Allen Burrus, who just retired as
Hatteras Island's representative to the Dare County Board of
Commissioners, was the guest on the Nov. 20 edition of "To the
Point," a Radio Hatteras interview show, hosted by Irene Nolan,
editor of The Island Free Press.
After 10 years on the county
commission, Burrus decided not to run for re-election for health
reasons. He was has been replaced in the District 4 seat by Danny
Couch of Buxton, who ran unopposed in last month's general election.
Burrus was appointed commissioner in
2006 to fill the unexpired term of Joseph "Mac" Midgett of
Rodanthe. He was then elected to the seat in 2008 and re-elected in
2012. Before serving on the Board of Commissioners, Burrus spent 12
years as the Hatteras representative on the Dare County Board of
This is Burrus' "exit"
interview, so to speak, in which he reflects on where Hatteras Island
has been and where it should be headed and the accomplishments of the
board in the past decade.
He says he is proudest of the work that
the board has done to improve substance abuse prevention and
treatment in the county. Also at the top of his list are getting
ground broken for the Bonner Bridge replacement and other Highway 12
projects on northern Hatteras.
He also addresses the need for a
navigable, reliable channel in Hatteras Inlet and Dare County
Emergency Management, including whether Hatteras should have a
representative on the county's Control Board and issues of evacuation
To listen to the interview, scroll down
to the "To the Point" logo and click on the arrow.
"To the Point" is broadcast
on the island's community radio station,101.5 FM on southern Hatteras
and 99.9 FM on northern Hatteras, at 5 p.m. on the first and third
Sunday of each month. It is repeated on the second and fourth
Sunday. Those who don't live on Hatteras can listen to the show on
Sundays through live streaming at www.radiohatteras.org.
MORE ABOUT RADIO HATTERAS
Radio Hatteras is Hatteras Island's
community, non-profit radio station and depends on grants,
memberships, and underwriting.
It broadcasts around the clock with
news -- including such things as surfing and fishing reports --
community announcements, music, and special programs. The station is
also streamed live. To listen, go to www.radiohatteras.org.
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.
or call (252) 995-6000 for information about underwriting