New on Island Free Press

  • H2OBX makes a splash on opening day....On Island Features Page.
  • Island son James Barrie Gaskill: 1943-2017...On Island Features Page.
  • Buxton Beach Nourishment Project is Underway.....On Local News Page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Resource Management Report...On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed...On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report...On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Ocracoke Civic and Business Association Unveils New Logo ....On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Obituary - James Barrie Gaskill....On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Island Living: Unenforceable Beach Crimes and the Guilty Parties Who Commit Them...On Island Features Page.
  • Weekly CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Awards Five Scholarships in 2017 ....On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Celebrations, Fireworks Planned in Hatteras and Ocracoke for Fourth of July.....On Local News Page.
  • Dare County Adopts Budget for Fiscal Year 2018.....On Local News Page.
  • CHSSCS CHES team up for "Healthy Food" drive ....On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • CHSSCS Foods 1 and  2 students know: local sea-harvested food ....On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • CHSSCS Senior Wins Good Citizen Award....On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • CHES 4th Quarter Academic Achievers....On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Discovering the Fish with a Ranger Program...On Island Features Page.
  • Outer Banks Ace Announces Sale of Dareware Corporation.....On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Island Art Show is July 6 in Rodanthe...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • UPDATE:  Buxton Beach Nourishment Rescheduled Due to Rough Seas.....On Local News Page.
  • Thousands of Bees Relocated From Their Surf Shop Residence to a New Home...WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Island Features Page.
  • Outer Banks Ace Sponsors Fireworks at the Beach in Avon.....On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Updates on the Bonner Bridge; Daytime Lane Closures Expected to End for Summer Season.....On Local News Page.
  • NEW EDITOR'S BLOG: Rip Currents, Misinformation, and the Proactive Heroes who are Addressing the Problem...On Shooting the Breeze above.



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NEW....06.22.2017 4:00 pm Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Resource Management Report
NEW....06.22.2017 4:00 pm Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed
NEW....06.22.017 2:00 pm  Weekly CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones
NEW...Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
Report: Parks, Nature Boost Coast’s Economy 06.07.2017 11:45 am
Public Review Period Announced for New Passenger Ferry 06.05.2017 12:40 pm
CHNS celebrating World Oceans Month by Hosting Three Beach Cleanups 06.01.2017 6:00 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z  05.15.2017 2:50 pm
Ocracoke pony herd has a new member
05.09.2017 8:30 am
CHNS Commercial Services Orientation and Open House Explains Commercial Uses within the Park 04.28.2017 4:30 pm
Lighthouses to Open on April 21 04.07.2017 3:10 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2017 Campground Season 03.23.2017 9:40 am




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NEW....06.22.2017 5:15 am Buxton Beach Nourishment Project is Underway
NEW....06.21.2017 10:15 am
Celebrations, Fireworks Planned in Hatteras and Ocracoke for Fourth of July
NEW....06.21.2017 9:00 am
Dare County Adopts Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
NEW....06.19.2017 5:00 pm 
UPDATE:  Buxton Beach Nourishment Rescheduled Due to Rough Seas
Buxton Beach Nourishment Scheduled to Begin on June 17 06.15.2017 12:10 am
NEW....06.17.2017 9:30 am Updates on the Bonner Bridge; Daytime Lane Closures Expected to End for Summer Season
Short Term Dredging is Completed, but Connecting Channel isn’t Out of Hot Water Yet 06.14.2017 11:30 am
Community Foundation Awards $16,100 in Hatteras Island Scholarships 06.14.2017 11:00 am
Improvements Coming to 11 NC Airports 06.12.2017 3:40 pm
Cape Hatteras Secondary School Graduation Held on June 10...WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEO 06.12.2017 2:30 pm
Property Tax Rate Increase Proposed for Dare County 06.09.2017 3:00 pm
Hyde commissioners raise occupancy tax rate to 5 percent 06.07.2017 2:05 pm
UPDATE:  Body of Missing Swimmer Found 06.07.2017 11:00 am
S
earch Underway for Missing Swimmer off Frisco Beach 06.06.2017 4:45 pm
Island historian, Earl O’Neal Jr.: 1929-2017 
06.06.2017 2:10 pm
Contract Awarded for Construction of State's First Passenger Ferry 06.02.2017 11:50 am
Bag Ban Repeal, Marine Fisheries Commission Requirements make an appearance in House Bill 56 06.02.2017 11:15 am
Bill That Includes the Repeal of the Outer Banks’ Plastic Bag Ban Approved by N.C. Senate 04.27.2017 11:20 am
Origins of Navy Garbage Disks Revealed 06.02.2017 9:30 am
Navy Unsure Why Trashy Disks Washed Up 05.17.2017 11:15 am 
Ocracoke Lands a #3 Spot on the 2017 “Best Beaches” List
NOAA Predicts Another Above-Normal Hurricane Season for 2017  05.25.2017 1:05 pm



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 06.20.2017
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 06.22.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 06.02.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 06.14.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 06.22.2017

Commentary & Guest Columns
Local officials frustrated by new state rep 03.21.2017 5:00 pm
Guest Column: Shrimping is another fishery being taken hostage 01.13.2017 6:10 pm 
Commentary: McCrory set stage for latest threat to shrimping 01.13.2017 5:50 pm



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NEW....06.23.2017 4:15 pm H2OBX makes a splash on opening day
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06.23.2017 2:15 pm Island son James Barrie Gaskill: 1943-2017
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06.22.2017 2:45 pm Island Living: Unenforceable Beach Crimes and the Guilty Parties Who Commit Them
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06.20.2017 1:00 pm Discovering the Fish with a Ranger Program
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06.19.2017 4:30 pm Thousands of Bees Relocated From Their Surf Shop Residence to a New Home....WITH SLIDE SHOW
2017 Avon Farmers Market Opens With Biggest Array of Vendors Yet 06.13.2017 4:50 pm
Night Sky: Hercules Cluster, Saturn, Jupiter, and other Highlights for June 06.01.2017 5:20 pm
Hatteras Island To Host 5th Annual Rock The Cape  05.31.2017 3:35 pm
70th Anniversary of NC Ferry System Celebrated This Summer 05.31.2017 2:55 pm
Researchers Reveal OBX Shipwreck Stories 05.30.2017 1:00 pm 
“Little Pink Houses of Hope” Pops Up on Hatteras Island 05.23.2017 5:20 pm
Beach manners -- a matter of etiquette and the law 05.22.2017 5:00 pm
Wienermobile Takes a Trip to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands 05.17.2017 6:00 pm
The Story Behind those Orange Boxes on the Island 05.15.2017 12:45 pm 
Island Cooking:  Creating New Flavors with Carrots  05.08.2017 4:00 pm
Our Coast: Honoring British Allies of WWII 05.08.2017 10:10 am
New Entertainment Complex in Rodanthe Coming Together for a Summer Grand Opening 04.28.2017 4:10 pm
Hatterasity Returns with a Bang in May, after Hurricane Matthew Cancellation  04.06.2017 1:15 pm
Wondering how much Hatteras Inlet has changed? Just take a look at Google Earth  04.17.2017 2:30 pm
Wait… Is it Summer Already?  04.12.2017 1:00 pm
Island Cooking: Breaking Bread with Irene  04.11.2017 3:00 pm
New “Fixtation” is Stationed Outside St. John United Methodist Church in Avon 04.07.2017 10:40 am
Island Living:  How the “Rules of Beachcombing” can Carry Over into Everyday Life 04.04.2017 12:45 pm
The Lost Colony turns 80 03.30.2017 4:10 pm
Blue Mind Global Book Club Culminates with Local Event 03.27.2017 12:30 pm
Pipeline Could Pose Threat to Coastal Region 03.24.2017 4:15 pm
Outer Banks Earns the Number #1 Spot in Southern Living Magazine 03.22.2017 11:50 am


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State urges fishermen to learn the difference between king mackerel and Spanish mackerel  06.15.2017 3:10 pm
Anglers may receive a survey from the Division of Marine Fisheries  06.09.2017 1:40 pm
Commercial fishermen reminded to renew their licenses 06.07.2017 3:00 pm
Coastal recreational fishermen hooked fewer fish in 2016 05.26.2017 11:00 am
Shrimp catches and sales soared, but overall commercial landings lower in 2016 05.26.2017 10:15 am
Outer Banks Chamber Adopts Resolution Opposing NC House Bill 867 05.16.2017 2:20 pm
New bluefish release category added to N.C. Saltwater Fishing Tournament 05.12.2017 3:20 pm
New marine fisheries rules take effect May 1 04.26.2017 1:30 pm
New recreational cobia regulations take effect May 1 
04.10.2017 3:30 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Spring is upon us 04.03.2017 1:34 am
Sens. Cook, Sanderson File Resolution for Revisions to Federal Shellfish Regs 03.24.2017 11:00 am
Study: Seismic Testing Disrupts Fish Behavior 02.23.2017 3:00 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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“New” Farm Market in Buxton has Deep Local Roots 05.26.2017 12:15 pm
New Hatteras Island Shop has a Very Familiar Location 05.11.2017 6:20 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Change On Hatteras Island 05.10.2017  4:45 pm
Dare County Awarded Increase in CRS Ranking 04.17.2017 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  The case for a real estate market recovery  03.28.2017 10:00 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate: 2016 Real Estate Market Summary 02.02.2017 10:30 am
Outer Banks clinic in Avon will cease Saturday hours 01.20.2017 4:40 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Winter is a good time to market your home 12.29.2016 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Perplexing market data 11.28.2016 4:15 pm
Business group calls for Atlantic seismic ban
Hurricane Recovery: Stories behind the effort to get back to business 11.14.2016 4:00 pm
H2OBX Waterpark set to open next year in Currituck 10.27.2016 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Due Diligence in Contracts 10.25.2016 2:30 pm
New flood maps may conflict with state rules 10.20.2016 12:00 pm 
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions 07.26.2016 9:15 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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