Please remember that the use of all fireworks is illegal on Hatteras and Ocracoke, including on seashore beaches....Please also remember to turn off your outside lights at night so we can see our beautiful night sky...Your neighbors will thank you for it...Outside lights on the oceanfront can also confuse sea turtles and hatchlings.....Have a great vacation and keep checking The Island Free Press for the latest news....












New on Island Free Press

  • Ramp 32, parking lot, footpath on Hatteras Island to open Sept. 4...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Cape Point Campground will stay open through Thanksgiving....On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Dare's second quarter 2015 Cost-of-Living Index is 108 percent...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Ferry crew rescues two from overturned boat in Swan Quarter Bay...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate: Trends in vacation and investment properties...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Legislative Update:  Still no budget from Raleigh...On Local News Page.
  • Erika fizzles, Florida braces for heavy rain...On Local News Page.
  • Battle brewing over flounder limits based on disputed study...On Fishing Page.
  • Cape Point will reopen to vehicles on Sunday, Aug. 30...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Erika's future won't be clear for another couple days...On Local News page.
  • Featured Articles of the Week From Our Archives - Emily Was Called The Hurricane Of The Century and Islanders remember Emily’s devastation ... Below under Archives.
  • Our Coast’s Food: Brunswick Stew...On Island Features Page.
  • Consumers confused by flood insurance surcharge....On Business and Real Estate Page.
  • Cancer Foundation seeks recipes for new cookbook. On Community News and Commentary page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Over-the-counter medicine give-away planned for Sept. 11. On Community News and Commentary page under Event Planner.
  • The sinking of the Mirlo is topic of underwater heritage lecture. On Community News and Commentary page under Event Planner.
  • Pump station repairs will close some areas at Pea Island...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Ocracoke's Street names: Who are Nubbin, Ikey D, and the Poker Players? On Island Features Page.
  • Ferry Division will host public meetings on passenger ferry study...On Local News Page.
  • Marine Fisheries Commission delays vote on southern flounder proposals...On Fishing Page.
  • 10 bands are set for Hatterasity, a bluegrass block party, on Oct. 8-11...On Island Features Page.



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NEW....08.31.2015 4:45 pm Ramp 32, parking lot, footpath on Hatteras Island to open Sept. 4
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08.31.2015 4:20 pm Cape Point Campground will stay open through Thanksgiving
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08.28.2015 3:30 pm Cape Point will reopen to vehicles on Sunday, Aug. 30
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08.28.2015 1:55 pm NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports
NEW....08.25.2015 4:50 pm  Pump station repairs will close some areas at Pea Island
Cape Point reopens to pedestrians, but drivers will have to wait 08.17.2015 5:10 pm
Seashore breaks record for sea turtle nesting 08.05.2015 3:00 pm
Piping plover fledging plummets, sea turtle nests skyrocket 07.27.2015 5:15 pm
Park Service offers sea turtle nest excavation programs 07.06.2015 3:40 pm
Park Service approves buffer modification plan 06.16.2015  5:15 pm
NPS summer hours and programs run from May 22-Sept. 7 05.20.2015  4:45 pm
Superintendent talks about seashore issues on radio show....WITH AUDIO 05.18.2015  5:30 pm
NPS lifeguarded beaches will be open May 23-Sept. 7 04.22.2015 1:30 pm
Lighthouses will open for climbing April 17-Oct. 14 02.13.2015 1:45 pm



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NEW....08.31.2015 2:20 pm Ferry crew rescues two from overturned boat in Swan Quarter Bay
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08.31.2015 9:40 am Legislative Update:  Still no budget from Raleigh
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08.29.2015 3:10 pm Erika fizzles, Florida braces for heavy rain
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08.25.2015 3:50 pm Ferry Division will host public meetings on passenger ferry study
Coast Guard warns mariners away from Hatteras Inlet as officials seek solutions 08.19.2015 5:10 pm
Officials ponder solutions to latest round of Hatteras Inlet shoaling
Final roadblocks to Bonner Bridge replacement are cleared 08.18.2015 3:35 pm
Efforts to replace Bonner Bridge span 25 years 08.18.2015 3:35 pm
UPDATE: Latest sales tax plan passes Senate 08.11.2015 5:30 pm
Science panel says effects of seismic surveying still unclear 08.11.2015 3:40 pm
Agency seeks comments on seismic permits 08.05.2015 5:15 pm
U.S. Postal Service celebrates Coast Guard's 225th birthday 08.10.2015 2:25 pm
Hyde commissioners to research noise ordinance 08.07.2015 3:05 pm
Nick Tennyson is named Secretary of Transportation 08.06.2015 5:20 pm
Local leaders hammer away at sales tax plan 08.04.2015 3:50 pm
Tony Tata resigns as NCDOT Secretary 07.28.2015 12:50 pm
Radio Hatteras' WHDX 99.9 FM is moving to Waves 07.17.2015 2:50 pm
New immunizations now required for kindergartners, seventh graders 07.15.2015 4:15 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 08.27.2015
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 08.10.2015
Church Listings ...UPDATED 
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 08.19.2015
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 08.14.2015
Obituaries ...UPDATED  08.21.2015

Commentary & Guest Columns
Guest Column: Senate has other choices to help poorer counties 07.29.2015 12:50 pm
Guest Column: The Science of Shark Bites 07.14.2015 1:00 pm
Commentary: CCA is all about catching fish for fun, not food 07.07.2015 11:30 am
Commentary: About those ferry priority passes 07.02.2015 7:00 pm
Commentary:  The missing sense of urgency in Raleigh 06.25.2015 9:45 am
Commentary: Changes to flounder plan not fair to our commercial fishermen 06.17.2015 12:10 pm
Guest Column:  County officials must unite on dredging and nourishment issues 06.16.2015 3:30 pm


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NEW....08.27.2015 3:45 pm  Our Coast’s Food: Brunswick Stew
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08.25.2015 4:30 pm Ocracoke's Street names: Who are Nubbin, Ikey D, and the Poker Players?
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08.25.2015 9:00 am 10 bands are set for Hatterasity, a bluegrass block party, on Oct. 8-11
The Snakes of North Carolina:  Respect but don't fear them...WITH SLIDE SHOW 08.19.2015 4:50 pm
New evidence puts some Lost Colonists at 'Site X' on mainland 08.18.2015 11:05 am
Drilling off the Carolina coast is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO 08.17.2015 4:00 pm
Island Living: The lessons learned with age 08.11.2015 3:50 pm
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO 08.03.2015 2:30 pm
The Night Sky:  Stargazing tips for August 08.03.2015 2:15 pm
The Birds of Raccoon Island 07.22.2015 10:30 am
Purple martins return to roost 07.22.2015 9:30 am
New island music academy is one artist's 'divine inspiration' 06.30.2015 2:15 pm


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NEW....08.28.2015 4:25 pm Battle brewing over flounder limits based on disputed study
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08.25.2015 3:25 pm Marine Fisheries Commission delays vote on southern flounder proposals
Outer Banks Angling:  Fishing is solid as summer winds down 08.21.2015 1:35 pm
The sassy women  of 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks" call Hatteras home....WITH VIDEO 07.22.2015 2:20 pm
Commercial fishing harvest increases, recreational harvest decreases in 2014 05.19.2015 12:30 pm
Coast Guard releases boating safety app 05.19.2015 9:00 am
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....08.31.2015 3:20 pm  Dare's second quarter 2015 Cost-of-Living Index is 108 percent
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08.31.2015 2:00 pm Hatteras Island Real Estate: Trends in vacation and investment properties
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08.27.2015 3:30 pm Consumers confused by flood insurance surcharge
Complex process delays floodplain maps again
08.18.2015 10:50 am
Dare tourism spending passed $1 billion in 2014, up 7 percent 08.11.2015 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Perspectives on Home Inspections 08.10.2015 4:10 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Questions about Closing 07.01.2015 11:40 am 
Dare County Tourism Board awards 15 event grants 06.09.2015 9:00 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions 06.02.2015 8:30 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Oceanfront Property 04.27.2015 1:00 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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Past Stories, Information and Editorials      

Featured article of the week from our Arc
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Emily Was Called The Hurricane Of The Century and Islanders remember Emily’s devastation (Originally posted August 1, 2013)
Historic shipwreck moves to Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras village…..WITH SLIDE SHOW (Originally posted July 20, 2010)
The ‘Best of Summer’ seafood dinner to enjoy with friends
(Originally posted July 26, 2011)
Hatteras village shipwreck appears and disappears with the shifting sands...WITH SLIDE SHOW (Originally posted August 08, 2009)
Guest Column: Bring back the night sky
(Originally posted August 14, 2008)


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