterfront Shops in Duck. It is sure to be a great event again this year. And as always, stop by and say hello as you pass through.