New on Island Free Press
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Resource Management Report...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • National Seashore Updates for the Week of August 15...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • 13 Foot Hammerhead Shark Caught off of Ramp 38 in Avon...On Fishing Page.
  • Dare County Board of Commissioners August 20 Agenda....On Community News under Event Planner.
  • Arrest Blotter August 1 - 15 2018...On Community News Page under Crime Reports.
  • Obituary - Minnie Bernice Farrow Williams...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • Marine Fisheries Panel in Disarray Ahead of Quarterly Meeting....On Fishing Page.
  • Waterways Commission Tackles Hatteras Inlet, Rodanthe Harbor, and Avon Harbor at August Meeting ...On Local News Page.
  • Stray Pony Returned to Owners after Taking a Rodanthe Beach Stroll ...On Local News Page.
  • Award-winning Documentary About Durham Teens’ Visit to Ocracoke to Premiere Tuesday Night...On Island Features Page.
  • Avon Sign Destroyed in Hit and Run Incident ...On Local News Page.
  • Mirlo 100th Anniversary Celebration Kicks off with Cedar Shake Art Exhibit...On Island Features Page.
  • First Annual Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale Set for September 22....On Community News under Event Planner.
  • Outer Beaches Waves Office Damaged by Lightning Strike...On Local News Page.
  • Ocracoke Fig Festival Celebrates the Island’s Sweetest Tradition August 17 - 18....On Community News under Event Planner.



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NEW....08.17.2018 8:30 am Cape Hatteras National Seashore Resource Management Report
NEW....Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
NEW....08.17.2018 8:30 am National Seashore Updates for the Week of August 15
NEW....08.10.2018 8:30 am  Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beach Access Mileage Summary Report
Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopening Planned for September 29 08.02.2018 2:00 pm
CHNS Proposes New Accessible Hunting Blind and Wildlife Viewing Platform on Bodie Island 07.27.2018 5:00 pm
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
CHNS Offers Sea Turtle Nest Excavation Programs 07.03.2018 3:15 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z



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NEW....08.14.2018 10:00 am  Waterways Commission Tackles Hatteras Inlet, Rodanthe Harbor, and Avon Harbor at August Meeting
NEW....08.13.2018 6:30 pm
Stray Pony Returned to Owners after Taking a Rodanthe Beach Stroll
NEW....08.13.2018 2:40 pm Avon Sign Destroyed in Hit and Run Incident

NEW....08.12.2018 4:45 pm
Outer Beaches Waves Office Damaged by Lightning Strike
Dare Moving Ahead on Inlet Dredge Plan 08.10.2018 5:15 pm
Hatteras Island Local Awarded North Carolina EMT of the Year 08.10.2018 12:20 pm
NOAA Forecasters Lower Atlantic Hurricane Season Prediction 08.10.2018 11:25 am
Coast Guard Escorts Eight to Safety, Helps Keep Charter Boat from Sinking Off Hatteras Inlet 08.10.2018 12:30 am
Public Hearing Scheduled for Golf Carts in Buxton 08.09.2018 3:30 pm
Construction on Jug Handle Bridge Slated to Begin in Early Fall 08.09.2018 3:00 pm
King Tides Project Needs High-Water Photos 08.08.2018 4:40 pm
Highlights from the August 6 BOC Meeting 08.08.2018 4:00 pm
N.J. Trooper Saves Woman Caught in Rip Current Off Hatteras 08.08.2018 12:10 pm
State Approves Dare Early Voting Plan That Includes Sunday 08.06.2018 10:00 am
Coast Guard Assists Boat Run Aground Near Oregon Inlet  08.03.2018 12:50 pm
Hatteras Island Rescue Squad Assists Stranded Sailboat near Cape Point  08.02.2018 2:15 pm
Hatteras Library Branch Manager Helen Hudson Retires after 15 Years 08.01.2018 11:40 am
Village Tram Scheduled to Start Late August 08.01.2018 11:00 am
After Heavy Rains, Dare County Mosquito Control is Working Hard to Curb Mosquito Population 07.31.2018 1:15 pm
Public EV charging stations coming to Hatteras Island 07.31.2018 11:50 am
A Year After the Cables Were Cut – Looking Back at the 2017 Power Outage 07.27.2018 10:45 am
New Swan Quarter Ferry Terminal Dedicated 07.24.2018 11:00 am
Five Rescued from Disabled Vessel in Pamlico Sound  07.24.2018 10:40 am
Stormy Weather Spawns Waterspout Off Ocracoke Inlet...WITH VIDEO 07.23.2018 9:40 am
Alligator Hunt an Effort to Reduce Population in Hyde County 07.20.2018 4:30 pm
Coast Guard Rescues 2 Survivors Clinging to Debris in Pamlico Sound 07.19.2018 10:00 am
Coast Guard and Marine Patrol Rescue Three Passengers and Dog from Capsized Vessel 07.19.2018 9:20 am
New Inlet Parking Lot Reopened; Additional Improvements Made for Pea Island Visitors 07.18.2018 4:00 pm
Initial Results After Buxton Beach Nourishment Survey Find that Shoreline is Adapting Quickly 07.16.2018 2:00 pm
Coast Guard Assists Sinking Boat Near Oregon Inlet 07.16.2018 10:20 am
Bonner Bridge 88% Complete as it Nears Late 2018 Completion 07.14.2018 11:46 am
Hilton the Great White Shark Pinged off of Avon 07.12.2018 3:25 pm
Rodanthe Harbor, Hatteras Harbor Dredging Discussed at Waterways Commission Meeting 07.12.2018 10:00 am



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 08.13.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 08.08.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 08.15.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 08.06.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 08.15.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
That Which We Call A ‘Starfish’  07.20.2018 3:30 pm
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....08.13.2018 5:40 pm Award-winning Documentary About Durham Teens’ Visit to Ocracoke to Premiere Tuesday Night
NEW....08.13.2018 12:30 pm
Mirlo 100th Anniversary Celebration Kicks off with Cedar Shake Art Exhibit
Night Sky:  August Looks good for Perseids Meteor Shower 08.06.2018 1:10 pm
WWI U-Boat Campaign Centennial Event Set 08.02.2018 3:00 pm
Mirlo Rescue Surfboat Renovations Complete 07.31.2018 10:00 am
Four Generations of John Allen Midgett Jr. Descendants Pay a Visit to New Hatteras Exhibit  07.27.2018 5:00 pm
Time Travelling in Rodanthe – Discovering Hatteras Island’s Own Outdoor Drama 07.20.2018 1:50 pm
Dilapidated Structures of Ocracoke’s Island Inn Demolished as Restoration Project Moves Forward...WITH VIDEO 07.17.2018 11:00 am
The Spread of the Invasive Common Reed, and What’s Being Done 07.13.2018 5:26 pm
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


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NEW....08.16.2018 10:41 am 13 Foot Hammerhead Shark Caught off of Ramp 38 in Avon
NEW....08.14.2018 8:00 pm
Marine Fisheries Panel in Disarray Ahead of Quarterly Meeting
New Shrimping Rules Slowly Migrate Through Sea of Bureaucracy 
08.03.2018 5:10 pm
Island Fishing:  Settled Into Summer 08.03.2018 1:45 pm
Gov. Cooper Makes Three Appointments to Marine Fisheries Commission 08.01.2018 5:00 pm
Artificial Reef Program to Propose 4-Year Plan  07.27.2018 2:40 pm
Shellfish Area Closures:  There’s An App For That!  07.10.2018 1:52 pm
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
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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Concerns Voiced on Housing Crunch 07.17.2018 9:00 am
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


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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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