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  • NEW EDITOR'S BLOG:  Why Hatteras and Ocracoke Island is the Perfect Destination for Memorial Day – Especially in 2017
  • Summer Programs begin at the Frisco Native American Museum....On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • 18th Annual Ocrafolk Festival set for June 2-4....On Community Page under Event Planner.
  • New Gallery in Buxton Honors a Local Legend...On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • "New” Farm Market in Buxton has Deep Local Roots....On Real Estate and Business.
  • Coastal recreational fishermen hooked fewer fish in 2016...On Fishing Page.
  • Shrimp catches and sales soared, but overall commercial landings lower in 2016...On Fishing Page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Resource Management Report...On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed...On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report...On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Ocracoke Lands a #3 Spot on the 2017 “Best Beaches” List.......On Local News Page.
  • Beach Nourishment Project Update for Buxton.......On Local News Page.
  • NOAA Predicts Another Above-Normal Hurricane Season for 2017.......On Local News Page.
  • “Little Pink Houses of Hope” Pops Up on Hatteras Island.....On Island Features Page.
  • Double Checking Re-Entry Credentials Before Hurricane Season Begins....WITH VIDEO.  On Local News Page.
  • Beach manners -- a matter of etiquette and the law.....On Island Features Page.
  • NCBBA Annual Meeting and Pig Pickin' set for May 27....On Community Page under Event Planner.



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NEW....05.26.2017 10:00 am Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Resource Management Report
NEW....05.26.2017 10:00 am Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Table of Miles Open/Closed
NEW....05.26.2017 10:00 am Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z  05.15.2017 2:50 pm
Access and seashore updates from the National Park Service 05.12.2017 10:30 am
First Sea Turtle Nest of the 2017 Nesting Season Found at Cape Hatteras National Seashore  05.10.2017 4:20 pm
Ocracoke pony herd has a new member
05.09.2017 8:30 am
CHNS Commercial Services Orientation and Open House Explains Commercial Uses within the Park 04.28.2017 4:30 pm
National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Group Volunteers 04.21.2017 12:05 pm
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




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NEW....05.25.2017 7:30 pm Ocracoke Lands a #3 Spot on the 2017 “Best Beaches” List
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05.25.2017 1:30 pm Beach Nourishment Project Update for Buxton
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05.25.2017 1:05 pm NOAA Predicts Another Above-Normal Hurricane Season for 2017
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05.23.2017 3:10 pm Double Checking Re-Entry Credentials Before Hurricane Season Begins...WITH VIDEO
Four Charged with Street Racing after Thursday Crash on N.C. 12. 05.19.2017 3:15 pm
Crash Reported South of Whalebone Junction Resulting in N.C. 12 Closure 05.18.2017 12:40 pm
New Video on Connecting Channel Dredging Released by Dare County...WITH VIDEO 05.17.2017 5:45 pm
BOC Helps the Chicamacomico and Salvo Fire Department Merge Move Forward 05.17.2017 4:50 pm
Navy Unsure Why Trashy Disks Washed Up 05.17.2017 11:15 am 
Seasonal Speed Limit Changes Posted Throughout the Villages 05.15.2017 3:40 pm
Immediate Dredging Needs Covered at Waterways Commission Meeting 05.12.2017 9:50 am
Summer Heats Up on the N.C. Coast with Additional Ferry Runs  05.11.2017 3:00 pm
Buxton Beach Nourishment Update 05.08.2017 12:50 pm
Highlights from the May 1 BOC Meeting 05.08.2017 9:00 am
Rural School Bill Passes in the NC Senate 05.05.2017 5:00 pm
Coast Guard suspends search for missing man 05.03.2017 4:10 pm
Updates on Ocracoke and Hatteras Dredging Projects 05.02.2017 10:45 am
Bill That Includes the Repeal of the Outer Banks’ Plastic Bag Ban Approved by N.C. Senate 04.27.2017 11:20 am
New Update Video Released on the Progress of the Bonner Bridge 04.13.2017 12:20 pm
NPS will publish amended final rule for ORVs in Federal Register 12.20.2016 12:45 pm




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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 05.26.2017
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 05.26.2017
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 03.10.2017
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 05.17.2017
Obituaries ...UPDATED 05.19  .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....05.23.2017 5:20 pm  “Little Pink Houses of Hope” Pops Up on Hatteras Island
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05.22.2017 5:00 pm  Beach manners -- a matter of etiquette and the law
Wienermobile Takes a Trip to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands 05.17.2017 6:00 pm
The Story Behind those Orange Boxes on the Island 05.15.2017 12:45 pm 
Island Cooking:  Creating New Flavors with Carrots  05.08.2017 4:00 pm
Our Coast: Honoring British Allies of WWII 05.08.2017 10:10 am
New Entertainment Complex in Rodanthe Coming Together for a Summer Grand Opening 04.28.2017 4:10 pm
Night Sky: Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, the Eta Aquarids Meteor shower, and More Highlights for May 2017  04.28.2017 1:15 pm 
Hatterasity Returns with a Bang in May, after Hurricane Matthew Cancellation  04.06.2017 1:15 pm
Wondering how much Hatteras Inlet has changed? Just take a look at Google Earth  04.17.2017 2:30 pm
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
Island Living:  How the “Rules of Beachcombing” can Carry Over into Everyday Life 04.04.2017 12:45 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


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NEW....05.26.2017 11:00 am Coastal recreational fishermen hooked fewer fish in 2016
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05.26.2017 10:15 am Shrimp catches and sales soared, but overall commercial landings lower in 2016
Outer Banks Chamber Adopts Resolution Opposing NC House Bill 867
05.16.2017 2:20 pm
New bluefish release category added to N.C. Saltwater Fishing Tournament 05.12.2017 3:20 pm
NC Marine Fisheries Commission to meet May 17-18 in New Bern 05.10.2017 11:10 am
New marine fisheries rules take effect May 1 04.26.2017 1:30 pm
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....05.26.2017 12:15 pm “New” Farm Market in Buxton has Deep Local Roots
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
Dare County Awarded Increase in CRS Ranking 04.17.2017 3:00 pm
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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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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