Southern Shores’ springtime bulk-waste collection will be held on Friday, April 14. The Town asks that you not place any items on the roadside until April 7.

For more information about the collection, in particular, the items that are acceptable for pickup, and those that are not, see:


We call your attention to the prohibition against building materials, which include lumber, windows, screens, roofing, doors, cabinets, toilets, and demolition debris. Rugs and carpets are also unacceptable.

Chicahauk Bridge Lane To Be Closed Wed.-Thurs. Next Week

A lane will be closed on Trinitie Trail in Chicahauk at the Trinitie/Juniper Trail Bridge Wednesday (4/5) and Thursday (4/5) for survey work to be done in preparation for reconstruction of the bridge and culvert, according to an announcement on the Town of Southern Shores website.

Contractor Kimley Horn of Raleigh has previously said that the bridge replacement project will take at least a year to complete.   

Town Manager Cliff Ogburn will give an update on the bridge/culvert replacement construction at the Town Council’s monthly meeting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Pitts Center.

The Town Manager’s report is the most newsworthy portion of the Council’s meeting. He provides updates on projects that you will not see in the Town newsletter or on the Town website.    

For Tuesday’s meeting agenda, see: https://mccmeetings.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/soshoresnc-pubu/ MEET-Agenda-a85b803f928b43bc97ebbc1a920c2148.pdf.

April 10 Groundbreaking Set for New EMS Station/SSVFD at E. Dogwood Trail

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Dare County EMS Station 4 and fire department building at 28 East Dogwood Trail will be held Monday, April 10, at 10 a.m., according to an announcement by Dare County. The new facility is part of a major capital improvement project by Dare County to renovate or replace all of its EMS stations.

According to the Dare County website, the new East Dogwood facility will be completed by spring 2024.

Town Seeks Grant Manager

The Town is seeking an individual or firm to serve as its Grant Manager, an independent contractor position for which applicants must submit a proposal to the Town Manager by 5 p.m. on Wed., April 19.

According to a Request for Proposals posted yesterday on the Town website, the “Grant Manager will seek out and apply for grant funding that fits within the identified needs and goals of the Town. Tasks consist of grant writing and management and coordinating program initiatives in compliance with state and federal government requirements. Training and helping staff determine eligible projects and accounting for and reporting the use of grant funds [are] also required.”

The requirements of an applicant’s RFP are listed at:


The Town states that the position “requires a diverse experience with grant writing and management, as well as financial organizational skills,” and that it intends “to award a contract to a highly qualified firm or independent grant writer with experience in successfully securing grant funding and other grant-related services.”

Applicants are asked to provide a minimum of three references for grant writing services they have provided within the past five years and to describe their payment terms.


The Beacon is still on hiatus, but we thought we would pass along some town news tidbits.

Happy springtime.

THE BEACON, 3/31/23


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