Please remember that the use of all fireworks is illegal on Hatteras and Ocracoke, including on seashore beaches....Please also remember to turn off your outside lights at night so we can see our beautiful night sky...Your neighbors will thank you for it...Outside lights on the oceanfront can also confuse sea turtles and hatchlings.....Have a great vacation and keep checking The Island Free Press for the latest news....











New on Island Free Press

  • Legislative Update: Hurry up and wait time in Raleigh...On Local News Page.
  • Commentary: About those ferry priority passes...On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • Quilt show will be July 9-10.  On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Featured article of the week from our Archives: UPDATE: Awful Arthur takes aim at Cape Hatteras
  • Featured article of the week from our Archives: Hatteras and Ocracoke dodge the bullet....WITH SLIDE SHOWS
  • DOT Secretary Tata is guest on Radio Hatteras interview show...On Local News Page.
  • NPS issues shark safety advisory for seashore visitors...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • July events planned at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.  On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • July's classes and activities at the Fessenden Center.  On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Next full moon tour of Hatteras, Bodie lighthouses is July 31.  On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Swimmer on Ocracoke bitten by shark....On Local News Page.
  • The Night Sky:  Stargazing tips for July...On Island Features Page.
  • NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Questions about Closing. On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling: The weather's hot, and the fish are biting...On the Fishing Page.
  • Chairman updates citizens on Dare issues...On Local News Page.
  • New island music academy is one artist's 'divine inspiration'...On Island Features Page.
  • Shark experts say warm water, plentiful food figure into spate of shark attacks...On Local News Page.
  • Drilling off the Carolina Coast:  Oil Prospects vs. Tourism Reality...On Island Features Page.
  • Second shark attack in two days reported on Hatteras...On Local News Page.



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NEW....07.02.2015 1:50 pm NPS issues shark safety advisory for seashore visitors
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07.01.2015 11:50 am NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports
Park Service approves buffer modification plan 06.16.2015  5:15 pm
NPS summer hours and programs run from May 22-Sept. 7 05.20.2015  4:45 pm
Superintendent talks about seashore issues on radio show....WITH AUDIO 05.18.2015  5:30 pm
NPS lifeguarded beaches will be open May 23-Sept. 7 04.22.2015 1:30 pm
Cape Point closes to off-road vehicles
Lighthouses will open for climbing April 17-Oct. 14 02.13.2015 1:45 pm



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NEW....07.03.2015 4:50 pm  Legislative Update: Hurry up and wait time in Raleigh
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07.02.2015 4:15 pm DOT Secretary Tata is guest on Radio Hatteras interview show
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07.01.2015 2:35 pm Swimmer on Ocracoke bitten by shark
NEW....06.27.2015 6:25 pm Second shark attack in two days reported on Hatteras
Man is apparently bitten by shark off Avon beach 06.26.2015 6:30 pm
NEW....06.30.2015 4:05 pm Chairman updates citizens on Dare issues
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06.30.2015 8:45 am Shark experts say warm water, plentiful food figure into spate of shark attacks
State official endorses bond proposal that includes funds for Hatteras museum 06.26.2015 6:00 pm
Demolition begins at Avon Motel, cause of fire still unknown 06.25.2015 6:30 pm
UPDATE: Fire destroys part of Avon Motel...WITH VIDEO and SLIDE SHOW 06.24.2015 3:45 pm
July 4 celebrations and events scheduled for Hatteras and Ocracoke 06.23.2015 3:30 pm
State official to visit Graveyard Museum, discuss bond proposal to finally finish it 06.23.2015 1:30 pm
UPDATE: Sen. Cook explains why he opposes 1/4-cent sales tax for dredging 06.22.2015 8:15 pm
Tine convenes pow-wow to discuss funding dredging projects 06.22.2015 5:20 pm
BOC approves budget, lashes out at Senate's sales tax plan 06.18.2015 5:25 pm
Six seniors receive diplomas at Ocracoke graduation 06.18.2015 3:55 pm
UPDATE: Avon wildfire probably caused by human activity...WITH SLIDE SHOW  06.17.2015 6:15 pm
NPS takes steps to streamline Buxton beach nourishment 06.17.2015 5:00 pm
UPDATE:  Audio of bridge settlement news conference now available 06.16.2015 3:30 pm
UPDATE: At long last, a new Bonner Bridge will be built 06.15.2015 10:30 pm
State and federal officials reach agreement on bridge replacement 06.15.2015 1:55 pm
38 seniors receive diplomas at Cape Hatteras Secondary School....WITH SLIDE SHOW  06.16.2015 2:30 pm
County board, school board reach an agreement on schools' budget 06.11.2015 5:50 pm
Rift opens in push to shift tax money from beaches to inlets 06.11.2015 1:50 pm
Residents, business owners and non-resident property owners urged to verify re-entry credentials 06.09.2015 6:20 pm
DOT offers hints to avoid long waits at Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry 05.14.2015 1:25 pm



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 07.02.2015
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 06.09.2015
Church Listings ...UPDATED 
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 06.23.2015
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 07.02.2015
Obituaries ...UPDATED 07.03.2015

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....07.02.2015 7:00 pm  Commentary: About those ferry priority passes
Commentary:  The missing sense of urgency in Raleigh
06.25.2015 9:45 am
Commentary: Changes to flounder plan not fair to our commercial fishermen 06.17.2015 12:10 pm
Guest Column:  County officials must unite on dredging and nourishment issues 06.16.2015 3:30 pm


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NEW....07.01.2015 1:15 pm The Night Sky:  Stargazing tips for July
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06.30.2015 2:15 pm New island music academy is one artist's 'divine inspiration'
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06.29.2015 1:15 pm Drilling off the Carolina Coast:  Oil Prospects vs. Tourism Reality
Dare's new emergency manager is guest on radio show....WITH AUDIO 06.24.2015 3:25 pm
Featured article of the week from our Archives: The state of the sharks

Drilling off the Carolina Coast:  A look back at the Mobil fight 06.11.2015 4:40 pm
Island Living:   A short list of Hatteras obsessions 06.09.2015 1:40 pm
Next Hatteras Island Reads book is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO 06.08.2015 3:45 pm
The Hatteras-Conetoe Connection: Exchanging healthy food and culture....WITH SLIDE SHOW 06.03.2015 2:35 pm
The Night Sky:  Stargazing tips for June 06.01.2015 11:25 am
What Lurks in the Surf? Treating injuries from creatures beneath the waves 05.26.2015 4:25 pm
Local, regional, and national bands will play at second Hatteras bluegrass festival 05.26.2015 3:20 pm
Searching for the Lost Colony on Hatteras Island 05.12.2015 10:20 am
Hatteras veterans now have a place to call home 04.28.2015 12.:35 pm


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NEW....06.30.2015 9:30 pm Outer Banks Angling: The weather's hot, and the fish are biting.
Outer Banks Angling: It’s blazing
06.19.2015 3:15 pm
House passes fisheries reform bill 06.03.2015 11:50 am
MFC moves forward with southern flounder management 05.28.2015 2:35 pm
Commercial fishing harvest increases, recreational harvest decreases in 2014 05.19.2015 12:30 pm
Coast Guard releases boating safety app 05.19.2015 9:00 am
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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NEW....07.01.2015 11:40 am  Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Questions about Closing
Dare County Tourism Board awards 15 event grants
06.09.2015 9:00 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions 06.02.2015 8:30 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Oceanfront Property 04.27.2015 1:00 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  A statistical profile of the island 11.20.2014 4:35 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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Featured article of the week from our Arc
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UPDATE: Awful Arthur takes aim at Cape Hatteras    (Originally posted July 3, 2014)
Hatteras and Ocracoke dodge the bullet....WITH SLIDE SHOWS 
(Originally posted July 4, 2014)
On the beach with the Park Service’s turtle patrol...WITH SLIDE SHOW 
(Originally posted 07.21.2009)
The state of the sharks
(Originally posted 09.09.2014)


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