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  • Passenger Ferry Hull Flipped; Construction Enters Final Stages....WITH TIME-LAPSE VIDEO...On Local News.
  • West Indian Manatee Makes a Splash at Oregon Inlet Marina...On Local News.
  • After Years of Efforts, Salvo Day Use Cemetery's Protective Barrier is Complete...On Local News.
  • Coastal Changes OK’d In Whirlwind Session...On Local News.
  • Coast Guard medevacs diver near Cape Lookout...On Local News.
  • Beware of Private Online Sites That Appear to Sell Fishing Licenses...On Fishing Page.
  • New Hotel May be Coming to Hatteras Village...On Local News.
  • Lighthouse Vandalism Info Can be Submitted via Dare Crime Line; Restoration Efforts Underway...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens...On Fishing Page.
  • OBPA Launches New “Don’t Be a Clown, Air Down” Initiative...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Chamber Adopts Two Resolutions to Support the Community...On Community News Page under News and Business Briefs.
  • New Flood Gauge in Rodanthe Being Installed to Help Determine Flooding Impacts...On Local News.
  • UPDATE: Alcohol on Passenger Ferry Also Dropped from Transportation Bill...On Local News.
  • Plan Would Fine States Opposed to Drilling...On Local News.
  • Constitution Party Wins State Recognition...On Local News.
  • Dare County Board of Commissioners June 18 Agenda..On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Door Vandalized....On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Fisheries Bills May Not Get Heard Before Legislature Adjourns...On Fishing Page.
  • 2017 Totals for Coastal Recreational Fishing Released by Division of Marine Fisheries...On Fishing Page.
  • Waterways Commission Starts to Plan Ahead for Late Summer / Fall Dredging.  On Local News.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees Busiest May in 15 Years....On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Avon Pier will Once Again Host Annual Hatteras Island 4th of July Fireworks...On Local News.
  • CHNS Hosting Multiple Volunteer Beach Cleanups to Celebrate World Oceans Month....On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Class of 2018 Celebrated at June 9 Graduation Ceremony...WITH SLIDE SHOW.  On Local News.
  • Farmers Market Season Begins Tuesday, and It’s Shaping up to be Bigger than Ever...On Island Features Page.
  • Shipwreck Exploration to be Livestreamed...On Island Features Page.



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NEW....06.15.2018 6:15 pm  Lighthouse Vandalism Info Can be Submitted via Dare Crime Line; Restoration Efforts Underway
NEW....06.13.2018 1:25 pm Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Door Vandalized
NEW....06.14.2018 2:30 pm OBPA Launches New “Don’t Be a Clown, Air Down” Initiative
NEW....06.12.2018 9:10 am
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees Busiest May in 15 Years
NEW....06.11.2018 2:50 pm
CHNS Hosting Multiple Volunteer Beach Cleanups to Celebrate World Oceans Month
CHNS Releases Decision to Construct New Septic System for Park Housing in Buxton 06.07.2018 10:00 am
NPS Issues Request for Proposals to Lease Oregon Inlet Marina 06.07.2018 10:00 am
CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones 06.04.2018 4:20 pm
Lighthouse is Beaming Again After Quick Repair 05.30.2018 9:00 am
Lighthouse Goes Dark Over Memorial Day Weekend 05.29.2018 11:30 am
Lifeguards Return for the Summer at Three Island Beaches  05.25.2018 2:25 pm
Temporary Wildlife Protection Area Installed at Cape Point on Saturday 05.18.2018 9:15 pm
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
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....06.19.2018 2:30 pm Passenger Ferry Hull Flipped; Construction Enters Final Stages....WITH TIME-LAPSE VIDEO
NEW....06.19.2018 2:15 pm
West Indian Manatee Makes a Splash at Oregon Inlet Marina
NEW....06.19.2018 1:57 pm 
After Years of Efforts, Salvo Day Use Cemetery's Protective Barrier is Complete
NEW....06.19.2018 1:50 pm
Coastal Changes OK’d In Whirlwind Session
NEW....06.18.2018 4:17 pm 
Coast Guard medevacs diver near Cape Lookout
NEW....06.18.2018 3:25 pm
New Hotel May be Coming to Hatteras Village
NEW....06.14.2018 12:20 pm
New Flood Gauge in Rodanthe Being Installed to Help Determine Flooding Impacts
NEW....06.14.2018 11:18 am 
UPDATE: Alcohol on Passenger Ferry Also Dropped from Transportation Bill
Measure to Allow Alcohol on New Passenger Ferry Dropped from House Bill 06.13.2018 11:45 am
NEW....06.14.2018 10:15 am  Plan Would Fine States Opposed to Drilling
NEW....06.14.2018 10:00 am
Constitution Party Wins State Recognition
NEW....06.13.2018 11:45 am
Measure to Allow Alcohol on New Passenger Ferry Dropped from House Bill
NEW....06.12.2018 11:40 am
Waterways Commission Starts to Plan Ahead for Late Summer / Fall Dredging
NEW....06.11.2018 3:30 pm 
Avon Pier will Once Again Host Annual Hatteras Island 4th of July Fireworks
NEW....06.11.2018 1:40 pm 
Class of 2018 Celebrated at June 9 Graduation Ceremony...WITH SLIDE SHOW
Hatteras Island Community Gives Local Boy a Brand New Ride...WITH SLIDE SHOW 06.08.2018 1:30 pm
North Carolina and Virginia Officials Discuss Evacuation Procedures 06.08.2018 10:50 am
Massachusetts Man Dies in the Ocean Near Ramp 70 on Ocracoke Island 06.06.2018 10:00 pm
Dare County School Graduation Ceremonies will Stream Live Online 06.06.2018 4:00 pm
North Carolina Man Dies Swimming Off of Beach Near Frisco Day Use Area 06.06.2018 2:15 pm
Lawsuit Aimed to Block Construction of Jug Handle Bridge Dismissed 06.06.2018 8:45 am
Highlights from the June 4 BOC Meeting 06.05.2018 4:20 pm
Bonner Bridge Replacement Project Surpasses Milestones; Captain Richard Etheridge Bridge Officially Complete 06.05.2018 11:00 am
Swimming-related Fatality Occurs Near Buxton 06.04.2018 9:40 am
Protect Your Property and Reduce Flood Risk During Hurricane Season 06.01.2018 5:00 pm
Agriculture Department to Treat Gypsy Moth Infestation 06.01.2018 3:00 pm
Senate Approves Budget with $15 Million for Dare Dredge 05.31.2018 2:00 pm
Hatteras Island Rescue Squad Launches Rip Current Education Program for the Summer 05.31.2018 11:00 am
Private Vessel Beached at Hatteras Village After Losing Power 05.27.2018 9:40 am
Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Assist 8 Aboard Boat Taking on Water Near Oregon Inlet 05.26.2018 6:30 pm
Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands Once Again Make Dr. Beach’s Top 10 List for 2018 05.25.2018 12:20 pm
Repair of Ocracoke Ferry 'Waiting Lanes' Underway 05.24.2018 5:30 pm
NOAA Predicts Near or Above-normal 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season 05.24.2018 11:40 am
County Manager Presents 2018/19 Proposed Budget 05.23.2018 3:15 pm
Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Assist 3 Aboard Boat Taking on Water Near Oregon Inlet  05.23.2018 10:15 am
Dare County EMS Add New 4WD Ambulances to Fleet 05.21.2018 4:30 pm
Taking it to the Next Level: Caroline Gray Signs Letter of Intent to play at UMO 05.21.2018 3:15 pm
Dare County Beaches Makes the list of ASBPA Best Restored Beaches for 2018 05.21.2018 1:45 pm
Early Birds Catch an Incredible Show from Virginia Rocket Launch  05.21.2018 11:00 am
Village Market Red & White in Hatteras Opens to the Public 05.18.2018 4:40 pm



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 06.07.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 06.14.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 05.31.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 06.04.2018
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....06.11.2018 11:45 am 
Farmers Market Season Begins Tuesday, and It’s Shaping up to be Bigger than Ever
NEW....06.11.2018 11:15 am 
Shipwreck Exploration to be Livestreamed
Preparations for the Mirlo Rescue 100th Anniversary Celebration are Heating Up 06.04.2018 4:00 pm
BIG Planets and Other Night Sky Highlights for June 2018 05.31.2018 2:30 pm
Islanders Show Appreciation for Veterans through Cape Hatteras Wounded Warrior Vacation Program  05.30.2018 10:20 am
Ocracoke Express Ferry Expected This Fall 05.29.2018 5:40 pm
Discovering North Carolina’s Most Remote B&B – a Trip to the Frying Pan Tower...WITH SLIDE SHOW 05.29.2018 3:50 pm
Get your Groove, Grub and Art on at the Rock the Cape Festival 05.24.2018 11:00 am
To the Moon and Back - A Unique Moonbounce Expedition Sets up Shop in Avon 05.22.2018 4:10 pm
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....06.18.2018 3:40 pm Beware of Private Online Sites That Appear to Sell Fishing Licenses
NEW....06.15.2018 2:20 pm
Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens
NEW....06.12.2018 4:10 pm
Fisheries Bills May Not Get Heard Before Legislature Adjourns
NEW....06.12.2018 2:00 pm
2017 Totals for Coastal Recreational Fishing Released by Division of Marine Fisheries
Building Connections and Conversations - Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance Visits Hatteras Island  06.06.2018 10:00 am
Don’t Blink, Summer is Here!  06.04.2018 10:20 am
New Bycatch Reduction Devices to be Required in Shrimp Trawls in Pamlico Sound 05.21.2018 1:20 pm
Hatteras Inlet’s Navigable Condition and Emergency Ferry Channel Covered at Waterways Commission Meeting 05.17.2018 12:25 pm
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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Protect Your Property and Reduce Flood Risk During Hurricane Season 06.01.2018 12:45 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Changes in Buyer Preferences  05.23.2018 12:20 pm
OPS Completes Purchase Of The Island Inn 05.22.2018 3:50 pm
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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