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  • Full Moon Climb of lighthouses is May 3. On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • NPS sets spring programs at Outer Banks Parks. On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Oceanfront Property...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Legislative Update: Lawmakers racing the clock to get bills moved...On Local News Page.
  • Editor's Blog:  A pivotal point for Park Service and access advocates.  On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • As Oregon Inlet conditions improve, attention turns to long-term solutions ...On Local News Page.
  • New NPS report touts economic benefit of Outer Banks parks...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Ribbon cutting at Rodanthe Beach Access will be May 2. On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • A humdinger winter for hummers...On Island Features Page.
  • NPS sets public meetings, expedites construction plans to meet new law's requirements...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • NPS lifeguarded beaches will be open May 23-Sept. 7...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Featured article of the week from our Archives: Villagers successfully rescue a baby owl in Salvo....Below under Archives.
  • NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports...On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • DOT wants public feedback on 10-year transportation plan...On Local News Page.
  • County declares six houses on Buxton Beach unsafe...WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Local News Page.
  • Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO...On Island Features Page.
  • Ocracoke occupancy tax board says 'no' to fireworks...On Local News Page.

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NEW....04.23.2015 4:00 pm New NPS report touts economic benefit of Outer Banks parks
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04.22.2015 6:35 pm NPS sets public meetings, expedites construction plans to meet new law's requirements
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04.22.2015 1:30 pm  NPS lifeguarded beaches will be open May 23-Sept. 7
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04.21.2015 9:30 am NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports
CHAPA weighs in on ORV plan's new infrastructure 04.16.2015 4:45 pm
Access groups make proposals to NPS on buffers, corridors 04.15.2015 3:45 pm
Cape Point closes to off-road vehicles
NPS Centennial budget request seeks funding for maintenance backlog 04.02.2015 3:30 pm
ORV routes in front of villages close April 1 03.30.2015 3:00 pm
Seashore biologist discusses research projects on interview show....WITH AUDIO 03.16.2015 4:15 pm
Park Service implements pre-nesting closures 03.13.2015 1:30 pm
NPS announces seashore campground opening and closing dates 03.04.2015 11:10 am
UPDATE: Vandals destroy more park property in Buxton 02.19.2015 1:30 pm
Vandals damage Cape Point campground 02.12.2015 5:25 pm
Lighthouses will open for climbing April 17-Oct. 14 02.13.2015 1:45 pm
Newborn pony joins the Ocracoke herd 02.06.2015 1:40 pm 
NPS releases some details of plan to comply with new legislation 02.04.2015 3:00 pm
Park Service plans burning of vegetation on Bodie Island 01.28.2015 2:35 pm

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NEW....04.24.2015 4:20 pm Legislative Update: Lawmakers racing the clock to get bills moved
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04.24.2015 2:15 pm As Oregon Inlet conditions improve, attention turns to long-term solutions
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04.21.2015 4:45 pm DOT wants public feedback on 10-year transportation plan
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04.21.2015 4:10 pm County declares six houses on Buxton Beach unsafe...WITH SLIDE SHOW
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04.21.2015 1:10 pm Ocracoke occupancy tax board says 'no' to fireworks
Passenger ferry trials will include boat tours, open houses 04.16.2015 11:20 am
Community Foundation now accepting grant applications 04.14.2015 11:20 am
State science panel’s draft sea level rise report released for public comment 04.06.2015 3:45 pm
UPDATED: Sailor missing for 66 days rescued off Cape Hatteras...WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO 04.02.2015 10:45 pm
UPDATE: State House passes bill allowing Dare sales tax hike 04.01.2015 10:30 pm
Dare County plans large-item pickup for April 03.26.2015 2:50 pm
UPDATED: State Bar issues complaint against Judge Tillet; Tillett answers 03.26.2015 2:30 pm
UPDATED:  Dare County is the big loser in bill that would shift sales tax revenue 03.25.2015 11:00 am
Extra ferries will be added for Easter and spring-break visitors 03.25.2015 4:40 pm
Outer Banks residents say 'no' to offshore drilling 03.19.2015 3:50 pm
A whole lot of shaking going on 03.18.2015 7:00 pm
BOC chairman sends another letter on Dare County gas prices 03.18.2015 5:00 pm
First Stewart Couch scholarship will be awarded in June 03.17.2015 11:40 am
Ocracoke wrestles with occupancy tax, marketing, boosting tourism 03.16.2015 2:00 pm
UPDATE: Appeals Court grants request for mediation 02.11.2015 5:40 pm
Bonner Bridge down to one lane for concrete repairs
01.26.2015 4:10 pm

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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 04.27.2015
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 03.17.2015
Church Listings ...UPDATED 
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 02.27.2015
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 04.27.2015
Obituaries ...UPDATED 04.22.2015

Commentary & Guest Columns
Commentary: Thousands of seniors anxiously await lawmakers’ budget decisions 04.14.2015 10:40 am
Guest Column: Have Republicans in Raleigh gone to the dark side? 04.01.2015 11:35 am
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uest Commentary:  'Socialist' Senate vs. Metro McCrory 03.30.2015 4:00 pm
Guest Editorial: Tata’s politics may cost N.C. transportation dollars 03.26.2015 4:45 pm

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NEW....04.23.2015 10:15 am A humdinger winter for hummers
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04.21.2015 2:15 pm Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO
Cancer Foundation's annual dance was just the 'bee's knees'...WITH SLIDE SHOW 04.16.2015 12:45 pm
A primer on seismic testing 04.09.2015 11:10 am
The Scotch bonnet's 50th anniversary 04.07.2015 11:40 am
Hatteras Storytelling Festival is topic of radio interview 04.06.2015 3:10 am
The Night Sky:  A new evening star and a meteor shower for April 03.31.2015 11:30 pm
Saltwater intrusion is changing the coast 03.31.2015 11:30 pm
What causes whale and dolphin strandings along the coast? 03.24.2015 12.10 pm
The Bear Lady:  Her life and mysterious death 03.17.2015 10:50 am
Dare County Animal Shelter:  A recycling center for feral cats? 03.05.2015 3:30 pm
Helping Hatteras Island cancer patients is topic of radio show....WITH AUDIO 03.02.2015 3:00 pm
With love, Aleta:  Remembering Ocracoke's famous mailboat 02.26.2015 2:00 pm
Arctic Seals appearance on North Carolina beaches is a puzzling....WITH VIDEO 02.19.2015 2:00 pm
GeeGee Rosell talks about new community reading program in radio interview...WITH AUDIO 02.02.2015 5:50 pm
The plasticized ocean threatens marine environment
01.20.2015 3:00 pm

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Outer Banks Angling: Walk don't Whine 04.16.2015 5:20 pm
Local Catch Summit aims to promote seafood, educate consumers 04.16.2015 12:00 pm
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tate legislators enjoy a sampling of seafood from the coast 04.14.2015 10:10 am
Outer Banks Angling: Typical March 03.26.2015 3:40 pm
Outer Banks Angling: A little action 03.13.2015 3:20 pm
Outer Banks Angling: It’s winter 02.27.2015 5:15 pm
Outer Banks Angling: A wooden stake 02.18.2015 10:45 am
Will increased bluefin tuna quota benefit local fishermen -- or not? 02.11.2015 2:55 pm
Jeff Oden talks about the pressures on commercial fishermen on 'To the Point' 10.20.2014 5:10 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW

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NEW....04.27.2015 1:00 pm Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Oceanfront Property
Kiteboarding businesses contend with what some term 'unfair' competition
03.26.2015 4:15 pm
Report says restoring coastal habitat is good for economy 03.10.2015 3:25 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: 2015 Market Overview 03.06.2015 10:30 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Insurance consent to rate letters 01.30.2015 11:10 am
Insurance Commissioner denies companies' request for homeowners' rate increase 12.19.2014 2:30 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  A statistical profile of the island 11.20.2014 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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NEW....04.22.2015 10:15 am Villagers successfully rescue a baby owl in Salvo (Originally posted 04.01.2008) Click Here To Read
 Islanders share their lighthouse memories (Originally posted 07.21.2009) Click Here To Read
Island Cooking: For some islanders, the Easter eggs are coming from the backyard (Originally posted 04.10.2009) Click Here To Read
Hatteras youngsters star in Easter mini-musical...WITH VIDEO AND SLIDE SHOW  (Originally posted 03.20.2008) Click Here To Read

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