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  • Dare County Commissioners Consider Reducing Winter Trash Pick-up for Hatteras Island...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Island Highlights from Dare County BOC Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions...On Real Estate Page.
  • Kinnakeet Home:  Windmills along the Sea....On Island Features.
  • NC Rate Bureau Asks for 18.7 Percent Rate Hike for Homeowners Insurance....On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Cruise Ship Off Oregon Inlet....WITH VIDEO
  • Fire Destroys Home in Rodanthe Early Monday Morning...On Local News Page.
  • Marine Fisheries Commission Goes Forward with Plan for No Recreational Cobia Season Closure...On Fishing Page.
  • CHSS Says Thank You to Veterans....On Community News under Guest Column.
  • REPORTER'S BLOG:  What Can be Done with Dredged Material from Hatteras Inlet?  Above on Shooting the Breeze.
  • A Guide to Dining Out During the Holidays...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Trash Collection Thanksgiving Schedule....On Local News Page.
  • Birding on the Outer Banks: The winter birds have arrived....On Island Features.
  • Chicamacomico LIfe-Saving Station Thanksgiving Week Events...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Buxton Beach Nourishment Update....On Local News Page.
  • Thanksgiving on the Islands: What’s Open for Turkey Day...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Dare County Board of Commissioners Meeting November 20 Agenda...On Community News under Event Planner.
  • Help Badly Needed to Make 25th Annual Food Drive a Success..On Community News and Commentary under News and Business Briefs.
  • Sea Grant Collaborative Research Proposals are Being Accepted..On Community News and Commentary under News and Business Briefs.
  • N.C. 12 Pea Island Interim Bridge Now Open to Traffic...On Local News Page.
  • Reeling In History: Documenting The 1997 Fisheries Reform Act...On Island Features.
  • CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • November Fishing Report - it’s King Mackerel Season...On Fishing Page.




NEW....11.17.2017 5:30 pm A Guide to Dining Out During the Holidays
NEW....11.17.2017 10:20 am 
Chicamacomico LIfe-Saving Station Thanksgiving Week Events
NEW....11.16.2017 2:50 pm 
Thanksgiving on the Islands: What’s Open for Turkey Day
6th Annual Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Fun Run will be Nov. 23 11.10.2017 12:00 pm
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Free Winter Climb Day 11.08.2017 2:45 pm
Holidays On Hatteras At The Graveyard Of The Atlantic Museum Is Dec 9  11.06.2017 9:40 am
Hatteras Village Christmas Parade is Dec. 9 11.03.2017 5:00 pm
Have Breakfast with Santa on December 2 11.03.2017 5:00 pm
Arts & Craft Guild Holiday Show is Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 11.03.2017 5:00 pm
Hatteras Island Angel Gift Program Seeks Sponsors, Donor and Applicants 11.03.2017 5:00 pm
25th Annual Island-Wide Food Drive is Now in Progress 11.03.2017 5:00 pm
Ocracoke Preservation Society Events 11.03.2017 5:00 pm


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NEW....11.14.2017 3:30 pm CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Free Winter Climb Day 11.08.2017 2:45 pm
Better Access to South Beach on the Horizon 11.07.2017 12:30 pm
Villages Open to ORVs: Beach Access Update 10.16.2017 10:00 am
Public Input Sought on Proposal to Install New Elevated Water Tank on Ocracoke Island  10.13.2017 10:00 am
For the First Time in Years, Cape Point Stayed Open to ORVs All Summer Long 10.12.2017 4:05 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z  05.15.2017 2:50 pm



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NEW....11.22.2017 11:20 am  Dare County Commissioners Consider Reducing Winter Trash Pick-up for Hatteras Island
NEW....11.22.2017 11:00 am 
Hatteras Island Highlights from Dare County BOC Meeting
NEW....11.20.2017 4:15 pm
Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Cruise Ship Off Oregon Inlet...WITH VIDEO
NEW....11.20.2017 2:30 pm  
Fire Destroys Home in Rodanthe Early Monday Morning
NEW....11.17.2017 3:55 pm 
Trash Collection Thanksgiving Schedule
NEW....11.16.2017 5:30 pm
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update
Buxton Beach Nourishment Project May be Extended to Mid-February Deadline 11.08.2017 1:50 pm
NEW....11.14.2017 9:30 pm N.C. 12 Pea Island Interim Bridge Now Open to Traffic
Dare County Moves to Online System for Job Applications 11.10.2017 5:00 pm
NOAA's winter forecast predicts a warmer and drier season on the Outer Banks 11.09.2017 1:00 pm
Mysterious Aircraft Piece that Washed Ashore in October Tentatively Identified 11.06.2017 11:00 am
Aircraft Piece Washes Ashore in Hatteras Village..WITH SLIDE SHOW  10.09.2017 1:30 pm
Frisco Pier Removal Scheduled to Begin in December 2017 10.27.2017 12:30 pm
Stakeholders Meet to Tackle Plans for the 2018 Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry 10.25.2017 2:10 pm
Island Free Press Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with a Look Back at a Decade of News  09.05.2017 2:20 pm



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 11.02.2017
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 11.15.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 11.03.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 11.09.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 11.08.2017

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....11.20.2017 12:50 pm CHSS Says Thank You to Veterans
Student Guest Column: Playing Like a Team
11.13.2017 1:55 pm
Student Guest Column:  Where’s the Football Team? 11.06.2017 2:25 pm
Blackbeard Memorial Service: The Genisis of Ocracoke’s Pirate Jamboree  10.18.2017 4:00 pm


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NEW....11.21.2017 11:30 am Kinnakeet Home:  Windmills along the Sea
NEW....11.17.2017 1:30 pm
Birding on the Outer Banks: The winter birds have arrived
NEW....11.14.2017 4:10 pm
Reeling In History: Documenting The 1997 Fisheries Reform Act
Island Living: How to Shut Up About Shelly Island 11.11.2017 10:45 am
Calling All Members of the Community - Uncle Sam Wants You 11.03.2017 1:30 pm
Hatteras Local is on the Frontlines of the Disaster Response in Puerto Rico 11.03.2017 9:30 am
Night Sky:  Meteor Showers, Starburst Galaxy, and More Night Sky Highlights for November 11.02.2017 7:45 pm
Off-Season Osprey Monitoring Project Launches – and the Public’s Help is Needed 10.31.2017 2:40 pm
Bats Get A Bum Rap 10.31.2017 12:00 pm
Tiny Art Show Features More Than 200 Little Works of Art 10.24.2017 8:10 pm
Shipwreck Once Again Reappears in Hatteras Village 10.20.2017 2:50 pm
Rodanthe Shipwreck ID’d as WWII Transport 10.19.2017 3:15 pm
Thinking Pink in October 10.19.2017 1:25 pm
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Begins with Nearly 100 Events 10.16.2017 4:00 pm
Kinnakeet Home: Exploring the Pamlico Sound 10.13.2017 3.30 pm
Night Sky:  Shooting Stars and Other Highlights for October 09.29.2017 3:40 pm
Aargh you Ready? 2017 Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree serves up piratical mischief and good times October 27-29 09.14.2017 12:30 pm
A Taste of Shrimp and Grits History 09.12.2017 10:30 am
Kinnakeet Home: Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station 09.11.2017 4:30 pm
Former Channel Bass Restaurant in Hatteras Village Torn Down  09.08.2017 10:00 am
NEST: A Few Folks Making a Big Difference 08.31.2017 12:45 pm
Shelly Island Sandbar Survives Recent Storm 08.30.2017 11:00 am
What Kind of Shells Can you Find on the Shelly Island Sandbar? A Quick Beachcomber’s Guide 08.25.2017 2:30 pm
OBX Gone Wild: Capturing the Outer Banks’ Wild Side 08.09.2017 10:30 am
Island Watersports: A Primer on Finding the Best Surf Spots 07.05.2017  2:40 pm




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NEW....11.20.2017 3:10 pm  Marine Fisheries Commission Goes Forward with Plan for No Recreational Cobia Season Closure
NEW....11.14.2017 2:50 pm
November Fishing Report - it’s King Mackerel Season
Results Of The 60th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament 11.09.2017 3:30 pm
2017 Bob Bernard Tournament Winners 11.09.2017 12:30 pm
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club will Celebrate its 60th year of its Annual Invitation Surf Fishing Tournament  10.31.2017 2:15  pm
NCBBA’s 9th Annual Red Drum Tournament Final Results 10.30.2017 4:15  pm
Albatross Fall Female Classic Raises $3,300 for HICF...WITH SLIDE SHOW 10.30.2017 1:40 pm 
October Fishing “Change is a good thing”! 10.23.2017 12:15 pm
The Albatross Fleet Celebrating 80 Years of Endurance 10.21.2017 10:30 am
Fishing Photos Bring Insight to Local Industry’s Past and Future  09.29.2017 3:30 pm
Net Changes: 20 Years Since Fisheries Reform 09.25.2017 9:00 am 
Fishing Offshore In The Fall … My Favorite! 09.21.2017 1:45 pm
New Oyster Regulations Lower Commercial Trip Limit for Some License Holders 09.19.2017 4:20 pm
Federation Receives $1.088 Million NOAA Grant for Oyster Restoration 09.19.2017 3:20 pm
NCBBA’s 9th Annual Red Drum Tournament  09.11.2017 12:10 pm
Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers for southern flounder committee 08.31.2017 1:45 pm
Hatteras boat wins Alice Kelly billfish tourney 08.15.2017 4:25 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....11.22.2017 10:30 am Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions
NEW....11.21.2017 8:30 am
NC Rate Bureau Asks for 18.7 Percent Rate Hike for Homeowners Insurance
CHEC Conducting Cost of Service Study
11.07.2017 3:30 pm
Westlake Ace Hardware Expands in North Carolina  09.21.2017 1:00 pm 
Hatteras Island Real Estate: The Hatteras Island Real Estate Market 2007 - 2017 09.05.2017 4:45 pm 
Hatteras Island Real Estate: The Funniest Questions Asked On Hatteras Island 08.03.2017 12:40 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: The Value Of Pre-Inspections 06.29.2017 1:30 pm


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Local Couple Gets Married with the Longest Walk – or Rather Run – Down the Aisle 05.01.2017 11:45 am 
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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