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New on Island Free Press

  • Jones secures additional funds for Oregon and Hatteras inlets...On Local News Page.
  • Dare commissioners plan board retreat....On Local News Page.
  • Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO...On Island Features Page.
  • Super Bowl Sunday storm causes some seashore closures...WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • UPDATE: Ocean overwash continues to cause travel issues...WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEOS...On Local news Page.
  • Nags Head vet, wife charged with drug trafficking.  On Community News Page under Crime Reports.
  • Super Bowl Sunday storm brings high winds, coastal flooding...WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEOS...On Local News Page.
  • NEW EDITOR'S BLOG:  Commissioners get an earful from Hatteras islanders On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Outer Banks Angling: Is it winter? On Fishing Page.
  • State coastal commission to hold public hearings on rule change...On Local News Page.
  • Outer Banks Chamber plans March membership drive...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Sheriff’s Blotter - January 1, 2016 – January 31, 2016.  On Community News Page under Crime Reports.
  • Cold-water boot camp at CHSS.  On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Park Service is looking for Centennial volunteers...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Annual Shore Break 5K and Tide Pool Fun Run are May 30.  On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Dare Republicans plan precinct meetings.  On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • The 'selfie' station is an old idea with a modern twist.  On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Commissioners hear about bridges, dredging, and ferry tolling...On Local News Page.
  • League of Women Voters plans candidate forums.  On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Valentine's Day dance is cancelled.  On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Revival set for St. John United Methodist Church.  On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Hyde board drops efforts to change Ocracoke noise ordinance....On Local News Page.


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NEW....02.09.2016 4:55 pm Super Bowl Sunday storm causes some seashore closures...WITH SLIDE SHOW
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02.04.2016 2:15 pm Park Service is looking for Centennial volunteers
Winter storms are taking a toll on seashore beaches, ORV access routes 
01.28.2016 4:30 pm
Inside Road finished on Hatteras, new ramp started on Ocracoke 01.11.2016 4:00 pm
Looking ahead to the Park Service's Centennial celebration....WITH AUDIO 12.21.2015 11:20 pm
Seashore releases report to Congress on ORV  legislation 12.18.2015 7:10 pm



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NEW....02.10.2016 10:50 am Jones secures additional funds for Oregon and Hatteras inlets
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02.09.2016 6:00 pm Dare commissioners plan board retreat
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02.09.2016 4:20 pm UPDATE: Ocean overwash continues to cause travel issues...WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEOS
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02.08.2016 4:00 pm Super Bowl Sunday storm brings high winds, coastal flooding...WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEOS
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02.04.2016 4:15 pm State coastal commission to hold public hearings on rule change
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02.03.2016 5:25 pm Commissioners hear about bridges, dredging, and ferry tolling
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02.03.2016 9:15 am Hyde board drops efforts to change Ocracoke noise ordinance
Coast Guard medevacs woman from ship off Cape Hatteras....WITH VIDEO 02.02.2016 1:05 pm
Jones asks Corps for more funds for Oregon, Hatteras inlets 02.01.2016 2:25 pm 
No one injured when ferry runs aground in Hatteras Inlet 01.31.2016 1:00 pm
Legislators visit Hyde County, get an earful about tolling ferries 01.29.2016 1:55 pm
Bonner Bridge engineer outlines the work ahead 01.29.2016 12:45 pm
N.C. Marine Patrol rescues duck hunter from Roanoke Sound 01.28.2016 5:15 pm
Celebration of Rich Baran's life is planned for Saturday 01.28.2016 1:40 pm
UPDATE: Friends still searching for missing Frisco hunter 01.26.2016 5:10 pm
UPDATE: USCG ends search for missing hunter, but locals still looking 01.24.2016 4:15 pm
Coast Guard, locals search for missing Frisco hunter 01.24.2016 12:05 pm
Commissioners set first Hatteras town hall meeting for Feb. 4 01.27.2016 2:30 pm
Public turnout is low for town hall on freezing night 01.20.2016 5:15 pm
Coast Guard medevacs man off boat near Oregon Inlet 01.25.2016 10:15 am
UPDATE:  A windy, wet weekend for Hatteras and Ocracoke 01.22.2016 3:15 pm
Outer Banks should be spared worst of strong, wintry northeaster 01.21.2016 5:00 pm
For Dare Narcotics Task Force, heroin is the top challenge 01.21.2016 11:45 am
Commissioners approve economic development proposal  01.20.2016 4:55 pm
Skateboarders invited to meeting on new Buxton skate park 01.20.2016 1:30 pm
UPDATE: Gypsy moth spraying will affect smaller area 01.19.2016 4:25 pm
Business, government drone operators in N.C. now need permits 01.18.2016 4:00 pm
UPDATE: Seashore officials seek information about suspicious fire 01.15.2016 11:40 am
Wildfire south of Whalebone Junction under control 01.13.2016 10:45 am
The year's first hurricane is an early bird 01.14.2016 2:30 pm
Hatteras Inlet dredging finished, but problems persist  01.13.2016 4:00 pm
NOAA releases expansion proposal for Monitor National Marine Sanctuary 01.12.2016 1:20 pm
Dare County offers free radon testing kits 01.07.2016 4:30 pm
Hyde commissioners approve July 3 fireworks for Ocracoke 01.07.2016 11:55 am
Dare County Commissioners pass feral cat ordinance 01.05.2016 5:20 pm
Three feral cats found dead in Avon, more are missing 01.05.2016 2:45 pm
BOC Chairman discusses county issues on radio show...WITH AUDIO 01.04.2016 3:00 pm
The race is on for three of four Dare Board of Commissioner seats 12.23.2015 5:00 pm
Preliminary work is underway on new interim Pea Island bridge 12.04.2015 4:00 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 02.03.2016
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 02.04.2016
Church Listings ...UPDATED 
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 02.04.2016
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 02.010.2016
Obituaries ...UPDATED 02.05.2016

Commentary & Guest Columns
Guest Column: Light pollution issues plague island villages 01.29.2016 1:30 pm
Guest Column: Where will we find the next generation of stewards of the land? 12.30.2015 1:55
Guest Column:  A proposal for ending the drainage mess in the Cape Point area 12.17.2015 4:15 pm
Commentary:  When and how will Hatteras ferry toll saga end?


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NEW....02.09.2016 5:45 pm Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO
The Night Sky:  Five planets now visible just before dawn
02.01.2016 4:20 pm
Island Living: Snacks, underpants, and the other awesome things that wash up on the beach 01.19.2016 4:05 pm
Dare County Home Health is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO 01.18.2016 2:30 pm
Scientists say alligator hunt in North Carolina is premature 01.15.2016 11:20 am
Frisco volunteer needs donated weddings gowns to continue project 01.14.2016 1:50 pm
The unexpectedly united voices that support the feral cat ordinance 01.07.2016 3:45 pm
Volunteers are saving scores of cold-stunned sea turtles on Hatteras....WITH VIDEO 01.06.2016 4:40 pm
Festive 'beachmas' tree takes a beating in cold winds 01.06.2016 2:40 pm
Memorial planned to honor the many lives lost to German U-boats in WWII 12.29.2015 10:10 pm 
2015: The Year on Hatteras and Ocracoke in Photos...WITH SLIDE SHOW 12.22.2015 11:35 am
Island Living:  A newcomer's guide to surviving Hatteras in the winter 11.03.2015 2:00 pm


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NEW....02.05.2016 11:15 am  Outer Banks Angling: Is it winter?
Marine Fisheries certifies new state record white marlin
01.27.2016 3:15 pm
Crabbers join effort to clear marine debris 01.25.2016 2:50 pm
Public meeting planned on adding Bonner Bridge rubble to reefs 01.11.2016 5:00 pm
Outer Banks Angling:  Rodanthe Pier takes another hit 01.07.2016 3:45 pm
Outer Banks Angling: 2015 has been an interesting year until the end 12.31.2015 11:10 am
Oysters tell the story of our coast 12.30.2015 11:30 am
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....02.04.2016 3:50 pm Outer Banks Chamber plans March membership drive
Hatteras Island Real Estate: 2016 State of the Market Report 02.01.2016 2:10 pm
SBA reopens filing period for loans for Sandy damage 12.09.2015 2:40 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Disaster Preparedness 11.24.2015 11:10 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Fall 2015 Business Review 10.26.2015 5:20 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Trends in vacation and investment properties 08.31.2015 2:00 pm


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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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50-foot sailboat is stranded in the Avon surf (Originally posted November 16, 2008)
The hunting traditions of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands (Originally posted December 30, 2010)
Romantic winter relationships on the islands: A survivors’ guide (Originally posted November 8, 2010)
Sir Poop-a-lot:  The tale of a very unusual cormorant (Originally posted December 28, 2009)


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