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  • What you Need to Know about the Solar Eclipse on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands....On Island Features Page.
  • North Carolina submits formal comments in opposition to offshore drilling....On Local News Page.
  • Over-the-counter medicine give-away planned for Aug. 29...On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • Buxton Beach Nourishment Update - August 17, 2017...On Local News Page.
  • Gert Brings Big Waves to Hatteras Island......WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Island Features Page.
  • Bypass Road to Cape Point and Shelly Island Sandbar Re-opens...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Resource Management Report...On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed.....On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report.....On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Obituary - Dr. Edward C. Cruikshank....On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • “What now?” - Power Outage Questions and Answers Covered at Dare County Meeting....On Local News Page.
  • September Dredging and Potential Survey Discussed at Waterways Commission Meeting....On Local News Page.
  • Surfalorus Film Festival Announces Lineup...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • CHNS Commercial Services Orientation and Open House on Ocracoke Island...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Hatteras boat wins Alice Kelly billfish tourney....On Fishing Page.
  • Plastic Bags Only Part of the Problem....On Island Features Page.
  • Swimming-Related Fatality Occurs Off Ocracoke Island Beach....On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Walter M. Wells....Community Page under Obituaries.
  • Ocracoke events week of Aug. 14 to 20...On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • 7th Named Storm of the Season Expected to Avoid the Outer Banks....On Local News Page.
  • REPORTER'S BLOG:  Examining Options for Compensation after the Power Outage....On Shooting the Breeze above.



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NEW....08.17.2017 2:45 pm Bypass Road to Cape Point and Shelly Island Sandbar Re-opens
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08.17.2017 2:20 pm Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Resource Management Report
NEW....08.17.2017 2:20 pm Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed
NEW....Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
A Primer on Sea Turtle Nests, and an Inside Look into the 2017 Nesting Season 08.09.2017 4:00 pm
National Park Service Campgrounds Reopen on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands 08.04.2017 12:15 pm
OBPA and NPS Partner to Launch “Pack it In, Pack it Out Campaign 08.03.2017 11:00 am
CHNS Announces Pack It In, Pack It Out Program with OBPA 07.26.2017 10:15 am
Cape Point Open, but High Tide Access is Iffy 07.23.2017 1:40 pm
Weekly CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones 07.21.2017 10:45 am
Cape Point ORV-Only Corridor Removed 06.30.2017 3:50 pm
NPS and Dare County Urge Visitors to Use Caution When Attempting to Access New Sandbar 06.29.2017 11:00 am
Report: Parks, Nature Boost Coast’s Economy 06.07.2017 11:45 am
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z  05.15.2017 2:50 pm
Lighthouses to Open on April 21 04.07.2017 3:10 pm



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NEW....08.18.2017 3:20 pm North Carolina submits formal comments in opposition to offshore drilling
NEW....08.17.2017 10:00 pm
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update - August 17, 2017
Detailed Update on Buxton Beach Nourishment Provided at Commissioners' Meeting 08.07.2017 4:45 pm 
NEW....08.17.2017 10:00 pm  “What now?” - Power Outage Questions and Answers Covered at Dare County Meeting
NEW....08.16.2017 4:30 pm
September Dredging and Potential Survey Discussed at Waterways Commission Meeting
NEW....08.16.2017 12:20 pm
CHNS Commercial Services Orientation and Open House on Ocracoke Island
NEW....08.15.2017 9:00 am Swimming-Related Fatality Occurs Off Ocracoke Island Beach
NEW....08.14.2017 11:10 am
7th Named Storm of the Season Expected to Avoid the Outer Banks
Community Meeting Scheduled in Buxton to Discuss Recent Power Outage  08.11.2017 5:05 pm
Hatteras Island Highlights of the August 7 BOC Meeting 08.09.2017 1:20 pm
Hyde County asks island to join together in PCL restitution claim 08.08.2017 4:30 pm
Coast Guard medevacs ailing man from sailboat near Ocracoke...WITH VIDEO  08.08.2017 3:20 pm
Sheriff's Office and Law Enforcement Warns Residents About Phone Scam 08.07.2017 1:40 pm
Vacationers Honk and Celebrate as the Islands Re-Open for Business 08.04.2017 4:50 pm
Power Restored; Evacuation Lifted Starting Friday at Noon 08.03.2017 4:50 pm
Dare County Sheriff’s Office Requests Assistance In Identifying Larceny Suspects...WITH VIDEOS  07.28.2017 5:15 pm
New Drone Laws to Take Effect 07.25.2017 4:25 pm
Dare County Emergency Management Launches New Emergency Notification System 07.25.2017 1:30 pm
Is the “Shelly Island” Sandbar Connecting to the Rest of Hatteras Island? ...WITH VIDEO 07.24.2017 3:10 pm
New Building Permit Fees Effective September 1 07.18.2017 4:05 pm
Revised Policies for Rodanthe Recycling Center Take Effect August 1 07.18.2017 1:15 pm
Cape Point and Shelly Island Reopen After Military Device is Removed 07.14.2017 6:15 pm
Shelly Island Evacuated Due to Discovery of Unidentified Military Device 07.14.2017 12:10 pm
Good Morning America Lands on the New Island....WITH TIME-LAPSE SLIDE SHOW  07.06.2017 2:15 pm
New Island off of Cape Point Creating a National Stir 06.26.2017 4:15 pm
Ocracoke Lands a #3 Spot on the 2017 “Best Beaches” List



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 08.18.2017
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 08.10.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 07.03.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 08.17.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 08.17.2017

Commentary & Guest Columns
Local officials frustrated by new state rep 03.21.2017 5:00 pm


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NEW....08.18.2017 4:30 pm What you Need to Know about the Solar Eclipse on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands
NEW....08.17.2017 5:10 pm
Gert Brings Big Waves to Hatteras Island...WITH SLIDE SHOW
NEW....08.15.2017 1:40 pm 
Plastic Bags Only Part of the Problem
Kinnakeet Home: A Place of Refuge 08.11.2017 2:20 pm
OBX Gone Wild: Capturing the Outer Banks’ Wild Side 08.09.2017 2:00 pm
Hatteras Island Remains Eerily Quiet while Media Attention Swarms 08.01.2017 2:50 pm
Night Sky: Upcoming Solar Eclipse and Other Highlights for August 08.01.2017 9:30 am
Island Living: The Perils of an Old Dog Learning New Tricks 07.25.2017 10:25 am
Ocracoke will have a ringside seat to see almost all of a total solar eclipse Aug. 21  07.17.2017 8:45 am  
Purple Martins Return to Roost 07.12.2017 11:50 am
Surfing Scientists Develop Wave Forecast Tool 07.12.2017 10:00 am
After Lightning Strike, Funds are Needed to Restore the Midgett House at the Chicamacomico Historic Site 07.07.2017 5:30 pm
Numbers crunch: OBX license plates are out of space 07.07.2017 4:35 pm
Getting Crafty on Hatteras Island 07.06.2017 5:50 pm
Island Watersports: A Primer on Finding the Best Surf Spots 07.05.2017 12:15 pm
H2OBX makes a splash on opening day 06.23.2017 4:15 pm
Island son James Barrie Gaskill: 1943-2017 06.23.2017 2:15 pm
Island Living: Unenforceable Beach Crimes and the Guilty Parties Who Commit Them 06.22.2017 2:45 pm
Discovering the Fish with a Ranger Program 06.20.2017 1:00 pm
Thousands of Bees Relocated From Their Surf Shop Residence to a New Home....WITH SLIDE SHOW 06.19.2017 4:30 pm
2017 Avon Farmers Market Opens With Biggest Array of Vendors Yet 06.13.2017 4:50 pm


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NEW....08.15.2017 4:25 pm  Hatteras boat wins Alice Kelly billfish tourney
N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission to meet Aug. 16-17 in Raleigh
08.04.2017 1:40 pm
Grant money available for transient recreational boating facilities 07.21.2017 3:45 pm
33-Inch Dolphin Reeled in at Avon Pier  06.23.2017 4:45 pm
State urges fishermen to learn the difference between king mackerel and Spanish mackerel  06.15.2017 3:10 pm
Anglers may receive a survey from the Division of Marine Fisheries  06.09.2017 1:40 pm
Commercial fishermen reminded to renew their licenses 06.07.2017 3:00 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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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
“New” Farm Market in Buxton has Deep Local Roots 05.26.2017 12:15 pm
New Hatteras Island Shop has a Very Familiar Location 05.11.2017 6:20 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Change On Hatteras Island 05.10.2017  4:45 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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