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  • EDITOR'S BLOG: NPS response to legislation begins to take shape....On “Shooting the Breeze” above.
  • Legislative Update: Lawmakers made hay while the sun was shining...On Local News Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling: It’s winter...On Fishing Page.
  • Arrest made in Frisco vehicle break-in...On the Community News and Commentary Page under Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office.
  • Tri-villages zoning initiative begins with March 5 workshop...On Local News Page.
  • With love, Aleta:  Remembering Ocracoke's famous mailboat...On Island Features Page.
  • Cold, wet rain is forecast for Hatteras and Ocracoke...On Local News Page.
  • Winter Wonderland on the islands is washing away...WITH SLIDE SHOWS...On Local News Page.
  • Featured article of the week from our Archives: Five reasons why winter is great on Hatteras Island....Under Archives Below.

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UPDATE: Vandals destroy more park property in Buxton 02.19.2015 1:30 pm
Vandals damage Cape Point campground 02.12.2015 5:25 pm
Lighthouses will open for climbing April 17-Oct. 14 02.13.2015 1:45 pm
Outer Banks Chief Ranger Paul Stevens will retire on Feb. 27 02.09.2015 2:00 pm
Newborn pony joins the Ocracoke herd 02.06.2015 1:40 pm 
NPS releases some details of plan to comply with new legislation 02.04.2015 3:00 pm
Park Service plans burning of vegetation on Bodie Island 01.28.2015 2:35 pm
New seashore chief is guest on 'To the Point'...WITH AUDIO 01.20.2015 6:10 pm
NPS proceeding with environmental study on Buxton beach nourishment 01.08.2015 5:10 pm
NPS seeks information in Hatteras deer poaching incident 01.06.2015 4:35 pm
Carteret County residents get an earful from Dare at Cape Lookout hearing 12.19.2014 9:15 am
Red knot’s status elevated, raising specter of more restrictions 12.11.2014 4:40 pm
UPDATE: Cape Point now open for night driving  11.25.2014 2:25 pm
Park Service names new superintendent of Cape Hatteras National Seashore 11.13.2014 5:20 pm

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NEW....02.27.2015 7:05 pm Legislative Update: Lawmakers made hay while the sun was shining
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02.26.2015 2:20 pm Tri-villages zoning initiative begins with March 5 workshop
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02.25.2015 5:45 pm Cold, wet rain is forecast for Hatteras and Ocracoke
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02.24.2015 7:45 pm Winter Wonderland on the islands is washing away...WITH SLIDE SHOWS
Frigid Siberian air grips the islands...WITH SLIDE SHOW 02.20.2015 4:30 pm
Passenger ferry test runs scheduled for May 4 and 5 02.19.2015 4:20 pm
Unfunded U.S. 64 project leaves aging bridge hanging 02.19.2015 2:50 pm
Gas pricing on Hatteras Island is topic of radio interview...WITH AUDIO 02.16.2015 3:30 pm
High winds, heavy seas pound Outer Banks, but little damage reported....WITH SLIDE SHOW 02.11.2015 6:20 pm
Diamond Shoals buoy is victim of coastal storm 02.06.2015 5:45 pm
UPDATE: Appeals Court grants request for mediation 02.11.2015 5:40 pm
Parties in Bonner Bridge lawsuit ask Appeals Court for mediation 02.10.2015 3:10 pm
Sheriff says facts do not back up cat abuse charges 02.03.2015 4:00 pm
Army Corps allots another $1.2 million for Oregon Inlet dredging 02.03.2015 4:00 pm
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oast Guard rescues Pinterest investor and crew from sailboat off Hatteras....WITH VIDEO  01.31.2015 8:00 pm
Dare County says Attorney General will investigate Outer Banks gas prices 01.30.2015 5:30 pm
Bonner Bridge down to one lane for concrete repairs 01.26.2015 4:10 pm
UPDATE: Dredging, re-marking channel will aid boaters in Hatteras Inlet 01.23.2015 7:00 pm
Hatteras Inlet faring poorly also, but isn't viewed yet as dire 01.02.2015 4:40 pm

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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 02.23.2015
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 02.20.2015
Church Listings ...UPDATED 
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 02.27.2015
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 02.18.2015
Obituaries ...UPDATED 02.25.2015

Commentary & Guest Columns
Free speech: Christians occupy the full political spectrum 12.01.2014 4:10 pm
You didn't ask for it, but here's free advice for the new board 11.07.2014 2:30
Second opinion on Nags Head nourishment would shore up public confidence 10.15.2014  11:35 am
Guest Column: Evacuation Vacation 08.18.2014 3:00 pm
Guest Column: Houston, we have a problem! 08.11.2014 3:15 pm


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NEW....02.26.2015 2:000 pm With love, Aleta:  Remembering Ocracoke's famous mailboat
Arctic Seals appearance on North Carolina beaches is a puzzling....WITH VIDEO 02.19.2015 2:00 pm
Island Living: Why I hate Valentine’s Day
02.10.2015 11:00 am
The Night Sky: Winter stargazing on the islands 02.09.2015 5:15 pm
GeeGee Rosell talks about new community reading program in radio interview...WITH AUDIO 02.02.2015 5:50 pm
The plasticized ocean threatens marine environment
01.20.2015 3:00 pm
Ocracoke plunges into the new year 01.02.2015 12:25 am
Frank Miller: The International Hatterasman 12.31.2014 11:40 am
Ocracoke author's newest book stars a cat and a dog 12.23.2014 2:30 pm
One-year check-up on Hatteras medical center is radio show's topic...WITH AUDIO 12.22.2014 11:30 am
Saving cold-stunned sea turtles is topic of "To the Point" radio show....WITH AUDIO
12.12.2014 11:00 am
Rare group of American white pelicans is wintering on Pea Island
12.02.2014 5:15 pm
Hatteras Community Emergency Response Team is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO 11.18.2014 11:00 am
The day that East met West in Hatteras village....WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEO 11.05.2014 10:20 am
Hatteras Island's out-of-this-world tourist attraction 10.29.2014 4:50 pm

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NEW....02.27.2015 5:15 pm Outer Banks Angling: It’s winter
Outer Banks Angling: A wooden stake 02.18.2015 10:45 am
Will increased bluefin tuna quota benefit local fishermen -- or not? 02.11.2015 2:55 pm
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tate to close more coastal waters to shellfishing  to save money 02.06.2015 1:55 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Striped gold...WITH VIDEO  02.02.2015 5:15 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Getting jiggy
01.19.2015 1:30 pm
Outer Banks Angling: A wicked good time 12.31.2014 4:50 pm
License fees will rise in 2015 for commercial and recreational fishermen and hunters 12.29.2014 2:45 pm
Jeff Oden talks about the pressures on commercial fishermen on 'To the Point' 10.20.2014 5:10 pm
Lawsuit would force agencies to manage recreational turtle bycatch 08.06.2014 10:50 am
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW 04.21.2011 12:10 pm

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Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Insurance consent to rate letters 01.30.2015 11:10 am
Colony Realty is sold to John and Julia Head 01.07.2015 3:00 pm
Insurance Commissioner denies companies' request for homeowners' rate increase 12.19.2014 2:30 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  A statistical profile of the island 11.20.2014 4:35 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Assessed values vs. selling prices 10.03.2014 1:55 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: Property management 09.04.2014 3:45 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  The rising sea level debate 07.28.2014 4:00 pm

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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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