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  • Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation’s Positively Pink 5K Coming October 6...On Community News under Event Planner.
  • HI CERT Sponsoring a NOAA Weather Seminar on Sept. 28...On Community News under Event Planner.
  • Board of Commissioner September 17 Meeting Highlights...On Local News.
  • Support Wilmington at the Surfalorus Film Festival September 20-22...On Community News under Event Planner.
  • Route Through Hatteras Inlet Marked After Storm-Related Shoaling Concerns...On Local News.
  • Ocracoke Ponies Survive the Storm, as NPS Assesses Sea Turtle Nests on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • NOAA’s Hurricane Florence Imagery Shows Vivid Insight into Storm’s Affect on Carolina Coast...On Local News.
  • New CHEC Public EV Charging Stations Up and Running...On Local News.
  • UPDATE:  Ocracoke Property Owners Allowed on the Island on Tuesday; Visitors Allowed on Ocracoke Starting Friday
  • Cape Point Reopens for ORVs...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Ocracoke to the Rescue....On Island Features Page.
  • Hatteras / Ocracoke Ferry Remains Closed as NCDOT Works to Fix Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island...On Hurricane Florence Updates.
  • CHEC Sends Linemen Volunteers to Help the Down East Community....On Island Features Page.
  • Cape Hatteras Motel Asks for Community's Help to Support the Inner Banks after Florence...On Community Page under Guest Column.
  • Hatteras Island Gets Back to Normal after Storm Subsides...On Hurricane Florence Updates.
  • Hatteras Island Schools Opening Tuesday, September 18...On Hurricane Florence Updates.
  • Hatteras Island Open; Travelers are Advised to be on the Lookout for Debris...On Hurricane Florence Updates.
  • Obituary - Nevin S. Camp...On Community Page under Obituaries.
  • Top Wind Speeds Lowered, but Forecasted Impacts Remain the Same...On Hurricane Florence Updates.
  • Volunteer Firefighters Honor Fallen Brethren with Annual 9/11 Lighthouse Climb...On Local News.
  • Surfers Take Advantage of Surf before Florence Approaches...WITH SLIDE SHOW....On Island Features Page.


NEW....09.17.2018 8:10 pm UPDATE:  Ocracoke Property Owners Allowed on the Island on Tuesday; Visitors Allowed on Ocracoke Starting Friday
Mandatory Evacuation Order for Ocracoke Island Residents has been Lifted  09.16.2018 11:00 am
NEW....09.17.2018 2:50 pm Hatteras / Ocracoke Ferry Remains Closed as NCDOT Works to Fix Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island
NEW
....09.17.2018 10:00 am
Hatteras Island Gets Back to Normal after Storm Subsides
NEW
....09.17.2018 8:30 am
Hatteras Island Schools Opening Tuesday, September 18
NEW
....09.16.2018 8:30 pm
Hatteras Island Open; Travelers are Advised to be on the Lookout for Debris
No Restrictions to Hatteras Island Entry 09.16.2018 7:50 pm
Hatteras Island Opens for Residents, Property Owners and Workers; Visitors Allowed Back on Sunday 09.15.2018 2:25 pm
NCDOT Makes Significant Progress on N.C. Highway 12 09.14.2018 7:15 pm
Minor Overwash Accompanies Friday’s High Tide; NCDOT and CHEC Hard at Work on Repairs 09.14.2018 3:40 pm
Weekend Re-Entry Planned for Northern Outer Banks, but Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands Remain Closed  09.14.2018 11:00 am
Highway 12 Remains Closed; Ocean Overwash Remains a Concern 09.14.2018 9:00 am 



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NEW....09.18.2018 2:15 pm Ocracoke Ponies Survive the Storm, as NPS Assesses Sea Turtle Nests on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands
NEW
....09.17.2018 4:35 pm
Cape Point Reopens for ORVs
CHNS Urges Beach Visitors to Use Caution Due to Dangerous Ocean Conditions
09.08.2018 11:20 am

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Resource Management Report
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beach Access Mileage Summary Report
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Daily Ramp Status Report
Night Driving Reopens, and other National Seashore Updates for the Week September 7 09.07.2018 3:00 pm
New Beach Access Walkways in Avon are Designed to Stand up to Storms – And They’re Working 09.05.2018 6:45 am
NCBBA and Cape Hatteras National Seashore Team Up to Host Beach Clean-ups  08.21.2018 12:05 pm
Public Meeting on New Bodie Island Hunting Blind and Viewing Platform to be Held on Tuesday 08.20.2018 5:10 pm
CHNS Proposes New Accessible Hunting Blind and Wildlife Viewing Platform on Bodie Island 07.27.2018 5:00 pm
Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopening Planned for September 29 08.02.2018 2:00 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees Busiest June in 16 Years
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees Busiest May in 15 Years 06.12.2018 9:10 am
CHNS Offers Sea Turtle Nest Excavation Programs 07.03.2018 3:15 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z



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NEW....09.19.2018 11:50 am Board of Commissioner September 17 Meeting Highlights
NEW
....09.18.2018 4:35 pm
Route Through Hatteras Inlet Marked After Storm-Related Shoaling Concerns
NEW....09.18.2018 1:15 pm NOAA’s Hurricane Florence Imagery Shows Vivid Insight into Storm’s Affect on Carolina Coast
NEW....09.18.2018 12:20 pm New CHEC Public EV Charging Stations Up and Running
NEW....09.12.2018 11:20 am Volunteer Firefighters Honor Fallen Brethren with Annual 9/11 Lighthouse Climb
Meet the Candidates 09.08.2018 1:35 pm
Second Passenger Ferry Among Future NCDOT Projects 09.08.2018 1:30 pm
Public Invited to 9/11 Tribute by Local Firefighters at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse 09.07.2018 11:20 am
Old Manns Harbor Bridge Closed Sept. 15-29 for Sporting Events and Bridge Repair 09.07.2018 10:50 am
Voting Location Changed from Fessenden Center to Fessenden Center Annex Building  09.04.2018 4:55 pm
Hyde County Requests Public Input to Update Parks & Recreation Master Plan 09.04.2018 11:10 am
Bonner Bridge Now More Than 90% Complete 09.01.2018 8:42 am
Coast Guard Urges Boaters to Stay Safe During Labor Day Weekend 08.31.2018 12:05 pm
Spa Koru Temporarily Closes Due to Fire; Second Structural Fire in a Week on Hatteras Island 08.30.2018 1:40 pm
Bonner Bridge Connected with Installation of Last Girder 08.28.2018 12:30 pm
Coast Guard Coordinates Joint-Agency Rescue of 5 People From Seaplane 460 Miles off NC 08.27.2018 1:45 pm
Fire Destroys Oceanfront Home in Waves; Guests in Home Escape Safely 08.23.2018 8:00 pm
Dare County Commissioners say No to Banning Plastic Straws by a Narrow Margin 08.23.2018 1:15 pm
Golf Carts Approved In Buxton Except on Highway 12 08.22.2018 9:30 pm
With Private Partner Aboard, Dare on Course to Build a Dredge 08.21.2018 1:00 pm
Waterways Commission Tackles Hatteras Inlet, Rodanthe Harbor, and Avon Harbor at August Meeting 08.14.2018 10:00 am
Stray Pony Returned to Owners after Taking a Rodanthe Beach Stroll 08.13.2018 6:30 pm
Avon Sign Destroyed in Hit and Run Incident
08.13.2018 2:40 pm
Outer Beaches Waves Office Damaged by Lightning Strike 08.12.2018 4:45 pm




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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 09.19.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 08.24.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 09.05.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 08.20.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 09.16.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....09.17.2018 12:55 pm Cape Hatteras Motel Asks for Community's Help to Support the Inner Banks after Florence
Rising Seas: Park Managers Are Taking Heed
08.31.2018 3:22 pm 
That Which We Call A ‘Starfish’  07.20.2018 3:30 pm
Analysis: NC’s Battle for Regulatory Control 07.02.2018 12:00 pm
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


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NEW....09.17.2018 3:50 pm  Ocracoke to the Rescue
NEW....09.17.2018 2:30 pm
CHEC Sends Linemen Volunteers to Help the Down East Community
NEW....09.11.2018 10:35 pm
Surfers Take Advantage of Surf before Florence Approaches...WITH SLIDE SHOW
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
The Ladies Take Charge at the Upcoming Fish Like a Girl Tournament 08.24.2018 2:25 pm
Festival Celebrates All Things Figs 08.21.2018 2:35 pm
Mirlo Rescue Celebrates 100th Anniversary...WITH SLIDE SHOW 08.18.2018 7:40 pm
Award-winning Documentary About Durham Teens’ Visit to Ocracoke to Premiere Tuesday Night 08.13.2018 5:40 pm
Mirlo 100th Anniversary Celebration Kicks off with Cedar Shake Art Exhibit 08.13.2018 12:30 pm
WWI U-Boat Campaign Centennial Event Set 08.02.2018 3:00 pm
Mirlo Rescue Surfboat Renovations Complete 07.31.2018 10:00 am
Four Generations of John Allen Midgett Jr. Descendants Pay a Visit to New Hatteras Exhibit  07.27.2018 5:00 pm
Time Travelling in Rodanthe – Discovering Hatteras Island’s Own Outdoor Drama 07.20.2018 1:50 pm



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Marine Fisheries Commission Seeks Advisers 08.31.2018 2:50 pm 
Last Week’s MFC Meeting Overview from the North Carolina Fisheries Association 08.24.2018 3:25 pm
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting set for September 5-6 08.20.2018 11:25 am
Marine Fisheries Commissioners Sworn In  08.20.2018 11:25 am
Gov. Cooper Makes Three Appointments to Marine Fisheries Commission 08.01.2018 5:00 pm
13 Foot Hammerhead Shark Caught off of Ramp 38 in Avon 08.16.2018 10:41 am
Marine Fisheries Panel in Disarray Ahead of Quarterly Meeting 08.14.2018 8:00 pm
New Shrimping Rules Slowly Migrate Through Sea of Bureaucracy  08.03.2018 5:10 pm
Island Fishing:  Settled Into Summer 08.03.2018 1:45 pm
Artificial Reef Program to Propose 4-Year Plan  07.27.2018 2:40 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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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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