Dare Schools in line for $7.5M in federal funds

Money for staff, programs to remedy COVID ‘learning gap’ The Dare County School District is slated to receive an estimated $7.5 million in federal dollars aimed at student learning losses caused by the COVID pandemic – funding that Superintendent John Farrelly says the district intends to put directly toward hiring teachers as well as the […]

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Sale of Home Health & Hospice agency sparks concern

Dare Commissioners to discuss approving Letter of Intent At its April 7 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners is slated to approve a non-binding Letter of Intent with the Kentucky-based BrightSpring Health Services to proceed with discussions regarding the potential $2.9 million purchase of the Dare County Home Health & Dare Hospice Agency. The […]

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Dare Board funds new sheriff’s deputy job

During its Feb. 16 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved funding for an additional Sheriff’s Deputy position to give the department additional manpower to be able to transport people with substance abuse problems to treatment facilities during emergency situations. In his presentation to the commissioners, Dare County Manager Bobby Outten described the […]

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NOAA Unveils New Rip Current Forecasting Model with Long-Range Warnings

NOAA unveils system with long-range warnings A new rip current forecasting model unveiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this month is able to predict the hourly probability of rip currents along every mile of beach up to six days out — a significantly new and improved tool that experts hope will result […]

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Dare okays modest Frisco cluster home plan

During its Feb. 1 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit application for a cluster home development in Frisco that will include four 900-square-foot, two-bedroom homes dedicated to long-term housing. The development, located at 50636 N.C. Highway 12, is one of a handful of recent projects on Hatteras Island […]

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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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