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  • Editor's Blog:  Focusing on the good news at the seashore. Above on Shooting the Breeze.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate:  First quarter market report...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • UPDATE:  The lighthouse beacon is turning again...On Local News Page..
  • Governor christens state's new dredge ... On Local News Page.
  • Dare Tourism Board awards event grants...On Local News Page.
  • Whipping Creek Road wildfire is on the decline...On Local News Page.
  • Drama club students travel to see 'Macbeth' production.  On Community News and Commentary Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Elementary students jump rope for Heart Association.  On Community News and Commentary Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • CHSSCS attends Science Olympiad.  On Community News and Commentary Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Earth Day Beach Sweep.  On Community News and Commentary 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.
  • Obituary - Valerie F. Delsignore...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • AP biology class gets anatomy lesson at ECU.  On Community News and Commentary Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Here's your chance to talk to the seashore superintendent...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Outer Banks SPCA will sponsor rabies clinic.... On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Summer corn hole tournaments will benefit veterans... On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Cancer Foundation spring dance celebrates the '80s....WITH SLIDE SHOWS.  On Community News and Commentary Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Coast Guard performs four separate rescues in Oregon Inlet on Monday...On Local News Page.
  • State fisheries agency plans survey of commercial fishermen...On Fishing Page.
  • Newly reorganized Outer Banks Catch pulls out of Seafood Festival...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Charlie William Phelps Sr...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • The saga of 'As the Lighthouse Turns -- or Not' continues...On Local News Page.
  • Moped owners will soon be required to carry liability insurance...On Local News Page.
  • First round of gypsy moth spraying in Buxton Woods is completed...On Local News Page.


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UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY....National Park Service Daily Ramp Status Report
NEW....04.28.2016 10:00 am National Park Service Weekly Resource Management Report
NEW....04.28.2016 10:00 am National Park Service Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed
NEW....04.27.2016 2:00 pm Here's your chance to talk to the seashore superintendent
Report details economic benefits of Outer Banks national parks 04.22.2016 12:45 pm
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
A conversation with the seashore superintendent....WITH AUDIO 04.18.2016 4:50 pm
Newly established ORV corridor allows for continued Cape Point access 04.12.2016 4:54 pm
NPS honors volunteers at Outer Banks parks  04.11.2016 2:20 pm
Seashore establishes pre-nesting areas for shorebird breeding season 03.24.2016 2:30 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
Park Service Centennial celebration starts to pick up steam 02.24.2016 2:15 pm
Lighthouses will be open for climbing from April 15 - Oct. 10 02.23.2016 4:40 pm
Seashore releases environmental document on ORV rule changes 02.17.2016 5:50 pm



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NEW....04.28.2016 5:15 pm UPDATE:  The lighthouse beacon is turning again
NEW....04.26.2016 3:15 pm The saga of 'As the Lighthouse Turns -- or Not' continues
NEW....04.28.2016 2:15 pm Governor christens state's new dredge
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04.28.2016 1:25 pm  Dare Tourism Board awards event grants
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04.28.2016 12.55 pm Whipping Creek Road wildfire is on the decline
NEW....04.26.2016 4:45 pm  Coast Guard performs four separate rescues in Oregon Inlet on Monday
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04.26.2016 3:55 pm Newly reorganized Outer Banks Catch pulls out of Seafood Festival
NEW....04.25.2016 5:10 pm Moped owners will soon be required to carry liability insurance
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04.25.2016 4:40 pm First round of gypsy moth spraying in Buxton Woods is completed
UPDATE: Board accepts bid for 2017 Buxton nourishment, sets hearing for sand tax district 04.19.2016 5:25 pm
Hatteras islanders can comment during board meetings via remote video link  04.19.2016 4:55 pm
Ocracoke says 'no' to euthanizing mallard ducks 04.18.2016 2:36 pm
Ferry Division adjusts summer schedules for Ocracoke 04.18.2016 2:25 pm
Dare County has released its second Bonner Bridge video update 04.14.2016 4:20 pm
Board decides to expand Buxton nourishment service district 04.14.2016 2:53 pm
Waterways Commission makes recommendations to county board  04.13.2016 4:45 pm
Feedback, donations are needed for new Buxton skatepark 03.07.2016 1:35 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 04.27.2016
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 04.28.2016
Church Listings ...UPDATED 
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 04.04.2016
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 04.28.2016
Obituaries ...UPDATED 04.27.2016

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
Guest Column: Where will we find the next generation of stewards of the land? 12.30.2015 1:55
Guest Column:  A proposal for ending the drainage mess in the Cape Point area 12.17.2015 4:15 pm
Commentary:  When and how will Hatteras ferry toll saga end?


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English archaeologist says all 'lost colonists' came to Hatteras Island -- but did they? 04.20.2016 10:50 am
A gift of life from one Ocracoke islander to another 04.13.2016 11:55 am
Launching the Outer Banks Scenic Byway 04.11.2016 4:45 pm
Dare clinic provides free basic health care to the uninsured....WITH AUDIO 04.04.2016 10:15 am
The Night Sky: Tracking the planets and a meteor shower in April 04.01.2016 3:50 pm
Weather Service citizen science program needs Outer Banks volunteers 03.29.2016 1:00 pm
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Expansion: The controversy continues 02.17.2016 2:45 pm


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NEW....04.26.2016 4:10 pm State fisheries agency plans survey of commercial fishermen
UPDATE: Fisheries Councils plan public meeting and webinar on cobia closure 04.19.2016 4:45 pm
Director of state coastal division named to lead state fisheries division 04.19.2016 4:25 pm
Marine Fisheries certifies new state record false albacore 04.05.2016 11:00 am
Outer Banks Angling: Getting there fast 03.30.2016 4:40 pm
State seeking public comment on blue crab management
03.29.2016 1:30 pm
The Rodanthe Pier is being repaired and will reopen on March 26 03.24.2016 11:15 am
Local angler’s knack for customizations goes global 03.16.2016 1:30 pm
Embattled Marine Fisheries director steps down 03.01.2016 12:50 pm
Fisheries Commission lowers cobia bag limit for recreational anglers 02.25.2016 4:00 pm
Anglers Club members win awards for the year's biggest fish 02.25.2016 3:40 pm
Marine Fisheries certifies new state record white marlin 01.27.2016 3:15 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....04.29.2016 3:20 pm  Hatteras Island Real Estate:  First quarter market report
Sea Gull Motel changes hands after more than 60 years
04.20.2016 10:30 am
Charter switch to all digital will require customer action 04.18.2016 4:05 pm
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
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Bridge Replacement Projects 02.29.2016 3:40 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: 2016 State of the Market Report 02.01.2016 2:10 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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