State and Local

Local governments in Dare County feeling no pain

Budget time is just around the corner. As our local and County Commissioners ponder whether they’ll try and stick us with another tax increase, let’s take a quick look at the size and pay of our local government.

Employment figures put out by the NCESC show that local governments in Dare County has not yet come to grips with the fact that it’s time to tighten the old belt. Employment and wages in the private sector have suffered while our local governments plod merrily along, feeling no pain.

Since 2006, private sector employment in Dare County has decreased by read more…



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