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The Currituck Chamber of Commerce Board of the Directors has named Michael Thompson of Dominion North Carolina Power to a Coast Council seat of the Board of Directors.

Michael Thompson is the principal liaison with the North Carolina General Assembly and Executive Branches for Dominion North Carolina Power.  He is the lead contact for regulatory issues before the North Carolina Utilities Commission as well as local governments and economic development in northeastern North Carolina.

Mr. Thompson began his career with Dominion Customer Service in 1975 and then designed Retail and Wholesale Rates before moving into Government Affairs in 1985.  He assumed his current position in January 1993.

Mr. Thompson serves on the boards of North Carolina State University’s College of Sciences and Advanced Energy.  He joined the board of the Independent College Fund in 2004 and became Chairman in 2010.  He also serves on the boards of the NC Aquarium Society and Coastal Studies Institute.

Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from James Madison University.  He is married to Deborah York, also a JMU graduate.  They have two sons, one a graduate of JMU and the other from NCSU. Michael Thompson jpeg

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Please Welcome Becky Howard to the Currituck Chamber of Commerce!

Becky Howard of Grandy joins the Currituck Chamber of Commerce, replacing outgoing Board Member Tameron Kugler. Becky studied Music Education at the College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC and taught at Moyock & Griggs Elementary School for 30 years. Skilled at non-profits fundraising and community outreach, Becky has also served as District Chairman for the North Carolina Democratic Party. She and her husband own and operate CA Howard and Associates Realty, opened in 1984.

Congratulations Becky, and welcome to the Currituck Chamber of Commerce!


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Great Restaurants in Currituck, NC

For many people, not having to cook is a requirement for vacation. Who wants to spend time sweating over a hot stove when you can spend more time on the beach and less time in the kitchen by visiting one of our amazing OBX restaurants?

If you’re in the mood for fresh OBX seafood, check out North Banks Restaurant and Raw Bar for a casual setting and great service. If you’re looking to bring dinner back to your beach house for your family, go to Steamers for gourmet take out seafood. Staying at the Inn at Corolla Light? Visit The Oceanfront Grille for their signature crab cakes, you won’t regret it. If you’ve got picky eaters in tow, don’t worry — all of these places have non-seafood options, too.

If you’re ready for some classic southern soul food and Carolina barbecue, don’t miss Southland Trade Corp. Located right across the VA-NC state line, this perfect pit stop has fantastic food and mouth-watering barbecue. Currituck BBQ also has some of the best BBQ in North Carolina at great prices, and Saltydawg Smokehouse will make you cry tears of joy with their award-winning pork barbecue, beef brisket, and BBQ chicken. BJ’s Carolina Cafe is a great choice to stop before you get to the beach or on the way home! All are perfectly located for a pit stop driving to or from the Outer Banks, NC.

Trying to please a crowd? InOut Pizza or Giant Slice Pizza are family favorites, or check out Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern or Barry’s on Walnut Island for drinks and a casual atmosphere with a variety of food choices.

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or something in between, you’ll find what you’re looking for in one of our Currituck and Corolla restaurants. From seafood to classic Carolina barbecue to classic family favorites, we’ve got something to please everyone.

Please contact the Currituck Chamber of Commerce for more questions about Currituck restaurants and other business in Currituck, North Carolina.

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