Dare to pay COVID bonuses to county workers

Payment recognizes their efforts during pandemic The Dare County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 19 unanimously adopted 2021 mid-year budget revisions that include $375,000 in one-time bonuses for county employees to recognize their efforts working through the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Depending on their job duties and increased workloads in response to the pandemic, […]

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County ponders funding plan for Avon, Southern Shores beach nourishment

Hoping to fund two new beach nourishment projects in 2022 – one in Southern Shores and the other in Avon – the Dare County Commissioners next month will consider a plan to help finance those projects with the limited amount of money currently available in the county’s coffers designated for such projects. At the board’s […]

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Child care offered to Dare school employees

Citing it as an important resource for teachers with young children as they again teach remotely, the Dare County Schools are offering child care services for employees with children in grades K-8. Any school employee can take advantage of the program and according to DCS Digital Communications Director Keith Parker, there are currently 67 students […]

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Local officials push to replace Alligator River Bridge

Local officials in Dare and Tyrrell counties are appealing to officials in Raleigh and Washington in an effort to prioritize the replacement of the 60-year-old Lindsey C. Warren Bridge — better known as the Alligator River Bridge. The span that stretches 2.8 miles across the Alligator River has closed several times in recent years to […]

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‘The right place at the right time’

Park Ranger Valerie Streiff is a lifesaver For U.S. Park Ranger Valerie Streiff, responding quickly to emergencies has always been second nature. Now stationed out of the Bodie Island district of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Streiff was formally recognized several years ago as a U.S. Park Police officer in Maryland for saving the lives […]

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PreK-5 students to return to classroom full time; 6-12 will return part time

At a special Oct. 1 meeting, the Dare County Board of Education unanimously voted that beginning on Oct. 26, PreK-5 students will begin full-time in-school learning. Grades 6-12 will begin on that same date with a hybrid model consisting of two cohorts — one group which will be in the building on Mondays and Thursdays, […]

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At virtual forum, Dare commissioner candidates tackle housing, economy, fishing industry

The issues of affordable housing, economic development and supporting the commercial fishing industry took center stage during the Sept. 23 forum for the six candidates seeking four seats on the Dare County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 3. The virtual debate, sponsored by the Dare County League of Women Voters (LWV) and Coastal Review Online, […]

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