Dare County is named in honor of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. Dare County is also where the Wright Brothers first experienced powered flight and much more.

August  30, 2016
Public Meetings:
Board Of Elections
8/30/2016  4:00:00 PM
Airport Authority
8/31/2016  6:00:00 PM
Dare County Board of Commissioners
9/6/2016  9:00:00 AM
Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
9/6/2016  3:00:00 PM
Transportation Advisory Board
9/7/2016  8:30:00 AM
Friends of Youth Advisory Board
9/8/2016  8:00:00 AM
Board of
Chairman's Stewardship Report
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Archive of Meeting Videos & Minutes
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Next Meeting: Tuesday, 9/6/2016 at 9 AM
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Dare County, NC
Events & Activities:

Free Back to School Legal Clinic at the Dare County Center
Learn about school discipline issues like suspension and expulsion, special education and the rights and protections available to children with special needs.
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Advanced Care Planning Workshop at the Baum Center on September 20
Opportunity for older adults to plan and record their health care choices in case they become seriously ill or injured and are not able to express what their wishes.
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Registration for Fall Parks and Recreation Program Ends August 31
Registration for fall programs will be held July 13 to August 31.
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Living Wills & Health Care Power of Attorney Legal Clinics - FREE
Do-It-Yourself clinic hosted by Legal Aid of North Carolina at the Dare County Center on October 25
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Remain Mindful as Tropical Depression #8 Approaches Our Coast
Tropical System #8 is forecast to strengthen to a Tropical Storm as it approaches our coast later today. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Hatteras Island, the adjacent coastal waters and the Pamlico Sound.  more info

Tropical Storm Warning Now in Effect for Hatteras Island
At 5 p.m. the National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for areas south of Oregon Inlet, including all Hatteras Island communities.  more info

Participate in the Dare County Economic Development/Diversification Plan Survey
Residents and local business owners are invited to share their opinions and attitudes in relation to local growth, quality of life, and economic development for Dare County.  more info

Highlights from the Dare County Board of Commissioners August 15, 2016 Meeting
Chairman Bob Woodard reported that he and several others, including NCDOT Board Member Malcolm Fearing, traveled to Raleigh last week to meet with Governor Pat McCrory to discuss the status of Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Inlet.  more info

Bright Ideas Award provides emergency preparedness supplies to seniors on Hatteras Island
A grant enabled Dare County staff to create and distribute 150 emergency preparedness kits to Hatteras Island seniors.  more info

Skate Park on Hatteras Island Open to Public
The recently completed skate park in front of the Fessenden Center in Buxton is now open to the public.  more info

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Featured Articles:

Bonner Bridge Replacement Project Update
Nighttime lane closures and occasional full road closures will occur Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until September 15.
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Board of Commissioners Pass Resolution in Support of Needle Exchange Program
Donnie Varnell, Harm Reduction Policing Coordinator with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition recently presented information to the Board regarding the need for needle exchange programs in North Carolina.
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