July 31, 2015

Dare County, town officials plan
news conference on sales tax plan 

As part of Dare County’s effort to fight the sales tax redistribution plan before the North Carolina General Assembly, representatives from the county met with state officials in Raleigh again this week.

Commissioner Margarette Umphlett described the trip as a productive step in the Board of Commissioners’ ongoing effort to educate state legislators about the harmful effects that the plan would have on Dare County.

County and town officials will have a news conference on Monday, Aug. 3, at 9 a.m. to discuss the negative impacts of the proposed sales tax redistribution plan. The following public officials and industry leaders will participate:

  • Bob Woodard, Chairman, Dare County Board of Commissioners
  • Paul O’Neal, Chairman, Currituck County Board of Commissioners
  • Don Kingston, Mayor, Town of Duck
  • Tom Bennett, Mayor, Town of Southern Shores,
  • Gary Perry, Mayor, Town of Kitty Hawk
  • Sheila Davies, Mayor, Town of Kill Devil Hills
  • Bob Edwards, Mayor, Town of Nags Head
  • Jamie Daniels, Mayor, Town of Manteo
  • Niels Moore, Chair Elect and Government Affairs, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce
  • Colleen Shriver, President, Outer Banks Association of Realtors
  • Bobby Outten, Dare County Manager

The news conference will be held in the Commissioners meeting room located at 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive and precedes the Board’s regular meeting that begins at 10 a.m.

Live audio will be streamed at www.darenc.com (click the "Listen to Live Meetings" link).

The news conference will be videotaped and broadcast on the Government Channel -- Channel 191 for Charter Cable subscribers -- at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 4. The video will be posted on the County website for viewing by Wednesday, Aug. 5.

For more information, call Dare County Public Relations at 252-475-5900.

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