Aware of the destructive and insidious nature of Agenda 21-style policies, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an anti-Agenda 21 resolution at their Feb 20, 2012 meeting. Commissioner Jack Shea led the charge and we thank him for his leadership.  It was passed by the five Commissioners who were present.  Commissioners Richard Johnson and Max Dutton did not attend the meeting. While this resolution only states our County leaders’ opposition to such policies and does not repeal any policies currently on the books, it is a good start.  It sets an example for the towns in Dare County to follow.  It is now up to us to hold their feet to the fire and inform the Commissioners when we see Agenda 21 creeping into proposed policies and legislation.  And if there are policies and laws on the books that should be repealed, we must find identify those and bring them to the attention of the Board. We must also encourage the towns to adopt this resolution.  Take a copy of this resolution to your local town meeting and speak during the public comment phase and pass out the resolution to all the members. Encourage your elected officials to view the video below.

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WHEREAS, Dare County was founded on the basic American principle of private property ownership and the right of local governments to develop communities in ways that are beneficial for its citizens; and

WHEREAS, these uniquely American principles are threatened by Agenda 21 initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in 1992 at Rio de Janeiro which represents a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control; and

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The Dare County Board of Commissioners today rejected County Manager Outten’s proposal to ban smoking on all Dare County property.  The final vote was 3-4.  The motion to adopt the proposal was brought by Vice Chair Allen Burrus and seconded by Max Dutton  Commissioners voting for the ban were Chairman Warren Judge, Vice Chair Allen Burrus and Max Dutton.  Those opposed were Mike Johnson, Jack Shea, Richard Johnson and Virginia Tillett.  The highly controversial proposal would have banned smoking in all county cars and on all outdoor property owned, leased or occupied by Dare County.   Smoking is already banned inside County buildings.


Dare County has elected its first Republican Sheriff.  Doug Doughtie easily defeated incumbent Rodney Midgett 56/44.  Midgett carried Manteo, Wanchese, Nags Head and East Lake while Doughtie carried Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills,  Colington, Manns Harbor, Stumpy Point and all precincts south of the Bonner Bridge.

Dare County voters returned  Republican Jack Shea to the Board of County Commissioners.  Mr. Shea defeated his opponent (more…)


The Colington Harbour Association is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Night for the candidates for office of the Dare County Board of Commissioners and for the Office of Sheriff. The program will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the Colington Volunteer Fire Department.

Candidates for the Board of Commissioners are Jack Shea (R, Incumbent) and Robin Mann (D). Candidates for the Office of Sheriff are Rodney Midgett (D) and Doug Doughtie (R). Candidates will make an opening statement, respond to written questions submitted by the audience, and by the candidates themselves, and make a closing statement. All statements and responses by the candidates will be timed.

All residents of the communities that border Colington Road are invited to attend. Should you have any questions related to this program, please contact Jerry Raveling (441-4226), the program chairman and moderator.


Nearly all of the local candidates were on display Sunday as the Dare County League of Women Voters hosted a Candidate Reception at the Kitty Hawk Town Hall.  Many of the voters who turned out to listen were supporters of the candidates and they seated themselves wedding style; Republicans on one side, Democrats on the other.  In this first installment you’ll hear the Commissioner candidates as they make their case to the voters. (more…)


Commissioner Jack Shea

Robin Mann

Eye on Dare has his eye on the Commissioner’s Race.  Wondering what the candidates think about beach nourishment, terminal groins, tax increases and redistricting?  (more…)


The Dare County GOP hosted an event last night in Avon billed as Cookies and Coffee with Conservative Candidates.  It was well attended with about 4o people turning out to hear from the state and local candidates.  If you’re just tuning in to the local elections, now’s the time to start (more…)