Dare County has established a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census that is made up of individuals from county departments, towns, and various community groups. The Committee is focused on implementing an awareness campaign to engage and educate the community about the Census and why it’s vital to self-respond. The group’s goal is to ensure an accurate count of everyone living in Dare County.
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- Sail Training for local Hatteras Island Youth is back in action as of this past weekend. Twenty Eight (28) young sailors from the ages of 5 – 15 have registered for the 8 week Spring Session that began this past weekend, April 10 with a fun outdoor cookout and sailing adventure at the old Mariners Cove Marina [...] Community News Brief | Full ArticleYesterday Gov. Roy Cooper and state Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen visited the Dare County COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Kill Devil Hills. Dare County was commended for having one of the highest vaccination rates in North Carolina with 47.6 percent of adults at least partially vaccinated and 36.7 percent of [...] Local News | Full ArticleJose Armando Maqueda Mejia (El Guero), 42, of Manns Harbor lost his life in a tragic work accident on April 14, 2021, in the Oregon Inlet on the old Bonner Bridge doing the work he loved. Bridge life has been his job since he was 20. Armando was born October 27, 1978, in Mexico to [...] Obituaries | Full ArticleJanuary 22, 1944 – April 14, 2021 KILLL DEVIL HILLS — George Ashleigh Moody III, 77, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Born January 22, 1944 in Petersburg, VA, he was the son of the late George and Ruth Moody. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl A. Moody of Kill [...] Obituaries | Full ArticleBeginning with the April 19, 2021, Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting at 5 p.m., all public comments will be presented in-person or by sending an email to the Board. Public comments via email are accepted from the time the public meeting notice goes out until the meeting ends. Those providing public comments in-person must adhere to [...] Community News Brief | Full ArticleThe N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is extending the alternate schedule on Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke through April 19 as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues 24-hour dredging to combat shoaling issues in the ferry channel just outside Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor. The schedule through April 19, weather [...] Local News | Full Article
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