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appears in the Nov. 2, 2000 Outer Banks Sentinel.

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By a 4-1 vote, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners approved a zoning ordinance amendment at its March 9 meeting, lowering the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in the Ocean Impact Residential Zone for new multi-family or hotel development from 60 to 40 percent of the total lot size. The Ocean I…

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Back on Jan. 14, about 170 residents of Dare County crowded into a Dare Town Hall meeting called by Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard. And, by Woodard’s count, 26 of them took the podium to discuss about 45 different issues. They asked for everything from a change in tax policy and…

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Although it wasn’t on the agenda for the March 2 Dare Board of Commissioners meeting, one issue took center stage during the public comment portion of the meeting — a new occupancy tax redistribution bill that would divert some revenues used for beach nourishment toward the dredging of Orego…

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Following up on his previous announcement, on Jan. 5 Dare Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard invited the community to come out to the first County of Dare Town Hall Meeting, to be held on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room. 

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The Dare County Board of Commissioners appointed Rebecca “Becky” Huff as Tax Collector at its Dec. 15 meeting. Huff will oversee the operations and functions of the Tax Department, including tax collections, water assessments, motor vehicle tax, food and beverage tax, and occupancy tax.

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“On behalf of the National Park Service, I’d like to welcome you to the site of the world’s first modern airport,” said Wright Brothers National Memorial Historian Darrell Collins on Dec. 17 as he opened the memorial’s celebration of the 111th anniversary of the historic first heavier-than-a…

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The issue of high numbers of old trees being cut down in Southern Shores in the name of highway improvement is continuing to galvanize opposition by town residents, a burgeoning advocacy group called The Alliance to Preserve Southern Shores (TAPSS) and members of the Dare Board of Commissioners.

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With a unanimous vote on Dec. 1, Bob Woodard, 68, became the chairman of the first Republican controlled Dare County Board of Commissioners in nearly a quarter of a century. In an interview with the Sentinel, he discussed his views on everything from the public school budget to a county econ…

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The standing ovation took a few moments to build, but the packed house in the Dare County Commissioners room was soon on its feet and applauding. In the most bipartisan moment of a warmly collegial day, the cheers were for outgoing Commissioner Virginia Tillett, who was being honored by inco…

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The new Republican-dominated Dare County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting and took its first two votes on Dec. 1, unanimously electing Commissioner Bob Woodard board chairman and Commissioner Wally Overman vice chairman. Woodard later announced plans for the first of two Dare Co…

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Speakers representing the scientific community, state regulatory agencies, environmentalists and the Dare County business community united around the issue of hydraulic fracturing at a panel discussion on “fracking” sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Dare on Nov. 19 at the Pitt…

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The Nov. 20 recount of more than 12,000 Dare County votes has confirmed that challenger Beverly Boswell defeated incumbent Max Dutton in the race for the District 2 seat on the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Boswell's victory means that what had been a 4-3 Democratic majority on the boa…

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The canvassing of votes from the Nov. 4 election has reversed the outcome in a tightly contested race for Dare County Commissioner. Following the official canvass on Friday morning, the Dare County Board of Elections announced Beverly Boswell the winner over incumbent Max Dutton.

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On June 2 the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved a Conditional Use Permit allowing Commercial Ready Mix Products to build and operate a concrete plant on the former site of Dare Building Supply in Waves.