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  • EDITOR'S BLOG: Under discussion on Monday: Ferry channel in Hatteras Inlet.  On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Disturbance in the Caribbean may become Cristobal. On Local News Page.
  • UPDATE:  Cape Point could open next week.  On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling:  The wicked North vs. the glorious South...On the Fishing Page.
  • Disputed resolution on immigration splits Dare County board...On Local News Page.
  • The waves aren’t that big. The water looks calm.  It must be safe. On Island Features Page.
  • It makes Turtle Sense:  Giving cell phones to turtles.  On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • NPS Weekly Resource Management and Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed Reports...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page at top of page.
  • Residents not happy about two years for Buxton beach restoration...On Local News Page.
  • SHERIFF’S BLOTTER - July 19, 2014 – August 14, 2014...On Community News and Commentary Page under Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office.
  • Guest Column: Evacuation Vacation. On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • Public meeting on Buxton nourishment set for Aug. 19...On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.

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NEW....08.21.2014 2:50 pm UPDATE:  Cape Point could open next week
Cape Point probably won't reopen to ORVs until late August 07.28.2014 4:30 pm
NEW....08.21.2014 2:50 pm It makes Turtle Sense:  Giving cell phones to turtles
08.20.2014 6:50 pm NPS Weekly Resource Management and Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed Reports
Outer Banks not included in critical habitat for loggerheads 07.18.2014 4:30 pm
Resources update: Tern chicks and one oystercatcher chick keep Point closed 07.16.2014 4:40 pm
UPDATE: Bipartisan sportsmen's bill suffers serious setback in Senate 07.10.2014 5:30 pm
Burr offers amendment to Sportsmen's Act to ensure beach access 07.08.2014 3:50 pm
Kym Hall named acting superintendent of Outer Banks Group 07.09.2014 9:30 am
UPDATE: Park Service closes more beach in north Avon for tern breeding activity 06.27.2014 4:00 pm
Unmanned aircraft to be prohibited in America’s national parks 06.23.2014 3:30 pm
Boyle rules against CHAPA in lawsuit to stop ORV rule 06.20.2014 6:30 pm
Who owns Bodie Island spit? 04.29.2014 5:00 pm
Circle of stones at old lighthouse site are being uncovered and prepared for a move 04.11.2014 2:15 pm
Park Service releases annual resource management reports for 2013 02.19.2014 1235 pm

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NEW....08.22.2014 8:25 pm Disturbance in the Caribbean may become Cristobal
08.21.2014 3:10 pm Disputed resolution on immigration splits Dare County board
08.20.2014 6:30 pm Residents not happy about two years for Buxton beach restoration
UPDATE: Beach nourishment project is one-third complete at S-curves....WITH SLIDE SHOW 08.15.2014 1:30 pm
State Budget Update: Now you see it... now you don't  08.14.2014 11:00 am
heriff's Office needs help identifying suspects in school break-in 08.13.2014 8:20 pm
UPDATE: Man's death in Frisco ruled accidental drowning 08.13.2014 8:20 pm
Body of man reported missing is found in Frisco 08.11.2014 4:40 pm
NCDOT Ferry Division embarks on late summer photo contest 08.11.2014 3:50 pm
Visitor dies after ocean rescue in Frisco 08.08.2014 3:20 pm
NOAA increases the odds that we'll have a below-normal hurricane season 08.07.2014 5:10 pm
Appeals Court affirms in part, denies in part lower court ruling on Bonner Bridge 08.06.2014 4:40 pm
Bertha will bring large swell, rip currents to Outer Banks 08.04.2014 6:20 pm
Bertha forecast to pass well offshore of Outer Banks 08.01.2014 5:20 pm
DOT says budget provision would not affect Bonner Bridge replacement 08.01.2014 2:55 pm
Ferry tolling issue still unresolved as legislature nears adjournment 07.31.2014 11:50 pm
Canadian visitor drowns off Salvo 07.30.2014 4:45 pm
Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat in Pamlico Sound 07.29.2014 1:20 pm
Pea Island Refuge is a hub of Highway 12 activity this summer 07.24.2014 11:00 am
UPDATE: Nourishment project gets underway as beachgoers watch 07.17.2014 5:00 pm
Contract awarded for beach nourishment work on Highway 12 near Rodanthe 07.09.2014 10:30 am
Hatteras Island finally gets its July 4 fireworks show....WITH SLIDE SHOW 07.08.2014 3:05 pm
DOT's new plan for funding projects makes it hard for rural areas to compete 06.30.2014 4:00 pm
UPDATE: Test runs reveal that ferry channel is still unsafe 06.25.2014 1:30 pm
Visitor from Virginia dies in collapse of hole dug in sand 06.24.2014 3:00 pm
UPDATE:  Community reaches out to family that lost home 06.23.2014 1:30 pm
Fire damages house in Buxton, starts brush fires...WITH VIDEO AND SLIDE SHOW 06.19.2014 7:20 pm
Ferry tolls still on the table as Senate and House negotiate differing versions of state budget 06.16.2014 7:00 pm
NOAA presents alternatives for expansion of Monitor Marine Sanctuary 06.06.2014 5:35 pm
Federal appeals court hears oral arguments in Bonner Bridge lawsuit 05.13.2014 9:45 pm

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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 08.14.2014
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 08.05.2014
Church Listings ...UPDATED 07.24.2014
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 08.19.2014
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 08.20.2014
Obituaries ...UPDATED 08.22.2014

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....08.18.2014 3:00 pm Guest Column: Evacuation Vacation
Guest Column: Houston, we have a problem! 08.11.2014 3:15 pm

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NEW....08.21.2014 3:05 pm The waves aren’t that big. The water looks calm.  It must be safe.
'Wicked Tuna: North vs. South' really is quite wicked 08.15.2014 4:50 pm
Entrepreneurs out to prove that the drones are coming -- to help us...WITH SLIDE SHOW 08.07.2014 4:15 pm
Island Living: Guilty Pleasures 08.05.2014 5:00 pm
Honoring the Last 'Old Salt' of Ocracoke 08.05.2014 2:50 pm
Democracy Honeybee-style 07.28.2014 3:00 pm
Island Music: A front man, side man, Lou Castro does it all in Ocracoke’s music scene 07.24.2014 4:50 pm
Reflections on the 'Thunder Moon' 07.22.2014 11:30 am
In his first novel, local author brings a bygone era to life 07.16.2014 2:50 pm
Looking Back: Ocracoke’s Historic Community Square 07.15.2014 3:20 pm
Outer Banks plastic bag ban turns 5 06.30.2014 10:00 am
Island History: 94-year-old Blanche Joliff remembers her childhood on Ocracoke 06.17.2014 10:10 am
Coastal Sketch: Ernie Foster, Hatteras Island waterman 06.11.2014 9:00 am
Our Coast's Food: Soft-Shell Crabs 06.09.2014 5:00 pm
‘Tale of Blackbeard’ play is being revived for the summer on Ocracoke…WITH SLIDE SHOW 05.30.2014 1:30 pm
Remembering the British sailors killed in the 1942 Battle of the Atlantic…WITH SLIDE SHOW  05.12.2014 4:30 pm
Hatteras native turns her childhood memories into a series of books for young and old 02.05.2014 2:15 pm
Has Hatteras islander found a significant Civil War-era fort in Waves?
12.26.2013 3:15 pm

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NEW....08.21.2014 5:00 pm Outer Banks Angling:  The wicked North vs. the glorious South
  It's time to register for NCBBA Red Drum Tournament
08.14.2014 12:00 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Where has it gone? 08.07.2014 4:45 pm
Lawsuit would force agencies to manage recreational turtle bycatch 08.06.2014 10:50 am
Marine Fisheries certifies new state record African pompano 08.04.2014 1:30 pm
Outer Banks Angling: The summer doldrums 07.21.2014 3:30 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Summer time....WITH VIDEO 06.25.2014 5:45 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Almost there 06.04.2014 3:40 pm
2013 commercial and recreational fish and shellfish harvests released 05.20.2014 1:45 pm
Ridge Anglers of Kitty Hawk take first place in Ocracoke tournament…WITH SLIDE SHOW  05.05.2014 4:15 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW 04.21.2011 12:10 pm

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Hatteras Island Real Estate:  The rising sea level debate 07.28.2014 4:00 pm
Homeowners insurance rate hearing is rescheduled 07.18.2014 4:40 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Answers to frequently asked questions 06.23.2014 10:45 am
Restoration Projects: A bang for the oyster buck 06.20.2014 10:50 am
Resort Realty acquires Hatteras Island vacation rental division of Colony Realty  05.13.2014 4:15 pm

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Island Wedding Stories: New Jersey couple are wed on Hatteras beach
Something old, something new, something green 

Island Living: Getting married Hatteras-style 
Island Wedding Stories: Danielle Smith and Jonathan Burruss are wed in Avon…WITH SLIDE SHOW
Dare County officials have been busy issuing marriage licenses  

A classic Hatteras wedding with a surprise guest...WITH SLIDE SHOW  
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
Destination Wedding Information

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