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  • Islanders Wake Up to Icy Winter Wonderland...WITH SLIDE SHOW... On Local News Page.
  • Area National Park Service Visitor Facilities Closed Today Due to Winter Storm...On Beach Access and Park Issures.
  • 1-3 Inches of Snow Headed to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands...On Local News Page.
  • Waterways Commission Considers the Future of Permitting, Dredge Disposal at January Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Rose Tillett Davenport....On Community News under Obituaries.
  • ORV Ramp 72 on Ocracoke Island Temporarily Closed for Repairs...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Avon Resident Ed Danko Announces Candidacy for Dare County Commissioner...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Mark Allan Rankin....On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Obituary - Janet Burrus Hughes....On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Obituary - Garreld Ardell Mathews “Pete” Covey....On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Marine Fisheries Commission Accepting Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Commercial Fishing License...On Fishing Page.
  • Obituary - Betsy Anna O’Neal Midgette....On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Recreational black sea bass season north of Cape Hatteras opens Feb. 1...On Fishing Page.
  • Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild officially formed...On Island Features.
  • Cape Point Enjoys an Unusual Weekend Visitor...On Local News Page.
  • Skies Darken in Buxton Due to Storm Damage to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • UPDATE:  One Fatality in Accident on N.C. Highway 12 in Avon...On Local News Page.
  • Strong Thunderstorms Produce 77 mph Winds Gusts on Friday...On Local News Page.
  • NEW REPORTER'S BLOG:  What's Happening with the Proposed Insurance Increase?  On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Advocates, Local Leaders Vow to Fight Offshore Drilling Plan...On Island Features Page.
  • Kinnakeet Home:  “Route 101” and Early Transportation to Hatteras Island...On Island Features Page.
  • Student Guest Column: Marching Up A Storm...On Community News and Commentary under Commentary and Guest Columns.
  • Buxton Beach Nourishment Update...On Local News Page.
  • Council Seeks Input on Proposed Changes for Atlantic Cobia Management...On Fishing Page.
  • Cooper Asks Feds to Exempt N.C. From Offshore Drilling...On Local News Page.
  • Dare County BOC Year in Review...On Local News Page.
  • Project to Replace Public Boat Ramps on Ocracoke Island Beginning Next Week...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.



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NEW....01.18.2018  9:30 am Area National Park Service Visitor Facilities Closed Today Due to Winter Storm
NEW....01.17.2018 11:00 am ORV Ramp 72 on Ocracoke Island Temporarily Closed for Repairs
NEW....01.15.2018 10:00 am
Skies Darken in Buxton Due to Storm Damage to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
NEW....01.11.2018 10:55 am  Project to Replace Public Boat Ramps on Ocracoke Island Beginning Next Week
Only Water-Locked Pilings Remain at Frisco Pier Site
12.21.2017 2:00 pm
Pier House Removed at Frisco Pier....WITH SLIDE SHOW 12.16.2017 4:00 pm
Removal Stage Begins at Frisco Pier...WITH SLIDE SHOW  12.12.2017 11:00 am
Extensive Frisco Pier Removal Project Begins 12.06.2017 1:30 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z



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NEW....01.18.2018  11:00 am Islanders Wake Up to Icy Winter Wonderland...WITH SLIDE SHOW
NEW....01.17.2018  5:40 pm
1-3 Inches of Snow Headed to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands
NEW....01.17.2018  5:15 pm
Waterways Commission Considers the Future of Permitting, Dredge Disposal at January Meeting
NEW....01.17.2018  9:30 am
Snow Accumulation Forecast Increases to 2-4” in Latest NWS Briefing
NEW....01.16.2018 2:00 pm  Avon Resident Ed Danko Announces Candidacy for Dare County Commissioner
NEW....01.15.2018 11:15 am
Cape Point Enjoys an Unusual Weekend Visitor
NEW....01.13.2018 1:00 pm
One Fatality in Accident on N.C. Highway 12 in Avon
NEW....01.13.2018 10:30 am  Strong Thunderstorms Produce 77 mph Winds Gusts on Friday
NEW....01.12.2018 2:10 pm
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update
NEW....01.11.2018 2:30 pm
Cooper Asks Feds to Exempt N.C. From Offshore Drilling
NEW....01.11.2018 1:45 pm
Dare County BOC Year in Review
Trash Collection Schedule For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Announced

Highlights from Dare County BOC Meeting 01.10.2018 1:45 pm
Islands Thaw and Return to Normal After Record Winter Storm 01.10.2018 12:50 pm
Dare County Sanitation Department Conducting Residential Large Household Pick-Up 01.09.2018 12:45 pm
Reminder: Alligator River Bridge Closed to All Traffic Jan. 10-17 01.08.2018 11:15 am
Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 to Close for Repairs Jan. 10-17 12.07.2017 3:20 pm
Islanders Ring in the New Year with Icy Temps and a Little Snow  01.01.2018 1:15 pm
Spans of Bonner Bridge Moving Closer to Eventual Connection 12.27.2017 10:00 am
NC Ferry Division Releases 2018 Schedules 12.21.2017 11:10 am
Ocracoke Waterways Commission Seeks Shorter Ferry Route 12.20.2017 1:30 pm
Applications for 2018 Ocracoke Vendor Priority Passes Now Available 12.13.2017 11:00 am
Bigger Flood Insurance Bills Likely on the Way 12.01.2017 6:00 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 01.05.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 01.11.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 12.23.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 01.16.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 01.17.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....01.12.2018 2:30 pm Student Guest Column: Marching Up A Storm
Student Guest Column: 2017 - 2018 DECA Chapter Success at Regional Competition
12.19.2017 2:45 pm
Student Guest Column:  CHSS Holiday Philanthropy!  12.13.2017 12:30 pm
Guest Column:  Hunter and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Recalls Mistakes in the Marsh 12.04.2017 11:30 am
Student Guest Column:  Surf’s Up: New Surf Team forms at CHSS  11.29.2017 12:30 pm


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NEW....01.15.2018 1:50 pm Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild Officially Formed
NEW....01.12.2018 3:30 pm 
Kinnakeet Home:  “Route 101” and Early Transportation to Hatteras Island
BOEM Releases Plan for Offshore Drilling 01.05.2018 1:35 pm
The Hunter, the Dog, and Other Night Sky Highlights for January 2018
Officials Seek More Detail On Seismic Testing  12.27.2017 12:10 pm
Halverson and Fallen Heroes Honored at Buxton British Cemetery Wreath Ceremony...WITH SLIDE SHOW 12.23.2017 12:30 pm
Birth of Two Inlets: Accounts of 1846 Storm 12.21.2017 3:30 pm
Discovering Hatteras Island’s Earliest Settlements 12.20.2017 11:25 am


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NEW....01.15.2018  4:50 pm  Marine Fisheries Commission Accepting Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Commercial Fishing License
NEW....01.15.2018  3:45 pm 
Recreational black sea bass season north of Cape Hatteras opens Feb. 1
NEW....01.11.2018  4:40 pm
Council Seeks Input on Proposed Changes for Atlantic Cobia Management
Annual Pot Closure Period Begins Jan. 15 01.10.2018  4:00 pm
Committee To Define ‘Commercial Fisherman’ 01.10.2018  1:10 pm
Happy New Year! An Inside Look at Wintertime Fishing 01.08.2018  11:05 am 
Steve Murphey Named Fisheries Director  01.05.2018  11:20 am
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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State Commissioner Rejects Bid for Insurance Rate Increase  01.05.2018  4:50 pm
CHEC Announces Rate Increase in 2018 01.03.2018  12:40 pm
Potential Double-Digit Rate Hike on the Horizon for Coastal NC  12.21.2017 2:10 pm
Outer Banks Chamber Tackles Housing Crunch 12.08.2017 11:10 am
Local Nonprofits Build Forever Funds through the Community Foundation 12.07.2017 10:15 am
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


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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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