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  • Chili fundraiser and bake sale will benefit Salvo Cemetery.  On Community News under Event Planner.
  • Pay study recommends increases for at least 38 percent of county employees....On Local News Page.
  • Ocracoke art show is Jan. 28.  On Community News under Event Planner.
  • Obituary - William Leonard Whedbee.  On Community News under Obituaries.
  • More dredging at Ocracoke ferry channel could interrupt service...On Local  News Page.
  • UPDATE:  All five advisory panels vote against shrimp petition...On Fishing Page.
  • Water usage returns to normal on southern Hatteras...On Local  News Page.
  • Vendors are  not all that happy about paying fee for ferry....On Local News Page.
  • SPCA Pet of the Week: Fanta....On Community News under News and Business Briefs.
  • Guest Column: Shrimping is another fishery being taken hostage...On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • Commentary: McCrory set stage for latest threat to shrimping..On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • UPDATE: Amendment to shrimp-trawling petition modifies proposals ... On Fishing Page.
  • Seashore staff will be available to answer questions from public...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Preliminary flood maps explained at packed Hatteras Island meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Randy D. Crump....On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Petition calls for more limits on shrimp trawling...On Fishing Page.
  • Award-winning social worker learns new lessons as a hurricane survivor herself...On Features Page.
  • Sue Burgess to retire as Dare schools chief...On Local News Page.
  • USFWS seeks information about alligator shooting on refuge...On Local News Page.
  • NCDOT awards contract for north Rodanthe design-build bridge...On Local News Page.
  • Guest Column:  The lucky little kitten...On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • MLK holiday trash collection is announced...On Local News Page.



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NEW....01.13.2017 4:45 pm Seashore staff will be available to answer questions from public
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01.10.2017 4:00 pm Park Service sets cultural resources climate change strategy
NEW....01.10.2017 3:00 pm NPS to update smoking regs to include e-cigarettes
NPS will publish amended final rule for ORVs in Federal Register
12.20.2016 5:20 pm
Seashore superintendent is guest on radio show....WITH AUDIO 10.18.2016 7:40 pm
Beach access advocacy groups are subject of Radio Hatteras interview...WITH AUDIO 10.03.2016 1:35 pm
ORV routes are now open to night driving  09.15.2016 10:00 am
Project aims to reduce flooding at Ramps 44 and 49 08.26.2016 3:00 pm



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NEW....01.19.2017 4:15 pm  Pay study recommends increases for at least 38 percent of county employees
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01.18.2017 4:40 pm  More dredging at Ocracoke ferry channel could interrupt service
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01.18.2017 12:50 pm Water usage returns to normal on southern Hatteras
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01.17.2017 3:45 pm  Vendors are not all that happy about paying fee for ferry
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01.13.2017 3:20 pm Preliminary flood maps explained at packed Hatteras Island meeting
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01.13.2017 10:40 am Sue Burgess to retire as Dare schools chief
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01.12.2017 5:45 pm USFWS seeks information about alligator shooting on refuge
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01.12.2017 4:45 pm NCDOT awards contract for north Rodanthe design-build bridge
Federal highway agency approves north Rodanthe bridge 12.17.2016 2:40 pm
NEW.... MLK holiday trash collection is announced
County, state closing in on interim solution to Hatteras Inlet shoaling 01.10.2017 5:00 pm
FEMA extends registration deadline for Hurricane Matthew survivors 01.09.2017 2:00 pm
Wind, icy temps, and rain mark the first wave of winter storm 01.07.2017 6:10 pm
New governor names two cabinet secretaries 01.05.2017 1:50 pm
FEMA extends housing help deadline, but crunch still coming 01.05.2017 12:45 pm
Boswell resigns from Board of Commissioners to head to Raleigh 01.04.2017 4:00 pm
Sportfishing boat collides with ferry in Hatteras Inlet 01.01.2017 1:20 pm
Public meetings planned on preliminary flood insurance rate maps 12.30.2016 4:00 pm
Concerns raised about management at Dare Social Services 12.28.2016 1:50 pm
Dare officials provide links to full economic report, presentation 12.21.2016 5:00 pm
Commissioners receive completed economic development study 12.20.2016 2:30 pm
Dare County updates Bonner Bridge construction...WITH VIDEO 12.20.2016 4:00 pm
Concern is rising about drastic beach erosion in south Avon....WTH VIDEO  12.15.2016 6:10 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 01.19.2017
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED  01.17.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 01.05.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 01.19.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 01.19.2017

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....01.13.2017 6:10 pm  Guest Column: Shrimping is another fishery being taken hostage
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01.13.2017 5:50 pm Commentary: McCrory set stage for latest threat to shrimping
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01.12.2017 12:15 pm Guest Column:  The lucky little kitten
Guest Column: In defense of repurposing hurricane debris
10.26.2016 11:45 am
An Essay on Change and Progress 09.30.2016 5:15 pm
A Postscript to the Essay on Change and Progress  09.30.2016 5:15 pm


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NEW....01.13.2017 11:50 am Award-winning social worker learns new lessons as a hurricane survivor herself
The Night Sky:  Look for the Orion nebula in January
12.30.2016 12:15 pm
'Drift' seeds find their way to our beaches from afar 12.12.2016 4:50 pm 
New resource for learning about living shorelines is now online 12.08.2016 4:50 pm
Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men:  Helping storm victims for the long-term 12.05.2016 7:15 pm
Study aims to answer question of how much tourism is too much 11.15.2016 11:10 am 
Rolling back the red wolf recovery effort 11.03.2016 4:30 pm
Conflicts and ill will threaten red wolf recovery 11.03.2016 4:30 pm 
Hatteras couple are recovering from two rounds of soundside flooding -- just weeks apart 10.27.2016 2:20 pm


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NEW....01.18.2017 4:00 pm  UPDATE:  All five advisory panels vote against shrimp petition
NEW....01.13.2017 5:30 pm  UPDATE: Amendment to shrimp-trawling petition modifies proposals
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01.13.2017 1:50 pm Petition calls for more limits on shrimp trawling
Bonner Bridge work brings beneficial reef projects
12.29.2016 2:10 pm
Jones calls for no more federal rules on Atlantic waters 12.08.2016 5:10 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Winding down...WITH VIDEO  11.30.2016 5:30 pm
MFC chairman to allow public comment on shrimp trawling petition
11.21.2016 4:25 pm
Billfish Foundation presents prestigious award to Ernie Foster  11.15.201610:30 am
Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers 11.09.2016 5:00 pm
State certifies new record cubera snapper, first record rainbow runner 11.09.2016 4:40 pm
Outer Banks Angling: All about the drum 11.09.2016 4:00 pm
Frank & Fran's is changing hands, but Frank won't be gone for good 08.30.2016 3:05 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Winter is a good time to market your home 12.29.2016 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Perplexing market data 11.28.2016 4:15 pm
Business group calls for Atlantic seismic ban
Hurricane Recovery: Stories behind the effort to get back to business 11.14.2016 4:00 pm
H2OBX Waterpark set to open next year in Currituck 10.27.2016 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Due Diligence in Contracts 10.25.2016 2:30 pm
New flood maps may conflict with state rules 10.20.2016 12:00 pm 
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions 07.26.2016 9:15 am


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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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