Stories in Election2024

Dare County Democratic Party to Host Meeting Featuring Board of Education Candidates

The Dare County Democratic Party announces a Forum on Public Schools on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:00 pm, to be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Nags Head Town Hall. Full story

May 21


693 hardy Dare County voters cast ballots in May 14 Republican runoff primary

By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
Perhaps not surprisingly, less than 700 Dare County voters (693, according to the unofficial results) cast their ballots in the May 14 under-the-radar second Republican primary, choosing that party’s nominees for lieutenant governor and state auditor. Full story

May 15


Yes, there’s another primary on Tuesday, May 14 

Voters to decide Republican races for lt. governor and state auditor
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

It certainly has flown under the radar screen, but there is a second primary election on Tuesday, May 14 to determine the outcome of two statewide Republican races. Full story

May 11


Mary Beedle to face Keith Kidwell in NC House District 79 race

Mary Beedle, a Democrat from Washington, NC, has announced her candidacy for the District 79 seat in the NC House of Representatives, challenging Republican incumbent Keith Kidwell from Chocowinity, NC. The district includes the southern part of Dare County as well as Hyde, Pamlico and Beaufort Counties. Full story

May 4


Sawin kicks off campaign for District 1 NC House seat

In an April 19 release, Democrat Susan Sawin announces her official campaign opening in her campaign for the District 1 NC House seat that represents part of Dare County. She will challenge incumbent Republican Representative Ed Goodwin. Full story

Apr 22


N.C. GOP 3rd District Elects RNC Delegates/Alternates and Presidential Elector

On Saturday, April 20, Republicans throughout the 11-county N.C. 3rd Congressional District held a district convention in Washington, N.C., and elected Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention (RNC), as well as a Presidential Elector and an Alternate for the Electoral College Full story

Apr 24


Early Voting for North Carolina’s 2024 Second Primary Election Begins Thursday, April 25

Early voting for North Carolina’s 2024 statewide second primary election—which will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 for the Republican candidates running for the offices of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor and North Carolina Auditor only—will begin on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Full story

Apr 18


Two challengers and one incumbent win in GOP primary contests for Dare County Commissioner

Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
With all the county precincts tallied, the unofficial results in the Republican primary battles for three seats on the Dare Board of Commissioners reveal that two challengers prevailed over incumbents while Commissioner Chair Bob Woodard defeated his challenger in the other race. Full story

Mar 5


Your Primary Day primer

Dare County voters will have the chance to vote for every office from President of the United States to Dare County Commissioner when they head to the polling places for the March 5 Primary Day balloting. To that end, the Voice is posting the stories we published earlier on the three contested Republican primary races for Dare County Commissioner as well as links to voting information such as sample ballots and the location of polling places. Full story

Mar 4


Woodard versus Hayman for District 2 Dare Board of Commissioners seat

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
(This is the third of three stories about the six candidates in Republican primary contests for the Dare County Board of Commissioners) The Republican primary contest for the District 2 seat on the Dare County Board of Commissioners features incumbent Chair Bob Woodard being challenged by Christian Thomas Hayman. Full story

Feb 23


Overman vs. Creef in primary contest for District 1 seat on Dare Board of Commissioners

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
(This is the second of three stories about the six candidates in Republican primary contests for the Dare County Board of Commissioners)
One of the three Republican primary contests for the Dare County Board of Commissioners pits current Board Vice Chair Wally Overman against challenger Carson Creef for a District 1 seat. Each candidate was asked the same five questions. Full story

Feb 22


It’s Basnight vs. Burrus for the District 1 Dare Board of Commissioners seat

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
(This is the first of three stories about the six candidates in Republican primary contests for the Dare County Board of Commissioners)
In one of three Republican primary contests for seats on the Dare County Board of Commissioners, Bea Basnight is facing Michael Burrus for an unexpired District 1 seat. Full story

Feb 21