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  • NEW REPORTER'S BLOG:  The New Tools and Technology Available for the 2018 Hurricane Season...On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Lifeguards Return for the Summer at Three Island Beaches
  • Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands Once Again Make Dr. Beach’s Top 10 List for 2018...On Local News Page.
  • Repair of Ocracoke Ferry 'Waiting Lanes' Underway...On Local News Page.
  • Summer Program at the Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • NOAA Predicts Near or Above-normal 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season...On Local News Page.
  • Outer Banks Community Foundation Announces New Emeritus Directors...On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • Get your Groove, Grub and Art on at the Rock the Cape Festiva...On Island Features Page.
  • County Manager Presents 2018/19 Proposed Budget...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate: Changes in Buyer Preferences...On Real Estate Page.
  • Highlights from the May 21 BOC Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Assist 3 Aboard Boat Taking on Water Near Oregon Inlet...On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Elizabeth Longley Hanrahan...On Community News under Obituaries.
  • To the Moon and Back - A Unique Moonbounce Expedition Sets up Shop in Avon...On Island Features Page.
  • OPS Completes Purchase of The Island Inn....On Real Estate and Business Page..
  • Dare County EMS Add New 4WD Ambulances to Fleet...On Local News Page.
  • Taking it to the Next Level: Caroline Gray Signs Letter of Intent to play at UMO...On Local News Page.
  • Dare County Beaches Makes the list of ASBPA Best Restored Beaches for 2018...On Local News Page.
  • New Bycatch Reduction Devices to be Required in Shrimp Trawls in Pamlico Sound...On Fishing Page.
  • Early Birds Catch an Incredible Show from Virginia Rocket Launch...On Local News Page.
  • Temporary Wildlife Protection Area Installed at Cape Point on Saturday...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Village Market Red & White in Hatteras Opens to the Public...On Local News Page.
  • Ferry Division Provides Update on Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Service...On Local News Page.
  • NEW EDITOR'S BLOG: The Land Use Plan Survey, and Why You Should Take It Now...On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Hands Across the Sand on Ocracoke Scheduled for Saturday...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Inlet’s Navigable Condition and Emergency Ferry Channel Covered at Waterways Commission Meeting...On Local News and Fishing Page.
  • Cape Hatteras Wounded Warriors BBQ Lunch Fundraiser Set for May 26...On Community News Page under Event Planner.



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NEW....05.25.2018 2:25 pm Lifeguards Return for the Summer at Three Island Beaches
NEW....05.18.2018 9:15 pm
Temporary Wildlife Protection Area Installed at Cape Point on Saturday
NCDOT to Conduct Herbicide Spraying on Bodie Island Pond
05.10.2018 10:30 am
Ocracoke Herd Welcomes New Family Member 05.05.2018 8:50 pm
Seasonal Night Driving Restrictions go Into Effect May 1 04.30.2018  11:15 am
CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones 04.28.2018  2:15 pm
South Beach Road and Parking Area Opens 04.27.2018  10:15 am
NPS and NCBBA Sweep the Beaches in Joint April 21 Clean-Up 04.23.2018  5:50 pm
National Volunteer Week Highlight: Ruth Fordon 04.20.2018  3:50 pm
Visit Your Park During National Park Week April 21-29, 2018 04.17.2018 11:00 am
National Volunteer Week Highlight: Geta Jackoway 04.16.2018 3:00 pm
Operation Beach Respect: 34 Years of Service to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area  04.09.2018 1:00 pm
Old Lighthouse Beach’s Layer of Scattered Asphalt Removed 04.06.2018 11:30 am
Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses to Open for Climbing on April 20 04.03.2018 5:15 pm
CHNS Invites Public to Comment on Proposed New Septic System for NPS Housing Area 04.02.2018 9:25 am
Renovated NPS Boat Ramps in Ocracoke Reopen 03.21.2018 11:00 am
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2018 Camping Season Dates 02.13.2018 5:15 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z



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NEW....05.25.2018 12:20 pm Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands Once Again Make Dr. Beach’s Top 10 List for 2018
NEW....05.24.2018 5:30 pm
Repair of Ocracoke Ferry 'Waiting Lanes' Underway
NEW....05.24.2018 11:40 am
NOAA Predicts Near or Above-normal 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season
NEW....05.23.2018 3:15 pm
County Manager Presents 2018/19 Proposed Budget
NEW....05.23.2018 11:10 am
Highlights from the May 21 BOC Meeting
NEW....05.23.2018 10:15 am
Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Assist 3 Aboard Boat Taking on Water Near Oregon Inlet
NEW....05.21.2018 4:30 pm
Dare County EMS Add New 4WD Ambulances to Fleet
NEW....05.21.2018 3:15 pm
Taking it to the Next Level: Caroline Gray Signs Letter of Intent to play at UMO
NEW....05.21.2018 1:45 pm
Dare County Beaches Makes the list of ASBPA Best Restored Beaches for 2018
NEW....05.21.2018 11:00 am
Early Birds Catch an Incredible Show from Virginia Rocket Launch
NEW....05.18.2018 4:40 pm 
Village Market Red & White in Hatteras Opens to the Public
NEW....05.18.2018 3:00 pm
Ferry Division Provides Update on Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Service
NEW....05.18.2018 1:30 pm
Hands Across the Sand on Ocracoke Scheduled for Saturday
NEW....05.17.2018 12:25 pm
Hatteras Inlet’s Navigable Condition and Emergency Ferry Channel Covered at Waterways Commission Meeting
New Mental Health Center on Track for Summer Opening 05.16.2018 4:15 pm
Town Hall Meeting Focuses on What’s Next for Outage Claims 05.16.2018 11:45 am
Meetings Set to Discuss Power Outage Lawsuit Settlement 05.11.2018 11:50 am
$10.35 Million Settlement for 2017 Outage Receives Preliminary Approval  05.04.2018 8:30 am
Dare Asks State Lawmakers to Fund Purchase of Hopper Dredge 05.16.2018 9:15 am
Summer Speed Limits in Effect Throughout Island Villages 05.15.2018 5:00 pm
Dare, Currituck Schools to Stay Open During Raleigh Rally 05.15.2018 12:20 pm
Dare County to Receive Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Funds 05.14.2018 9:30 am
Coast Guard Assist 5 People on Disabled Boat Near Oregon Inlet 05.13.2018 8:15 pm
Mosquito Control Board to Consider Tax Hike 05.11.2018 1:05 pm
New Efforts Underway to Save the Salvo Cemetery 05.11.2018 12:50 pm
Taking the Opioid Crisis to Court 05.11.2018 11:30 am
Eastbound Wright Memorial Bridge Reopens to Traffic 05.10.2018 3:50 pm
Community Honors WWII Sailors at Buxton British Cemetery Ceremony 05.10.2018 3:00 pm
Pathway Referendum Passes; Boswell Loses to Hanig 05.09.2018 7:50 am
Primary Day Arrives 05.08.2018 8:30 am 
Highlights from the May 7 BOC Meeting 05.08.2018 6:10 pm
Avon Pier Reopens after March Nor’easter Damage 05.08.2018 2:50 pm
"Graveyard Run” Skate Park Opens in Rodanthe 05.07.2018 10:30 am



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 05.24.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 05.24.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 05.01.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 05.24.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 05.22.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
Student Guest Column:  CHSS Celebrates Prom 2018 05.14.2018 1:30 pm
Student Guest Column: International Travels: A CHSS Student's Spring Break Experience  05.01.2018 11:00 am
Student Guest Column:  Cape Hatteras DECA Dominates State Competition 03.19.2018 8:50 am
Student Guest Column: CHSS Students Receive Turtle Training From NC Wildlife Resource Commission
Guest Columns: A Fisherman’s Thoughts on the MFC Meeting
02.16.2018 1:50 am
Commentary: The Commercial Fishermen’s Battle 01.27.2018  5:40 pm


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NEW....05.24.2018 11:00 am Get your Groove, Grub and Art on at the Rock the Cape Festival
NEW....05.22.2018 4:10 pm
To the Moon and Back - A Unique Moonbounce Expedition Sets up Shop in Avon
Lee Robinson General Store Celebrates 70th Anniversary
05.03.2018 2:30 pm
Hundreds Enjoy Ocracoke’s First Waterfowl Festival 05.02.2018 11:50 am
Blackbeard, Mirlo Rescue Commemorated in Upcoming Summer Exhibits  05.01.2018 4:05 pm
Night Sky:  Meteor Showers, Double Galaxies, and more Night Sky Highlights for May 04.30.2018 11:45 am
Portsmouth Island Comes Alive for 2018 Homecoming...WITH SLIDE SHOW 04.23.2018 10:40 am
Dozens of Coast Guard Personnel Come Together to Uncover the Heroes of the Past...WITH SLIDE SHOW 04.19.2018 5:40 pm
Juvenile Bull Shark Population Growing In Western Regions Of Pamlico Sound  04.19.2018 10:25 am
Surprise Visitor Makes A Spring Appearance North Of Avon 04.13.2018 10:45 am
Kinnakeet Home: Gardening Island Style 04.12.2018 1:35 pm
Rock The Cape Festival Returning to Hatteras Island For 6th Year 04.10.2018 4:45 pm
Deserted Island Village to Come Alive Again 04.05.2018 11:20 am
Shipwrecks Resurface All Along the Island after a Month of Nor’easters 04.02.2018 12:00 pm
Video Shows In-Depth Study of Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck in Oregon Inlet 03.28.2018 12:20 pm 


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NEW....05.21.2018 1:20 pm New Bycatch Reduction Devices to be Required in Shrimp Trawls in Pamlico Sound
NEW....05.17.2018 12:25 pm
Hatteras Inlet’s Navigable Condition and Emergency Ferry Channel Covered at Waterways Commission Meeting
Anglers Land More Fish This Year in the Ocracoke Island Surf Fishing Tournament...WITH SLIDE SHOW 05.08.2018 11:30 am
NCWU Asks Governor for Charter/Headboats Seats on Marine Fisheries Commission  05.07.2018 11:50 am
Fishing in May Can Be Memorable  05.04.2018 3:20 pm
Public Comments Requested for Limited Opening of Recreational and Commercial Red Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic Federal Waters 04.20.2018 10:30 am
North Carolina Fisheries Association Meetings with Local Fishermen Scheduled for April  04.13.2018 9:50 am
St. Paddy’s Day Bluefin Catch Breaks State Record 04.10.2018 10:50 am
Early Easter 04.03.2018 6:45 pm
NC Fisheries Association Files Lawsuit Against Marine Fisheries Commission 03.29.2018 5:30 pm
New Artificial Reef South of Oregon Inlet Receives CRFL Funding 03.29.2018 2:50 pm
Commercial Watermen Recover 3,496 Lost Crab Pots from Coastal Waters 03.19.2018 5:00 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....05.23.2018 12:20 pm  Hatteras Island Real Estate: Changes in Buyer Preferences
NEW....05.22.2018 3:50 pm
OPS Completes Purchase Of The Island Inn
Outer Banks Association of REALTORSŪ hosts first REALTORŪ Fest & Tech Fair 
04.30.2018 5:20 pm
Dare County Land Use Plan Survey Available for Input 04.23.2018 5:20 pm
Nights in Rodanthe House in the Headlines Again after Being Listed for Sale 04.03.2018 9:45 am
Rate Bureau Requests Average 18.9 Percent Hike for Dwelling Policies
03.07.2018 3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate Coastal Barrier Resource Areas 03.03.2018 10:00 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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