New on Island Free Press

  • Dozens of Coast Guard Personnel Come Together to Uncover the Heroes of the Past..WITH SLIDE SHOW. On Island Features Page.
  • Juvenile Bull Shark Population Growing In Western Regions Of Pamlico Sound..On Island Features Page.
  • Highlights from the April 16 Board of Commissioners Meeting..On Local News Page.
  • Obituary - Donna Dail Hooper..On Community News Page under Obituary Page.
  • Obituary - Carl Alonzo Beacham, Sr....On Community News Page under Obituary Page.
  • Grand Opening of New Skate Park In Tri-Villages Set for May 5...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • One-Stop Absentee Voting Begins Thursday at the Fessenden Center in Buxton...On Local News Page.
  • Visit Your Park During National Park Week April 21-29, 2018....On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Ocracoke’s First Waterfowl Festival Set for April 21...On Community News under Event Planner.
  • Obituary - Beverly Richard Midgett...On Community News Page under Obituary Page.
  • NWS Surf Zone Forecast Resumes for North Carolina Coastline...On Local News Page.
  • NC on Track to Start Sending Housing Recovery Funds to Hurricane Matthew Survivors Next Month...On Local News Page.
  • National Volunteer Week Highlight: Geta Jackoway....On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Obituary - Gaynelle Spencer Tillett...On Community News Page under Obituary Page.
  • Sheriff's Office Asking for Help In Identifying Shoplifter...On Community News page under Crime Reports.
  • Governor Roy Cooper Speaks at Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit
  • Surprise Visitor Makes A Spring Appearance North Of Avon...On Island Features.
  • North Carolina Fisheries Association Meetings with Local Fishermen Scheduled for April...On Fishing Page.



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NEW....04.17.2018 1:30 pm  National Volunteer Week Highlight: Ruth Fordon
NEW....04.17.2018 11:00 am
Visit Your Park During National Park Week April 21-29, 2018
NEW....04.16.2018 3:00 pm
National Volunteer Week Highlight: Geta Jackoway
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
CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones 03.15.2018 2:45 pm
Historic Lighthouse A Modern-Day Marvel  02.27.2018 2:00 pm
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Repaired and Back to Beaming 02.17.2018 6:20 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2018 Camping Season Dates 02.13.2018 5:15 pm
Superintendent David Hallac Invites the Community to Discuss an Overview of the 2017 Season  02.05.2018 12:25 pm
New Boardwalk and Viewing Platform in Hatteras Village Opens 02.02.2018 11:50 am
NPS Facilities Reopen After Government Shutdown Ends 01.23.2018 10:00 am
ORV Ramp 72 on Ocracoke Island Temporarily Closed for Repairs 01.17.2018 11:00 am
Project to Replace Public Boat Ramps on Ocracoke Island Beginning Next Week 01.11.2018 10:55 am
Only Water-Locked Pilings Remain at Frisco Pier Site 12.21.2017 2:00 pm
Pier House Removed at Frisco Pier....WITH SLIDE SHOW 12.16.2017 4:00 pm
Removal Stage Begins at Frisco Pier...WITH SLIDE SHOW  12.12.2017 11:00 am
Extensive Frisco Pier Removal Project Begins 12.06.2017 1:30 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lighthouses from A to Z



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NEW....04.18.2018 9:00 pm Highlights from the April 16 Board of Commissioners Meeting
NEW....04.17.201811:40 am
One-Stop Absentee Voting Begins Thursday at the Fessenden Center in Buxton
NEW....04.16.2018 4:30 pm
NWS Surf Zone Forecast Resumes for North Carolina Coastline
NEW....04.16.2018 4:00 pm
NC on Track to Start Sending Housing Recovery Funds to Hurricane Matthew Survivors Next Month
NEW....04.13.2018 1:15 pm
Governor Roy Cooper Speaks at Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit
NEW....04.13.2018 9:10 am
Severe Weather Possible Sunday Night into Monday Morning
Jones Asks Corps For Additional Resources For Oregon, Hatteras Inlets 04.11.2018 4:50 pm
Prescribed Burn on Pea Island Underway 04.11.2018 1:45 pm
Community Square Renovation to Take Several More Weeks; Visitors Urged to Park in NPS Lot 04.11.2018 12:30 pm
After Dredging Deadline Passes, Frustration Mounts about Mouth of Hatteras Harbor 04.10.2018 12:45 pm
Blackbeard’s Flag to Fly on NC Ferries This Season 04.10.2018 10:15 am
Board Hears Case for Offshore Drilling 04.09.2018 1:50 pm
Hyde County Adopts Derelict Vessel Rule 04.09.2018 1:20 pm
Pamlico Sound Ferry Routes Return to Published Schedule 04.05.2018 5:25 pm
Study Calls for Ferry Route Cuts, Fare Hikes 04.04.2018 10:30 am
Ferry Division Adapts Schedule Due to Dredging Concerns on Hatteras Route 03.30.2018 4:55 pm
Overnight Closures at Bonner Bridge Scheduled 03.29.2018 2:20 pm
Red & White Reopening in 2018 with New Owners 03.29.2018 9:40 am
Trams Coming to Ocracoke, and Other Updates from the Passenger Ferry Stakeholders Meeting 03.28.2018 3:30 pm
Ocracoke Preservation Society Agrees to Purchase Island Inn 03.28.2018 1:50 pm
UPDATE: Pea Island Prescribed Burn Has Been Postponed 03.28.2018 11:00 am
Frisco Man to Serve 25 Years for Stabbing Outside Restaurant 03.27.2018 2:45 pm
Ocean Overwash Possible For Hatteras Island This Week 03.26.2018 3:45 pm
Plan Now for a Mandatory Evacuation and Reentry 03.26.2018 3:30 pm
Construction on New Jug Handle Bridge Slated for June as “Behind the Scenes” Work Continues 03.26.2018 12:00 pm
Coast Guard Warns Boaters of Significant Shoaling in Oregon Inlet 03.23.2018 4:15 pm
Boswell Misidentified Herself as Registered Nurse 03.23.2018 10:40 am
Sheriff's Office Warns Residents About Phone Scam 03.22.2018 6:15 am
Dare County Offices Closed Friday, March 30 in Observance of Good Friday 03.21.2018 2:00 pm
Dare County Sanitation Department Residential Large Household Pick-Up Schedule 03.21.2018 1:35 pm
Beach Nourishment, Leash Laws, and Other Hot Topics Covered at Community Meeting 03.21.2018 10:20 am
OBX Food Trucks on the Menu 03.20.2018 5:10 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 04.17.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 04.05.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 04.13.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 04.11.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 04.18.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
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
Student Guest Column: Marching Up A Storm 01.12.2018 2:30 pm
Student Guest Column: 2017 - 2018 DECA Chapter Success at Regional Competition 12.19.2017 2:45 pm
Student Guest Column:  CHSS Holiday Philanthropy!  12.13.2017 12:30 pm
Guest Column:  Hunter and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Recalls Mistakes in the Marsh 12.04.2017 11:30 am
Student Guest Column:  Surf’s Up: New Surf Team forms at CHSS  11.29.2017 12:30 pm


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NEW....04.19.2018 5:40 pm Dozens of Coast Guard Personnel Come Together to Uncover the Heroes of the Past...WITH SLIDE SHOW
NEW....04.19.2018 10:25 am Juvenile Bull Shark Population Growing In Western Regions Of Pamlico Sound
NEW....04.16.2018 6:10 am Ocracoke’s First Waterfowl Festival Set for April 21
NEW....04.13.2018 10:45 am
Surprise Visitor Makes A Spring Appearance North Of Avon
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
5th Annual Graveyard of the Atlantic Underwater Heritage Symposium Set for April 7 04.03.2018 6:20 pm
Shipwrecks Resurface All Along the Island after a Month of Nor’easters 04.02.2018 12:00 pm
Night Sky: Venus, Arcturus, Spica and Other Highlights of the Night Skies for April 03.30.2018 4:45 pm
Video Shows In-Depth Study of Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck in Oregon Inlet 03.28.2018 12:20 pm 
A Family Tradition of Giving 03.26.2018 2:45 pm
Operation Drum Roll: Ocracoke During WWII 03.23.2018 9:50 am
Citizen Science Program Needs Your Help Observing the Weather 03.16.2018 8:50 am
Lady Canes Basketball: Seasons End, But a Team is Forever  03.15.2018 11:45 am
Kinnakeet Home: Nor’easter Winds 03.13.2018 10:30 am
Hatteras Shipwreck Surfaces Once Again...WITH SLIDE SHOW  03.12.2018 4:20 pm
New Painting Brings Surfmen’s History to Life 03.09.2018 2:00 pm
Night Sky: Blue Moons, Galaxies and More Night Sky Highlights for March 03.02.2018 7:45 am  
Lights Out for Hatteras: The 3rd Annual Starry Nights Event 02.21.2018 2:05 pm
Kinnakeet Home: Avon Harbor 02.15.2018 10:00 am
Our Coast’s People: Chester Lynn 02.13.2018 12:30 pm
Oysters Rockefeller Has Carolina Cousins 02.07.2018 3:30 pm
The Smithsonian Features Ocracoke’s Blackbeard 300th Anniversary 02.02.2018 4:30 pm
Our Coast’s History: A WWII Outer Banks Spy 01.31.2018 12:30 pm
Plenty of Galaxies and More Night Sky Highlights for February 2017 01.31.2018  10:20 am


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NEW....04.13.2018 9:50 am North Carolina Fisheries Association Meetings with Local Fishermen Scheduled for April
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
Winners of Cape Hatteras Anglers Club 2017 Members Fishing Contest Announced 02.21.2018 4:50 pm
Hatteras Fishing in February  02.16.2018 11:00 am
Surprises and New Commercial Fishing Requirements surface at MFC Meeting 02.16.2018 9:30 am
New Buoys Going on Estuarine Artificial Reefs and Oyster Sanctuaries 02.13.2018 4:30 pm
Three Appointments Made to NC Marine Fisheries Commission 02.05.2018 12:40 pm
North Carolina Watermen United Elect New Board President and Vice Presidents 02.05.2018 12:40 pm
The Controversy Surrounding the Proposed Commercial Fishing License Changes 01.31.2018 3:40 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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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
State Commissioner Rejects Bid for Insurance Rate Increase  01.05.2018  4:50 pm
CHEC Announces Rate Increase in 2018 01.03.2018  12:40 pm
Potential Double-Digit Rate Hike on the Horizon for Coastal NC  12.21.2017 2:10 pm
Outer Banks Chamber Tackles Housing Crunch 12.08.2017 11:10 am
Local Nonprofits Build Forever Funds through the Community Foundation 12.07.2017 10:15 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions  11.22.2017 10:30 am
NC Rate Bureau Asks for 18.7 Percent Rate Hike for Homeowners Insurance  11.21.2017 8:30 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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