On this Memorial Day weekend, please take time to remember those who have given their lives fighting for our freedom....Hatteras Island Memorial Day observance will be on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at Hatteras United Methodist Church in Hatteras village...Barbecue lunch to raise money for Cape Hatteras Wounded Warrior Vacation Project will be on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the arts & crafts show at Indian Town Gallery on Highway 12 in Frisco.......Sign up for weekly email updates from Island Free Press at the bottom of the Front Page....










New on Island Free Press

  • Tropical Depression Bonnie will hang around for a while...On Local News Page.
  • EDITOR'S BLOG: Walking to Cape Point, banning fishing nets, and beach weather. Above on Shooting the Breeze.
  • Dr. Beach chooses Ocracoke as No. 4 on Top 10 list...On Local News Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling: That time again...On Fishing Page.
  • MFC adopts stricter blue crab regulations...On Fishing Page.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate:  What's hot and what's not...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue four after Navy jet mishap off Oregon Inlet....On Local News Page.
  • Summer programs planned at Native American Museum....On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.   
  • Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Program receives accreditation....On the Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • 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.
  • A morning out for moms this summer....On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • North Rodanthe bridge gets federal approval to move forward...On Local News Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling: Cobia Madness...On Fishing Page.
  • Hatteras Island's first hostel opens in Buxton...On Island Features Page.
  • DMV unveils new placards for disabled drivers....On the Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Vehicle registration late fees are effective July 1...On Local News Page.
  • Meth lab found in Hatteras Island campground....On Community News and Commentary Page under Crime Reports.
  • MFC imposes new restrictions on recreational cobia catch...On Fishing Page.
  • Expert warns that it’s water – not wind – to watch out for in hurricanes....On Local News Page.


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UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY....National Park Service Daily Ramp Status Report
NEW....05.25.2016  10:30 am National Park Service Weekly Resource Management Report
NEW....05.25.2016  10:30 am National Park Service Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed
Visitors reminded that drones are banned on the seashore 05.11.2016 10:40 am
Cape Point closes to vehicle and pedestrian access 05.11.2016 10:20 am
NPS will offer full-moon Cape Hatteras Lighthouse tours through the summer 04.20.2016 12:30 pm
UPDATE: State tosses cold water on NPS  plan to address flooding 04.19.2016 1:30 pm
Park Service offers plan to address flooding in Cape Point area 03.28.2016 1:30 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....05.29.2016 3:35 pm Tropical Depression Bonnie will hang around for a while
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05.27.2016 2:45 pm Dr. Beach chooses Ocracoke as No. 4 on Top 10 list
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05.26.2016 1:15 pm Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue four after Navy jet mishap off Oregon Inlet
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05.25.2016 2:20 pm  North Rodanthe bridge gets federal approval to move forward
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05.23.2016 4:15 pm Vehicle registration late fees are effective July 1
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05.23.2016 10:20 am  Expert warns that it’s water – not wind – to watch out for in hurricanes
Dare businesses urged to register for re-entry permits 05.20.2016 11:45 am
New skatepark under construction in Buxton  05.20.2016 10:40 am
Commissioners hear comments on Buxton tax district, take no action 05.17.2016 2:40 pm
Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue two near Oregon Inlet 05.16.2016 1:30 pm
Hatteras Inlet users focus on problems with marking channel 05.12.2016 3:00 pm
Whipping Creek Road fire is contained but not 'out' 05.12.2016 3:00 pm
Coast Guard rescues four southeast of Hatteras Inlet 05.12.2016 12:50 pm
First piling is driven for new Bonner Bridge 05.10.2016 5:00 pm
NCDOT issues travel advisory for Bonner construction 05.05.2016 4:30 pm
Congressional primary election set for June 7 05.10.2016 1:00 pm
Monitor Marine Sanctuary seeks to fill eight seats on advisory council 05.06.2016 4:10 pm
Dare's proposed budget leaves tax rate unchanged -- except for north Buxton 05.04.2016 5:00 pm
Tine introduces bill to change way new ferries are funded, eliminate tolls 05.04.2016 3:35 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 05.26.2016
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 05.26.2016
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 05.23.2016
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 05.23.2016
Obituaries ...UPDATED 05.20.2016

Commentary & Guest Columns
Commentary: Bathroom re-opens with on-duty compliance officer; gender identity assured 04.18.2016 3:00 pm
Commentary: This is the face of poverty 04.05.2016 12:20 pm
Guest Column: Light pollution issues plague island villages 01.29.2016 1:30 pm


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NEW....05.24.2016 11:30 am Hatteras Island's first hostel opens in Buxton
Seismic Testing Q&A: The Pros and Cons  05.19.2016 2:00 pm
Four Hatteras islanders honored with Governor's Volunteer Service Awards 05.18.2016 12:15 pm
Island History: A hurricane and the treasure fleet 05.16.2016 5:15 pm
It’s a race against time to save the Salvo Day Use Area cemetery 05.05.2016 10:15 am
Rock the Cape is growing into a three-day, island-wide arts movement 05.02.2016 3:50 pm
Dare County Arts Council is topic of 'To the Point' radio interview....WITH AUDIO 05.02.2016 3:50 pm
The Night Sky: May will be good month for observing the  'red planet' 05.02.2016 11:55 am
English archaeologist says all 'lost colonists' came to Hatteras Island -- but did they? 04.20.2016 10:50 am
Launching the Outer Banks Scenic Byway 04.11.2016 4:45 pm


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NEW....05.27.2016 9:40 am Outer Banks Angling: That time again
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05.26.2016 4:30 pm MFC adopts stricter blue crab regulations
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05.24.2016 12:00 pm Outer Banks Angling: Cobia Madness
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05.23.2016 2:35 pm MFC imposes new restrictions on recreational cobia catch
Cat Baby wins Offshore Open with 648.5-pound blue marlin...WITH SLIDE SHOW 05.19.2016 4:00 pm
Tensions run high at four-hour meeting on cobia closure
05.10.2016 3:00 pm
Capt. Ernie Foster honored by Billfish Foundation 05.09.2016 2:50 pm
The humble oyster could help the environment and the economy 05.05.2016 11:55 am
Ocracoke surf-fishing tournament still at top of its game 05.02.2016 5:00 pm
State fisheries agency plans survey of commercial fishermen 04.26.2016 4:10 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Getting there fast 03.30.2016 4:40 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....05.26.2016 4:30 pm  Hatteras Island Real Estate:  What's hot and what's not
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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