The Dare County Board of Commissioners has called a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Commissioner’s meeting room at the Administration building in Manteo. They are asking the question “What is important to you?”
The Commissioners will be separating what the county needs from what the county wants but does not need. We need a strong school system, fair treatment for County employees, access to Hatteras Island and attention to problems facing the Dare Mainland.
Please plan to attend. We need to encourage them to tell us:

  • How they will support our high performing school system and keep the good teachers we currently employ.
    • Keep classes sizes small in all grades.
    • Pick up support for our expanding student population that has been dropped by the legislature
  • How they will maintain our excellent EMS and Emergency Management functions that are important to both locals and our tourist industry
  • How they will provide a fair wage for Dare County employees who deserve a complete salary survey and the implementation of a fair salary and benefit plan.
  • How they will continue to pressure the NC Legislature and the Insurance Commissioner to balance fairly the property insurance risk in the state.
  • Suggest trying to nail them down on their position on offshore drilling.
  • Make better use of our existing resources as a way to foster economic development needed for a year-round economy.
  • Open up BOC-appointed boards and committees by setting term limits to allow younger people to become involved.
  • Start tackling problems on the mainland which are many – for one, we are all drowning because of lack of drainage repairs.
  • Continue the fight to maintain and improve access to Hatteras Island – Build the Bonner Bridge and protect Hwy 12.
  • Continue the fight for dredging at both Hatteras and Oregon Inlets to protect commercial and recreational fishing as well as boat building in Wanchese and the Dare Mainland.

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Dare County Board of Commissioners Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, January 14, 2015   Time:  6:30:00 PM
Dare County Administration Building
Address:  954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
Town Hall style meeting to hear about issues of concern

Democratic Women of Dare County
Thursday, Jan. 15th: Social 6:30 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m.
Captain George’s Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills.
The cost is $22.00.  It can be paid by cash or check made out to Captain George’s Restaurant.
Please make your reservations with Faith Booth.  Email her at or leave a message at 261-8940.
The January meeting will not have a speaker.  The time will be used to discuss the group’s desires and thoughts for the direction of DWD for 2015.  The new officers  will also be sworn in.
Dues will be collected at the January meeting.  Dues are $20 for the year.  If you cannot attend, please mail them to:
Merlee Austin
PO Box 135
Wanchese, NC 27981

“There is more to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) than Insurance Reform”
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Dare County
Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00pm at Nags Head Town Hall,
Carmen Hooker Odom, former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will be the guest speaker for a League of Women Voters of Dare program. This program, open to League members and members of our local communities.

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