Dare County values the service and sacrifice made by local men and women in uniform. 

In appreciation, the Dare County Board of Commissioners provides a local Veterans Service Office to help veterans and their dependents gain information and assistance in accessing all available benefits. The Dare County Veterans Service Office provides up to date information about Federal benefits and programs including – 

  • Disability Benefits – help in obtaining compensation if the disability occurred as a result of your military service. You may also apply for a disability pension if you are a wartime veteran, have limited income, and cannot work.
  • Dependent and Survivor Benefits – for spouses, unmarried children under 18, helpless children, and low-income parents of service members. Information about Death Pensions, VA Civilian Health and Medical Programs, and other assistance is also available.
  • Hospital and Medical Care - from VA facilities, outpatient medical treatments, dental services, pharmacies, and prosthetic care. Referrals are made, as appropriate, for readjustment counseling, drug or alcohol treatment programs.
  • Burial Benefits - assisting family members in applying for headstones and grave markers, burial flags, Presidential Memorial Certificates, and reimbursement of burial expenses.
  • Education and Training - benefits for approved training programs. You can use your Montgomery GI Bill, Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP), Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance, Federal Employment and On-the-Job Training benefits to further your education.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation – Veterans who are service-disabled may be eligible for VA-funded special retraining in order to obtain suitable employment.
  • Home Loans – assistance in obtaining a VA-guaranteed loan for a home, a manufactured home, a lot, or condominium is available.
  • State of North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs – The State of North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCDVA) provides scholarships for children of certain deceased, disabled or POW/MIA veterans. NCDVA also offers employment, hunting and fishing licenses, special auto license plates, certified records, and other special programs. The Dare County Veterans Service Office is available to help access these additional resources and services.

Important Information for Every Veteran

  • Locate your DD-214 form.  As a veteran, it's a important document that should be permanently retained.
  • It is best to file your DD-214 with the Register of Deeds office for safe keeping.  There is no charge for this.
  • Notify close family member(s) that you have registered it and keep an additional copy securely at home or in your safety deposit box
  • If you are a Vietnam veteran and have not had an Agent Orange screening, please do so. There are 15 medical conditions that may be related to Agent Orange exposure that you could be experiencing now for example: Diabetes II, Prostate Cancer Heart Disease and others. Call the Hampton VA Medical Center in Hampton, VA - Environmental Exposure Coordinator 757.722.9961 Ext. 2637. Again, if you have had 'boots on ground' in Vietnam, please inform your physician. A list of the identified medical conditions related to Dioxin exposure is available if you would like one.
  • The VA Health Care system is there for you in addition to your private primary care physician
  • FYI: In addition to the Hampton VA Medical Center, there is a VA outpatient medical clinic in Elizabeth City, N.C. and a facility in Greenville, N.C. for outpatient services
  • Get involved with your local chapter of The American Legion Fort Raleigh Post 26 by calling 252.305.1239 and the V.F.W. Outer Banks Post 10950 by calling 571.236.9823
  • Marine Corps League Outer Banks Detachment 1264 Phone Number 252.305.4768

Thank you for your service to our country. We are proud to serve you.

Veterans I.D. Card for Local Discounts

In order to get a Veterans I.D. Card you will need your DD 214 form showing an honorable discharge and a drivers license with a Dare County address. For more information, contact Advisory Council Member, Marsha Brown at 252.202.2058.


Show your Veteran's I.D. Card to receive discounts at local businesses.

The following local businesses honor Veterans for their service by offering a discount when you show your Dare County Veteran's I.D. card:


ACE Hardware: (all 7 locations) 10% off total purchase every day
AJ&M Home Improvement: 10% discount on all home improvements
Atlantic Flooring - 10% off materials (all flooring)
Beacon Electric, Manteo, NC - 10% off labor on performed work
Beltone: 10% off of hearing aids
Berry’s Automotive Care: 10% off auto parts & service only
Big Al’s Soda Fountain & Grille: 10% off
Carolina BBQ Co. – 10% off
Darrell’s Restaurant: 10% of a meal
Full Moon Café: 10% off any meal – alcohol not included in discount
Garden Deli & Pizzeria: 10% discount
Hart Power Solutions – Alternative Power 10% off labor
Homeworks Environmental Inspections: 10% discount on any service provided
Island Central Grill – 10% discount on meal for veteran and one family member
J.A. Hart General Contractor, LLC – construction 10% off labor
Kellogg Supply Company, Inc.: 10% off merchandise excludes building materials, special orders, sale or promotional items, other exclusions may apply
Island Central Grill: 10% discount on meal for veteran and one family member
Manteo Cyclery - 10% discount
Murray Auto Supply: 10% - all locations My Secret Garden: 10% off regular price items (no sale items)
OBX Beach Wash & Detail: 10% off selected service
Ortegaz Grill: 10% off any entrée
Pizza Hut: 10% off entire meal (excluding alcohol beverages)
Roanoke Island Animal Clinic - 10% off all products excluding pet food (not pet food)
Roanoke Island Outfitters & Dive Center - 10% discount
Steve Hampton Plumbing: 10% off labor for service performed
Stripers Bar & Grille: 10% off
Templar Embroidery Trophy & Graphic – 20% off labor
The Elizabethan Gardens - $1.00 off each admission for vet and their party
The Hungry Pelican - 15%


A & B Carpet: 10% discount off all area rugs
ACE Hardware: (Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Corolla, Grandy & Elizabeth City) 10% off total purchase every day
Affordable Optical – 15%
All American Heating & Cooling: $200.00 off system change out; 10% of service call
All Fixed (Vacuum Sales & Service): 10% discount on parts & vacuums
Barefoot Bernie's Grill & Bar - 10% discount on food & non-alcoholic beverages
Beach Ready Auto Repair, 8863 Caratoke Hwy, Point Harbor - 10% off labor
Beach Treasures - 20% off all merchandise not already discounted at least 20% (excludes local art owned by local artisians)
Beef Jerky Outlet - 10% off
Beltone - 10% off of hearing aids
BK Shuckers - 20% off discount on food
Blue Moon Beach Grille: 10% off on meal – alcohol not included
Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar: 10% off on meal – alcohol not included
Colington Cafe: 10% off entire table
Country Deli - 15% off bill
CRT Sales & Service, Inc. - 10%
Darrell’s 2 BBQ & Seafood Restaurant: 10% off entrees
Donutz On A Stick - 20% off
Farmdog Surf School: 10% off activities and nonsale new merchandise
Farmer's Daughter - 15% discount
First Flight Adventure Park: 10% off for Dare County Veterans, Special Memorial Day & Veteran’s Day check FB page and web site
Gray's - 10% off all regular priced items Gulf Stream Gifts: 10% discount on all regular priced items
Hair Flair: $1.00 off hair cut
Hurricane Mo's: 10% off dinner entrees
Islander Flags: 10% off all in stock US or Military flag products only
Jolly Roger Restaurant: free breakfast 1st Tuesday of month; 20% off dinner entrée year round; 10% off breakfast & Veteran’s Day vets eat free
Kellogg Supply Company, Inc.: 10% off merchandise excludes building materials, special orders, sale or promotional items, other exclusions may apply
Kellogg Design Center: 10% off merchandise excludes building materials, special orders, sale or promotional items, other exclusions may apply
Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern: 15% off veteran & 1 guest entrée
Kitty Hawk Kites: 10% off most retail items – hard goods like Kayaks & sups not included – discount is offered at all Kitty Hawk Kites locations
La Fogata Mexican Restaurant (Kitty Hawk) - 10% - not on alcohol
Little Caesars Pizza: $1.00 off pizza with purchase of a Crazy Combo
Lucky 12 Tavern - 10% off excluding alcohol
Millers Waterfront - 10% discount
Monkey Business - (K.D.H.) 10%
Mulligans: 10% off food only, no alcohol
Murray Auto Supply: 10% - all locations
Nags Head Cotton Gin – 10% for vets
OBX Chevrolet - 15% off parts & labor to a maximum of $100.00; $250.00 off any purchase
OBX Frozen Yogurt - 10% off all purchases
Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe, Duck, NC - 10% off entire purchase
Pigman's BBQ - 10% discount on all meals
Pop-A-Lock of the Outer Banks, 10% discount
Pamlico Jack’s: 15% off entrees (full price only) – 10% off seasonal buffets (does not apply to senior prices)
Plaza Azteca - 15% off entire check (less alcohol)
Sam & Omie’s Restaurant: 15%
Scammell's Corner (Surf Shop only) - 12% off (Does not apply to surf lessons, rentals or surfboards)
Seagate Tax Service - 20% off tax preparation
Secret Spot Surf Shop - 15% discount
Southern Shores Pizza - 15% off *excludes beer and wine
Steamers: 5% off on all but alcohol
Sugar Creek Restaurant: 20% off entrée (excludes daily specials & cannot be used with any promotions, discounts or coupons)
Tale of the Whale Restaurant - 20% entire check excluding alcohol
Tanger Outlets: free Tanger Coupon Book (pick up at Shopper’s Service Office
The Cottage Shop: 10% off merchandise excludes building materials, special orders, sale or promotional items, other exclusions may apply
The Dunes Restaurant: 10%
Tortuga's Lie - 10%
Two Roads Tavern - 10% ex. alcohol
Vilais Thai Kitchen - 15% off


Ace Hardware (Avon)
ACE Hardware: 10% off total purchase every day
All Decked Out - 10% off any one item
Angelo's Pizza - 10%
Billfish Bar & Grill - 10% discount food ONLY
Buxton Auto & Marine (NAPA): 10% everyday – sale items, engines, transmissions and equipment items excluded. Other exclusions may apply see store for details
Captain's Table - 10% off
Car Quest Auto Parts - Stocking Dealer pricing (Red Drum)
Diamond Shoals Restaurant - 10% off entrees
Hatterasman Drive In: 10% discount & veteran information
Quarterdeck Restaurant: 10% on any entree
Rocco's - 15% beer & wine excluded
Scape Hatteras – 15% off irrigation/landscaping – County wide; discounts off lawn maintenance
Sonny’s Restaurant – breakfast/lunch only – free coffee or tea w/meal

Please note: Some restrictions apply. Alcohol at food establishments, sale/clearance may be exempt from 'CARD' discount. Please ask management if you have a question prior to check out. 

OBX Chevrolet - 15% off parts & labor to a maximum of $100.00; $250.00 off any purchase
OBX Chevrolet - 15% off parts & labor to a maximum of $100.00; $250.00 off any purchase