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  • National Seashore Updates for the Week of November 16...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Trash Pick-up Schedule Modified for Holiday Weeks...On Local News Page.
  • Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Announces Final Results of 61st Annual Surf Fishing Tournament...On Fishing Page.
  • Saturday Rocket Launch Should Be Visible Along Outer Banks...On Local News Page.
  • Volunteers Needed to Help Find Cold Stunned Sea Turtles...On Local News Page.
  • Frustration Mounts for Multiple Dredging Projects at Waterways Commission Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Ocracoke Express on Track for May 2019 Public Launch...On Local News Page.
  • Why Blackbeard Deserves North Carolina’s Pardon, Again...On Community News Page under Guest Column.
  • PBR Classic Tournament at Avon Pier Garners Record-Breaking Donations and Drum...On Fishing Page.
  • Cape Hatteras School Surf Club Holds First Surf Contest...WITH SLIDE SHOW.....On Island Features.
  • Cape Hatteras Motel Food Drive Helps More Than 130 Inner Banks Families Affected by Florence....On Island Features.
  • All-Women Team Wins 2018 Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Invitational Fishing Tournament...On Fishing Page.
  • Hatteras Preschool's Annual Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser will be Dec. 1.......On the Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Highlights from the November 5 BOC Meeting....On Local News Page.
  • Working Watermen Commission Framework Approved at BOC Meeting...On Fishing Page.
  • Coast Guard Cutter, Helicopter Crews Medevac Ailing Man From Sailboat 200 Miles Off Cape Hatteras....On Local News Page.
  • Buxton Methodist Church Holiday Craft Show and Bake Sale Set for Nov. 17.......On the Community News Page under Event Planner.



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Hatteras Preschool's Annual Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser will be Dec. 1
Buxton Methodist Church Holiday Craft Show and Bake Sale Set for Nov. 17
Hatteras Christmas Parade Set for Dec. 8
26th Annual Island-Wide Food Drive Has Begun
Holidays on Hatteras at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Coming December 8
Trash Pick-up Schedule Modified for Holiday Weeks



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NEW....11.16.2018 2:45 pm National Seashore Updates for the Week of November 16
New Chief of Resources and Science Joins the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina
11.09.2018 9:45 pm
NPS to Discuss Plans for New Beach Parking Area in Buxton 11.05.2018 4:20 pm
NCDOT Treating Phragmites at Bodie Island Lighthouse 10.30.2018 2:00 pm
NPS Selects Firm to Run Oregon Inlet Marina 10.23.2018 10:20 am
National Park Service Approves Plan by NCDOT to Build Portion of New Bridge North of Rodanthe 10.11.2018 4:25 pm
Improvements Begin atNational Seashore Updates for the Week of November 1 Devil Shoals Road Soundside Access on Ocracoke Island 10.05.2018 11:15 am
Cape Lookout National Seashore Opens a Number of Facilities and Services for Visitors  10.02.2018 3:30 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facilities on Ocracoke Open as of Friday Morning 09.21.2018 2:30 pm
Ocracoke Ponies Survive the Storm, as NPS Assesses Sea Turtle Nests on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands 09.18.2018 2:15 pm
Cape Point Reopens for ORVs  09.17.2018 4:35 pm
CHNS Urges Beach Visitors to Use Caution Due to Dangerous Ocean Conditions 09.08.2018 11:20 am
New Beach Access Walkways in Avon are Designed to Stand up to Storms – And They’re Working 09.05.2018 6:45 am



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NEW....11.16.2018 11:15 am Trash Pick-up Schedule Modified for Holiday Weeks
NEW
....11.16.2018 10:20 am
Saturday Rocket Launch Should Be Visible Along Outer Banks
NEW
....11.16.2018 10:00 am
Volunteers Needed to Help Find Cold Stunned Sea Turtles
NEW
....11.15.2018 11:50 am 
Frustration Mounts for Multiple Dredging Projects at Waterways Commission Meeting
NEW
....11.14.2018 4:10 pm
Ocracoke Express on Track for May 2019 Public Launch
NEW
....11.12.2018 12:50 pm
Highlights from the November 5 BOC Meeting
NEW
....11.12.2018 11:10 am
Working Watermen Commission Framework Approved at BOC Meeting
NEW
....11.12.2018 9:15 am
Coast Guard Cutter, Helicopter Crews Medevac Ailing Man From Sailboat 200 Miles Off Cape Hatteras
Two Events Planned to Celebrate Opening of New Mental Health Center in Hatteras Village 11.09.2018 3:30 pm
Steinburg, Hanig win seats for N.C. Senate and House; Four Constitutional Amendments Pass 11.07.2018 8:40 am
Coast Guard Suspends 11-Day Search For Missing 82-Year-Old Man Along East Coast 11.06.2018 8:00 pm
Coast Guard Requesting Help Finding Missing Sailor  11.02.2018 12:30 pm
Big Turnout Already Reported for 2018 Election in N.C. 11.06.2018 10:00 am
Alligator River Bridge Renovation Now Complete 11.02.2018 1:40 pm
CHEC Contract Crew Starts Installing New Cables at Bonner Bridge 11.01.2018 9:50 am
Hatteras Village’s Littlest Parade Hits the Streets for Halloween 10.31.2018 6:10 pm
New Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef on the Horizon...WITH INTERACTIVE MAP 10.31.2018 2:30 pm
Coast Guard Medevacs Man in Pamilco Sound...WITH VIDEO 10.31.2018 2:00 pm 
Bonner Bridge Expected to open Mid-January as Final Road Deck Finishes 10.31.2018 9:30 am
New Trail in the Works from Ball Field to Loop Shack Hill 10.30.2018 9:45 am
Damage Estimates from Michael Surpass $7 Million in Dare 10.26.2018 3:00 pm
Dare County Closed for Veterans Day; Announces Trash Pick-up Schedule 10.26.2018 9:50 am
Weather Forces Some Pirate Jamboree Events to Pivot Out of the Expected Rain Friday 10.25.2018 3:35 pm
N
orth Carolina Lawmakers Enable Use of Living Shorelines for Hurricane Recovery 10.23.2018 3:35 pm
Bonner Bridge Moves Closer to Completion as Jug Handle Bridge Work Progresses 10.23.2018 12:35 pm
Buxton PNC Bank Branch to Close on November 16 10.23.2018 10:40 am
OPS Receives Grant for Island Inn Stabilization 10.18.2018 3:20 pm
NCDOT Wants Public Input on the Future of Transportation in N.C. 10.18.2018 2:50 pm
Highlights from the October 15 BOC Meeting 10.18.2018 8:15 am
New Location in Buxton for Offering Public Comments During County Commissioners Meetings  10.04.2018 4:00 pm
Dare County Water Department to Consolidate Hatteras Island Customer Service Office 10.17.2018 4:30 pm
Storm Debris Pick-Up Schedule and Sorting Information 10.17.2018 3:10 pm
NWS Survey Crew Examines Soundside Flooding Levels from Michael 10.17.2018 11:50 am
That’s No Aircraft Debris . . . That’s Part of a SpaceX Rocket 10.16.2018 1:10 pm
NCDOT Reports that Animal Collisions Dramatically Increase as Temperatures Cool Down 10.15.2018 12:30 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 11.12.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 10.15.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 11.08.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 11.09.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 11.09.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....11.14.2018 3:00 pm Why Blackbeard Deserves North Carolina’s Pardon, Again


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NEW....11.13.2018 11:00 am Cape Hatteras School Surf Club Holds First Surf Contest
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....11.13.2018 9:40 am
Cape Hatteras Motel Food Drive Helps More Than 130 Inner Banks Families Affected by Florence
Hatteras Island to Star in Upcoming Movie Featuring Big Names, and Big Kiteboarding Action...WITH SLIDE SHOW 11.05.2018 3:00 pm
Night Sky:  Venus, Meteor Showers, and Other Highlights for November 10.30.2018 10:35 am
Renovated Center Showcases First Flight 10.29.2018 3:15 pm
Pirates Invade Ocracoke Island; Good Times and Grog Had by All 10.29.2018 12:30 pm 
Coast Guard Personnel Come Together Again to Bring Historic Cemeteries Back to Life 10.29.2018 11:45 pm
Meteor Streaks Across North Carolina Skies Tuesday Night 10.24.2018 8:30 am
REAL Watersports Gives a Record-Breaking Award to Hatteras Island Youth 10.22.2018 1:00 pm
Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree Oct. 25 to 28 to Spotlight 300 Years Since Blackbeard’s Demise 10.22.2018 9:30 am
Blackbeard’s Death: Part Of A Failed Coup? 10.21.2018 4:30 pm


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NEW....11.16.2018  10:50 am Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Announces Final Results of 61st Annual Surf Fishing Tournament
NEW....11.13.2018  1:30 pm
PBR Classic Tournament at Avon Pier Garners Record-Breaking Donations and Drum
NEW....11.12.2018  4:30 pm
All-Women Team Wins 2018 Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Invitational Fishing Tournament
NEW....11.12.2018  11:30 am
Working Watermen Commission Framework Approved at BOC Meeting
NEW....11.07.2018  3:10 pm
Commercial Watermen Needed to Remove Lost Crab Pots
Island Fishing:  Finally…Fall! 10.31.2018  1:30 pm
New Artificial Reef in the Spotlight at Upcoming Outer Banks Anglers Club Meeting 10.25.2018  11:15 am
It’s Fall, and It’s Fishing Tournament Season! 10.22.2018  2:20 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....11.07.2018  4:35 pm Steven Gillis Agency State Farm wins big at OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Fall 2018 Business Review
10.15.2018  10:25 am 
County Requests Input for Proposed Zoning Amendments 10.09.2018  5:05 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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