New on Island Free Press

  • Fishing Offshore In The Fall … My Favorite!...On Fishing Page.
  • Westlake Ace Hardware Expands in North Carolina...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • CHSSCS Hatchery Reopening...Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Hatteras Island Highlights of the September 18 BOC Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Repeal Plastic Bag Ban...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Robert Max Gray, Jr....On Community Page under Obituaries.
  • Jose Departs, But Some Standing Water Remains...On Local News Page.
  • New Oyster Regulations Lower Commercial Trip Limit for Some License Holders...On Fishing Page.
  • Federation Receives $1.088 Million NOAA Grant for Oyster Restoration...On Fishing Page.
  • Revised October Bingo Schedule At Cape Hatteras Anglers Club...On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • UPDATE: NC 12 is open to traffic...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Donna Kay Gray Midgett...On Community Page under Obituaries.
  • Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferries on Amended Schedule for Next Two Weeks...On Local News Page.
  • United Methodist Women From Fair Haven UMC Donate School Supplies To Cape Hatteras Elementary School...On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for 2017’s Day at the Docks...WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Local News Page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Urges Beach Visitors to Use Caution Over Next Several Days...On Beach Access and Park Issues page.
  • Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet...On Local News Page.
  • REPORTERS BLOG: Day at the Docks, Then and Now – Remembering the Roots of a New Hatteras Village Tradition...On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Obituary - Chauva Miguel Donnelly...On Community Page under Obituaries.
  • Weekly CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones...On Beach Access Page.



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NEW....09.18.2017 11:15 am Cape Hatteras National Seashore Urges Beach Visitors to Use Caution Over Next Several Days
NEW....09.15.2017 2:50 pm  
Weekly CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones
NEW....Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
CHNS Continues to Urge Visitors to Use Caution When Attempting to Access Sandbar Near Cape Point  09.01.2017 10:00 am
Bypass Road to Cape Point and Shelly Island Sandbar Re-opens 08.17.2017 2:45 pm
A Primer on Sea Turtle Nests, and an Inside Look into the 2017 Nesting Season 08.09.2017 4:00 pm
National Park Service Campgrounds Reopen on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands 08.04.2017 12:15 pm
OBPA and NPS Partner to Launch “Pack it In, Pack it Out Campaign 08.03.2017 11:00 am
CHNS Announces Pack It In, Pack It Out Program with OBPA 07.26.2017 10:15 am
Cape Point Open, but High Tide Access is Iffy 07.23.2017 1:40 pm
Cape Point ORV-Only Corridor Removed 06.30.2017 3:50 pm
NPS and Dare County Urge Visitors to Use Caution When Attempting to Access New Sandbar 06.29.2017 11:00 am
Report: Parks, Nature Boost Coast’s Economy 06.07.2017 11:45 am
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z  05.15.2017 2:50 pm
Lighthouses to Open on April 21 04.07.2017 3:10 pm



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NEW....09.21.2017 11:50 am  Hatteras Island Highlights of the September 18 BOC Meeting
NEW....09.21.2017 11:30 am
Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Repeal Plastic Bag Ban
NEW....09.20.2017 12:30 pm
Jose Departs, But Some Standing Water Remains
NEW....09.19.2017 1:20 pm
UPDATE: NC 12 is open to traffic
Highway 12 Closed North of Pea Island Visitors Center; Ocean Overwash Continues 09.19.2017 9:20 am
Jose Causing Ocean Overwash; High Winds 09.18.2017 9:10 am
Large Waves and Rough Seas Expected to Accompany Jose 09.16.2017 7:30 pm
NEW....09.18.2017 4:45 pm  Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferries on Amended Schedule for Next Two Weeks
NEW....09.18.2017 1:50 pm
Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for 2017’s Day at the Docks...WITH SLIDE SHOW
NEW....09.17.2017 8:00 pm Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet
NEW....09.15.2017 2:30 pm
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update - Friday, September 15
Dynamic Shelly Island Sandbar Connecting to Cape Point 09.14.2017 4:30 pm
S
alvo Day Use Cemetery Receives Temporary Sandbag Barrier 09.13.2017 2:20 pm
Body of Unidentified Male Found Near Buxton  09.13.2017 1:30 pm
Search Underway for Missing Swimmer Off Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Buxton  09.10.2017 8:45 pm
Hatteras Inlet, Rodanthe Projects Discussed in Detail at Waterways Commission Meeting  09.12.2017 10:45 am
Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Honored with Annual Lighthouse Climb...WITH SLIDE SHOW 09.11.2017 2:45 pm
Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferries on Amended Schedule Until Further Notice 09.08.2017 3:10 pm
Pea Island Bridge May be Completed in October 09.06.2017 11:50 am 
Island Free Press Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with a Look Back at a Decade of News  09.05.2017 2:20 pm
Drones are a New Tool in Disaster Response Efforts 09.02.2017 4:30 pm
Cook says he won’t seek re-election in 2018  08.30.2017 2:45 pm
Shrimp Cook-Off Brings Two Named Chefs to Hatteras Island For Day At The Docks Throwdown Challenge 08.30.2017 1:30 pm
Islanders Pause and Look Up for Monday’s Solar Eclipse....WITH SLIDE SHOW  08.22.2017  1:10 pm 
North Carolina submits formal comments in opposition to offshore drilling 08.18.2017 3:20 pm
“What now?” - Power Outage Questions and Answers Covered at Dare County Meeting 08.17.2017 10:00 pm
September Dredging and Potential Survey Discussed at Waterways Commission Meeting 08.16.2017 4:30 pm
CHNS Commercial Services Orientation and Open House on Ocracoke Island 08.16.2017 12:20 pm
Swimming-Related Fatality Occurs Off Ocracoke Island Beach 08.15.2017 9:00 am
Hyde County asks island to join together in PCL restitution claim 08.08.2017 4:30 pm
New Building Permit Fees Effective September 1 07.18.2017 4:05 pm




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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 09.18.2017
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 09.21.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 09.06.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 09.19.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 09.21.2017

Commentary & Guest Columns
Local officials frustrated by new state rep 03.21.2017 5:00 pm



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Aargh you Ready? 2017 Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree serves up piratical mischief and good times October 27-29 09.14.2017 12:30 pm
A Taste of Shrimp and Grits History 09.12.2017 10:30 am
Kinnakeet Home: Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station 09.11.2017 4:30 pm
Former Channel Bass Restaurant in Hatteras Village Torn Down  09.08.2017 10:00 am
Jupiter, Saturn, and Other Highlights of the Night Sky for September  09.01.2017 11:00 am
NEST: A Few Folks Making a Big Difference 08.31.2017 12:45 pm
Shelly Island Sandbar Survives Recent Storm 08.30.2017 11:00 am
What Kind of Shells Can you Find on the Shelly Island Sandbar? A Quick Beachcomber’s Guide 08.25.2017 2:30 pm
MST in a Day Encourages Islanders to Take a Break, and Take a Hike 08.24.2017 3:00 pm
Summertime…and the Eatin’ is Easy 08.22.2017 2:30 pm
What you Need to Know about the Solar Eclipse on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands 08.18.2017 4:30 pm
Gert Brings Big Waves to Hatteras Island...WITH SLIDE SHOW  08.17.2017 5:10 pm
Plastic Bags Only Part of the Problem 08.15.2017 1:40 pm
Kinnakeet Home: A Place of Refuge 08.11.2017 2:20 pm
OBX Gone Wild: Capturing the Outer Banks’ Wild Side 08.09.2017 2:00 pm
Hatteras Island Remains Eerily Quiet while Media Attention Swarms 08.01.2017 2:50 pm
Island Living: The Perils of an Old Dog Learning New Tricks 07.25.2017 10:25 am
Ocracoke will have a ringside seat to see almost all of a total solar eclipse Aug. 21  07.17.2017 8:45 am  
Purple Martins Return to Roost 07.12.2017 11:50 am
Surfing Scientists Develop Wave Forecast Tool 07.12.2017 10:00 am
After Lightning Strike, Funds are Needed to Restore the Midgett House at the Chicamacomico Historic Site 07.07.2017 5:30 pm
Numbers crunch: OBX license plates are out of space 07.07.2017 4:35 pm
Getting Crafty on Hatteras Island 07.06.2017 5:50 pm
Island Watersports: A Primer on Finding the Best Surf Spots 07.05.2017 12:15 pm
H2OBX makes a splash on opening day 06.23.2017 4:15 pm
Island son James Barrie Gaskill: 1943-2017 06.23.2017 2:15 pm
Island Living: Unenforceable Beach Crimes and the Guilty Parties Who Commit Them 06.22.2017 2:45 pm
Discovering the Fish with a Ranger Program 06.20.2017 1:00 pm
Thousands of Bees Relocated From Their Surf Shop Residence to a New Home....WITH SLIDE SHOW 06.19.2017 4:30 pm
2017 Avon Farmers Market Opens With Biggest Array of Vendors Yet 06.13.2017 4:50 pm


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NEW....09.19.2017 1:45 pm Fishing Offshore In The Fall … My Favorite!
NEW....09.19.2017 4:20 pm
New Oyster Regulations Lower Commercial Trip Limit for Some License Holders
NEW....09.19.2017 3:20 pm
Federation Receives $1.088 Million NOAA Grant for Oyster Restoration
NCBBA’s 9th Annual Red Drum Tournament 
09.11.2017 12:10 pm
Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers for southern flounder committee 08.31.2017 1:45 pm
Hatteras boat wins Alice Kelly billfish tourney 08.15.2017 4:25 pm
Grant money available for transient recreational boating facilities 07.21.2017 3:45 pm
33-Inch Dolphin Reeled in at Avon Pier  06.23.2017 4:45 pm
State urges fishermen to learn the difference between king mackerel and Spanish mackerel  06.15.2017 3:10 pm
Anglers may receive a survey from the Division of Marine Fisheries  06.09.2017 1:40 pm
Commercial fishermen reminded to renew their licenses 06.07.2017 3:00 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....09.21.2017 1:00 pm  Westlake Ace Hardware Expands in North Carolina
Hatteras Island Real Estate: The Hatteras Island Real Estate Market 2007 - 2017
09.05.2017 4:45 pm 
Hatteras Island Real Estate: The Funniest Questions Asked On Hatteras Island 08.03.2017 12:40 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: The Value Of Pre-Inspections 06.29.2017 1:30 pm
“New” Farm Market in Buxton has Deep Local Roots 05.26.2017 12:15 pm
New Hatteras Island Shop has a Very Familiar Location 05.11.2017 6:20 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Change On Hatteras Island 05.10.2017  4:45 pm


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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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