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Dec 9

NC Supreme Court suspends candidate filing, moves 2022 primary back to May

In the latest round of legal jousting triggered by lawsuits challenging the fairness of North Carolina’s newly redrawn U.S. House and state legislative maps, the state’s Supreme Court on Dec. 8 suspended candidate filing for all offices for the 2022 primary election. Full story

Southern Shores looks to fill empty council seat

No deadline yet for selecting a new member The Southern Shores Town Council is soliciting applicants interested in filling the vacated council seat left by Elizabeth Morey, who was sworn in as mayor during the Dec. 7 Town Council meeting. Full story

Michael Coley lights up the Manns Harbor P.O.

Manns Harbor resident Michael Coley loved decorating for the holidays when he was a child. “I was always the one in the family who put my grandma’s tree up,” the 35-year-old landscaper recalls. “I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about it.” Full story

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock gets $25.9M contract for Avon/Buxton beach projects

The Dare County Board of Commissioners has awarded the bid for the 2022 Avon and Buxton beach nourishment projects to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. in the amount of $25,870,000. Full story

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat near Southern Shores

Update from the Town of Southern Shores: The Town is monitoring and in communication with Dare County Emergency Management and the Coast Guard on the status of the disabled fishing boat in the vicinity of the Trout Run beach access. Full story

Dare seeks developer for 120-unit housing plan

Bowsertown project to include below-market rates The Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted during its Dec.6 meeting to move forward with soliciting a developer to partner with the county on a 120-unit project on Bowsertown Road that would include an $8 million investment by the county. Full story

Dare COVID cases rise to 125 in past week 

Two more county residents succumb to virus For the second straight week, the number of COVID cases reported in Dare County have increased noticeably. Full story

Gofundme for victims of Elizabeth City shooting

Two Manteo residents, including a three-year-old, are among three people killed in a shooting in Elizabeth City on the evening of Dec. 2. Full story

Obituary for Edward Louis Greene

Edward Greene, “Eddie” to thousands, made his last exit in Manteo, North Carolina, on November 29, 2021, at 96. Full story

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