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Updated: Board approves county-led Knotts Island department in ‘interim’ step protecting fire insurance rating; community meeting scheduled for Tuesday at Knotts Island Elementary

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE CURRITUCK, N.C. — The Currituck County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Dec. 4, voted to establish a county-led fire and rescue department serving Knotts Island in the wake of a contract dispute with volunteers there. The “interim”… Continue Reading

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Paid firefighters to remain on Knotts Island; commissioners to consider fire service tax district to pay for it

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE CURRITUCK, N.C. — Currituck County will keep paid firefighters on Knotts Island following a contract dispute that led the volunteer department in the isolated community to stop responding to calls this month — and the change may lead to… Continue Reading