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  • Obituary -  Janice Lynn Jennette.  On Community News page under Obituaries.
  • Guest Column:  A letter to fishermen from Marine Fisheries director....On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling: Fall has arrived and fish are moving...On Fishing Page.
  • Abandoned vessel washes ashore in Avon, may have held refugees...On Local News Page.
  • Dr. Christine Petzing is Outer Banks Citizen of  the Year...On Community News page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Obituary - Robert Matthew Kellet.  On Community News page under Obituaries.
  • Obituary - Marceline G. Gray. On Community News page under Obituaries.
  • HICF will host 13th annual Positively Pink 5K. On Community News Page Under Event Planner.
  • Owners Seek to move historic Beachcomber Museum...On Island Features Page.
  • News Analysis: Battleground North Carolina...On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • Democratic candidates to answer questions.  On Community News Page Under Event Planner.
  • Carey LeSieur Foundation bucket party is Oct. 8.  On Community News Page Under Event Planner.
  • Fourth annual Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Fun Run will be Nov. 24. On Community News Page Under Event Planner.
  • Christmas Angel Gift program already underway. On Community News Page Under Event Planner.
  • Recreational cobia season closes Sept. 30 in state waters...On Fishing Page.
  • Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue’s 30th season is a busy one...On Island Features Page.
  • UPDATE: Commercial fishermen, counties file lawsuit again state...On Fishing Page.
  • Dare board approves joining southern flounder lawsuit...On Fishing Page.
  • NEW EDITOR'S BLOG:  A big 'thank you' to Dare Public Works...On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Federal officials present plan for offshore wind auction...On Local News Page.
  • Ferry system will transition to off-season schedule....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.
  • UPDATE: Park Service announces agenda for science workshop...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Community Foundation awards $150,000 in grants...On Local News Page.
  • Lowly oysters set to take center stage...On Fishing Page.



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UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY....National Park Service Daily Ramp Status Report
NEW....09.21.2016  5:45 pm National Park Service Weekly Resource Management Report
NEW....09.21.2016    National Park Service Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed
ORV routes are now open to night driving  09.15.2016 10:00 am
NPS plans public scoping for flood mitigation planning 09.08.2016 5:15 pm
NPS reports moderate sea turtle nest losses after Hermine 09.06.2016 5:15 pm
Project aims to reduce flooding at Ramps 44 and 49 08.26.2016 3:00 pm
UPDATE: Reward offered for information in sea turtle incident 08.23.2016 5:45 pm
NPS seeks info on incident that led to sea turtle death 08.21.2016 5:40 pm
NPS publishes proposed changes to ORV rule 08.22.2016 11:30 am
How a trip to the beach turns into a sea turtle education 08.16.2016 3:40 pm
UPDATE: Park staff sweep unattended gear off village beaches 08.15.2016 2:30 pm
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


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NEW....09.28.2016 4:30 pm Abandoned vessel washes ashore in Avon, may have held refugees
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09.23.2016 3:30 pm Federal officials present plan for offshore wind auction
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09.23.2016 2:50 pm Ferry system will transition to off-season schedule
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09.21.2016 11:00 am Community Foundation awards $150,000 in grants
Hatteras gas stations weathering shortages from pipeline leak 09.20.2016 6:00 pm
Dare Schools accountability report:  Progress at CHES, concerns at CHSS 09.20.2016 4:30 pm
Lane closures expected as Bonner Bridge progresses...WITH VIDEO 09.20.2016 12:30 pm
Forecasters discuss Hermine impacts on Hatteras...WITH AUDIO  09.19.2016 2:20 pm
Fish and Wildlife Service to scale back red wolf recovery area 09.15.2016 1:30 pm
Waterways Commission works on new mission, same old problems 09.14.2016 1:55 pm
Second community forum on substance abuse will be Oct. 4 09.13.2016 3:00 pm
The fallen heroes of Sept. 11, 2001 remembered at Lighthouse Climb...WITH SLIDE SHOW 09.12.2016 12:10 pm
A man and his would-be rescuer drown off Rodanthe beach 09.09.2016 7:20 pm
UPDATE: Commercial recycling pickup temporarily suspended 09.09.2016 1:20 pm
Dare County updates damage estimate from Hermine 09.08.2016 5:45 pm
Ferry crew honored for charter boat crew rescue 09.08.2016 4:50 pm
Storm debris pickup will start Sept. 12 on Hatteras 09.08.2016 4:30 pm
Dare Board talks about storm aftermath, damage estimates 09.07.2016 11:30 am
Hatteras CERT members hard at work after the storm 09.05.2016 6:30 pm
Hatteras and Ocracoke are cleaning up, opening up 09.04.2016 5:00 pm
Hermine moves offshore, leaves behind high winds, soundside flooding....WITH SLIDE SHOW 09.03.2016 5:00 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 09.28.2016
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 09.28.2016
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 09.28.2016
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 09.13.2016
Obituaries ...UPDATED 09.30.2016

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....09.29.2016 1:45 pm Guest Column:  A letter to fishermen from Marine Fisheries director
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09.27.2016 5:45 pm News Analysis: Battleground North Carolina


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NEW....09.28.2016 12:45 pm Owners Seek to move historic Beachcomber Museum
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09.26.2016 4:45 pm Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue’s 30th season is a busy one
Brief shower didn't dampen annual Day at the Docks festivities...WITH SLIDE SHOW
09.19.2016 11:30 am 
The Night Sky:  Get a good view Andromeda in September 09.01.2016 2:00 pm
High-tech exploration underway at Battle of the Atlantic site 08.30.2016 4:15 pm
Dare County's Battle Against Substance Abuse: How the county assembled a treatment and education network 08.25.2016 4:50 pm
Fighting the demons: Owen’s odyssey 08.25.2016 4:50 pm
Fighting the demons: Sumner’s battle 08.25.2016 4:50 pm
'Coolest little festival on Eastern Seaboard' coming to Hatteras 08.25.2016 1:25 pm
Hatteras Island couple’s tiny house will make a big debut 08.24.2016 3:10 pm 


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NEW....09.29.2016 11:30 am Outer Banks Angling: Fall has arrived and fish are moving
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09.26.2016 5:00 pm  Recreational cobia season closes Sept. 30 in state waters
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09.26.2016 9:30 am  UPDATE: Commercial fishermen, counties file lawsuit again state
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09.24.2016 12:30 pm  Dare board approves joining southern flounder lawsuit
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09.21.2016 10:05 pm Lowly oysters set to take center stage
Council approves reduced cobia bag limits to extend season 09.20.2016 5:30 pm
Frank & Fran's is changing hands, but Frank won't be gone for good 08.30.2016 3:05 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Almost there 08.25.2016 12:30 pm
New state Artificial Reef Guide, interactive website ready for fishermen to use 08.24.2016 10:25 am
Outer Banks Angling: On a fishing trip with a legend 08.19.2016 3:40 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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Tourism-related spending in Dare County tops $1 billion for second year 08.24.2016 10:10 am
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


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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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