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  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Repaired and Back to Beaming....On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Lady Canes Advance to the State Tournament After Big Win Against Creswell...On Local News.
  • Dare County Board of Commissioners Feb. 20 Agenda...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • NEW EDITOR'S BLOG:  2018 Election Season Will Be One to Watch...On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Obituary - John Roger Cantwell, Jr....On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • A Fisherman’s Thoughts on the MFC Meeting...On Community News and Commentary.
  • Obituary - Alvin I. Porter...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • Hatteras Fishing in February...On Fishing Page.
  • Gov. Roy Cooper to Speak at Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Surprises and New Commercial Fishing Requirements surface at MFC Meeting...On Fishing Page.
  • Kinnakeet Home: Avon Harbor...On Island Features Page.
  • Outer Banks Ace Sponsors Dare County Schools’ Employees of the Year Dinner......On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Hyde Sees Costs Rise in Passenger Ferry Plan....On Local News Page.
  • Dare County Waterways Commission Make Imminent Plans for “Crunch Time” Dredging...On Local News Page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2018 Camping Season Dates...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • New Buoys Going on Estuarine Artificial Reefs and Oyster Sanctuaries...On Fishing Page.
  • Tanger Outlets Nags Head Makes Donation To Fund For Local Women With Breast Cancer......On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Outer Banks Ace Sponsors Outer Banks Relief Foundation......On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Obituary - Gloria Lavern Cella Platt...On Comunity News Page under Obituaries.
  • Hatteras Island Genealogy Preservation Society to Hold Fundraiser on Feb. 24...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Obituary - Louise V. Rossiter...On Comunity News Page under Obituaries.
  • Our Coast’s People: Chester Lynn...On Island Features.
  • Outer Banks Community Names Daniel Pullen 2018 People's Choice Artist...On Local News Page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2018 Camping Season Dates...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Tess Judge Announces Run for N.C. House Democratic Nomination....On Local News Page.
  • Lighthouse Remains Off for Nearly a Month as Replacement Parts are Created from Scratch...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Filing Opens for 2018 Election Season in Dare and Hyde Counties....On Local News Page.
  • Boswell Announces Plan to Seek Re-election....On Local News Page.



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NEW....02.17.2018 6:20 pm Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Repaired and Back to Beaming
NEW....02.13.2018 5:15 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2018 Camping Season Dates
NEW....02.12.2018 4:00 pm
Lighthouse Remains Off for Nearly a Month as Replacement Parts are Created from Scratch
Skies Darken in Buxton Due to Storm Damage to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse 01.15.2018 10:00 am
Superintendent David Hallac Invites the Community to Discuss an Overview of the 2017 Season  02.05.2018 12:25 pm
New Boardwalk and Viewing Platform in Hatteras Village Opens 02.02.2018 11:50 am
NPS Facilities Reopen After Government Shutdown Ends 01.23.2018 10:00 am
ORV Ramp 72 on Ocracoke Island Temporarily Closed for Repairs 01.17.2018 11:00 am
Project to Replace Public Boat Ramps on Ocracoke Island Beginning Next Week 01.11.2018 10:55 am
Only Water-Locked Pilings Remain at Frisco Pier Site 12.21.2017 2:00 pm
Pier House Removed at Frisco Pier....WITH SLIDE SHOW 12.16.2017 4:00 pm
Removal Stage Begins at Frisco Pier...WITH SLIDE SHOW  12.12.2017 11:00 am
Extensive Frisco Pier Removal Project Begins 12.06.2017 1:30 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z



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NEW....02.16.2018 8:20 pm Lady Canes Advance to the State Tournament After Big Win Against Creswell
NEW....02.14.2018 3:00 pm Hyde Sees Costs Rise in Passenger Ferry Plan
NEW....02.14.2018 10:00 am  Dare County Waterways Commission Make Imminent Plans for “Crunch Time” Dredging
NEW....02.12.2018 5:00 pm
Outer Banks Community Names Daniel Pullen 2018 People's Choice Artist
NEW....02.12.2018 4:20 pm 
Tess Judge Announces Run for N.C. House Democratic Nomination
NEW....02.12.2018 10:45 am
Filing Opens for 2018 Election Season in Dare and Hyde Counties
NEW....02.12.2018 10:10 am 
Boswell Announces Plan to Seek Re-election
Local Groups and Organizations “Rally” to Oppose Offshore Drilling in North Carolina 02.09.2018 12:45 pm
Cooper Warns Zinke of Lawsuit Over Drilling 02.06.2018 9:15 am
Local Officials Join Governor to Voice Opposition to Offshore Drilling in Meeting with Secretary Zinke 02.05.2018 4:15 pm
Governor Pushes for Hearings and Longer Comment Period on Drilling Plan 02.01.2018 12:10 pm
Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 to Close for Repairs March 14-21  02.09.2018 10:30 am
Highlights from the February 5 BOC Meeting 02.08.2018 12:30 pm
Bonner Bridge Update: Bonner Bridge Closer to Connecting as Lego Bridge is Dismantled 02.07.2018 9:40 am
UPDATE: Pumps Back on at Ocracoke Station For Credit Purchases Only 02.03.2018 9:20 am
Gasoline on Ocracoke available at Anchorage Marina 01.31.2018 4:30 pm
Gasoline at Ocracoke Station Temporarily Unavailable 01.29.2018 9:15 am
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update - February 2, 2018 02.02.2018 5:20 pm
Coast Guard Frees, Dewaters Entangled Fishing Vessel Near Oregon Inlet  02.02.2018 5:10 pm
CHSS Girls Basketball Team Eyes Conference And State Championships 01.31.2018 8:50 am
Coast Guard Enforces Safety Zone for Herbert C. Bonner Bridge Construction in Oregon Inlet 01.29.2018 2:25 pm
Coast Guard Recovers Stranded Boaters Near Nags Head 01.29.2018 1:50 pm
Ferry Division Reports Progress on Hatteras-Ocracoke Passenger Ferry 01.26.2018 4:30 pm
Coast Guard Assists Fishing Boat Taking on Water Near Hatteras Inlet 01.26.2018 4:00 pm
Boswell Sued by Kitty Hawk Resident 01.26.2018 1:30 pm
Vidant Bans Children from Visiting Patients at Area Hospitals 01.25.2018 12:30 pm
Highlights from the January 22 BOC Meeting 01.25.2018 10:00 am
Report Examines the Potential Savings of Increasing Ferry Fares and Reducing Off-Season Trips 01.24.2018 1:30 pm
Changes in the works this year at Community Square 01.23.2018 3:00 pm
Dare County Sanitation Department Conducting Residential Large Household Pick-Up 01.09.2018 12:45 pm



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 02.16.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 02.15.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 02.02.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 02.13.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 02.16.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....02.16.2018 1:50 am Guest Columns: A Fisherman’s Thoughts on the MFC Meeting
Commentary: The Commercial Fishermen’s Battle 01.27.2018  5:40 pm
Student Guest Column: Marching Up A Storm 01.12.2018 2:30 pm
Student Guest Column: 2017 - 2018 DECA Chapter Success at Regional Competition 12.19.2017 2:45 pm
Student Guest Column:  CHSS Holiday Philanthropy!  12.13.2017 12:30 pm
Guest Column:  Hunter and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Recalls Mistakes in the Marsh 12.04.2017 11:30 am
Student Guest Column:  Surf’s Up: New Surf Team forms at CHSS  11.29.2017 12:30 pm


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NEW....02.15.2018 10:00 am Kinnakeet Home: Avon Harbor
NEW....02.13.2018 12:30 pm 
Our Coast’s People: Chester Lynn
Oysters Rockefeller Has Carolina Cousins 02.07.2018 3:30 pm
The Smithsonian Features Ocracoke’s Blackbeard 300th Anniversary 02.02.2018 4:30 pm
Our Coast’s History: A WWII Outer Banks Spy 01.31.2018 12:30 pm
Plenty of Galaxies and More Night Sky Highlights for February 2017 01.31.2018  10:20 am
Supermoon, Blue Moon, and Total Lunar Eclipse on the Horizon 01.30.2018  6:40 pm
The Outer Banks’ Original Life Preservers Come to Cape Hatteras Elementary 01.29.2018  4:35 pm
Outer Banks Birding: Owls Are Awesome, Misunderstood 01.23.2018  4:30 pm
Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild Officially Formed 01.15.2018 1:50 pm
Kinnakeet Home:  “Route 101” and Early Transportation to Hatteras Island 01.12.2018 3:30 pm
BOEM Releases Plan for Offshore Drilling 01.05.2018 1:35 pm


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NEW....02.16.2018 11:00 am Hatteras Fishing in February
NEW....02.16.2018 9:30 am
Surprises and New Commercial Fishing Requirements surface at MFC Meeting
NEW....02.13.2018 4:30 pm 
New Buoys Going on Estuarine Artificial Reefs and Oyster Sanctuaries
N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission to meet Feb. 14-15 in Wrightsville Beach
02.05.2018 3:50 pm
Three Appointments Made to NC Marine Fisheries Commission 02.05.2018 12:40 pm
North Carolina Watermen United Elect New Board President and Vice Presidents 02.05.2018 12:40 pm
The Controversy Surrounding the Proposed Commercial Fishing License Changes 01.31.2018 3:40 pm
How Winter Temps Can Affect Spring Fishing  01.19.2018  11:40 am
Marine Fisheries Commission Accepting Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Commercial Fishing License 01.15.2018  4:50 pm
Recreational black sea bass season north of Cape Hatteras opens Feb. 1 01.15.2018  3:45 pm
Council Seeks Input on Proposed Changes for Atlantic Cobia Management 01.11.2018  4:40 pm
Annual Pot Closure Period Begins Jan. 15 01.10.2018  4:00 pm
Committee To Define ‘Commercial Fisherman’ 01.10.2018  1:10 pm
Happy New Year! An Inside Look at Wintertime Fishing 01.08.2018  11:05 am 
Steve Murphey Named Fisheries Director  01.05.2018  11:20 am
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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State Commissioner Rejects Bid for Insurance Rate Increase  01.05.2018  4:50 pm
CHEC Announces Rate Increase in 2018 01.03.2018  12:40 pm
Potential Double-Digit Rate Hike on the Horizon for Coastal NC  12.21.2017 2:10 pm
Outer Banks Chamber Tackles Housing Crunch 12.08.2017 11:10 am
Local Nonprofits Build Forever Funds through the Community Foundation 12.07.2017 10:15 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions  11.22.2017 10:30 am
NC Rate Bureau Asks for 18.7 Percent Rate Hike for Homeowners Insurance  11.21.2017 8:30 am


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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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