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

  • Next full moon tour of Hatteras, Bodie lighthouses is August 29.  On Community News and Commentary page under Event Planner.
  • August events planned at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.  On Community News and Commentary page under Event Planner.
  • August's classes and activities at the Fessenden Center.  On Community News and Commentary page under Event Planner.
  • Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO...On Island Features Page.
  • The Night Sky:  Stargazing tips for August...On Island Features Page.
  • NEW EDITOR'S BLOG: The Piping Plover Plunge. On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Legislative Update: Work slows to a crawl as lawmakers travel...On Local News Page.
  • Dare County, town officials plan news conference on sales tax plan...On Local News Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling: It’s about that time....On Fishing Page.
  • NPS releases more information on public scoping meetings...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • NPS plans programs for National Lighthouse Day.  On Community News and Commentary page under Event Planner.
  • Featured article of the week from our Archives - Guest Column: Bring back the night sky. On Archives Below.
  • UPDATE: Arrest, search warrant lead to seizure of guns, stolen items. On the Community News and Commentary page under Crime Reports.
  • Guest Column: Senate has other choices to help poorer counties...On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Tony Tata resigns as NCDOT Secretary...On Local News Page.



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NEW....07.30.2015 5:30 pm NPS releases more information on public scoping meetings
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07.29.2015 11:00 am NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports
Piping plover fledging plummets, sea turtle nests skyrocket 07.27.2015 5:15 pm
Seashore officials plan meetings on changes to ORV plan 07.20.2015 4:15 pm
Park Service offers sea turtle nest excavation programs 07.06.2015 3:40 pm
NPS issues shark safety advisory for seashore visitors 07.02.2015 1:50 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
Cape Point closes to off-road vehicles
Lighthouses will open for climbing April 17-Oct. 14 02.13.2015 1:45 pm



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NEW....07.31.2015 2:20 pm Legislative Update: Work slows to a crawl as lawmakers travel
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07.30.2015 2:10 pm Dare County, town officials plan news conference on sales tax plan
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07.28.2015 12:50 pm Tony Tata resigns as NCDOT Secretary
Hatteras commissioner is guest on radio show...WITH AUDIO 07.20.2015 4:50 pm
Commissioners lobby in Raleigh against sales tax redistribution plan 07.17.2015 3:30 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
Ferry officials discuss passenger ferry, long route 07.14.2015 1:20 pm
Commissioners approve $1 million for Oregon Inlet dredging 07.10.2015 2:45 pm
Seashore's three shark-bite victims are recovering 07.08.2015 1:40 pm
DOT Secretary Tata is guest on Radio Hatteras interview show...WITH AUDIO 07.06.2015 4:00 pm
Fireworks over the ocean...WITH SLIDE SHOW 07.06.2015 3:10 pm
Shark experts say warm water, plentiful food figure into spate of shark attacks 06.30.2015 8:45 am
State official endorses bond proposal that includes funds for Hatteras museum 06.26.2015 6:00 pm
UPDATE:  Audio of bridge settlement news conference now available 06.16.2015 3:30 pm
UPDATE: At long last, a new Bonner Bridge will be built 06.15.2015 10:30 pm



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 08.03.2015
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 07.21.2015
Church Listings ...UPDATED 
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 07.29.2015
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 08.03.2015
Obituaries ...UPDATED  07.28.2015

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....07.29.2015 12:50 pm  Guest Column: Senate has other choices to help poorer counties
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....08.03.2015 2:30 pm Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO
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08.03.2015 2:15 pm  The Night Sky:  Stargazing tips for August
The Birds of Raccoon Island
07.22.2015 10:30 am
Purple martins return to roost 07.22.2015 9:30 am
Drilling off the Carolina Coast: Pulse of the Coast from Corolla to Hatteras  07.09.2015 3:50 pm
New island music academy is one artist's 'divine inspiration' 06.30.2015 2:15 pm
Drilling off the Carolina Coast:  Oil Prospects vs. Tourism Reality 06.29.2015 1:15 pm
Dare's new emergency manager is guest on radio show....WITH AUDIO 06.24.2015 3:25 pm
Drilling off the Carolina Coast:  A look back at the Mobil fight 06.11.2015 4:40 pm
Island Living:   A short list of Hatteras obsessions 06.09.2015 1:40 pm
Next Hatteras Island Reads book is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO 06.08.2015 3:45 pm
The Hatteras-Conetoe Connection: Exchanging healthy food and culture....WITH SLIDE SHOW 06.03.2015 2:35 pm
Local, regional, and national bands will play at second Hatteras bluegrass festival 05.26.2015 3:20 pm



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NEW....07.30.2015 1:43 pm Outer Banks Angling: It’s about that time
The sassy women  of 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks" call Hatteras home....WITH VIDEO
07.22.2015 2:20 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Fun Time 07.15.2015 5:40 pm
Outer Banks Angling: The weather's hot, and the fish are biting 06.30.2015 9:30 pm
Outer Banks Angling: It’s blazing 06.19.2015 3:15 pm
House passes fisheries reform bill 06.03.2015 11:50 am
MFC moves forward with southern flounder management 05.28.2015 2:35 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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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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Guest Column: Bring back the night sky (Originally posted August 14, 2008)
Tiny House: The smallest dwelling on Hatteras was built by students…WITH SLIDE SHOW (Originally posted August 27, 2009)
Island Living: Rules of the road to the beach (Originally posted June 13, 2012)
How the lighthouse was moved...WITH SLIDE SHOW (Originally posted July 21, 2009)


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