Bateman and Euler face off in only contested Dare Commissioner race

Of the three seats on the seven-member Dare County Board of Commissioners that are on the ballot this election, only one race is actually contested. Incumbent Republicans Jim Tobin (District 1) and Rob Ross (District 2) are running unopposed. The race where voters have a choice is the At-Large contest between first-term Republican incumbent Ervin […]

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Dare Board to address pay boost for county workers

Overall, employees now earn about 18% under market rate After receiving a salary study presentation showing that Dare County employees are being paid about 18% less than market rate salaries for public sector jobs, the Dare County Commissioners will consider a plan to try and address that imbalance at their upcoming Nov. 7 meeting. The […]

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Congressman Murphy proposes jetty feasibility study for Oregon Inlet

On the day that Dare County welcomed the arrival of the dredge Miss Katie, District 3 U.S. Congressman Greg Murphy announced that he had filed legislation to authorize a feasibility study on constructing a dual jetty system to address chronic shoaling problems at the Oregon Inlet. In his Aug. 19 remarks at the Dare County […]

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Still no timetable for ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge open

On June 8, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced there was another delay in the anticipated imminent opening of the Rodanthe ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge. NCDOT explained that the delay was due to the fact that recently installed pavement markings earlier in the week did not meet NCDOT specifications for quality or reflectivity. The […]

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Dare’s housing costs, Hyde’s poverty rate highlighted in new report

More than half of Dare County renting households spend more than 30% of their income on rent. More than one-fifth of Hyde County residents live in poverty. And there is one mental health provider in Currituck County for roughly every 2,000 county residents. These are just some of the findings from the new “county economic […]

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‘The impacts of tourism are both positive and negative’

Lee Nettles on plans to manage OBX’s exploding visitor business According to its Executive Director Lee Nettles, the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is embarking on a number of initiatives at this moment. One of them, “Careers Beyond the Counter,” is designed to encourage local students to pursue rewarding vocations in the tourism industry. On June […]

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Bateman, Sanderson, Cruden, Moreland win primaries

Gaskins to face Murphy in 3rd Congressional District contest Incumbent Dare County Commissioner Ervin Bateman will return for another term while the county’s current state senator, Bob Steinburg, was defeated in a redrawn district in the May 17 Republican primary election. At the same time, two Dare County Republicans were defeated a three-way race to become […]

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Bland, McAvoy and Moreland compete in Republican primary for District 1 Judge

There are three candidates in Republican primary race for a District 1 District Court Judge’s seat. They are Jennifer Bland, who has held the post since last September after being appointed by Governor Roy Cooper; Kill Devil Hills attorney and Town Commissioner Bernard (B.J.) McAvoy; and Hertford attorney and District 1 Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey […]

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NC Senate incumbents Steinburg and Sanderson face off in District 1 GOP primary

Two incumbent North Carolina State Senators, Bob Steinburg and Norman Sanderson, are competing in the Republican primary for the reconfigured District 1 State Senate seat that includes Dare County and contains constituents from both of their current districts. Steinburg, an Edenton resident, is the current District 1 senator, as well as a retired businessman and […]

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Four GOP candidates challenge Murphy in 3rd Congressional District primary

Four candidates are challenging incumbent Third District Congressman Greg Murphy in the Republican primary to be held on March 17 Aside from Murphy, of Greenville, the candidates include Tony Cowden of Harrells; Eric Earhart of Eure; Brian Friend of Wilmington; and George Papastrat of Richlands. They are running for what has been considered a safe […]

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