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  • More Rain, Wind, Possible Storms Forecast for Thursday...On Local News Page.
  • Ocracoke Express on Track for May 2019 Public Launch...On Local News Page.
  • Why Blackbeard Deserves North Carolina’s Pardon, Again...On Community News Page under Guest Column.
  • PBR Classic Tournament at Avon Pier Garners Record-Breaking Donations and Drum...On Fishing Page.
  • Cape Hatteras School Surf Club Holds First Surf Contest...WITH SLIDE SHOW.....On Island Features.
  • Cape Hatteras Motel Food Drive Helps More Than 130 Inner Banks Families Affected by Florence....On Island Features.
  • All-Women Team Wins 2018 Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Invitational Fishing Tournament...On Fishing Page.
  • Hatteras Preschool's Annual Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser will be Dec. 1.......On the Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Highlights from the November 5 BOC Meeting....On Local News Page.
  • Working Watermen Commission Framework Approved at BOC Meeting...On Fishing Page.
  • Coast Guard Cutter, Helicopter Crews Medevac Ailing Man From Sailboat 200 Miles Off Cape Hatteras....On Local News Page.
  • Buxton Methodist Church Holiday Craft Show and Bake Sale Set for Nov. 17.......On the Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Obituary - Antonino “Nino” Palazzolo...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • Two Events Planned to Celebrate Opening of New Mental Health Center in Hatteras Village
  • New Chief of Resources and Science Joins the National Parks of Eastern NC...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Obituary - Maleta Basnett Gray...On Community News Page under Obituaries.
  • Dare County Sheriff's Office Arrest Blotter October 2018...On Community News Page under Crime Reports.
  • Sheriff's Blotter - October 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018...On Community News Page under Crime Reports.
  • National Seashore Updates for the Week of November 8...On Beach Access Page.
  • EDITOR'S BLOG:  Status Report: Checking in on the Islands’ Big Transportation Projects...On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Steven Gillis Agency State Farm wins big at OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament...On Real Estate Page.
  • Commercial Watermen Needed to Remove Lost Crab Pots...On Fishing Page.
  • Steinburg, Hanig win seats for N.C. Senate and House; Four Constitutional Amendments Pass....On Local News Page.
  • Coast Guard Suspends 11-Day Search For Missing 82-Year-Old Man Along East Coast....On Local News Page.
  • Big Turnout Already Reported for 2018 Election in N.C.....On Local News Page.



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NEW....11.09.2018 9:45 pm New Chief of Resources and Science Joins the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina
NEW
....11.08.2018 10:50 am
National Seashore Updates for the Week of November 8
NPS to Discuss Plans for New Beach Parking Area in Buxton 11.05.2018 4:20 pm
NCDOT Treating Phragmites at Bodie Island Lighthouse 10.30.2018 2:00 pm
NPS Selects Firm to Run Oregon Inlet Marina 10.23.2018 10:20 am
National Park Service Approves Plan by NCDOT to Build Portion of New Bridge North of Rodanthe 10.11.2018 4:25 pm
Improvements Begin atNational Seashore Updates for the Week of November 1 Devil Shoals Road Soundside Access on Ocracoke Island 10.05.2018 11:15 am
Cape Lookout National Seashore Opens a Number of Facilities and Services for Visitors  10.02.2018 3:30 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facilities on Ocracoke Open as of Friday Morning 09.21.2018 2:30 pm
Ocracoke Ponies Survive the Storm, as NPS Assesses Sea Turtle Nests on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands 09.18.2018 2:15 pm
Cape Point Reopens for ORVs  09.17.2018 4:35 pm
CHNS Urges Beach Visitors to Use Caution Due to Dangerous Ocean Conditions 09.08.2018 11:20 am
New Beach Access Walkways in Avon are Designed to Stand up to Storms – And They’re Working 09.05.2018 6:45 am



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NEW....11.14.2018 5:30 pm More Rain, Wind, Possible Storms Forecast for Thursday
NEW
....11.14.2018 4:10 pm
Ocracoke Express on Track for May 2019 Public Launch
NEW
....11.12.2018 12:50 pm
Highlights from the November 5 BOC Meeting
NEW
....11.12.2018 11:10 am
Working Watermen Commission Framework Approved at BOC Meeting
NEW
....11.12.2018 9:15 am
Coast Guard Cutter, Helicopter Crews Medevac Ailing Man From Sailboat 200 Miles Off Cape Hatteras
NEW
....11.09.2018 3:30 pm
Two Events Planned to Celebrate Opening of New Mental Health Center in Hatteras Village
NEW
....11.07.2018 8:40 am
Steinburg, Hanig win seats for N.C. Senate and House; Four Constitutional Amendments Pass
NEW
....11.06.2018 8:00 pm
Coast Guard Suspends 11-Day Search For Missing 82-Year-Old Man Along East Coast
Coast Guard Requesting Help Finding Missing Sailor  11.02.2018 12:30 pm
NEW....11.06.2018 10:00 am Big Turnout Already Reported for 2018 Election in N.C.
Alligator River Bridge Renovation Now Complete 11.02.2018 1:40 pm
CHEC Contract Crew Starts Installing New Cables at Bonner Bridge 11.01.2018 9:50 am
Hatteras Village’s Littlest Parade Hits the Streets for Halloween 10.31.2018 6:10 pm
New Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef on the Horizon...WITH INTERACTIVE MAP 10.31.2018 2:30 pm
Coast Guard Medevacs Man in Pamilco Sound...WITH VIDEO 10.31.2018 2:00 pm 
Bonner Bridge Expected to open Mid-January as Final Road Deck Finishes 10.31.2018 9:30 am
New Trail in the Works from Ball Field to Loop Shack Hill 10.30.2018 9:45 am
Damage Estimates from Michael Surpass $7 Million in Dare 10.26.2018 3:00 pm
Dare County Closed for Veterans Day; Announces Trash Pick-up Schedule 10.26.2018 9:50 am
Weather Forces Some Pirate Jamboree Events to Pivot Out of the Expected Rain Friday 10.25.2018 3:35 pm
N
orth Carolina Lawmakers Enable Use of Living Shorelines for Hurricane Recovery 10.23.2018 3:35 pm
Bonner Bridge Moves Closer to Completion as Jug Handle Bridge Work Progresses 10.23.2018 12:35 pm
Buxton PNC Bank Branch to Close on November 16 10.23.2018 10:40 am
OPS Receives Grant for Island Inn Stabilization 10.18.2018 3:20 pm
NCDOT Wants Public Input on the Future of Transportation in N.C. 10.18.2018 2:50 pm
Highlights from the October 15 BOC Meeting 10.18.2018 8:15 am
New Location in Buxton for Offering Public Comments During County Commissioners Meetings  10.04.2018 4:00 pm
Dare County Water Department to Consolidate Hatteras Island Customer Service Office 10.17.2018 4:30 pm
Storm Debris Pick-Up Schedule and Sorting Information 10.17.2018 3:10 pm
NWS Survey Crew Examines Soundside Flooding Levels from Michael 10.17.2018 11:50 am
That’s No Aircraft Debris . . . That’s Part of a SpaceX Rocket 10.16.2018 1:10 pm
NCDOT Reports that Animal Collisions Dramatically Increase as Temperatures Cool Down 10.15.2018 12:30 pm



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 11.12.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 10.15.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 11.08.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 11.09.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 11.09.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....11.14.2018 3:00 pm Why Blackbeard Deserves North Carolina’s Pardon, Again


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NEW....11.13.2018 11:00 am Cape Hatteras School Surf Club Holds First Surf Contest
NEW
....11.13.2018 9:40 am
Cape Hatteras Motel Food Drive Helps More Than 130 Inner Banks Families Affected by Florence
NEW....11.05.2018 3:00 pm Hatteras Island to Star in Upcoming Movie Featuring Big Names, and Big Kiteboarding Action...WITH SLIDE SHOW
Night Sky:  Venus, Meteor Showers, and Other Highlights for November 10.30.2018 10:35 am
Renovated Center Showcases First Flight 10.29.2018 3:15 pm
Pirates Invade Ocracoke Island; Good Times and Grog Had by All 10.29.2018 12:30 pm 
Coast Guard Personnel Come Together Again to Bring Historic Cemeteries Back to Life 10.29.2018 11:45 pm
Meteor Streaks Across North Carolina Skies Tuesday Night 10.24.2018 8:30 am
REAL Watersports Gives a Record-Breaking Award to Hatteras Island Youth 10.22.2018 1:00 pm
Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree Oct. 25 to 28 to Spotlight 300 Years Since Blackbeard’s Demise 10.22.2018 9:30 am
Blackbeard’s Death: Part Of A Failed Coup? 10.21.2018 4:30 pm
Annual HICF Positively Pink 5K Draws a Colorful Crowd...WITH SLIDE SHOW 10.08.2018 12:30 pm
Night Sky Highlights for October:  Sometimes if you explore, you find more than you expected 10.01.2018 1:30 pm
On Hatteras Island, October is the Time to Think Pink 
09.27.2018 4:35 pm
Lending a Helping Pan: CHSS Foods Class Shows Support for Town Damaged by Florence 09.27.2018 11:30 am
Hatteras Island Meals: Heroes on Wheels 09.21.2018 5:20 pm
Ocracoke to the Rescue 09.17.2018 3:50 pm
CHEC Sends Linemen Volunteers to Help the Down East Community 09.17.2018 2:30 pm
Surfers Take Advantage of Surf before Florence Approaches...WITH SLIDE SHOW 09.11.2018 10:35 pm
Bringing Beach Safety Info to Kids – How a Local Author / Artist Team Tackled a Tricky Subject 09.04.2018 4:35 pm
Night Sky: September offers great views of Nebulae! 08.31.2018 3:10 pm
Day at the Docks Brings the Focus Back to the Water for 2018  08.28.2018 8:00 pm
New Mural Added to the Wave of Street Art in Hatteras Village 08.28.2018 12:00 pm
Local Teacher Bringing Street Art to the Hatteras Village Scene...WITH SLIDE SHOW 07.09.2018 2:50
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum installs New Sign with Famed Liberty Ship Propeller 08.24.2018 3:10 pm


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NEW....11.13.2018  1:30 pm PBR Classic Tournament at Avon Pier Garners Record-Breaking Donations and Drum
NEW....11.12.2018  4:30 pm
All-Women Team Wins 2018 Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Invitational Fishing Tournament
NEW....11.12.2018  11:30 am
Working Watermen Commission Framework Approved at BOC Meeting
NEW....11.07.2018  3:10 pm
Commercial Watermen Needed to Remove Lost Crab Pots
Island Fishing:  Finally…Fall! 10.31.2018  1:30 pm
New Artificial Reef in the Spotlight at Upcoming Outer Banks Anglers Club Meeting 10.25.2018  11:15 am
It’s Fall, and It’s Fishing Tournament Season! 10.22.2018  2:20 pm
Commission for Working Watermen Starts to Take Shape at Reorganizational Meeting 10.09.2018  11:00 am
Blessing of the Fleet Draws a Crowd to Honor N.C. Watermen...WITH SLIDE SHOW 10.08.2018  1:30 pm
Commission for Working Watermen Reorganizational Meeting Scheduled for October 8  10.02.201811:15 am
Shellfish Harvesting from Outer Banks Waters Resumed Saturday 09.30.201811:30 am
Island Fishing:  Hatteras Island Fishing in September 09.21.2018 4:30 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....11.07.2018  4:35 pm Steven Gillis Agency State Farm wins big at OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Fall 2018 Business Review
10.15.2018  10:25 am 
County Requests Input for Proposed Zoning Amendments 10.09.2018  5:05 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Frequently Asked Questions 08.31.2018 2:40 pm
Concerns Voiced on Housing Crunch 07.17.2018 9:00 am
Rental Owners Will Pay About 4.8 Percent More for Insurance 06.29.2018 12:15 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  How Real Estate Agents Help Buyers and Sellers 06.25.2018 5:45 pm
Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Announces New CEO Willo Kelly 06.21.2018 2:30 pm
Help Still Available for North Carolinians with Homes Damaged by Hurricane Matthew 06.20.2018 10:25 am
Protect Your Property and Reduce Flood Risk During Hurricane Season 06.01.2018 12:45 pm


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Local Couple Gets Married with the Longest Walk – or Rather Run – Down the Aisle
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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