After passionate public debate, Dare Board approves Second Amendment resolution

After hearing impassioned arguments on both sides from two dozen speakers during public comment period, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution expressing its support for the U.S. Constitution and specifically, the Second Amendment, at its Feb 4. meeting. The vote was 6-0 with Commissioner Jim Tobin not in attendance. The resolution, […]

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A passionate ‘State of the County’ address

“Good morning Dare County,” declared Dare County Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Woodard as he opened his State of the County 2020 presentation before a jam-packed breakfast-time crowd at Captain George’s Restaurant on Jan. 15. “Dare County, one hundred-fifty years old.” Woodard continued before turning his attention to the audience and quipping: “You don’t look […]

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Dare Board oks new measures for ‘essential housing’

Without fanfare, and with only one resident speaking during public comment, the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved four zoning amendments as part of a continuing effort to generate what is now called “essential housing” in the county. About 11 months after first approving a series of zoning amendments to encourage more affordable housing in […]

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Murphy defeats Thomas in Congressional contest

With the unofficial results tallied, Republican State Representative Greg Murphy handily defeated Democrat and former Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas in a Sept. 10 special election to succeed the late Walter Jones Jr. as U.S. Representative from North Carolina’s Third Congressional District. In a district that leans heavily Republican, Murphy collected almost 62% of the votes […]

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At Dare meeting, officials stress need to evacuate

Speaking at the Dare County Commissioners meeting on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 3, Commissioner Chairman Bob Woodard and County Manager Bobby Outten urged residents to heed the mandatory evacuation order that goes into effect at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The county’s visitors have been told to evacuate on Tuesday. Reviewing the evacuation […]

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Dare Board hears proposals for ‘essential housing’

Dare County’s initiative to encourage more reasonably priced housing for year-round workers is more than a year old. But the search for exactly what to call it continues on. In June 2018, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce made a presentation to the Dare County Commissioners asking them to consider zoning changes, including allowing accessory […]

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