New on Island Free Press

  • Dare County Releases Holiday Trash Collection Schedule...On Christmas on the Islands.
  • Outer Banks Chamber Tackles Housing Crunch...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Hatteras Christmas Parade Moved to Sunday at 2 p.m. Due to Weather...On Christmas on the Islands.
  • Obituary - Cory Stowe Sisler...On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Rising Sea Levels Complicate Flooding Issues...On Island Features.
  • Obituary -  Connie Basnett Jennette Fox...On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 to Close for Repairs Jan. 10-17...On Local News Page.
  • Highlights from the December 4 BOC Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Bruin the Shark Pays a Visit to the Outer Banks...On Local News Page.
  • Local Nonprofits Build Forever Funds through the Community Foundation...On Real Estate and Business News.
  • Dare County BOC Opts to Keep Winter Trash Schedule the Same for Hatteras Island...UPDATE. On Local News Page.
  • Coast Guard medevacs 67-year old man from Ocracoke Island...On Local News Page.
  • Wet and Chilly Weather Headed for the Islands...On Local News Page.
  • Three NC Ferry Routes to Run Alternate Christmas Schedules Dec. 24-25...On Christmas on the Islands.
  • Extensive Frisco Pier Removal Project Begins...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Coast Guard Assists Man Aboard Sailboat Taking on Water Near Ocracoke Inlet...On Local News Page.
  • Taize' Advent Prayer Service Dec. 15...On Christmas on the Islands.
  • Combined Choir will present Christmas Cantata...On Christmas on the Islands.
  • Marine Fisheries Continues Red Snapper Carcass Collection Through Extended Mini-Season....Fishing Page.
  • Peer Review Workshop For Regional Southern Flounder Stock Assessment Set....Fishing Page.
  • Applications for LIEAP Now Being Accepted...On Community News and Business Briefs.
  • Grounded Trawler Causes Monday Ferry Delays on Ocracoke Island; Schedule Back to Normal Tuesday...On Local NewsPage.
  • Obituary - Gail S. Packer...On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and Hatteras Village Civic Association to host ‘Holidays on Hatteras’....On Christmas on the Islands.
  • Guest Column:  Hunter and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Recalls Mistakes in the Marsh...On Community News Page under Guest Columns.
  • Sheriff's Blotter - November 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017...On Community News Page under Crime Reports.
  • The Big Flounder....Fishing Page.




NEW....12.08.2017 3:45 pm Dare County Releases Holiday Trash Collection Schedule
NEW....12.08.2017 9:45 am
Hatteras Christmas Parade Moved to Sunday at 2 p.m. Due to Weather
NEW....12.06.2017 11:30 am
Three NC Ferry Routes to Run Alternate Holiday Schedules Dec. 24-25
NEW....12.05.2017 5:30 pm Taize' Advent Prayer Service Dec. 15
NEW....12.05.2017 5:30 pm Combined Choir will present Christmas Cantata
NEW....12.04.2017 3:10 pm
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and Hatteras Village Civic Association to host ‘Holidays on Hatteras’
A Guide to Dining Out During the Holidays 11.17.2017 5:30 pm
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Free Winter Climb Day 11.08.2017 2:45 pm
Hatteras Island Angel Gift Program Seeks Sponsors, Donor and Applicants 11.03.2017 5:00 pm
25th Annual Island-Wide Food Drive is Now in Progress 11.03.2017 5:00 pm


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CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones 12.01.2017 5:55 pm
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Free Winter Climb Day 11.08.2017 2:45 pm
Better Access to South Beach on the Horizon 11.07.2017 12:30 pm
Villages Open to ORVs: Beach Access Update 10.16.2017 10:00 am
Public Input Sought on Proposal to Install New Elevated Water Tank on Ocracoke Island  10.13.2017 10:00 am
For the First Time in Years, Cape Point Stayed Open to ORVs All Summer Long 10.12.2017 4:05 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z  05.15.2017 2:50 pm



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NEW....12.07.2017 3:20 pm   Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 to Close for Repairs Jan. 10-17
NEW....12.07.2017 12:10 pm 
Highlights from the December 4 BOC Meeting
Bruin the Shark Pays a Visit to the Outer Banks
NEW....12.07.2017 9:45 am
UPDATE: Dare County BOC Opts to Keep Winter Trash Schedule the Same for Hatteras Island
Dare County Commissioners Consider Reducing Winter Trash Pick-up for Hatteras Island 11.22.2017 11:20 am
NEW....12.06.2017 4:30 pm Coast Guard medevacs 67-year old man from Ocracoke Island
NEW....12.06.2017 1:00 pm
Wet and Chilly Weather Headed for the Islands
NEW....12.05.2017 7:30 pm
Coast Guard Assists Man Aboard Sailboat Taking on Water Near Ocracoke Inlet
NEW....12.05.2017 12:35 pm
Grounded Trawler Causes Monday Ferry Delays on Ocracoke Island; Schedule Back to Normal Tuesday
Bigger Flood Insurance Bills Likely on the Way 12.01.2017 6:00 pm
Buxton Beach Nourishment More than Halfway Done per Nov. 30 Update 12.01.2017 10:10 am
Pirate’s Chest Suffers Major Fire Damage; No One Injured 11.30.2017 12:00 pm
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CDOT Awards Contract for New River Class Ferry 11.30.2017 11:30 am
Jug Handle Bridge Slated to Begin Construction in Early 2018 11.30.2017 9:30 am
Whale Spotted off of Avon Fishing Pier  11.29.2017 10:00 am
NC State Researcher Seeking Insight and Opinions on Ocracoke’s Tourism Workforce 11.28.2017 3:15 pm
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and the Mystery of Theodosia Burr Back in the Spotlight 11.27.2017 1:30 pm
Coast Guard assists man aboard sailboat taking on water off of Hatteras Inlet  11.27.2017 11:40 am
Dare Challenge to expand drug recovery program 11.24.2017 2:50 pm
Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Cruise Ship Off Oregon Inlet...WITH VIDEO 11.20.2017 4:15 pm
Fire Destroys Home in Rodanthe Early Monday Morning 11.20.2017 2:30 pm 
Trash Collection Thanksgiving Schedule 11.17.2017 3:55 pm
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update 11.16.2017 5:30 pm
Buxton Beach Nourishment Project May be Extended to Mid-February Deadline 11.08.2017 1:50 pm
N.C. 12 Pea Island Interim Bridge Now Open to Traffic 11.14.2017 9:30 pm
Dare County Moves to Online System for Job Applications 11.10.2017 5:00 pm
NOAA's winter forecast predicts a warmer and drier season on the Outer Banks 11.09.2017 1:00 pm
Mysterious Aircraft Piece that Washed Ashore in October Tentatively Identified 11.06.2017 11:00 am
Aircraft Piece Washes Ashore in Hatteras Village..WITH SLIDE SHOW  10.09.2017 1:30 pm
Frisco Pier Removal Scheduled to Begin in December 2017 10.27.2017 12:30 pm
Stakeholders Meet to Tackle Plans for the 2018 Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry 10.25.2017 2:10 pm
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 11.02.2017
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 11.28.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 12.04.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 12.05.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 12.07.2017

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....12.04.2017 11:30 am Guest Column:  Hunter and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Recalls Mistakes in the Marsh
Student Guest Column:  Surf’s Up: New Surf Team forms at CHSS  11.29.2017 12:30 pm
CHSS Says Thank You to Veterans  11.20.2017 12:50 pm
Student Guest Column: Playing Like a Team 11.13.2017 1:55 pm
Student Guest Column:  Where’s the Football Team? 11.06.2017 2:25 pm
Blackbeard Memorial Service: The Genisis of Ocracoke’s Pirate Jamboree  10.18.2017 4:00 pm


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NEW....12.07.2017 5:45 pm Rising Sea Levels Complicate Flooding Issues
Night Skies: December is a great time to take a look at Orion 12.01.2017 4:20 pm
Waterways Commission Tackles Island Access Issues, Anchored Boats in Harbor  11.27.2017 4:50 pm
Kinnakeet Home:  Windmills along the Sea 11.21.2017 11:30 am
Birding on the Outer Banks: The winter birds have arrived 11.17.2017 1:30 pm
Reeling In History: Documenting The 1997 Fisheries Reform Act 11.14.2017 4:10 pm
Island Living: How to Shut Up About Shelly Island 11.11.2017 10:45 am
Calling All Members of the Community - Uncle Sam Wants You 11.03.2017 1:30 pm
Hatteras Local is on the Frontlines of the Disaster Response in Puerto Rico 11.03.2017 9:30 am


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NEW....12.05.2017 3:10 pm  Marine Fisheries Continues Red Snapper Carcass Collection Through Extended Mini-Season
NEW....12.05.2017 2:30 pm
Peer Review Workshop For Regional Southern Flounder Stock Assessment Set
NEW....12.04.2017 10:40 am 
The Big Flounder
Avon Pier Extends Season Through the Weekend Due to Historic Fishing Conditions...WITH SLIDE SHOW  12.01.2017 3:45 pm
Marine Fisheries Commission Seeks Advisers  11.29.2017 11:55 am
Recreational Reopening of Red Snapper set for December 8, 9, & 10, 2017  11.28.2017 4:50 pm       
Marine Fisheries Commission Goes Forward with Plan for No Recreational Cobia Season Closure  11.20.2017 3:10 pm
November Fishing Report - it’s King Mackerel Season 11.14.2017 2:50 pm
Results Of The 60th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament 11.09.2017 3:30 pm
2017 Bob Bernard Tournament Winners 11.09.2017 12:30 pm
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club will Celebrate its 60th year of its Annual Invitation Surf Fishing Tournament  10.31.2017 2:15  pm
NCBBA’s 9th Annual Red Drum Tournament Final Results 10.30.2017 4:15  pm
Albatross Fall Female Classic Raises $3,300 for HICF...WITH SLIDE SHOW 10.30.2017 1:40 pm 
October Fishing “Change is a good thing”! 10.23.2017 12:15 pm
The Albatross Fleet Celebrating 80 Years of Endurance 10.21.2017 10:30 am
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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NEW....12.08.2017 11:10 am Outer Banks Chamber Tackles Housing Crunch
NEW....12.07.2017 10:15 am  
Local Nonprofits Build Forever Funds through the Community Foundation
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions 
11.22.2017 10:30 am
NC Rate Bureau Asks for 18.7 Percent Rate Hike for Homeowners Insurance  11.21.2017 8:30 am
CHEC Conducting Cost of Service Study 11.07.2017 3:30 pm
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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