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  • Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Outer Banks...On Local News Page.
  • Slow-Moving Maria May Cause Lingering Tropical Storm Conditions This Week...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Fletcher R. Medlin...On Community Page under Obituaries.
  • Ocracoke Campground to Close at Noon Today Ahead of Potential Tropical Storm Conditions...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Maria Forecast Track Moves West; Tropical Storm Force Wind Probabilities Increase...On Local News Page.
  • Fisheries Reform Act Summit will be held on Sept. 27...On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • Frisco Museum Improves After Hurricane Matthew...On Community News under News and Business Briefs.
  • Surfing Related Fatality Occurs Off Beach in Rodanthe...On Local News Page.
  • EDITOR'S BLOG: How Does the Highly Active 2017 Hurricane Season Compare?....On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Changes for Large Item Pick Up in Unincorporated Areas of Dare County...On Local News Page.
  • Fishing Offshore In The Fall … My Favorite!...On Fishing Page.
  • Westlake Ace Hardware Expands in North Carolina...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • CHSSCS Hatchery Reopening...Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Hatteras Island Highlights of the September 18 BOC Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Repeal Plastic Bag Ban...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Robert Max Gray, Jr....On Community Page under Obituaries.
  • New Oyster Regulations Lower Commercial Trip Limit for Some License Holders...On Fishing Page.
  • Federation Receives $1.088 Million NOAA Grant for Oyster Restoration...On Fishing Page.
  • Revised October Bingo Schedule At Cape Hatteras Anglers Club...On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • Obituary - Donna Kay Gray Midgett...On Community Page under Obituaries.
  • Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferries on Amended Schedule for Next Two Weeks...On Local News Page.
  • United Methodist Women From Fair Haven UMC Donate School Supplies To Cape Hatteras Elementary School...On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for 2017’s Day at the Docks...WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Local News Page.
  • Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet...On Local News Page.



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NEW....09.24.2017 10:30 am Ocracoke Campground to Close at Noon Today Ahead of Potential Tropical Storm Conditions
NEW....Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
CHNS Continues to Urge Visitors to Use Caution When Attempting to Access Sandbar Near Cape Point  09.01.2017 10:00 am
A Primer on Sea Turtle Nests, and an Inside Look into the 2017 Nesting Season 08.09.2017 4:00 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z  05.15.2017 2:50 pm



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NEW....09.24.2017 5:35 pm Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Outer Banks
NEW....09.24.2017 2:30 pm
Slow-Moving Maria May Cause Lingering Tropical Storm Conditions This Week
NEW....09.23.2017 10:00 am
Maria Forecast Track Moves West; Tropical Storm Force Wind Probabilities Increase
NEW....09.22.2017 11:45 am
Surfing Related Fatality Occurs Off Beach in Rodanthe
NEW....09.22.2017 11:30 am
Changes for Large Item Pick Up in Unincorporated Areas of Dare County
NEW....09.21.2017 11:50 am 
Hatteras Island Highlights of the September 18 BOC Meeting
NEW....09.21.2017 11:30 am
Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Repeal Plastic Bag Ban
NEW....09.20.2017 12:30 pm
Jose Departs, But Some Standing Water Remains
NEW....09.18.2017 4:45 pm  Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferries on Amended Schedule for Next Two Weeks
NEW....09.18.2017 1:50 pm
Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for 2017’s Day at the Docks...WITH SLIDE SHOW
NEW....09.17.2017 8:00 pm Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update  09.15.2017 2:30 pm
Dynamic Shelly Island Sandbar Connecting to Cape Point 09.14.2017 4:30 pm
S
alvo Day Use Cemetery Receives Temporary Sandbag Barrier 09.13.2017 2:20 pm
Hatteras Inlet, Rodanthe Projects Discussed in Detail at Waterways Commission Meeting  09.12.2017 10:45 am
Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Honored with Annual Lighthouse Climb...WITH SLIDE SHOW 09.11.2017 2:45 pm
Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferries on Amended Schedule Until Further Notice 09.08.2017 3:10 pm
Pea Island Bridge May be Completed in October 09.06.2017 11:50 am 
Island Free Press Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with a Look Back at a Decade of News  09.05.2017 2:20 pm



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 09.22.2017
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 09.22.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 09.06.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 09.19.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 09.24.2017

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



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Aargh you Ready? 2017 Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree serves up piratical mischief and good times October 27-29 09.14.2017 12:30 pm
A Taste of Shrimp and Grits History 09.12.2017 10:30 am
Kinnakeet Home: Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station 09.11.2017 4:30 pm
Former Channel Bass Restaurant in Hatteras Village Torn Down  09.08.2017 10:00 am
Jupiter, Saturn, and Other Highlights of the Night Sky for September  09.01.2017 11:00 am
NEST: A Few Folks Making a Big Difference 08.31.2017 12:45 pm
Shelly Island Sandbar Survives Recent Storm 08.30.2017 11:00 am
What Kind of Shells Can you Find on the Shelly Island Sandbar? A Quick Beachcomber’s Guide 08.25.2017 2:30 pm
OBX Gone Wild: Capturing the Outer Banks’ Wild Side 08.09.2017 10:30 am
Island Watersports: A Primer on Finding the Best Surf Spots 07.05.2017  2:40 pm




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NEW....09.19.2017 1:45 pm Fishing Offshore In The Fall … My Favorite!
NEW....09.19.2017 4:20 pm
New Oyster Regulations Lower Commercial Trip Limit for Some License Holders
NEW....09.19.2017 3:20 pm
Federation Receives $1.088 Million NOAA Grant for Oyster Restoration
NCBBA’s 9th Annual Red Drum Tournament 
09.11.2017 12:10 pm
Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers for southern flounder committee 08.31.2017 1:45 pm
Hatteras boat wins Alice Kelly billfish tourney 08.15.2017 4:25 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....09.21.2017 1:00 pm  Westlake Ace Hardware Expands in North Carolina
Hatteras Island Real Estate: The Hatteras Island Real Estate Market 2007 - 2017
09.05.2017 4:45 pm 
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


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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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