Congratulations and Thanks to two Southern Shores residents were recently appointed by the Town Council to the Planning Board as Alternate Members.

Joe McGraw, resident of Hollow Beach Court, has lived in Dare County since 1985 and has resided in Southern Shores full time since 2003. As owners of Albemarle Contractors, Inc., Joe and his wife Lori have spent the last 30 years developing and constructing properties on the Outer Banks. Joe is a former Director of the Chicahauk HOA Board of Directors, and is a current Director on the Board of the Throwdown Charity Surf Classic held annually in Southern Shores. Joe and Lori have two children.

Karen Sykes, resident of Chicahauk Trail, has lived in Kitty Hawk and Southern Shores for 35 years. Karen has been involved in both a retail business and a construction business located in Southern Shores. She has raised three sons (avid surfers) in Southern Shores and is currently in real estate sales with Century 21 Nachman Realty.