Dare County is named in honor of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. Dare County is also where the Wright Brothers first experienced powered flight and much more.

July  29, 2016
Public Meetings:
Dare County Board of Commissioners
8/1/2016  9:00:00 AM
Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
8/2/2016  3:00:00 PM
Planning Board
8/8/2016  6:00:00 PM
Oregon Inlet and Waterways Commission
8/8/2016  7:00:00 PM
Oregon Inlet Task Force Advisory Committee
8/9/2016  9:30:00 AM
Dare County Board of Commissioners
8/15/2016  5:00:00 PM
Board of
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Next Meeting: Monday, 8/1/2016 at 9 AM
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Dare County, NC
Events & Activities:

Dare County Library Summer Reading Program Presents Rock Star Magic of Chris & Neal
Children Ages K-5 are invited to their local Dare County Library branch to see a dynamic magic show.
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Pickleball Tournament at the Lions Club in Wescott Park in Manteo
Friday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Outer Banks Women's Club Senior Citizen's Craft Fair
Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Baum Center.
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Living Wills & Health Care Power of Attorney Legal Clinics - FREE
Do-It-Yourself clinic hosted by Legal Aid of North Carolina at the Dare County Center on July 26 and October 25
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Local Citizens Receive Governor's Award for Volunteer Service
The 2016 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards were presented to local citizens at the July 18 Board of Commissioners meeting in Manteo.  more info

Highlights from the Dare County Board of Commissioners Meeting - July 18, 2016
The Board of Commissioners approved the agreement with Coastal Planning and Engineering of Wilmington, NC to provide environmental, geotechnical, and engineering consulting services associated with the County's efforts to obtain permits to maintain Hatteras Inlet navigation channels.  more info

Updated Flood Maps Available June 30
FEMA and the N.C. Flood Risk Information System released the latest preliminary floodplain maps for Dare County.  more info

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Featured Articles:

Bonner Bridge Replacement Project Update
Nighttime lane closures will occur Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until September 15.
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Board of Commissioners Pass Resolution in Support of Needle Exchange Program
Donnie Varnell, Harm Reduction Policing Coordinator with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition recently presented information to the Board regarding the need for needle exchange programs in North Carolina.
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