Last summer, Southern Shores experimented with a traffic trial. (Kip Tabb/File photo)

Local Politics Spotlight: Candidates tackle civility, congestion in Southern Shores

The election comes as the council has been wrestling with how to maintain the municipality’s low-density natural aesthetics and regulate large single-family dwellings. The new council will also be charged with launching a search for a new town manager to replace Peter Rascoe, who retired earlier this year.

"Morey also floated the idea of approaching the Dare County Tourism Board to actively engage with cottage owners to increase the number of vacation rental turnover days.

The candidates also addressed the town’s potential plans for a roughly $14 million beach nourishment project that is on the horizon, as well as the process of hiring a new town manager and the estimated $1 million contract for the walking path along S. Dogwood Trail that council is expected to consider next month."

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