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  • Hatteras Island couple’s tiny house will make a big debut....On Island Features Page.
  • State plans public meetings on beach and inlet management plan update...On Local News Page.
  • New state Artificial Reef Guide, interactive website ready for fishermen to use...On Fishing Page.
  • Tourism-related spending in Dare County tops $1 billion for second year...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • UPDATE: Reward offered for information in sea turtle incident...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • NPS publishes proposed changes to ORV rule...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • New Hatteras school board member is radio show guest....with AUDIO...On Island Features Page.
  • NPS seeks info on incident that led to sea turtle death....On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • NEW EDITOR'S BLOG: Waterspouts and other wicked weather....On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Anglers Club makes donation to Methodist Men's group..On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Outer Banks Angling: On a fishing trip with a legend...On Fishing Page.
  • Buxton's Chief Perry now competing in final round ...On Local News Page.
  • UPDATE: Board of Elections adds early morning hours but not weekends...On Local News Page.
  • NPS Daily Ramp Status Report.  On Beach Access Page at the top of the page.
  • NPS Weekly Resource Management Report.  On Beach Access Page at the top of the page.
  • NPS Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed.  On Beach Access Page at the top of the page.
  • Hatteras Inlet dredging plan discussed at Waterways Commission meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Dare commissioners decline to take up resolution on early voting hours....On Local News Page.
  • How a trip to the beach turns into a sea turtle education...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Park Service plans centennial activities for Aug. 25...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Dare Board changes name of waterways advisory panel....On Local News Page.
  • New cancer foundation cookbook will debut at reception.  On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Exit of geologist Stan Riggs leaves void on CRC science panel...On Island Features Page.
  • UPDATE:  Park staff sweep unattended gear off village beaches...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.



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NEW....08.23.2016 5:45 pm UPDATE: Reward offered for information in sea turtle incident
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08.22.2016 11:30 am NPS publishes proposed changes to ORV rule
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08.21.2016 5:40 pm  NPS seeks info on incident that led to sea turtle death
UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY....
National Park Service Daily Ramp Status Report

NEW....08.18.2016 11:00 am National Park Service Weekly Resource Management Report
NEW....08.18.2016 11:00 am National Park Service Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed
NEW....08.16.2016 3:40 pm How a trip to the beach turns into a sea turtle education
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08.16.2016 2:30 pm Park Service plans centennial activities for Aug. 25
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08.15.2016 2:30 pm  UPDATE:  Park staff sweep unattended gear off village beaches
Seashore has another record year for sea turtle nests 08.12.2016 2:30 pm
UPDATED: Beach gear left behind is a growing concern 08.09.2016 11:30 am
NPS conducts two traffic checkpoints at Hatteras Island ramps 07.27.2016 2:00 pm
Cape Point reopens to ORVs and pedestrians 07.27.2016 1:15 pm
NPS will offer sea turtle nest excavation programs 07.25.2016 3:20 pm
A conversation with the seashore superintendent....WITH AUDIO 07.18.2016 3:30 pm
Sea turtle nest sitters learn the ropes in training session....WITH VIDEO 07.13.2016 11:10 am
Seashore launches multi-agency approach to stormwater issues 06.29.2016 2:30 pm
New study shows extent of light pollution across the night sky 06.13.2016 1:15 pm
Visitors reminded that drones are banned on the seashore 05.11.2016 10:40 am
NPS will offer full-moon Cape Hatteras Lighthouse tours through the summer 04.20.2016 12:30 pm
NPS campground season will be extended until Nov. 28 03.24.2016 1:30 pm
Park Service makes it easier, cheaper to get ORV permit online  03.01.2016 1:40 pm
Lighthouses will be open for climbing from April 15 - Oct. 10 02.23.2016 4:40 pm


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NEW....08.24.2016 10:50 am State plans public meetings on beach and inlet management plan update
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08.18.2016 5:25 pm Buxton's Chief Perry now competing in final round
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08.18.2016 5:00 pm UPDATE: Board of Elections adds early morning hours but not weekends
NEW....08.17.2016 9:45 am Dare commissioners decline to take up resolution on early voting hours
Board of Elections tweaks early voting, but not enough for some 08.12.2016 6:40 pm
NEW....08.18.2016 10:45 am Hatteras Inlet dredging plan discussed at Waterways Commission meeting
NEW....08.16.2016 2:30 pm Dare Board changes name of waterways advisory panel
64-year-old woman drowns off Ocracoke Island 08.11.2016 6:15 pm
Atlantic hurricane season still expected to be strongest since 2012 08.11.2016 2:45 pm
Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman near Oregon Inlet 08.04.2016 5:00 pm
TSA conducts security exercise on Hatteras and Ocracoke 08.04.2016 2:00 pm
Updates on new Bonner and Pea Island bridges....WITH VIDEO 08.03.2016 12:30 pm
Dare board addresses Hatteras Inlet issues, hears Zika update 08.03.2016 9:30 am
Dare Board of Education has new leader 07.28.2016 11:15 am
Close Encounters of the manatee kind reported at Hatteras Landing....WITH VIDEO  07.25.2016 1:30 pm
71-year-old man drowns near Frisco Pier 07.22.2016 6:35 pm
67-year-old man drowns off Ocracoke 07.22.2016 12:15 pm
Ocracokers have questions about passenger ferry feasibility 07.21.2016 4:30 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 08.15.2016
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 08.19.2016
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 08.05.2016
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 08.08.2016
Obituaries ...UPDATED 08.04.2016

Commentary & Guest Columns
Guest Column: Dare commissioner takes credit where it's not due 07.11.2016 5:15 pm
Guest Column: My Affair with Words 07.06.2016 2:55 pm
Guest Column:  Not all government is non-functional 06.24.2016 3:30 pm


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NEW....08.24.2016 3:10 pm  Hatteras Island couple’s tiny house will make a big debut
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08.22.2016 10:40 am New Hatteras school board member is radio show guest....with AUDIO
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08.15.2016 2:00 pm Exit of geologist Stan Riggs leaves void on CRC science panel
Dare County's battle against drug abuse:  The Narcotics Task Force 08.10.2016 5:00 pm
Dare County's Battle Against Drug Abuse:  Busting a meth lab on Hatteras 08.10.2016 5:00 pm
Dare County's schools are topic of radio interview....WITH AUDIO 08.08.2016 1:00 pm
The Night Sky: An exceptional year for the Perseids meteor shower? 08.01.2016 11:15 am
Pokémon craze washes ashore on Hatteras Island 07.26.2016 4:20 pm
Avon Farmer's Market is keeping it fresh for another season 07.21.2016 5:10 pm
Buxton couple harvest the island's ocean water for their sea salt business 07.07.2016 2:20 pm


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NEW....08.24.2016 10:25 am New state Artificial Reef Guide, interactive website ready for fishermen to use
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08.19.2016 3:40 pm  Outer Banks Angling: On a fishing trip with a legend
Outer Banks Angling: It’s hot out there
08.08.2016 4:25 pm
New state record scamp may take world record title 08.05.2016 4:20 pm
State urges anglers to learn difference between king and Spanish mackerel  08.01.2016 12:00 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Oddities 07.13.2016 4:00 pm
Fresh, local seafood is topic of radio show....WITH AUDIO  07.05.2016 4:15 pm
One species reclassified in 2016 Stock Status Report 07.05.2016 3:40 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Independence Day 06.30.2016 1:40 pm
State certifies new record skipjack tuna 06.27.2016 2:15 pm
Coastal recreational fishermen hooked more fish in 2015 06.24.2016 5:30 pm
Commercial seafood landings increased last year 06.24.2016 5:30 pm
Oral history project will examine fisheries reform -- 20 years later 06.16.2016 2:20 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....08.24.2016 10:10 am Tourism-related spending in Dare County tops $1 billion for second year
New flood maps could save you money, but be careful
08.09.2016 1:40 pm
NOAA grant will help fund living shorelines for waterfront landowners 08.08.2016 12:00 pm 
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Undeveloped lot market update 08.08.2016 10:50 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions 07.26.2016 9:15 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Are your insurance coverages adequate 06.07.2016 3:50 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  What's hot and what's not 05.26.2016 4:30 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  First quarter market report 04.29.2016 3:20 pm
Sea Gull Motel changes hands after more than 60 years 04.20.2016 10:30 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Changes in flood insurance costs 04.18.2016 3:10 pm
Studio 12 opens in :a new Avon location 03.28.2016 4:35 pm


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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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