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  • The Albatross Fleet Celebrating 80 Years of Endurance....On the Fishing Page.
  • Obituary - James W. "Jim" Weston, Sr.....On Community Page under Obituaries.
  • Virginia Dare Bridge to Receive Deck Maintenance; Closures Start Monday....On Local News Page.
  • REPORTER'S BLOG:  Goodbye, Frisco Pier...On Shooting the Breeze Above.
  • Shipwreck Once Again Reappears in Hatteras Village...On Island Features Page.
  • Rodanthe Shipwreck ID’d as WWII Transport...On Island Features Page.
  • Thinking Pink in October...On Island Features Page.
  • Obituary - Ruth Ann Baxter Harkrader....On Community Page under Obituaries.
  • Buxton Beach Nourishment Update - October 18, 2017....On Local News Page.
  • Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens, Tonight! Performance set for Oct. 21....On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Blackbeard Memorial Service: The Genisis of Ocracoke’s Pirate Jamboree...On Community News Page under Commentary and Guest Columns.
  • Hatteras Island Angel Gift Program Seeks Sponsors, Donor and Applicants....On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • New Bill Could Fast-Track Offshore Drilling...On Local News Page.
  • Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Ocracoke Island...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Island Highlights from Dare County BOC Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Begins with Nearly 100 Events...On Island Features Page.
  • Buxton Beach Nourishment Update; Dredges Temporarily Moved to Norfolk...On Local News Page.
  • What’s Next After OBX Bag Ban Repeal?...On Local News Page.
  • Villages Open to ORVs: Beach Access Update...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Buxton Beach Nourishment Update: A Weather Waiting Game...On Local News Page.
  • Twiford Funeral Homes is Proud to Support the TowneBank/Southern Insurance Agency...On Community News Page under News and Businesss Briefs.
  • Kinnakeet Home: Exploring the Pamlico Sound....On Island Features Page.
  • Public Input Sought on Proposal to Install New Elevated Water Tank on Ocracoke Island...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • CHSSCS Baseball Team Raising Money for Toys for Tots...On Community News Page under News and Businesss Briefs.



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NEW....10.16.2017 10:00 am Villages Open to ORVs: Beach Access Update
NEW....10.13.2017 10:00 am
Public Input Sought on Proposal to Install New Elevated Water Tank on Ocracoke Island
For the First Time in Years, Cape Point Stayed Open to ORVs All Summer Long 10.12.2017 4:05 pm
Sound side access in Ocracoke opens in two locations 10.05.2017 4:50 pm 
Remainder of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Visitor Services and Facilities to Reopen 09.28.2017 10:30 am
Potential Unexploded Ordnance Found on Beach in Avon 09.25.2017 2:55 pm
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....10.20.2017 4:15 pm  Virginia Dare Bridge to Receive Deck Maintenance; Closures Start Monday
NEW....10.18.2017 6:00 pm
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update - October 18, 2017
NEW....10.18.2017 9:15 am 
New Bill Could Fast-Track Offshore Drilling
NEW....10.17.2017 9:25 pm
Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Ocracoke Island
NEW....10.17.2017 4:50 pm
Hatteras Island Highlights from Dare County BOC Meeting
NEW....10.16.2017 5:15 pm 
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update; Dredges Temporarily Moved to Norfolk
NEW....10.13.2017 6:00 pm Buxton Beach Nourishment Update: A Weather Waiting Game
NEW....10.16.2017 1:30 pm What’s Next After OBX Bag Ban Repeal?
A Little Optimism and Some Lingering Questions at Dare County Waterways Commission Meeting 10.11.2017 7:00 pm
Hatteras Island Thinks Pink for Annual HICF Positively Pink 5K...WITH SLIDE SHOW 10.09.2017 3:15 pm
Aircraft Piece Washes Ashore in Hatteras Village..WITH SLIDE SHOW  10.09.2017 1:30 pm
Swimming-related fatality off Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Frisco 10.08.2017 8:30 pm
New Pea Island Bridge Expected to Open this Month 10.05.2017 1:50 pm
Plastic Bag Ban on the Outer Banks Repealed 10.04.2017 1:15 pm
Sentara to cease services at Kitty Hawk location 10.03.2017 4:15 pm
Body found in Pamlico Sound is that of Nags Head man 10.03.2017 12:40 pm
Traffic Shift Begins on Wright Memorial Bridge Oct. 2 10.02.2017 3:10 pm
Coast Guard station conducts surf drills in Oregon Inlet 09.29.2017 4:20 pm
Shelly Island Sandbar Diminished After Hurricane Maria 09.28.2017 6:30 pm
Cedar Island, Swan Quarter & Hatteras Ferry Routes Resume Service 09.28.2017 11:30 am
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update - September 28, 2017 09.28.2017 11:10 am
Ocracoke Island Visitor Evacuation Order Lifted 09.28.2017 10:50 am
Evacuation Lifted for Hatteras Island Beginning at 1 p.m. 09.28.2017 9:35 am
Severe High Tide Affects Highway 12 09.27.2017 4:30 pm
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oundside Flooding Becoming an Issue; Wednesday Afternoon Update for Hurricane Maria...WITH SLIDE SHOW 09.27.2017 2:45 pm
Conditions May Improve Starting Today; Wednesday A.M. Update for Tropical Storm Maria...WITH VIDEO 09.26.2017 9:45 am
Surfing Related Fatality Occurs Off Beach in Rodanthe 09.22.2017 11:45 am
Changes for Large Item Pick Up in Unincorporated Areas of Dare County  09.22.2017 11:30 am
Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferries on Amended Schedule for Next Two Weeks 09.18.2017 4:45 pm
Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for 2017’s Day at the Docks...WITH SLIDE SHOW 09.18.2017 1:50 pm
Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet 09.17.2017 8:00 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 10.18.2017
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 10.13.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 10.03.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 10.02.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 10.21.2017
Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....10.18.2017 4:00 pm Blackbeard Memorial Service: The Genisis of Ocracoke’s Pirate Jamboree


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NEW....10.20.2017 2:50 pm Shipwreck Once Again Reappears in Hatteras Village
NEW....10.19.2017 3:15 pm 
Rodanthe Shipwreck ID’d as WWII Transport
NEW....10.19.2017 1:25 pm
Thinking Pink in October
NEW....10.16.2017 4:00 pm
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Begins with Nearly 100 Events
NEW....10.13.2017 3.30 pm
Kinnakeet Home: Exploring the Pamlico Sound
Night Sky:  Shooting Stars and Other Highlights for October
09.29.2017 3:40 pm
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
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....10.21.2017 10:30 am The Albatross Fleet Celebrating 80 Years of Endurance
Fishing Photos Bring Insight to Local Industry’s Past and Future 
09.29.2017 3:30 pm
Net Changes: 20 Years Since Fisheries Reform 09.25.2017 9:00 am 
Fishing Offshore In The Fall … My Favorite! 09.21.2017 1:45 pm
New Oyster Regulations Lower Commercial Trip Limit for Some License Holders 09.19.2017 4:20 pm
Federation Receives $1.088 Million NOAA Grant for Oyster Restoration 09.19.2017 3:20 pm
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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Westlake Ace Hardware Expands in North Carolina  09.21.2017 1:00 pm 
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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