Kill Devil Hills approves site plan for drive-through car wash

Published 7:00 am Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Kill Devil Hills commissioners approved a site plan for a drive through car wash at 2000 N. Croatan Highway, across the bypass and just north of the site of the new Target under construction.

The applicant, Carter Engineering LLC, is requesting 2,015-square foot drive through car wash with 20 parking spaces.

“No more rusty cars for us,” laughed Mayor Ben Sproul. “I’ve learned the hard way about rust and cars, going to Hatteras all the time. It’ll get you.”

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Commissioners agreed that, from the site plan, it’s “a good-looking building” and has a “beachy look.”

Commissioners also heard a presentation from Dare County Vice Chairman Wally Overman and Veterans Services Director Patty O’Sullivan about The Wall That Heals exhibit coming to the Soundside Event Center in November. The three-quarter traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., will make stops throughout the country, concluding the tour in Nags Head.

Commissioner Terry Gray made a motion to donate $5,000 from the town’s event fund to contribute to the Wall. “We’ve got a huge amount of Veterans in the area … and it’ll bring a lot of visitors to the area and will help businesses in the off season,” Gray said.

“It’s a worthy cause,” agreed the mayor.

Another event the town is looking forward to is the annual Trash Attack community clean up. The town is accepting entries from children K-12 for the Trash Attack poster contest until March 1. More details available online.

The clean-up event will be Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to noon, starting at Aviation Park. Volunteers will head out all throughout town to “attack” trash anywhere in town from beaches, parks, neighborhoods or soundside. A pre-registration form is requested and available on the town website. T-shirts, while they last, and refreshments will be provided, as well as trash bags and plastic gloves. Rain date is set for Sunday afternoon, April 2.