EDITOR’S BLOG: Watch the Christmas Parade Live This Year, and Other News to be Merry About at the IFP

As the recent Christmas Tree Lighting in Hatteras village cemented, the holiday season has officially arrived on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, and the Island Free Press is brewing up some cool new ways to share our local holiday spirit with our off-island readers. For the first time ever, the Island Free Press will be covering […]

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Ellinor Kastner Nick

WANCHESE — Ellinor Kastner Nick, 94, of Wanchese, NC died Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Dayton, Ohio on January 10, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Esther Amelia Schneble and Adolph J. Kastner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert White Nick. A United States […]

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Coast Guard seeks input from commercial and recreational mariners

The Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements in the vicinity of Shackleford Banks and Harker’s Island, North Carolina. This Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study focuses on multiple waterways in the area between Beaufort Inlet and Core Sound, depicted on NOAA Chart 11545 […]

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REMINDER: Division of Marine Fisheries to Hold Scoping Meeting on Southern Flounder Amendment in Manteo

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking input from the public on potential management strategies for an upcoming amendment to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan. Fishermen and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide input by either attending one of three scoping meetings or providing written comments. The Wilmington meeting has been scheduled since the […]

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Dare County Sheriff’s Office K9 Sorbi to get donation of body armor

Dare County Sheriff’s Office K9 Sorbi will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Sorbi’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ike, Vancouver, WA Police Department”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest […]

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Outer Banks’ three national parks threatened by climate change

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is one of ten sites featured in a new national report by The Cultural Landscape Foundation that was unveiled in late November. The “Landslide 2019: Living in Nature” report highlights ten cultural landscapes throughout the nation that are threatened by flooding, wildfires, regional drought and other effects of human-induced climate change. […]

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William Wheeler Hudson, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS — William “Buddy” Wheeler Hudson, Jr., 70, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Monday, December 2, 2019, at his home. Born in Weldon, NC on February 1, 1949, he was the son of the late Gracie Mae Moseley Hudson and William W. Hudson, Sr. A Vietnam Veteran, Buddy served his country honorably […]

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