Dorothy Josephine Graham

NAGS HEAD — Dorothy Josephine Graham, born July 12, 1932, passed peacefully on August 18, 2019 in Nags Head. Dot grew up in Durham, NC and moved to the Outer Banks in 1975 with her late husband Doug. They purchased the Dune Burger which they successfully operated until 2013. She was predeceased by her son, Scott. […] Obituaries |  Full Article

IFP Announces Premium Subscriptions to Help Support Community Journalism

Access to the Island Free Press is always free but premium subscriptions and various contribution levels are now available to all interested readers.  Premium subscriptions includes free access to classified ad postings, and an IFP bumper sticker. Best of all, you’ll also be supporting the quality journalism that you have come to rely on for […] Community News |  Full Article

Plane crash in Ocracoke; minor injuries reported

At around noon on Monday, a small fixed-wing, single-engine plane crash-landed approximately 30 yards from the runway at Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Ocracoke Island Airport (W95). The pilot and one passenger walked away from the crash with only minor injuries, per an update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The aircraft departed Johnston Regional Airport […] Local News |  Full Article

Jeannette Sibbette Denton

December 5, 1934 – August 15, 2019 MANTEO — Jeannette Sibbette Denton, 84, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, August 15, 2019, at her home. Born on December 5, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Pearl Beard and Dennis Sibbette. She was raised in St. Pauls, NC where she was crowned the first-ever Miss […] Obituaries |  Full Article

CHNS urges beachgoers to abide by “Leave No Trace” principles after large hole found

hole on beach

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is urging visitors to observe the principles of “Leave No Trace” after finding a large hole dug on the beach in Avon Thursday night. “Leaving such a large hole in the beach can lead to serious visitor injuries, damage to emergency response vehicles, delays in responding to swimming-related emergencies, and could […] Seashore News |  Full Article

William “Bill” Robert Sharp, Jr.

SOUTHERN SHORES — William “Bill” Robert Sharp, Jr. died peacefully at his home on August 11, 2019 in Southern Shores, North Carolina at the age of 76. Bill is survived by a son, Charles Robert Sharp of Round Hill, Virginia; a son, Grant Harrison Sharp, his wife, Natalya Gurskaya Sharp, and their two children, Alexander […] Obituaries |  Full Article

DMF’s Steve Murphey Talks Recent Regulation Proposals at Working Watermen Commission Meeting

The Dare County Working Watermen Commission hosted Director of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), Steve Murphey, at its quarterly meeting on Wednesday evening. The commission, whose role is to make recommendations to the Dare County Board of Commissioners on governmental decisions affecting the local commercial fishing industry, is currently made up of […] Fishing |  Full Article