These documents will help you with understanding the responsibilities placed on elected officials in North Carolina's municipalities. Just follow the links:
Suggested Rules of Procedure for a City Council - This booklet is a publication of the UNC-CH School of Government. Written by A. Fleming Bell, II, it discusses the rules governing the role of the mayor, the requirements for minutes and general accounts of closed sessions, and procedural motions.
The Council-Manager Form of Government in North Carolina - Compiled by the North Carolina League of Municipalities, this PDF is prepared in a PowerPoint style with illustrations, brief verbiage points, tables, and examples to fully address North Carolina's municipal council-manager form of government - the same form Kill Devil Hills operates under.
Essential Responsibilities of Local Governing Boards - Governing boards consider and decide local issues, allocate resources for selected purposes ...a UNC-CH School of Government article written by Vaughn Upshaw, a faculty member who specializes in governance and leadership for public manager, local elected officials and governing boards.