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.

November  26, 2015
Public Meetings:
Capital Improvements Planning Committee
11/30/2015  8:30:00 AM
Airport Authority
12/2/2015  6:00:00 PM
Dare County Board of Commissioners
12/7/2015  9:00:00 AM
Oregon Inlet Task Force Advisory Committee
12/8/2015  9:30:00 AM
Board Of Elections
12/9/2015  9:00:00 AM
Airport Authority
12/13/2015  1:00:00 PM
Board of
Next Meeting: Monday, 12/7/2015 at 9 AM
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Dare County, NC
Events & Activities:

Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 - December 7, 2015
Trained volunteers are available to answer your questions and do a Medicare check-up. Appointment required.
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Unused or Unwanted Prescription Medicine Drop with the Sheriff's Office
Friday, December 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center in Southern Shores.
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28th Annual Tree Trimming Celebration at the Baum Center
Friday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m. Food, entertainment and lots of fun to get you in the holiday spirit! Registration required.
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16th Annual Candybomber Candy Drop at the Dare County Airport
Sunday, December 13 in Manteo. This event is free and open to the public.
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All North Carolina Residents with Backyard Chickens Required to Register Flock
Due to concerns about the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services requires all poultry owners, regardless of the number of birds, to register with NCFARMID.  more info

Dare County Offices Will Be Closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.
A revised trash schedule is available for the week of Thanksgiving.  more info

Nominations Being Accepted for Governor's Volunteer Service Award
Now is the time to nominate outstanding volunteers in Dare County who deserve special recognition for their service to our community.  more info

Christmas for Children in Foster Care
The Social Services Division maintains a donation fund from the community to provide children in their care with needed items throughout the year, and Christmas gifts. Donations are being accepted.  more info

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Featured Articles:

Spirit of Freedom Candy Bomber Candy Drop
Dare County Airport Hosts the 16th Annual Candy Drop on Sunday, December 13. This event is free and open to the public.
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Dare County Senior Swimmers Shine at State Championship
With only four swimmers, the Outer Banks Senior Games Team placed sixth in overall points out of a total of 37 teams statewide in the NC Senior Games Swimming State Finals
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Dare County Library Now Offering Variety of Free Virtual Resources
Access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, interactive children's books and more are available from your tablet, smartphone or computer at home.
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