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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- A section of Cross Way Road in Buxton will close Monday morning for approximately three days to allow a drainage pipe to be replaced. Cross Way Road will be closed to through traffic during the pipe replacement, but all local traffic will be able to get to homes in the area. Temporary traffic signs will be [...] Local News | Full Article
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