I don’t know about you, but I like to make New Years’ Resolutions that are ridiculously easy to achieve. In previous years, this included resolutions like “Eat more chocolate” or “Vacuum the living room.” By going this route, I can just get my resolution out of the way within hours, while enjoying a vague feeling […] Editor’s Blog | Full Article
The Coast Guard saved three mariners aboard a disabled sailing vessel more than 50 miles east southeast of Cape Lookout, Saturday evening. At 9:45 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received notification of the 36-foot disabled sailing vessel Cloud from Sea Tow. All persons aboard the sailing vessel had donned their life jackets […] Local News | Full Article
A High Priority on Island History As our team considered a new platform for publishing the Island Free Press, a priority was placed on preserving our archive of more than 10 years of stories. Though it’s partly a sentimental decision, as the only newspaper on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands for many years, our island’s history […] Local News | Full Article
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and residents and visitors will find that there are a number of options when it comes to celebrating on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands with style. Islanders who want to start 2019 with a bang can check out the following events, which are all being held on New […] Christmas | Full Article
Easily Navigate your Outer Banks News on the Island Free Press – Whatever your Device We are committed to making local news accessible and convenient on any device at any time. Our new website supports all devices and is simple and intuitive to navigate. There is a sections menu which pops out from the left […] Local News | Full Article
The state is well on its way to making it easier for property owners to build living shorelines.
During the Coastal Resources Commission’s most recent meeting in November in Ocean Isle Beach, the CRC agreed to proceed with temporary rulemaking and approved draft amendments to a general permit for the construction of marsh sills and the related fiscal analysis.
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) submitted a Homeowners Insurance Rate Filing to the NC Department of Insurance NCDOI) on Dec. 20. The filing reflects an overall statewide average increase of 17.4 percent for homeowners, renters and condominium rates. However, NCRB has requested a rate increase of 30 percent in the homeowner rate in the […] Real Estate | Full Article
New website makes reading and publishing Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands’ News Easier and More Efficient A long-awaited Christmas Gift is under the tree for The Island Free Press, its readers and supporters! It’s not the traditionally wrapped present, but something long-awaited – A New Island Free Press. – a new website for better publishing the […] Local News | Full Article
OCRACOKE OBSERVER The 13th Annual Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association Oyster Roast/Shrimp Steam Fundraiser will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Ocracoke Seafood Company, Irvin Garrish Highway. The menu includes, steamed oysters and shrimp, crackers, fried drum and sheepshead, hush puppies and soft drinks. Ticket prices for food will depend […] Local News | Full Article
Like previous years, in addition to recapping the stories that held our attention in 2018, we also like to take a look ahead to see what stories will likely pop up in the headlines in the year to come. And you’ll probably notice that there are quite a few carry-overs on this list from 2018, […] Editor’s Blog | Full Article