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  • Mosquito Dunks Available to Hyde County Residents...On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • NCDOT Reports that Animal Collisions Dramatically Increase as Temperatures Cool Down... On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate: Fall 2018 Business Review...On Real Estate Page.
  • Obituary - Jane Scott Salerno...On Community News page under Obituaries.
  • Obituary - James Tilmon Keel, Jr....On Community News page under Obituaries.
  • Hatteras Methodist Women Plan Bazaar, Turkey Dinner...On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • Obituary - Neil Reeves Swartz...On Community News page under Obituaries.
  • Obituary - Grace Gray Jennette...On Community News page under Obituaries.
  • Dare County Planning Storm Clean-up; Sets Debris Pick-up Guidelines... On Local News Page.
  • Ferry Delays Expected During Repairs to Ocracoke's Dunes... On Local News Page.
  • State Senate Candidates Share Their Views... On Local News Page.
  • Drivers Advised to Avoid Tri-Villages in Northern Hatteras Island...WITH VIDEO. On Local News Page.
  • Michael Brings Significant Soundside Flooding Overnight to the Outer Banks...On Local News Page.
  • Michael Quickly Moving Northeast Through Eastern N.C., Virginia...On Local News Page.
  • National Park Service Approves Plan by NCDOT to Build Portion of New Bridge North of Rodanthe...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Obituary - Carolyn C. Schena...On Community News page under Obituaries.
  • Obituary - William Holland Baker...On Community News page under Obituaries.
  • Dare County Board of Commissioners October 15 Agenda...On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet Responds to Head Injury Call...On Local News Page.
  • 22nd Annual OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament Next Week...On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • Tornado Watch Issued for Coastal North Carolina...On Local News Page.
  • Michael Shifts West and Diminishes to Tropical Storm...On Local News Page.
  • North Carolina Coastal Ferries Revising Schedule Tomorrow to Prepare for Hurricane Michael ...On Local News Page.
  • Tropical Storm Watch Updated to Warning for Dare, Hyde Counties...On Local News Page.
  • Waterways Commission Aims to Speed up Hatteras Inlet Dredging...On Local News Page.
  • County Requests Input for Proposed Zoning Amendments...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Commission for Working Watermen Starts to Take Shape at Reorganizational Meeting...On Fishing Page.
  • Blessing of the Fleet Draws a Crowd to Honor N.C. Watermen...WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Fishing Page.
  • Annual HICF Positively Pink 5K Draws a Colorful Crowd...WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Island Features Page.



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NEW....10.11.2018 4:25 pm National Park Service Approves Plan by NCDOT to Build Portion of New Bridge North of Rodanthe
Grand Reopening of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center  10.05.2018 6:20 pm
Improvements Begin at Devil Shoals Road Soundside Access on Ocracoke Island 10.05.2018 11:15 am
National Seashore Updates for the Week of October 4 10.04.2018 3:50 pm
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....10.15.2018 12:30 pm NCDOT Reports that Animal Collisions Dramatically Increase as Temperatures Cool Down
NEW
....10.12.2018 5:20 pm
Dare County Planning Storm Clean-up; Sets Debris Pick-up Guidelines
NEW
....10.12.2018 4:40 pm
Ferry Delays Expected During Repairs to Ocracoke's Dunes
NEW
....10.12.2018 4:30 pm
State Senate Candidates Share Their Views
NEW
....10.12.2018 10:20 am
Drivers Advised to Avoid Tri-Villages in Northern Hatteras Island...WITH VIDEO
NEW
....10.12.2018 8:40 am
Michael Brings Significant Soundside Flooding Overnight to the Outer Banks
NEW
....10.11.2018 6:45 pm
Michael Quickly Moving Northeast Through Eastern N.C., Virginia
NEW....10.11.2018 2:30 pm U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet Responds to Head Injury Call
NEW
....10.11.2018 10:45 am
Tornado Watch Issued for Coastal North Carolina
NEW
....10.11.2018 9:15 am 
Michael Shifts West and Diminishes to Tropical Storm
NEW
....10.10.2018 9:00 pm
North Carolina Coastal Ferries Revising Schedule Tomorrow to Prepare for Hurricane Michael
NEW
....10.10.2018 1:55 pm
Tropical Storm Watch Updated to Warning for Dare, Hyde Counties
NEW....10.10.2018 9:30 am  Michael Expected to Move Quickly through Eastern N.C. Starting Thursday
NEW
....10.09.2018 6:55 pm
Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Dare County
NEW....10.09.2018 10:05 am Risk of Direct Threats from Michael Increases, Beginning Thursday
NEW....10.10.2018 1:15 pm Waterways Commission Aims to Speed up Hatteras Inlet Dredging
NCDOT Continues to Tackle Hurricane Road Repairs Statewide 10.05.2018 2:50 pm
New Location in Buxton for Offering Public Comments During County Commissioners Meetings  10.04.2018 4:00 pm
Highlights from the October 1 BOC Meeting 10.03.2018 4:55 pm
Commissioners Hear Proposed Zoning Changes 10.03.2018 4:10 pm
Coast Guard, Dare County EMS Assist with Wave-Related Injury at Oregon Inlet 10.03.2018 11:55 am
North Carolina Coastal Federation Urges U.S. Army Corps to Adopt Living Shoreline General Permit 10.02.2018 11:40 am
New York Man Dies in the Atlantic Ocean Near Rodanthe 10.01.2018 5:15 pm
Comments Sought on Finding of No Significant Impact for Jug Handle Bridge on Pea Island Refuge 10.01.2018 11:00 am
Construction Underway at Jug Handle Bridge 09.27.2018 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Island Suffers Minor Damage from Hurricane Florence 09.26.2018 11:10 am
Images from NASA Show how Coastal Waters are Affected by Florence; Dare County Waters Safe for Swimming 09.25.2018 9:40 am
Speed Limits in Villages to Increase to 45 mph this Week 09.24.2018 6:00 pm
Ocracoke Island Tram Service Activated to Help with Walk-on Ferry Traffic 09.21.2018 2:40 pm
Route Through Hatteras Inlet Marked After Storm-Related Shoaling Concerns 09.18.2018 4:35 pm
NOAA’s Hurricane Florence Imagery Shows Vivid Insight into Storm’s Affect on Carolina Coast 09.18.2018 1:15 pm
New CHEC Public EV Charging Stations Up and Running 09.18.2018 12:20 pm
Volunteer Firefighters Honor Fallen Brethren with Annual 9/11 Lighthouse Climb 09.12.2018 11:20 am
Meet the Candidates 09.08.2018 1:35 pm
Voting Location Changed from Fessenden Center to Fessenden Center Annex Building  09.04.2018 4:55 pm
Bonner Bridge Now More Than 90% Complete 09.01.2018 8:42 am



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 10.15.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 10.15.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 09.05.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 10.04.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 10.15.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
Student Guest Column:  From China to North Carolina 10.05.2018 5:05 pm
Cape Hatteras Motel Asks for Community's Help to Support the Inner Banks after Florence  09.17.2018 12:55 pm
Rising Seas: Park Managers Are Taking Heed 08.31.2018 3:22 pm 
That Which We Call A ‘Starfish’  07.20.2018 3:30 pm
Analysis: NC’s Battle for Regulatory Control 07.02.2018 12:00 pm
Student Guest Column:  CHSS Celebrates Prom 2018 05.14.2018 1:30 pm
Student Guest Column: International Travels: A CHSS Student's Spring Break Experience  05.01.2018 11:00 am


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NEW....10.08.2018 12:30 pm Annual HICF Positively Pink 5K Draws a Colorful Crowd...WITH SLIDE SHOW
On Hatteras Island, October is the Time to Think Pink 
09.27.2018 4:35 pm
Lending a Helping Pan: CHSS Foods Class Shows Support for Town Damaged by Florence 09.27.2018 11:30 am
Hatteras Island Meals: Heroes on Wheels 09.21.2018 5:20 pm
Ocracoke to the Rescue 09.17.2018 3:50 pm
CHEC Sends Linemen Volunteers to Help the Down East Community 09.17.2018 2:30 pm
Surfers Take Advantage of Surf before Florence Approaches...WITH SLIDE SHOW 09.11.2018 10:35 pm
Bringing Beach Safety Info to Kids – How a Local Author / Artist Team Tackled a Tricky Subject 09.04.2018 4:35 pm
Night Sky: September offers great views of Nebulae! 08.31.2018 3:10 pm
Day at the Docks Brings the Focus Back to the Water for 2018  08.28.2018 8:00 pm
New Mural Added to the Wave of Street Art in Hatteras Village 08.28.2018 12:00 pm
Local Teacher Bringing Street Art to the Hatteras Village Scene...WITH SLIDE SHOW 07.09.2018 2:50
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum installs New Sign with Famed Liberty Ship Propeller 08.24.2018 3:10 pm
The Ladies Take Charge at the Upcoming Fish Like a Girl Tournament 08.24.2018 2:25 pm
Festival Celebrates All Things Figs 08.21.2018 2:35 pm
Mirlo Rescue Celebrates 100th Anniversary...WITH SLIDE SHOW 08.18.2018 7:40 pm
Award-winning Documentary About Durham Teens’ Visit to Ocracoke to Premiere Tuesday Night 08.13.2018 5:40 pm
Mirlo 100th Anniversary Celebration Kicks off with Cedar Shake Art Exhibit 08.13.2018 12:30 pm
WWI U-Boat Campaign Centennial Event Set 08.02.2018 3:00 pm
Mirlo Rescue Surfboat Renovations Complete 07.31.2018 10:00 am
Four Generations of John Allen Midgett Jr. Descendants Pay a Visit to New Hatteras Exhibit  07.27.2018 5:00 pm
Time Travelling in Rodanthe – Discovering Hatteras Island’s Own Outdoor Drama 07.20.2018 1:50 pm



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NEW....10.09.2018  11:00 am Commission for Working Watermen Starts to Take Shape at Reorganizational Meeting
NEW....10.08.2018  1:30 pm
Blessing of the Fleet Draws a Crowd to Honor N.C. Watermen...WITH SLIDE SHOW
Commission for Working Watermen Reorganizational Meeting Scheduled for October 8  10.02.201811:15 am
Shellfish Harvesting from Outer Banks Waters Resumed Saturday 09.30.201811:30 am
Island Fishing:  Hatteras Island Fishing in September 09.21.2018 4:30 pm
Marine Fisheries Commission Seeks Advisers
08.31.2018 2:50 pm 
Last Week’s MFC Meeting Overview from the North Carolina Fisheries Association 08.24.2018 3:25 pm
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting set for September 5-6 08.20.2018 11:25 am
Marine Fisheries Commissioners Sworn In  08.20.2018 11:25 am
Gov. Cooper Makes Three Appointments to Marine Fisheries Commission 08.01.2018 5:00 pm
13 Foot Hammerhead Shark Caught off of Ramp 38 in Avon 08.16.2018 10:41 am
Marine Fisheries Panel in Disarray Ahead of Quarterly Meeting 08.14.2018 8:00 pm
New Shrimping Rules Slowly Migrate Through Sea of Bureaucracy  08.03.2018 5:10 pm
Island Fishing:  Settled Into Summer 08.03.2018 1:45 pm
Artificial Reef Program to Propose 4-Year Plan  07.27.2018 2:40 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....10.15.2018  10:25 am  Hatteras Island Real Estate: Fall 2018 Business Review
NEW....10.09.2018  5:05 pm
County Requests Input for Proposed Zoning Amendments
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Frequently Asked Questions
08.31.2018 2:40 pm
Concerns Voiced on Housing Crunch 07.17.2018 9:00 am
Rental Owners Will Pay About 4.8 Percent More for Insurance 06.29.2018 12:15 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  How Real Estate Agents Help Buyers and Sellers 06.25.2018 5:45 pm
Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Announces New CEO Willo Kelly 06.21.2018 2:30 pm
Help Still Available for North Carolinians with Homes Damaged by Hurricane Matthew 06.20.2018 10:25 am
Protect Your Property and Reduce Flood Risk During Hurricane Season 06.01.2018 12:45 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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