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Guest Column: In defense of repurposing hurricane debris

A native Hatteras islander whose home was flooded by Hurricane Matthew has a different view of those who would like to take home other people's belongings from their debris piles.  There is a place, she says, in this world and in this island for repurposing. 
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An Essay on Change and Progress

Dewey Parr of Buxton, who owned the Old Gray House with his wife, Mary,  reflects on change and progress on Hatteras Island in this essay that was first published in 1996. 
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A Postscript to the Essay on Change and Progress

Dewey Parr of Buxton owned The Old Gray House in Buxton with his wife Mary for 25  years before they closed the store on Sept. 30.  In this article, he updates the essay he first wrote on change and progress on Hatteras Island 20 years ago and reflects on the changes he has seen in the past two decades. 
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Guest Column:  A letter to fishermen from Marine Fisheries director

This column is a letter that Braxton Davis, director of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries, wrote to Melba Milak, executive secretary of North Carolina Watermen United, after a public meeting on the state's fisheries last month in Manteo.  The letter was shared with Island Free Press by N.C. Watermen United. 
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News Analysis: Battleground North Carolina

In an election year defined by the so-called “battleground” states, there may be no bigger battleground in the country than North Carolina. From the presidential campaign down to local legislative races, everyone could be for in for a long night of vote counting on Nov. 8. 
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