The Town of Kill Devil Hills is hosting its annual Family Fireworks Event on July 4th! This event was made possible with the assistance of grant funding from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
The Family Fireworks Event will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 and will begin at dark at the Avalon Pier, 2111 Virginia Dare Trail, in Kill Devil Hills (Milepost 6). Fireworks will be able to be viewed from all areas of the Kill Devils Hills oceanfront. Rain date for the event is Thursday, July 5th.
So, pack a snack, bring a chair, unroll a blanket, get some sand between your toes, and have a dazzling good time at Kill Devil Hills’ Family Fireworks Event!
In partnership with Current TV, a video has been produced to welcome everyone to Kill Devil Hills and to highlight some of the many scenic venues our Town offers. Whether you are a long-time resident or have just discovered our community, welcome!
Photo courtesy of Madison Murry, FFHS Shorelines Yearbook
The Town of Kill Devil Hills congratulates the First Flight High School Women’s soccer team and its coach, Juan Ramirez, on their recent 6-1 win over Lake Norman Charter School to win the 2018 North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A championship! The game was held at N.C. State’s Dail Soccer Complex, and capped an incredible season. This is the second time the Lady Nighthawks have won the state championship, first claiming the title in 2008.
Pictured: Mayors from all four of the project municipalities joined Chairman Woodard in making the announcement about the ASPBA award at Monday evening’s meeting. (L to R) Duck Mayor Don Kingston, Kill Devil Hills Mayor Sheila Davies, Chairman Woodard, Project Program Manager Ken Willson of APTIM, Kitty Hawk Mayor Gary Perry and Southern Shores Mayor Tom Bennett.
Post Date: 05/21/2018 3:28 p.m.
The award highlights the value of restored beaches and the crucial role they play in providing wide and beautiful beaches that attract people from around the world.
Dare County beaches in Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills have been named as Best Restored Beaches for 2018 by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). The award highlights the value of restored beaches and the crucial role they play in providing wide and beautiful beaches that attract people from around the world. Visitors to Dare County spend more than $1.1 billion annually, supporting over 13,100 local jobs and generating more than $102 million in state and local tax revenue.
According to Bob Woodard, Chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners, “Dare County is committed to preserving our beaches. They are the engine that drives our tourism economy and they require ongoing attention. That is why Dare County and its municipalities have stepped up to the plate and committed local resources to fund beach nourishment projects due to the lack of federal funding.”
Dare County and its municipalities have invested resources in beach nourishment, a process by which sand that is lost through erosion is replaced to create a wider beach that reduces storm damage by dissipating wave energy to provide protection from storm surges and unusually high tides.
Dare County’s beach nourishment fund consists of revenue that is generated by a portion of the occupancy tax that is collected on short term rental properties such as hotels and cottages. These local dollars have helped fund beach nourishment projects throughout the county since 2011.
It was one year ago this week that work began on the northern beaches project and over a five month period, almost four million cubic yards of sand was placed along 8.3 miles of beach. This project was done as a collaborative effort including Dare County and the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. By working together, each of the towns was able to achieve their design goals while benefiting from a significant cost and time savings in both the permitting and construction phases of the project.
According to Program Manager Ken Willson of APTIM, “Dare County’s collaborative effort is a model to be considered nationwide by communities trying to increase coastal resilience. This approach enabled considerable cost and time savings. For example, we’ve estimated that by constructing the projects cooperatively, the locals achieved a cost savings of around $5.5 million on mobilization alone.”
Mayors from all four of the project municipalities joined Chairman Woodard in making the announcement about the ASPBA award at Monday evening’s meeting. Chairman Woodard commented, “I think we all agree that in order to remain as sustainable and resilient coastal communities, we must continue to prioritize protection of our beaches as a vital component of our tourism infrastructure.”
The Kill Devil Hills Public Services Department is here to help by offering free mulch at its Recycle Center. Located at 701 Bermuda Bay Blvd. (off Colington Road), the KDH Recycle Center is open from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Stop by and pick up all the mulch you need.
The Town has developed an informative video that explains how yard debris is recycled into a useful product like mulch for our community: KDH Mulch Program For more information, please call the Public Services Department at 252-480-4080.