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  • Severe Weather and Heavy Rain Forecasted for Monday and Tuesday......On Local News Page.
  • Access and seashore updates from the National Park Service ...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Dare County Veterans' Advisory Council Monthly meetin to be held on April 27.....On the Community News under Event Planner.
  • Pamlico Sound Ferry Routes to Run Limited Schedules Due to Shoaling......On Local News Page.
  • Commercial Fishing Resource Funding committees to meet April 26......On Fishing Page.
  • State coastal commission will meet on April 26-27 in Manteo......On Local News Page.
  • National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Group Volunteers....On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Carey LeSieur Foundation Scholarship Bucket Party scheduled for May 20.....On the Community News under Event Planner.
  • Ocracoke School needs SB15, Sen. Cook promises support......On Local News Page.
  • NCDOT Public Meeting set for April 27 in Rodanthe......On Local News Page.
  • Celebrate National Park Rx Day with Yoga on the Beach.....On the Community News under Event Planner.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Commercial Services Orientation and Open House.....On the Community News under Event Planner.
  • Obituary - William Thomas Marra....On the Community News under Obituary.
  • Dare County Awarded Increase in CRS Ranking...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Hatteras Island Social Worker Receives Employee of the Month...On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Wondering how much Hatteras Inlet has changed? Just take a look at Google Earth...On Island Features Page.
  • Chicamacomico is Looking for a Few Good Men or Women...On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Obituary - Arvin Alexander Midgett....On the Community News under Obituary.
  • Cisco the Shark Hangs Around Hatteras Island......On Local News Page.



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NEW....04.22.2017 11:25 am Access and seashore updates from the National Park Service
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04.21.2017 12:05 pm National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Group Volunteers
Lighthouses to Open on April 21 04.07.2017 3:10 pm
ORV Corridor Established near Cape Point 03.28.2017 11:15 am
National Park Service Announces Improvements to Frisco Day Use Area 03.24.2017 10:30 am
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2017 Campground Season 03.23.2017 9:40 am
Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance Celebrates a Milestone in Beach Access 03.17.2017 11:30 am
Meet Karol Jones, our New Hatteras Island District Ranger 03.16.2017 4:30 pm
CHNS invites public to comment on proposed projects relating to NCDOT passenger ferry service 03.01.2017 8:53 am 
Cape Point Bypass Extension Route Now Open to Off-Road Vehicle Users 02.01.2017 5:00 pm
Park Service sets cultural resources climate change strategy 01.10.2017 4:00 pm
NPS to update smoking regs to include e-cigarettes 01.10.2017 3:00 pm
NPS will publish amended final rule for ORVs in Federal Register 12.20.2016 5:20 pm



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NEW....04.23.2017 3:30 pm  Severe Weather and Heavy Rain Forecasted for Monday and Tuesday
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04.21.2017 4:30 pm Pamlico Sound Ferry Routes to Run Limited Schedules Due to Shoaling
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04.21.2017 1:30 pm  State coastal commission will meet on April 26-27 in Manteo
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04.19.2017 3:15 pm   Ocracoke School needs SB15, Sen. Cook promises support
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04.18.2017 5:10 pm  NCDOT Public Meeting set for April 27 in Rodanthe
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04.15.2017 11:45 am Cisco the Shark Hangs Around Hatteras Island
New Update Video Released on the Progress of the Bonner Bridges...WITH VIDEO  04.13.2017 11:30 am
Coastal Towns Brace For Beach Funding Cuts  04.12.2017 11:40 am
HICF Raises Funds – and the Roof – at 17th Annual Spring Dance...WITH SLIDE SHOWS  04.10.2017 5:20 pm
Hatteras-Ocracoke Spring Ferry Schedules Begin Tuesday 04.10.2017 4:45 pm
National Park Service Rangers Respond to Report of Fatality Near Ramp 34 in Avon 04.10.2017 1:45 pm
“Local” Legislation Dominates the Conversation at April BOC Meeting  04.06.2017 11:50 am
Pamlico Sound Ferry Runs Soft Aground Near Ocracoke  04.04.2017 3:15 pm
Two Boat Ramp Layouts Considered at Packed Rodanthe Open House 03.30.2017 11:50 am
Coast Guard medevacs man 150 miles off Cape Hatteras...WITH VIDEO  03.29.2017 3:30 pm
Matthew Removed from Atlantic Storm Names List 03.29.2017 11:30 am
Coast Guard medevacs man near Hatteras Inlet 03.23.2017 8:00 pm
Lycett Named Social Services Director for Dare County 03.21.2017 12:30 pm
UPDATE: Whale washes ashore south of Avon 03.20.2017 1:40 pm
Tribute to Irene Nolan featured on Radio Hatteras....WITH AUDIO 03.07.2017 5:45 pm
A Tribute to Irene from Island Free Press Photographer and Friend, Donnie Bowers 03.07.2017 5:10 pm
Remembering Irene, the voice of Hatteras Island 03.05.2017 11:00 am



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 04.20.2017
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 04.17.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 03.10.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 04.20.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 04.18.2017

Commentary & Guest Columns
Local officials frustrated by new state rep 03.21.2017 5:00 pm
Guest Column: Shrimping is another fishery being taken hostage 01.13.2017 6:10 pm 
Commentary: McCrory set stage for latest threat to shrimping 01.13.2017 5:50 pm


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NEW....04.17.2017 2:30 pm Wondering how much Hatteras Inlet has changed? Just take a look at Google Earth
Wait… Is it Summer Already?  04.12.2017 1:00 pm
Island Cooking: Breaking Bread with Irene  04.11.2017 3:00 pm
New “Fixtation” is Stationed Outside St. John United Methodist Church in Avon 04.07.2017 10:40 am
Hatterasity Returns with a Bang in May, after Hurricane Matthew Cancellation  04.06.2017 1:15 pm
Island Living:  How the “Rules of Beachcombing” can Carry Over into Everyday Life 04.04.2017 12:45 pm
The Night Sky: March was a good month for galaxies  03.31.2017 1:45 pm
The Lost Colony turns 80 03.30.2017 4:10 pm
Blue Mind Global Book Club Culminates with Local Event 03.27.2017 12:30 pm
Pipeline Could Pose Threat to Coastal Region 03.24.2017 4:15 pm
Outer Banks Earns the Number #1 Spot in Southern Living Magazine 03.22.2017 11:50 am
Citizen Science Program needs your help observing the weather 03.15.2017 11:50 am
Federation raises more than $1,800 for Hatteras United Methodist Church's storm relief efforts 03.14.2017 9:15 am
Remembering Eph O'Neal, an old-time Hatteras waterman 02.21.2017 11:15 am
Wildlife Photo Project Expands Statewide 02.14.2017 10:00 am
Island Living:  Weird Hatteras Island Old Wives’ Tales (and Husbands’ Tales) that are Actually True 02.13.2017 3:00 pm


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NEW....04.21.2017 3:55 pm  Commercial Fishing Resource Funding committees to meet April 26
New recreational cobia regulations take effect May 1 
04.10.2017 3:30 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Spring is upon us 04.03.2017 1:34 am
Sens. Cook, Sanderson File Resolution for Revisions to Federal Shellfish Regs 03.24.2017 11:00 am
Study: Seismic Testing Disrupts Fish Behavior 02.23.2017 3:00 pm
Recreational flounder bag limit reduced to four fish 02.23.2017 11:15 am
Marine Fisheries Commission approves controversial petition 02.17.2017 12:50 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Looking ahead to 2017 cobia regs 01.23.2017 10:00 am
UPDATE: All five advisory panels vote against shrimp petition 01.18.2017 4:00 pm
UPDATE: Amendment to shrimp-trawling petition modifies proposals 01.13.2017 5:30 pm
Petition calls for more limits on shrimp trawling 01.13.2017 1:50 pm
Bonner Bridge work brings beneficial reef projects 12.29.2016 2:10 pm
Frank & Fran's is changing hands, but Frank won't be gone for good 08.30.2016 3:05 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....04.17.2017 3:00 pm  Dare County Awarded Increase in CRS Ranking
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  The case for a real estate market recovery 
03.28.2017 10:00 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate: 2016 Real Estate Market Summary 02.02.2017 10:30 am
Outer Banks clinic in Avon will cease Saturday hours 01.20.2017 4:40 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Winter is a good time to market your home 12.29.2016 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Perplexing market data 11.28.2016 4:15 pm
Business group calls for Atlantic seismic ban
Hurricane Recovery: Stories behind the effort to get back to business 11.14.2016 4:00 pm
H2OBX Waterpark set to open next year in Currituck 10.27.2016 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Due Diligence in Contracts 10.25.2016 2:30 pm
New flood maps may conflict with state rules 10.20.2016 12:00 pm 
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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