NCDOT Working to reopen N.C. Highway 12 today; Additional overwash possible with Wednesday’s high tide

1:00 P.M. UPDATE: Due to continual ocean overwash with Wednesday’s midday high tide, the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) now estimates that N.C. Highway 12 will open at 6 p.m. at the earliest, per a recent update. N.C. Highway 12 remains closed between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe, as well as on Ocracoke Island between the […]

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Tuesday’s high tide brings another round of significant ocean overwash; N.C. 12 closed until Wednesday

Hatteras and Ocracoke islands were battered with another round of coastal flooding on Tuesday, with ocean overwash occurring several hours before and after the 12:00 p.m. high tide. Significant ocean overwash was reported throughout the islands in northern Hatteras village, Buxton, Avon, Rodanthe, Pea Island, and northern Ocracoke Island. Several vehicles became stuck in deep […]

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Dare County provides details on active cases, and reports third COVID-related death, in Tuesday’s update

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Tuesday, September 22, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information. Dare County COVID-19 Case Update The total COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 520, of which there are 8 active cases among residents of Dare County. Of the […]

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Large venues in N.C. can open at 7% capacity, per Gov. Cooper announcement

Some North Carolina small businesses that have experienced extraordinary disruption to their operations due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic may benefit from a $40 million relief program to help offset fixed costs like rent, mortgage interests and utility bills, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy – powering our […]

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Dare County Finance Department Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Dare County Finance Department has been awarded the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. At the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting held on Sept. 21, 2020, Chairman Bob Woodard presented the award to Finance Director David Clawson and Assistant Finance Director Sally DeFosse for […]

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President to add North Carolina to executive order barring new oil drilling leases through 2032

President Donald Trump will reportedly extend a moratorium on new leases for oil and natural gas drilling off the North Carolina coast for at least the next decade. U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R) said in a statement issued Monday that he had spoken with the President earlier in the day, and was informed that North […]

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Dare Schools to offer virtual learning even if students return to class

On September 17, Governor Cooper announced that NC school districts now have the option to return students in grades K-5 to school using Plan A. The Dare County Board of Education will be meeting in a special called meeting on October 1 to discuss options for returning our students to in-person learning. We realize that the decision to […]

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