Turnout: Turnout in Dare County was anemic:  900 votes cast from the County’s 26,000 registered voters for a turnout rate of 3.43%, the lowest in the State.

Local Results

Sheriff (Rep): Doug Doughtie beats Ryan White 77.75% to 22.25%.  Mr. White was unable to carry even his Precinct of Chicamacomico.  The entire island of Hatteras went for Doughtie by more than two to one, 85 votes to 41 votes.  Mr. Doughtie will face incumbent Rodney Midgett in November.

Register of Deeds (Dem): Incumbent Vanzolla  McMurran beat Craig Garriss 63% to 37% to keep her position.  There is no opposition in November.

School Board:  All members will keep their seats.  There was no opposition in any of the races.   Winners are Holton Bond, Margaret Lawler and Ben Cahoon

US Congressional Races

US Senate (Rep): Incumbent Richard Burr beats all of his opponents in a four way race.  He took 80% of the vote statewide and 79% of the vote in Dare County.  He’ll face Elaine Marshall (see below) in November

US Senate (Dem): Elaine Marshall beats her five opponents.  Statewide she garnered 36% of the vote and 53% of the vote in Dare County

US Congress (Rep): Walter Jones bests his two opponents in the three way Primary.  He won 77% of the vote statewide and 71% of the vote in Dare County.  Statewide, Cavanaugh picked up 15% of the vote, 20% in Dare County.  Craig Weber had 8% of the vote statewide and 9% of the vote in Dare County.


Court of Appeals: Incumbent Ann Calabria and Jane Gray will face off in November.  Calabria took 37% of the vote statewide to Gray’s 36%.  In Dare County, Calabria won 40% of the vote to Gray’s 38%.

Court of Appeals: Incumbent Rick Elmore and Steven Walker will go head to head in November.  Elmore won 29% of the vote statewide while Walker won 39%.  In Dare County, the percentages were Walker 39%, Elmore 28%.

Find all the local election results here.

Find statewide election results here.


Ryan Michael White, candidate for Dare County Sheriff, has not limited his illegal drug activities to Dare County. This fine, upstanding citizen is facing one felony charge and two misdemeanors charges in Currituck County. He is scheduled to appear in Currituck County Superior Court on April 8 on a felony charge of (more…)

Ryan Michael White, candidate for Dare County Sheriff, was in District Court today facing three charges: possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving.  He was granted a continuance.

This is familiar territory for Mr. White. Since 2001, in Dare County, he has been convicted of possession of narcotics, speeding to allude police, open container of alcohol and reckless driving, among other charges. Many of the offenses (more…)

John Douglas ‘Doug’ Doughtie has filed to run as a Republican for Dare County Sheriff. He faces Ryan White in the primary on May 4. Here’s more about Doug in his own words:

ToD: Tell us a little about yourself.

Doug: I am 51 years old and happily married to my wife Shanon for 17 years and we live in Kill Devil Hills with two of our sons. Tyler is 16 and in the 11th grade at First Flight and Noah who just turned 9 is in the 4th grade at Nags Head Elementary School. I have an older son Brent who is 24 and lives in Ahoskie, and just finished Basic Law Enforcement Training and is waiting for a job with the Ahoskie Police Department. My wife is a secretary with the Kill Devils Hill Police Department where she has been for a year, after taking several years off to be with our sons. She previously worked for ten years with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office as a Secretary and with communications.

I have been in Law enforcement over two thirds of my life starting in Ahoskie in 1977 and working there for 12 years as a Lieutenant.  In 1989 I came to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office (more…)

Ryan Michael White of Rodanthe has filed to run as a Republican for the office of Dare County Sheriff.  He will face off against John Douglas Doughtie in the primary on May 4th.  Here’s a little more about him, in his own words.

ToD: Tell us a little about yourself:

Ryan White: I was born on September 30, 1975 in Zanesville, Ohio.  I spent summers on the Outer Banks as a child with my grandparents, Bill and Rosemary White. I relocated here with my father, Mike White, in 1992.  I graduated from Cape Hatteras School in 1994. I attended the Suzuki Technical School in Atlanta Georgia for marine mechanics after high school.  After school, I continued to work at my family business, Hatteras Jack Inc. In addition to being a mainstay in the fishing community, I furthered my knowledge of the Outer Banks economy by working in local restaurants and for local contractors. I began working full time at Hatteras Jack Inc. in 1999. I became president of Hatteras Jack Inc. during the spring of 2002 after the passing of both my grandfather and father. Today, I continue to carry on the family business

ToD: What are your qualifications and why did you decide to run?

Ryan White: Like many in our community, I know about hard times and adversity. (more…)