Dare Ed Board names Blackstock as interim superintendent

Moving to fill a void left by the departure of John Farrelly, the Dare County Board of Education on June 14 unanimously named former Manteo Elementary School Principal Steve Blackstock to serve as interim superintendent of schools. The board also approved a one-year contract with Blackstock to serve as an assistant superintendent in the Dare […]

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It’s Burrus vs. Bateman for Dare Commissioner’s seat

Political newcomer Mike Burrus of Wanchese is challenging incumbent Ervin Bateman of Kitty Hawk for the Dare County Board of Commissioners at-large seat in the upcoming May 17 Republican primary election. Democratic candidate Heather Euler of Buxton will face the winner of that primary in November. Burrus, 38 and a native of Wanchese, works as […]

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After COVID disruption, outlook brighter for international students coming to OBX this summer

After weathering two summer seasons with few international exchange students able to come to the Outer Banks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local business owners should expect more of those students to arrive this spring and summer, representing levels closer to pre-pandemic years. “The indications are that there is going to be a sizable number […]

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Dare Board approves zoning measure for more accessory dwelling units

In an effort to address critical housing needs in Dare County, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on April 20 unanimously approved a zoning amendment to extend the areas where accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can be located in the county’s unincorporated areas. An ADU is a secondary, smaller dwelling either attached or detached from a […]

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BrightSpring offers Dare Board positive view of hospice and health services

On March 7, an official of BrightSpring’s Adoration Home Health and Hospice provided the Dare Commissioners with an upbeat assessment of how the company, which purchased the county’s HH&H operation last September for $2.9 million, was handling the transition and the needs of local residents. For their part, the commissioners raised questions about the status of BrightSpring’s […]

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