Newly elected and re-elected Dare commissioners are sworn in By IRENE NOLAN

Two newly elected members of the Dare County Board of Commissioners and two re-elected members were sworn in by board clerk Gary Gross at yesterday’s regular meeting. In addition, the board chose its chairman and vice-chairman for the coming year and concluded the meeting with yet another discussion of the Hurricane Matthew debris collection, which […] Local News |  Full Article

A conversation with Danny Couch, Hatteras Island’s commissioner-elect ….WITH AUDIO

Danny Couch of Buxton, Hatteras Island’s commissioner-elect, 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. In a wide-ranging conversation, Couch, who will be sworn in as a member of the Dare Commissioners at the next regular […] Local News |  Full Article

UPDATED: Republicans sweep Dare board and legislative seats By IRENE NOLAN

Republican candidates swept local legislative and Dare County races in last night’s general election. Incumbent Republican Bill Cook of Chocowinity  soundly beat Democratic challenger Brownie Futrell of Washington for the state Senate District 1 seat.  With all of the precincts in the district reporting, including all of those in Dare and Hyde counties, Cook had […] Local News |  Full Article

Early results show Cook leading in state senate race, Judge-Boswell race is tight By IRENE NOLAN

With 68 percent of the precincts reporting at about 9:30 p.m., Republican incumbent Bill Cook had a commanding lead over his Democratic challenger, Brownie Futrell, in the race for the state Senate’s District 1.  Cook had 62 percent of the vote to Futrell’s 38. The race for state House of Representatives District 6, pitting two […] Local News |  Full Article

Dare Commissioner Warren Judge dies in Norfolk hospital By IRENE NOLAN

Dare County Commissioner Warren Judge of Kitty Hawk, 65, died overnight at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Va. Judge was transported to the hospital Wednesday night.  A spokesperson for the Dare County Democratic Party confirmed that Judge had suffered a heart attack but no other information on his condition had been released. This morning, his […] Local News |  Full Article