January 5, 2015

Board chairman Woodard is guest on
Radio Hatteras interview show...WITH AUDIO

Bob Woodard, newly elected chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners, was the guest on the Radio Hatteras interview show, "To the Point," on Sunday, Jan. 4.

"To the Point," which is hosted by Island Free Press editor Irene Nolan, airs on the island's community radio station, FM 101.5 and FM 99.9, at 5 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month.  It is repeated on the second and fourth Sunday.

Leading up to Chairman Woodard's election was the Republican sweep of county races in the November general election. Republicans are now a majority on the board for the first time since the mid-1980s.  Prior to Nov. 4 general election, Democrats outnumbered Republicans on the board by the slimmest of margins, 4-3.  Now, the Republicans are clearly in the majority.  They outnumber Democrats 5-2.

Woodard was elected to the county Board of Commissioners in 2012 after serving three terms as a commissioner in Kill Devil Hills.  During that time, he served for four years as mayor pro tem of the town.

A native of Portsmouth, Va., he has lived in Dare County almost 20 years and works in insurance for Towne Bank.

In the interview, he talks about his priorities for the board for the coming year and issues that are important to Hatteras Island, such as replacing the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge across Oregon Inlet, the planned beach restoration in north Buxton, and the legislation that was recently passed in the U.S. Congress that would make changes to the National Park Service's off-road vehicle plan for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Scroll down to the "To the Point" logo -- an aerial photo of Cape Point -- and click to listen to the audio of the show.


On the show, IFP editor Irene Nolan will be interviewing newsmakers about the events and issues that affect all of us who live on Hatteras Island and those of us who love to visit here.

"You can expect to hear from folks who are making the news, those who are decision-makers, and some who are just plain interesting to talk to about the island and its past, present, and future," she says.

Because the station's all-volunteer staff and small budget are stretched tight, the show is pre-recorded.  At this point, listeners cannot call in questions.

Also, the station can be received only on Hatteras Island, though the board of directors of the community, non-profit hopes that funds can be raised soon for online streaming of the programming.

For now, the audio will be posted the week after the interview so Island Free Press readers who missed the show or who do not live on Hatteras can listen in.

You can let Nolan know about folks you would like her to interview and suggest questions to ask.  Send your ideas to [email protected]


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It broadcasts around the clock with news -- including such things as surfing and fishing reports -- community announcements, music, and special programs.

Our community radio station also needs your support, and you can give that by purchasing a membership or by underwriting the station if you are a business or another community non-profit.

Radio Hatteras memberships are $50 for a family, $25 for an individual and $10 for a student. Mail memberships and other contributions to Radio Hatteras, P.O. Box 339, Frisco, NC 27936.

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