“Extreme circumstances” required to allow non-resident owner into Dare County

Dare County can approve an exception to its current restrictions on non-resident property owners entering the county. But it is one that would only apply to “something dire,” according to Dare County Manager Bobby Outten. This issue emerged into public view on March 21 when the Nags Head Board of Commissioners called an emergency meeting […]

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NC official: No plans to ‘shelter in place’

Despite increasing efforts to restrict the movement of residents in several other states, a top North Carolina official said today that there are no plans to order state residents to “shelter in place” or to mandate the closing of additional businesses. While stressing that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a very fluid situation, North Carolina Emergency […]

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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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