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  • Obituary - Sharon Ann Flowers...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • Dilapidated Structures of Ocracoke’s Island Inn Demolished as Restoration Project Moves Forward...On Island Features Page.
  • Arrest Blotter July 1-15, 2018...On Community News Page under Crime Reports.
  • Concerns Voiced on Housing Crunch...On Real Estate Page.
  • Initial Results After Buxton Beach Nourishment Survey Find that Shoreline is Adapting Quickly...On Local News Page.
  • Coast Guard Assists Sinking Boat Near Oregon Inlet...On Local News Page.
  • Bonner Bridge 88% Complete as it Nears Late 2018 Completion...On Local News Page.
  • The Spread of the Invasive Common Reed, and What’s Being Done....On Island Features Page.
  • EDITOR'S BLOG:  What are the Rules of the Road for Golf Carts, and What’s Next?  Part I...On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beach Access Mileage Summary Report...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Resource Management Report...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Hilton the Great White Shark Pinged off of Avon...On Local News Page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Update for July 12...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Rodanthe Harbor, Hatteras Harbor Dredging Discussed at Waterways Commission Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Ronald Steven Johnson...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • Obituary - Charlies "Charlie" Gordon Zeeman...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • UPDATE: Hurricane Chris Moving Away from N.C. Coast; High Rip Current Risk Still in Effect...On Local News Page.
  • Ocracoke Man Arrested for Cultivating Marijuana on Federal Property...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Sonia W. Byrum...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • Shellfish Area Closures: There’s An App For That!...On the Fishing Page. 
  • Purple Martins Return to Roost; Reduced Speed Limit at Manns Harbor Bridge...On Local News Page.



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NEW....07.13.2018 11:00 am Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beach Access Mileage Summary Report
NEW....07.13.2018 11:00 am Cape Hatteras National Seashore Resource Management Report
NEW....Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
NEW....07.12.2018 3:00 pm Cape Hatteras National Seashore Update for July 12
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees Busiest June in 16 Years
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees Busiest May in 15 Years 06.12.2018 9:10 am
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Offers Sea Turtle Nest Excavation Programs 07.03.2018 3:15 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces Amenity Upgrades at Oregon Inlet Campground  06.30.2018 10:30 am
Fourth of July Week: Enjoying Your National Parks on the Outer Banks 06.28.2018 9:40 am
Nine Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Released at Coquina Beach  06.21.2018 12:40 pm
Lighthouse Vandalism Info Can be Submitted via Dare Crime Line; Restoration Efforts Underway 06.15.2018 6:15 pm
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Door Vandalized 06.13.2018 1:25 pm
OBPA Launches New “Don’t Be a Clown, Air Down” Initiative 06.14.2018 2:30 pm
CHNS Hosting Multiple Volunteer Beach Cleanups to Celebrate World Oceans Month 06.11.2018 2:50 pm
CHNS Releases Decision to Construct New Septic System for Park Housing in Buxton 06.07.2018 10:00 am
NPS Issues Request for Proposals to Lease Oregon Inlet Marina 06.07.2018 10:00 am
Lifeguards Return for the Summer at Three Island Beaches  05.25.2018 2:25 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z



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NEW....07.16.2018 2:00 pm  Initial Results After Buxton Beach Nourishment Survey Find that Shoreline is Adapting Quickly
NEW....07.16.2018 10:20 am 
Coast Guard Assists Sinking Boat Near Oregon Inlet
NEW....07.14.2018 11:46 am
Bonner Bridge 88% Complete as it Nears Late 2018 Completion
NEW....07.12.2018 3:25 pm
Hilton the Great White Shark Pinged off of Avon
NEW....07.12.2018 10:00 am
Rodanthe Harbor, Hatteras Harbor Dredging Discussed at Waterways Commission Meeting
NEW....07.10.2018 6:00 pm
Ocracoke Man Arrested for Cultivating Marijuana on Federal Property
NEW....07.10.2018 12:46 pm
Purple Martins Return to Roost; Reduced Speed Limit at Manns Harbor Bridge
Bonner Bridge Replacement Work Continues 07.09.2018 10:25 am
Beach-goers Can Sign up for Text Alerts on Current Ocean Conditions 07.09.2018 9:30 am
Hatteras Island Celebrates Independence Day with a Bang 07.06.2018 12:30 pm
Hatteras Village Shows Its Patriotic Spirit At 6th Annual Golf Cart Parade ...WITH SLIDE SHOW 07.05.2018 11:10 am
Storm-Damaged Stacking Lanes on Northern Ocracoke Island Reopen after Repairs 06.29.2018 4:30 pm
New York Man Drowns in Avon 06.29.2018 8:30 am
5 Rip Current Safety Tips from the U.S. Coast Guard 06.27.2018 4:05 pm
Soundside Section of Former Waterfall Park Cleared 06.27.2018 2:00 pm
NC Ferry Crew Rescues Drifting Paddler in Pamlico Sound 06.25.2018 6:25 pm
Local Vessels Save Passengers in Boat Fire off of Hatteras Inlet 06.22.2018 12:45 pm
Dare County Officials Urge Visitors and Residents to Sign Up for Emergency Storm Alerts 06.22.2018 5:45 am
Highlights from the June 18 BOC Meeting 06.19.2018 5:42 pm
Passenger Ferry Hull Flipped; Construction Enters Final Stages....WITH TIME-LAPSE VIDEO  06.19.2018 2:30 pm
West Indian Manatee Makes a Splash at Oregon Inlet Marina 06.19.2018 2:15 pm
After Years of Efforts, Salvo Day Use Cemetery's Protective Barrier is Complete  06.19.2018 1:57 pm
Coastal Changes OK’d In Whirlwind Session 06.19.2018 1:50 pm
New Hotel May be Coming to Hatteras Village 06.18.2018 3:25 pm
New Flood Gauge in Rodanthe Being Installed to Help Determine Flooding Impacts 06.14.2018 12:20 pm
Plan Would Fine States Opposed to Drilling 06.14.2018 10:15 am
Measure to Allow Alcohol on New Passenger Ferry Dropped from House Bill 06.13.2018 11:45 am
Waterways Commission Starts to Plan Ahead for Late Summer / Fall Dredging 06.12.2018 11:40 am
North Carolina and Virginia Officials Discuss Evacuation Procedures 06.08.2018 10:50 am



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 07.12.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 07.06.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 07.17.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 07.09.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 07.17.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
Analysis: NC’s Battle for Regulatory Control 07.02.2018 12:00 pm
Student Guest Column:  CHSS Celebrates Prom 2018 05.14.2018 1:30 pm
Student Guest Column: International Travels: A CHSS Student's Spring Break Experience  05.01.2018 11:00 am


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NEW....07.17.2018 11:00 am Dilapidated Structures of Ocracoke’s Island Inn Demolished as Restoration Project Moves Forward...WITH VIDEO
NEW....07.13.2018 5:26 pm
The Spread of the Invasive Common Reed, and What’s Being Done
Local Teacher Bringing Street Art to the Hatteras Village Scene...WITH SLIDE SHOW 07.09.2018 3:00 pm
A Search for Answers in Rare Whale’s Death 07.06.2018 3:55 pm
Blackbeard’s Pirate Life Uncovered at Special Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Exhibit  07.02.2018 4:50 pm
New Book Uncovers a New Voice from the Mirlo Rescue 06.29.2018 3:46 pm
Night Sky Highlights: In July, all eyes turn towards Mars! 06.29.2018 2:00 pm
Ocean Center’s Summertime Programs for 2018: Experiential Learning for All Ages  06.28.2018 12:30 am
Mirlo Rescue Surfboat Renovations Resuming to Finish in Time for 100th Anniversary  06.27.2018 12:45 pm
Last German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen Dies at Age 105  06.20.2018 3:20 pm
Local Coast Guard Crew Members Sign Up For Salute To Life Bone Marrow Registry 06.19.2018 4:10 pm


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NEW....07.10.2018 1:52 pm Shellfish Area Closures:  There’s An App For That!
Heat Wave: Fishing is Hot in July on the Islands 07.06.2018 9:10 am
Funds from the BIG Grant Program Available for Transient Recreational Boating Facilities  07.05.2018 10:00 am
Beware of Private Online Sites That Appear to Sell Fishing Licenses  06.18.2018 3:40 pm
Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens 06.15.2018 2:20 pm
Fisheries Bills May Not Get Heard Before Legislature Adjourns 06.12.2018 4:10 pm
2017 Totals for Coastal Recreational Fishing Released by Division of Marine Fisheries 06.12.2018 2:00 pm
Building Connections and Conversations - Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance Visits Hatteras Island  06.06.2018 10:00 am
Don’t Blink, Summer is Here!  06.04.2018 10:20 am
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....07.17.2018 9:00 am Concerns Voiced on Housing Crunch
Rental Owners Will Pay About 4.8 Percent More for Insurance
06.29.2018 12:15 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  How Real Estate Agents Help Buyers and Sellers 06.25.2018 5:45 pm
Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Announces New CEO Willo Kelly 06.21.2018 2:30 pm
Help Still Available for North Carolinians with Homes Damaged by Hurricane Matthew 06.20.2018 10:25 am
Protect Your Property and Reduce Flood Risk During Hurricane Season 06.01.2018 12:45 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Changes in Buyer Preferences  05.23.2018 12:20 pm
OPS Completes Purchase Of The Island Inn 05.22.2018 3:50 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate Coastal Barrier Resource Areas 03.03.2018 10:00 am


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Local Couple Gets Married with the Longest Walk – or Rather Run – Down the Aisle
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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