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  • Grant awarded for addressing maternal and child health in Dare County....On Community News under News and Business Briefs. 
  • NPS will allow vehicles on beach past closing for fireworks....On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • UPDATED: July 4 celebrations scheduled for Hatteras and Ocracoke...On Local News Page.
  • CHES Butterfly Habitat: The Circle of Life....On Community News under News and Business Briefs.  
  • Outer Banks Ace sponsors Fireworks at the Beach in Avon....On Community News under News and Business Briefs.  
  • Outer Banks Forum awards two Hatteras scholarships....On Community News under News and Business Briefs.
  • Veterans writing workshop now accepting applications....On Community News under News and Business Briefs.
  • Foster parent training class planned for fall....On Community News under Event Planner.
  • Island Living: Why I’m buying a boat and other ways to blow your money...On Island Features Page.
  • State certifies new record skipjack tuna....On Fishing Page.
  • CHSS students recognized for work with cold-stunned sea turtles....On Community News under News and Business Briefs.
  • Overman recognized as substance abuse prevention champion....On Community News under News and Business Briefs.
  • Coastal recreational fishermen hooked more fish in 2015...On Fishing Page.
  • Commercial seafood landings increased last year...On Fishing Page.
  • Guest Column:  Not all government is non-functional...On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • Obituary - Celestial Sumner Scarborough Jr....On the Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • NPS Daily Ramp Status Report.  On Beach Access Page at the top of the page.
  • NPS Weekly Resource Management Report.  On Beach Access Page at the top of the page.
  • NPS Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed.  On Beach Access Page at the top of the page.
  • Not all are happy with DOT's chosen alternative for north Rodanthe...On Local News Page.
  • Park Service opens alternate route to Frisco beach....On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • New off-road vehicle ramp 63 opens on Ocracoke Island...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.


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NEW....06.28.2016 4:20 pm NPS will allow vehicles on beach past closing for fireworks
UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY....
National Park Service Daily Ramp Status Report

NEW....06.23.2016 11.00 am National Park Service Weekly Resource Management Report
NEW....06.23.2016  11:00 am National Park Service Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed
NEW....06.22.2016 11:50 am Park Service opens alternate route to Frisco beach
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06.22.2016 9:45 am New off-road vehicle ramp 63 opens on Ocracoke Island
A day in the life of a National Park Service biotech 06.20.2016 3:35 pm
New study shows extent of light pollution across the night sky 06.13.2016 1:15 pm
Back-to-back storms have little impact on nests in the seashore 06.09.2016  3.50 pm
Record rainfall leaves some seashore ramps flooded 06.06.2016  10:20 am
Visitors reminded that drones are banned on the seashore 05.11.2016 10:40 am
Cape Point closes to vehicle and pedestrian access 05.11.2016 10:20 am
NPS will offer full-moon Cape Hatteras Lighthouse tours through the summer 04.20.2016 12:30 pm
UPDATE: State tosses cold water on NPS  plan to address flooding 04.19.2016 1:30 pm
Park Service offers plan to address flooding in Cape Point area 03.28.2016 1:30 pm
NPS campground season will be extended until Nov. 28 03.24.2016 1:30 pm
Park Service makes it easier, cheaper to get ORV permit online  03.01.2016 1:40 pm
Lighthouses will be open for climbing from April 15 - Oct. 10 02.23.2016 4:40 pm



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NEW....06.28.2016 4:10 pm UPDATED: July 4 celebrations scheduled for Hatteras and Ocracoke
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06.22.2016 4:40 pm Not all are happy with DOT's chosen alternative for north Rodanthe
New flood mapping preview tops busy Board of Commissioners meeting 06.21.2016 5:40 pm
Coast Guard saves vessel, assists four off Hatteras Inlet 06.17.2016 9:00 am
Ocracokers question ferry personnel firings, Hatteras Inlet operations 06.15.2016 5:00 pm
More emergency dredging in Hatteras Inlet to begin soon 06.15.2016 4:30 pm
31 seniors receive diplomas at Cape Hatteras Secondary graduation....WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEO 06.13.2016 2:45 pm
Six-hour communication outage hits Hatteras and Ocracoke 06.12.2016 6:45 pm
Jones sweeps Republican primary, will face Democrat Reeves in November 06.08.2016 7:15 am
Colin brushes by Cape Hatteras, races out to sea 06.07.2016 5:15 pm
Senate budget retains ferry tolls, adds priority pass fee 06.07.2016 4:45 pm
Dare board takes action to dredge troublesome Hatteras Inlet channel 06.07.2016 11:45 am
Board approves Buxton special district for beach nourishment 06.06.2016 4:10 pm
Danger of hurricane storm surge is topic of 'To the Point' radio interview....WITH AUDIO 06.06.2016 12:00 pm
Bonnie is finally gone and sunny skies return -- for now 06.03.2016 2.15 pm
Dare County releases video update on new bridge construction...WITH VIDEO  06.02.2016 5:45 pm
Coastal Resources Commission tackles sandbag rules again 05.31.2016 4:30 pm
Near normal hurricane season is most likely this year, NOAA says 05.31.2016 11:55 am
D
r. Beach chooses Ocracoke as No. 4 on Top 10 list  05.27.2016 2:45 pm
New skatepark under construction in Buxton  05.20.2016 10:40 am


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 06.28.2016
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 06.28.2016
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 06.03.2016
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 06.27.2016
Obituaries ...UPDATED 06.24.2016

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....06.24.2016 3:30 pm Guest Column:  Not all government is non-functional...On Community News and Commentary Page.
Commentary: Bathroom re-opens with on-duty compliance officer; gender identity assured
04.18.2016 3:00 pm
Commentary: This is the face of poverty 04.05.2016 12:20 pm
Guest Column: Light pollution issues plague island villages 01.29.2016 1:30 pm


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NEW....06.27.2016 3:40 pm Island Living: Why I’m buying a boat and other ways to blow your money
Everything you need to know about the Outer Banks Scenic Byway...WITH AUDIO 06.20.2016 12:45 pm
Launching the Outer Banks Scenic Byway 04.11.2016 4:45 pm
Ocrafolk Festival:  Like a family reunion 06.09.2016 4:40 pm
The craft beer wave is sweeping the islands 06.09.2016 2:50 pm
Island Living: Being comfortable in your own skin 06.01.2016 11:30 am
The Night Sky:  Early June is good for planet viewing 05.31.2016 4:50 pm
Hatteras Island's first hostel opens in Buxton 05.24.2016 11:30 am
Four Hatteras islanders honored with Governor's Volunteer Service Awards 05.18.2016 12:15 pm


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NEW....06.27.2016 2:15 pmState certifies new record skipjack tuna
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06.24.2016 5:30 pm Coastal recreational fishermen hooked more fish in 2015
NEW....06.24.2016 5:30 pm Commercial seafood landings increased last year
Outer Banks Angling: And we’re off
06.16.2016 3:45 pm
Oral history project will examine fisheries reform -- 20 years later 06.16.2016 2:20 pm
Outer Banks Angling: That time again 05.27.2016 9:40 am
Outer Banks Angling: Cobia Madness 05.24.2016 12:00 pm
MFC imposes new restrictions on recreational cobia catch 05.23.2016 2:35 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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Hatteras Island Real Estate: Are your insurance coverages adequate 06.07.2016 3:50 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  What's hot and what's not 05.26.2016 4:30 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  First quarter market report 04.29.2016 3:20 pm
Sea Gull Motel changes hands after more than 60 years 04.20.2016 10:30 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Changes in flood insurance costs 04.18.2016 3:10 pm
Studio 12 opens in a new Avon location 03.28.2016 4:35 pm


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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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