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.

February  12, 2016
Public Meetings:
Dare County Board of Commissioners
2/15/2016  5:00:00 PM
Game and Wildlife Commission
2/16/2016  7:00:00 PM
Board Of Elections
2/23/2016  5:00:00 PM
Airport Authority
2/24/2016  6:00:00 PM
Veterans Advisory Council
2/25/2016  3:00:00 PM
Board Of Elections
3/1/2016  5:00:00 PM
Board of
Next Meeting: Monday, 2/15/2016 at 5 PM
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Dare County, NC
Events & Activities:

Outer Banks Senior Games 2016
Outer Banks Senior Games registration forms are now available. Registration ends March 11.
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Keeping Current
Calling all parents, teachers, youth pastors, caring adults & community members. Schedule a presentation with Keeping Current and learn about tools available to prevent teen substance abuse.
more info

Advanced Care Planning Sessions at the Dare County Center in Manteo
Trained facilitators, an attorney, and notary will be available to assist you in planning what care you do or do not want if you are faced with a health crisis and are unable to communicate for yourself.
more info

Registration for Spring Parks and Recreation Programs Begins February 8.
Registration begins February 8 at 8:30 a.m. Some programs have limited space available.
more info

Living Healthy Workshop Begins February 24
Free 2.5 Hour workshop, once a week for 6 weeks to learn from trained leaders to help you take control of ongoing health conditions.
more info

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Winter Weather and Road Conditions
Winter Storm Warning in effect for Dare County until midnight.  more info

Dare County Offices Closing at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12
Due to expected deteriorating weather conditions, Dare County offices will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12.  more info

Commissioners Express Opposition to NOAA's Proposed Expansion of National Marine Sanctuary
The public is encouraged to submit comments to NOAA before the March 18 deadline expressing why it is important that access to all of the offshore waters of Dare County be preserved for our residents and visitors.  more info

Congressman Jones Secures More Resources for Oregon & Hatteras Inlets
Congressman Walter B. Jones secured an additional $3,225,000 from the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Oregon Inlet, and an additional $1,000,000 for Hatteras Inlet.  more info

Board of Commissioners Send Resolution to Governor Calling for Federal Assistance to Help Buxton, NC
On Thursday, February 11, the resolution was adopted and sent to the Governor's Office.  more info

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Featured Articles:

Dare County Recruiting Foster Families
At any given time, 25 to 75 children are in need of foster homes in Dare County. These children come into agency care under no fault of their own.
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Register for the 2016 Outer Banks Senior Games
Registration for the 2016 Outer Banks Senior Games is now open to participants 50 years of age and older. Registration ends March 11, 2016.
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