9/11/20: NO TRASH PICKUP TODAY; NO TOWN COUNCIL MEETING NEXT TUESDAY. Dates of Dare Co. Candidate Forum Webinars Announced.

Not today, folks.

Friday trash collections in Southern Shores ended last week with the Labor Day weekend. If you wheeled out your garbage can for trash collection today, you will be wheeling it back (if you would, please), still filled with garbage.

The Town’s Monday trash collection continues, as usual, year-round, and the recycling pickup remains on Wednesday mornings.

Southern Shores Town Manager Cliff Ogburn suggested at the Sept. 1 Town Council meeting that a temporary resumption of trash collections on Friday may occur, if vacation home occupancy in September and October warrants it. But, as of now, there is no plan to resume it.

PLEASE NOTE: The Town Council workshop meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m., has been canceled. 


The Beacon has been relatively quiet this month because we have been very busy elsewhere. We are keeping an eye on local news, but doing very little reporting. This status should continue through most of September, but we do plan to post occasional updates of news highlights, including one this weekend.

Please mark your calendars for the following candidate forums sponsored by the Dare County League of Women Voters, in partnership with the N.C. Coastal Federation, and presented as Zoom webinars:

*The Dare County Board of Commissioners candidate forum will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.

*The Dare County Board of Education candidate forum will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m.   

Two Southern Shores residents are vying for the District 3 seat of the Board of Commissioners, which represents Southern Shores, Duck, and Kitty Hawk. They are Kathy McCullough-Testa, a Democrat, and incumbent Steve House, a Republican.

Board Chairman Bob Woodard also has competition for his District 2 seat, which represents Nags Head, Colington, and Kill Devil Hills. His opponent is Democrat Amanda Hooper Walters.

Three of the four Board of Education seats up for election are being contested: an at-large position and representatives for Districts 1 and 2. Southern Shores homeowner Margaret Lawler, who represents District 3 on the seven-member Board, which includes Southern Shores/Duck/Kitty Hawk, is in the middle of her four-year term.

We will provide details about the candidate forum webinars in our upcoming news update. 

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 9/11/20


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