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  • Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation cookbooks now for sale...On Community News Page under Business Briefs.
  • Hurricane Matthew relief funding remains in limbo...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras residents asked to report suspected water leaks...On Local News Page.
  • Free flu shots available in Hatteras village...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • SHERIFF’S BLOTTER - November 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016...On Community News Page under Crime Reports.
  • Music Academy plans winter recital...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • The Night Sky:  December supermoon will dim the Geminids...On Island Features Page.
  • December classes and activities at the Fessenden Center...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Holiday events on Ocracoke Island...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling: Winding down...WITH VIDEO...On Fishing Page.
  • Vendor ferry passes for 2017 will cost $150...On Local News Page.
  • Capital City Four Wheelers contribute to Cancer Foundation...On Community News Page under Business Briefs.
  • Sherry Couch is Dare County Schools Principal of the Year...On Community News Page under Business Briefs.
  • Community Memorial Service is Dec. 4 in Manteo...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • CHES school-wide reading program...On Community News Page under Business Briefs.
  • Cape Hatteras schools announce academic achievers...On Community News Page under Business Briefs.
  • Combined Choir will present Christmas Cantata...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Volunteers needed for beach cleanup on Dec. 3...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Contractors planning final pass for storm debris removal...On Local News Page.
  • Swan Days Festival celebrates waterfowl at Lake Mattamuskeet...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Waterfowl Weekend is Dec. 2-4 on Harkers Island...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Buxton Woods Reserve advisory meeting is Dec. 15...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Perplexing market data...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Island Christian Fellowship plans post-parade party...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Free winter Lighthouse Climb is Dec. 10...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • The annual Holiday at the Museum will be on Dec. 10...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Basnight’s Lone Cedar dinner will benefit Hatteras hurricane relief...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Obituary - Barbara Jean Robbins Snider...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • NEW EDITOR'S BLOG:  We are grateful.  On Shooting the Breeze above.

NEW....12.01.2016 11:55 am Holiday events on Ocracoke Island
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11.29.2016 4:30 pm Combined Choir will present Christmas Cantata
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11.28.2016 1:00 pm Island Christian Fellowship plans post-parade party
NEW....11.28.2016 1:00 pm Free winter Lighthouse Climb is Dec. 10
NEW....11.28.2016 1:00 pm The annual Holiday at the Museum will be on Dec. 10
Annual tour of  homes is Dec. 3 in Manteo 11.21.2016 4:35 pm
A Guide to Dining Out During the Holidays 11.21.2016 3:20 pm
Youngsters can get photos with Santa on Dec. 3 11.21.2016 11:40 am
Hatteras village prepares for its 25th Christmas Parade....WITH VINTAGE VIDEO
The 24th annual Hatteras Island food drive is underway



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NPS extends public comment period on Buxton, Frisco flooding 11.07.2016 9:50 am
Seashore superintendent is guest on radio show....WITH AUDIO 10.18.2016 7:40 pm
Beach access advocacy groups are subject of Radio Hatteras interview...WITH AUDIO 10.03.2016 1:35 pm
On Patrol with Hatteras Island's District Ranger 10.03.2016 11:45 am
ORV routes are now open to night driving  09.15.2016 10:00 am
Project aims to reduce flooding at Ramps 44 and 49 08.26.2016 3:00 pm


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NEW....12.01.2016 5:00 pm Hurricane Matthew relief funding remains in limbo
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12.01.2016 4:30 pm Hatteras residents asked to report suspected water leaks
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11.30.2016 3:30 pm Vendor ferry passes for 2017 will cost $150
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11.29.2016 3:20 pm  Contractors planning final pass for storm debris removal
Storm recovery dominates Commissioners' meeting once again 11.23.2016 1:00 pm
A conversation with Danny Couch, Hatteras Island's commissioner-elect...WITH AUDIO  11.22.2016 11:15 am
Ferry Division to look into modifying spring schedule 11.21.2016 10:40 am
Disaster Assistance Team returns to Hatteras, FEMA deadline extended
Matthew did little to change conditions in Hatteras Inlet  11.15.2016 5:30 pm
Body of missing fisherman found on Frisco beach 11.15.2016 4:30 pm 
New ferry dredge successfully completes first assignment 11.15.2016 11:50 am
NOAA's winter forecast is for warmer, drier weather on the Outer Banks 11.10.2016 12:00 pm
Hatteras village after Hurricane Matthew....WITH SLIDE SHOW 10.11.2016 5:30 pm
Matthew's storm surge may set record on southern Hatteras...WITH SLIDE SHOW 10.09.2016 9:45 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 12.01.2016
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 12.02.2016
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 1.012016
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 10.19.2016
Obituaries ...UPDATED 11.27.2016

Commentary & Guest Columns
Guest Column: In defense of repurposing hurricane debris 10.26.2016 11:45 am
An Essay on Change and Progress 09.30.2016 5:15 pm
A Postscript to the Essay on Change and Progress  09.30.2016 5:15 pm


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NEW....12.01.2016 2:15 pm The Night Sky:  December supermoon will dim the Geminids
Study aims to answer question of how much tourism is too much
11.15.2016 11:10 am 
Rolling back the red wolf recovery effort 11.03.2016 4:30 pm
Conflicts and ill will threaten red wolf recovery 11.03.2016 4:30 pm 
Hatteras couple are recovering from two rounds of soundside flooding -- just weeks apart 10.27.2016 2:20 pm


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NEW....11.30.2016 5:30 pm  Outer Banks Angling: Winding down...WITH VIDEO
MFC chairman to allow public comment on shrimp trawling petition
11.21.2016 4:25 pm
Billfish Foundation presents prestigious award to Ernie Foster  11.15.201610:30 am
Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers 11.09.2016 5:00 pm
State certifies new record cubera snapper, first record rainbow runner 11.09.2016 4:40 pm
Outer Banks Angling: All about the drum 11.09.2016 4:00 pm
Frank & Fran's is changing hands, but Frank won't be gone for good 08.30.2016 3:05 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....11.28.2016 4:15 pm Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Perplexing market data
Business group calls for Atlantic seismic ban

Hurricane Recovery: Stories behind the effort to get back to business 11.14.2016 4:00 pm
H2OBX Waterpark set to open next year in Currituck 10.27.2016 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Due Diligence in Contracts 10.25.2016 2:30 pm
New flood maps may conflict with state rules 10.20.2016 12:00 pm 
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions 07.26.2016 9:15 am


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Something old, something new, something green
Island Living: Getting married Hatteras-style 
Wedding planners advise Island brides to have a weather plan
Tying the knot for Hatteras bridal couples is a labor of love for local minister
Destination wedding basics: 12 must-read destination wedding tips 
Island Weddings:  Planning a ceremony at the beach


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