Concerns Voiced on Housing Crunch

Following a July 9 public hearing on proposed zoning amendments to address the county’s shortage of affordable housing, the Dare County Planning Board directed Planning Director Donna Creef to draft specific language for amendments that the board can vote on at its August meeting. At the hearing, a number of community and business leaders spoke […]

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Board Hears Case for Offshore Drilling

OUTER BANKS SENTINEL The Dare Board of Commissioners listened respectfully to an April 3 presentation advocating for seismic surveys and the possibility of offshore drilling off the North Carolina coast, but remained convinced that it carried an unacceptable risk. Speaking at the morning commissioners meeting, John Droz argued that, “The only way that citizens and […]

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The Outer Banks Sentinel

BY NEEL KELLER BY NEEL KELLER The Outer Banks Sentinel The Outer Banks Sentinel Given the favorable consensus among those speaking at the March 19 Dare Board of Commissioners meeting, opening the door to food trucks seemed like an idea whose time had clearly come. So, following a public hearing on the issue, the Dare […]

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Next Round in the Drilling Fight

Despite numerous requests for additional hearings and an extension of the deadline, the 60-day comment period on the Trump Administration’s proposal for expanded offshore drilling came and went, as expected, at midnight on March 9. But local officials and advocates say the effort to exempt North Carolina, and other states, from the proposed drilling plan […]

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