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  • Oath of Office Taken at Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station...On Community News under News and Business Briefs.
  • Dare County Releases Christmas and New Year’s Trash Schedule...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Obituary - Phyllis Mae Stowe...On Community News under Obituaries.
  • Heavy Rains, Flash Flooding are Main Concerns with Weekend Storm...On Local News Page.
  • Cape Hatteras Baseball Team Contributes More Than $1,800 in Toys to Angel Gift Program...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • National Seashore Updates for the Week of December 13...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Bonner Bridge Opening Delayed to February / March 2019...On Local News Page.
  • Our Coast’s Food: Christmas Sausage Balls...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Weekend Storm to Bring More Rain to the Islands...On Local News Page.
  • CHES Students Celebrate Holidays Around the World...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Outer Banks Chamber Of Commerce Releases Statement On Permits For Seismic Testing, Blasting And Exploration...On Community News under Guest Column.
  • Eleven Groups Sue to Stop Seismic Tests for Offshore Reserves...On Local News Page.
  • "Team Jeffrey" College Education Fundraiser to be Held January 12...On Community News Page under Event Planner.
  • Christmas Cantata at St. John United Methodist Church...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • CHNS Invites Public to Comment on Proposed Accessible Hunt Blind and Wildlife Viewing Platform on Bodie Island...On Beach Access and Park Issues.
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance Funds Available...On Real Estate Page.
  • Hatteras Celebrates the Holidays with Parade, Museum Open House...WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Local News Page.
  • BOC Chairman Bob Woodard and Nags Head Mayor Benjamin Cahoon Weigh in on Seismic Testing...On Community News.
  • EDITOR'S BLOG:  Year In Review – the Stories that Grabbed Our Attention in 2018...On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Hatteras Island’s Lost Indian Town Located...On Island Features.
  • National Recycling Crisis Hits Close to Home on Hatteras Island...On Local News Page.
  • Highlights from the December 3 BOC Meeting...On Local News Page.
  • New Parking Lots at Kite Point, Old Lighthouse Road to Start Construction in Early 2019...Beach Access and Park Issues.



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NEW....12.14.2018 3:10 pm Dare County Releases Christmas and New Year’s Trash Schedule
NEW
....12.13.2018 3:05 pm
Cape Hatteras Baseball Team Contributes More Than $1,800 in Toys to Angel Gift Program
NEW
....12.13.2018 10:30 am 
Our Coast’s Food: Christmas Sausage Balls
NEW
....12.12.2018 4:25 pm
CHES Students Celebrate Holidays Around the World
NEW
....12.11.2018 11:30 am 
Christmas Cantata at St. John United Methodist Church
Taize Advent Service planned at Our Lady of the Seas 11.30.2018 10:30 am
Combined Choir will present Christmas Cantata 11.30.2018 10:30 am
Candy Bomber Returns to Dare County Airport for 19th Annual Candy Drop 11.29.2018 8:00 am
They’re Back! Tundra Swans Return to Spend the Holidays on Hatteras Island 11.27.2018 3:00 pm
More than $1700 in Donations Given to Local Organizations through 6th Annual Gobble Gobble Giveaway...WITH SLIDE SHOW 11.20.2018 2:35 pm
26th Annual Island-Wide Food Drive Has Begun




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NEW....12.13.2018 2:30 pm  National Seashore Updates for the Week of December 13
NEW
....12.11.2018 11:10 am
CHNS Invites Public to Comment on Proposed Accessible Hunt Blind and Wildlife Viewing Platform on Bodie Island
NEW
....12.06.2018 9:30 am
New Parking Lots at Kite Point, Old Lighthouse Road to Start Construction in Early 2019
National Park Service Enters Into 20-Year Lease for Oregon Inlet Marina 12.05.2018 1:00 pm
Mine Discovered South of Salvo, and Other National Seashore Updates for the Week of November 28 11.28.2018 9:50 am
National Seashore Updates for the Week of November 21...WITH VIDEO 11.21.2018 3:00 pm
New Chief of Resources and Science Joins the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina
11.09.2018 9:45 pm
NPS to Discuss Plans for New Beach Parking Area in Buxton 11.05.2018 4:20 pm
NCDOT Treating Phragmites at Bodie Island Lighthouse 10.30.2018 2:00 pm
NPS Selects Firm to Run Oregon Inlet Marina 10.23.2018 10:20 am
National Park Service Approves Plan by NCDOT to Build Portion of New Bridge North of Rodanthe 10.11.2018 4:25 pm
Improvements Begin atNational Seashore Updates for the Week of November 1 Devil Shoals Road Soundside Access on Ocracoke Island 10.05.2018 11:15 am
Cape Lookout National Seashore Opens a Number of Facilities and Services for Visitors  10.02.2018 3:30 pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facilities on Ocracoke Open as of Friday Morning 09.21.2018 2:30 pm
Ocracoke Ponies Survive the Storm, as NPS Assesses Sea Turtle Nests on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands 09.18.2018 2:15 pm
Cape Point Reopens for ORVs  09.17.2018 4:35 pm
CHNS Urges Beach Visitors to Use Caution Due to Dangerous Ocean Conditions 09.08.2018 11:20 am
New Beach Access Walkways in Avon are Designed to Stand up to Storms – And They’re Working 09.05.2018 6:45 am



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NEW....12.14.2018 9:45 am   Heavy Rains, Flash Flooding are Main Concerns with Weekend Storm
NEW
....12.13.2018 11:10 am 
Bonner Bridge Opening Delayed to February / March 2019
NEW
....12.13.2018 9:20 am 
Weekend Storm to Bring More Rain to the Islands
NEW
....12.12.2018 10:15 am 
Eleven Groups Sue to Stop Seismic Tests for Offshore Reserves
Storm Pulls Away from Coast; Highway 12 Open 12.11.2018 9:20 am
70 mph Wind Gusts Recorded in Ocracoke as Storm Continues...WITH VIDEO 12.10.2018 9:00 am
NEW....12.10.2018 1:00 pm  Hatteras Celebrates the Holidays with Parade, Museum Open House...WITH SLIDE SHOW
NEW....12.06.2018 3:20 pm National Recycling Crisis Hits Close to Home on Hatteras Island
Highlights from the December 3 BOC Meeting 12.06.2018 11:30 am
Old Manns Harbor Bridge Closed Dec. 10-14 for Repair Work 12.04.2018 10:10 am
Seismic Survey Firms Get MMPA Approval 12.03.2018 3:15 pm
Generator Fire Causes No Damage to St. John United Methodist Church, Thanks to Quick Response 12.03.2018 12:10 pm
Coast Guard Rescues 4 From Demasted, Disabled Sailboat 100 Miles Off NC 11.29.2018 10:20 am
Some Unresolved Blackout Business 11.27.2018  3:00 pm
Hatteras Island Rescue Squad Locates and Rescues a Missing Windsurfer 11.27.2018  9:15 am
Hatteras Community Celebrates the Opening of New Mental Health Center 11.26.2018  10:40 am
Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing 75-Year-Old Fisherman Near Avon 11.21.2018  7:45 pm
UPDATE: Coast Guard Searching For 75-Year-Old Fisherman Near Avon 11.21.2018 11:00 am
Coast Guard Searching for 75-Year-Old Fisherman Near Avon 11.20.2018 9:15 am
Final Touches Being Made to Bonner Bridge Replacement Project 11.21.2018  7:15 pm
NCDOT Awards Contracts for Two New Vehicle Ferries  11.20.2018 10:00 am
Trash Pick-up Schedule Modified for Holiday Weeks 11.16.2018 11:15 am
Volunteers Needed to Help Find Cold Stunned Sea Turtles 11.16.2018 10:00 am
Frustration Mounts for Multiple Dredging Projects at Waterways Commission Meeting 11.15.2018 11:50 am
Ocracoke Express on Track for May 2019 Public Launch 11.14.2018 4:10 pm


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 12.11.2018
News and Business Briefs ...UPDATED 12.14.2018
Church Listings
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office...UPDATED 12.04.2018
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 12.10.2018
Obituaries ...UPDATED 12.14.2018

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....12.12.2018 3:05 pm Outer Banks Chamber Of Commerce Releases Statement On Permits For Seismic Testing, Blasting And Exploration
NEW
....12.09.2018 1:40 pm
BOC Chairman Bob Woodard and Nags Head Mayor Benjamin Cahoon Weigh in on Seismic Testing
NEW
....12.03.2018 10:20 am
Coast Guard Urges Mariners to be Ready for Boating in the Spring by Preparing for the Winter
Why Blackbeard Deserves North Carolina’s Pardon, Again
11.14.2018 3:00 pm


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NEW....12.08.2018 10:20 am Hatteras Island’s Lost Indian Town Located
NEW....12.03.2018 3:30 pm
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Artist Remembers George H W Bush
NEW....12.03.2018 3:00 pm
Sam’s Field Notes: Wildlife Festivals Ahead
"Sea Creature" Washes Ashore 11.30.2018 3:20 pm
Night Sky:  Geminids Meteor Shower, Visible Planets, and Other Highlights for December 11.29.2018 7:30 am
Cape Hatteras School Surf Club Holds First Surf Contest 11.13.2018 11:00 am
Cape Hatteras Motel Food Drive Helps More Than 130 Inner Banks Families Affected by Florence 11.13.2018 9:40 am
Hatteras Island to Star in Upcoming Movie Featuring Big Names, and Big Kiteboarding Action...WITH SLIDE SHOW 11.05.2018 3:00 pm
Night Sky:  Venus, Meteor Showers, and Other Highlights for November 10.30.2018 10:35 am
Renovated Center Showcases First Flight 10.29.2018 3:15 pm
Pirates Invade Ocracoke Island; Good Times and Grog Had by All 10.29.2018 12:30 pm 
Coast Guard Personnel Come Together Again to Bring Historic Cemeteries Back to Life 10.29.2018 11:45 pm
Meteor Streaks Across North Carolina Skies Tuesday Night 10.24.2018 8:30 am
REAL Watersports Gives a Record-Breaking Award to Hatteras Island Youth 10.22.2018 1:00 pm
Blackbeard’s Death: Part Of A Failed Coup? 10.21.2018 4:30 pm


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Island Fishing: What Season Is It Anyway? 12.05.2018 3:47 pm
South Atlantic Fisheries Council Meets this Week in Kitty Hawk 12.03.2018 10:00 am
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Announces Final Results of 61st Annual Surf Fishing Tournament 11.26.2018 1:00 pm
PBR Classic Tournament at Avon Pier Garners Record-Breaking Donations and Drum 11.13.2018  1:30 pm
All-Women Team Wins 2018 Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Invitational Fishing Tournament 11.12.2018  4:30 pm
Working Watermen Commission Framework Approved at BOC Meeting 11.12.2018  11:30 am
Commercial Watermen Needed to Remove Lost Crab Pots 11.07.2018  3:10 pm
Island Fishing:  Finally…Fall! 10.31.2018  1:30 pm
New Artificial Reef in the Spotlight at Upcoming Outer Banks Anglers Club Meeting 10.25.2018  11:15 am
It’s Fall, and It’s Fishing Tournament Season! 10.22.2018  2:20 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....12.10.2018 11:00 am Flood Mitigation Assistance Funds Available
Hatteras Island Real Estate: A Profile Of Development On Hatteras Island
11.26.2018  4:35 pm
Steven Gillis Agency State Farm wins big at OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament 11.07.2018  4:35 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Fall 2018 Business Review 10.15.2018  10:25 am 
County Requests Input for Proposed Zoning Amendments 10.09.2018  5:05 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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