Outer Banks Sentinel: Southern Shores

Southern Shores

Verdict of the voters

Continuity in Southern Shores; change in Manteo

Posted: November 14, 2017
Big stakes in the Southern Shores election

Mayoral and council races present clear choices

The four candidates running for mayor and town council in this small and scenic Outer Banks community cite a number of important issues facing Southern Shores.

Posted: October 19, 2017
In Southern Shores, a rugged rematch

Bennett vs. McDonald touches town hot buttons

If recent history provides any clue, the rematch for mayor in Southern Shores could be a pretty feisty one.

Posted: July 25, 2017
Southern Shores, Manteo, Ocracoke opt for early Sunday alcohol sales

Southern Shores, Manteo and Ocracoke have become the latest OBX municipalities to approve 10 a.m. alcohol sales on Sunday — two hours earlier than previously permitted.

Posted: July 13, 2017
Southern Shores man arrested after armed standoff

Southern Shores Police have announced the arrest of 62-year-old Southern Shores resident James Widmer on charges that include assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill after officers successfully ended a three-hour standoff with the armed m...

Posted: July 12, 2017
Southern Shores Council OKs beach nourishment

But members defer action on new fire station

Posted: March 08, 2017
County to help fund Southern Shores project

Cap set at $500,000 in beach nourishment money

Posted: February 09, 2017
Southern Shores moves closer to beach nourishment

Council approves study and permitting work

Posted: January 27, 2017
Southern Shores Council debates ‘transparency’ issues

Standing committees abolished by 3-2 vote

Posted: December 13, 2016
‘Transparency’ takes center stage for Southern Shores Council

Last year’s hotly contested race for three seats on the Southern Shores Town Council was largely waged on what were known as the two “T’s” – “transparency” and “trees.”

Posted: October 21, 2016
Overall, solid marks for Dare schools

Progress at CHES, concerns at MES

Posted: October 21, 2016
Updated Tropical Storm Hermine storm debris collection


Pick Up of Storm Debris Removal Has Started and Will Begin on Hatteras Island September 12.

Posted: September 13, 2016
Southern Shores approves Dogwood Trails survey, street 'rebuilds'

But one council member’s absence triggers debate

Posted: July 12, 2016
Can Southern Shores make peace over paths?

Town debates future of Dogwood Trails

Posted: July 12, 2016

In a story in the June 29, 2016 issue of the Sentinel, Joe Van Gieson was quoted as saying the South and East Dogwood Trails Task Force "is trying to do a good job," with a statement that he felt the group is overloaded with allies of So...

Posted: July 05, 2016
Southern Shores recognized by Coast Guard Auxiliary

Southern Shores Mayor Tom Bennett received the Presentation Paddle of the Outer Banks Coast Guard Auxiliary in appreciation of the town’s strong support of the Coast Guard mission of recreational boating safety. From left are Bill Wadsworth, Bob M...

Posted: July 05, 2016
Man in the Middle?

Chris Nason’s tricky role on the Southern Shores Council

During last fall’s heated campaign for the Southern Shores Town Council, there were two distinct blocs of candidates. The three incumbents were seen as friendlier to development and touted the achievements of the council. A group of challengers ran largely on the two “T’s” – accusing the council of cutting too many trees and displaying too little transparency.

Posted: June 28, 2016
Trees dominate Southern Shores Council meeting

Debate triggered by street rebuild policy

Posted: June 14, 2016
How Dare County’s municipal budgets stack up

With the FY ‘16-17 fiscal year looming, Dare County’s municipal budgets are making their way toward final approval. Included in the chart below are the bottom-line numbers for each of the five Dare municipalities where a recommended FY ‘16-17 budg...

Posted: May 31, 2016
Tall Pine Bridge opens

Construction of the new Tall Pine Bridge in Southern Shores along South Dogwood Trail over the Snow Goose Canal is complete and the bridge was officially opened to traffic on May 12.

Posted: May 17, 2016
Council divisions emerge at Southern Shores retreat

Some consensus, but key differences remain

Under the direction of a skilled facilitator, the newly constituted Southern Shores Town Council spent about five hours at a Feb. 16 retreat working on fashioning a strategic plan for the community.

Updated: May 17, 2016 - 1:54 pm
Divided Southern Shores Council tackles zoning

New round of the ambiance vs. development debate  

    A special Jan. 22 Southern Shores Town Council meeting to consider several zoning text amendments became a forum for highlighting a familiar fault line in the town’s politics — balancing business development against the town’s quieter ambiance.

Updated: May 17, 2016 - 1:54 pm
Southern Shores fights back against ‘event house’

After a Dec. 1 town council meeting at which residents spoke out against Saga Construction’s plans to build a 16-bedroom event house, the Southern Shores Town Council asked the town attorney, planner and manager to work up a proposal regulating su...

Updated: May 17, 2016 - 1:54 pm

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