Board chairman Woodard is guest on
Radio Hatteras interview show...WITH
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
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
Scroll down to the "To the Point" logo -- an aerial photo of Cape Point
-- and click to listen to the audio of the show.
'TO THE POINT
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
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