Dare County http://wunc.org en In Case Of Emergency: Dare County Visitors Told To Remember Their Addresses http://wunc.org/post/case-emergency-dare-county-visitors-told-remember-their-addresses <p></p><p>The Dare County Sheriff's Office is encouraging visitors to the Outer Banks to know exactly where they are in case of an emergency. Cell phones sometimes share inaccurate or incomplete location data with 911 dispatch, so knowing your street address can make it easier for help to find you.</p><p></p><p>Assistant Director Lora Nock said the 911 Center handles twice as many calls in the summer months as it does in the off-season.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:39:57 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37891 at http://wunc.org In Case Of Emergency: Dare County Visitors Told To Remember Their Addresses Hatteras Island Study Shows Economic And Cultural Value http://wunc.org/post/hatteras-island-study-shows-economic-and-cultural-value <p></p><p>Backers of maintaining NC 12 along the Outer Banks have a<a href="http://www.outerbanks.org/media/914511/2013_hatteras_island_economic_impact_assessment.pdf"> new study</a> to bolster their case.&nbsp; NC 12 has seen its share of damage as storms shift the sand.&nbsp; And the price tag to fix the problem could cost millions, if not billions.</p><p>Lee Nettles is the Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.&nbsp; He says the public and the legislature need to know the economic value of Hatteras Island.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:11:46 +0000 Leoneda Inge 20386 at http://wunc.org Hatteras Island Study Shows Economic And Cultural Value OBX Sees Record Number of Turtles AND Tourist Revenue http://wunc.org/post/obx-sees-record-number-turtles-and-tourist-revenue <p>Dare County brought in a record amount of occupancy taxes in 2012 while a record number of sea turtles nested on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.&nbsp; Numbers from the Outer Banks Visitors' Bureau show Dare County collected $382 million in occupancy taxes through November of 2012 compared to $367 million during the same period the year before.&nbsp; The county levies the tax on hotels, motels and beach houses.&nbsp; At the same time, park rangers reported a record 222 sea turtle nests in 2012.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:57:46 +0000 Will Michaels 8426 at http://wunc.org Dare County Still Losing Jobs After Storm http://wunc.org/post/dare-county-still-losing-jobs-after-storm <p>Dare County continues to struggle with re-building and with high job loss since Hurricane Irene hit two months ago.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:45:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7288 at http://wunc.org Dare County Residents Asked to Conserve Power http://wunc.org/post/dare-county-residents-asked-conserve-power <p>Dare County officials are asking residents to conserve power as utilities set up emergency generators on Hatteras Island. Parts of the main highway on the Outer Banks were washed away in four spots near Rodanthe. That left residents who waited out the storm stranded on Hatteras Island. Dare County spokeswoman Cathryn Bryan says emergency crews are taking bare essentials to the hardest hit areas.<br> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7529 at http://wunc.org