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Ids in ClassroomA forum focusing on Education – what are the concerns and how can the public help meet the challenges -. will be held at 7 p.m., Sept. 2, at the Visitors Bureau located at the base of Virginia Dare Bridge on Roanoke Island. Two additional events focusing on education will be held in Southern Shores and on Hatteras Island on later dates to allow the public more opportunities to attend the presentations and ask questions of those in the know.

Speakers at the Education Forum will be NC School Boards Association Government Relations Director Leanne Winner and Hyde County Schools Superintendent Randolph Latimore, Phd. Each will offer their unique perspectives about education in North Carolina and be available to answer questions.

Although underwritten by the Dare County Democratic Party, all forum presentations will be nonpartisan and the public is encouraged to attend. No cost and no advance registration required.

“Regardless of political persuasion, everyone has a responsibility to learn more about the issues in a responsible manner instead of relying on quips on Facebook,” said Dare County Democratic Party Chairman Fountain Odom.

“The quality of our educational system affects everyone – not only children. Today’s students are going to be tomorrow’s leaders, and we must all work together to see that they are educated and equipped to handle that role. Right now, we hold the children’s fate in our hands but as we become older, much of our future will be decided by them – let’s make sure that they are prepared for that responsibility.”

A total of nine forums covering the Triple Es of public policy – Education, Economy and Environment – will be held during the next four months in three different locations on different dates to allow residents a better opportunity to participate.

The forum to discuss the environment originally scheduled for Aug. 26 at the Pitt Center in Southern Shores is being rescheduled for September. The new date will be announced in the near future.

For information contact Sandy Semans-Ross at

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Filing for Town Elections Closes

July 21, 2015

Filing for the upcoming municipal elections has closed.  Here are the candidates by Town and office. The election calendar is below the list. Town Of Duck Councilman – Elect 5 Jonathan Britt 1310 Duck Rd Duck, NC 27949 Chuck Burdick PO Box 8194 Duck, NC 27949 Nancy R. Caviness PO Box 8278 Kitty Hawk, NC […]

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North Carolina Coastal Federation Announces Forum Speakers, Explores “Offshore Drilling & Our Economic Future”

July 17, 2015

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Fountain Odom on Dredging and Beaches

June 9, 2015

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Voter ID Hearing In Manteo

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Voter ID Hearing The State Board of Elections will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Dare County Administration Building in Manteo.  The hearing is to receive comments on proposed rules for implementing the new Voter ID rules. This is our chance to give input […]

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