The Hatteras Island Memorial Day observance, sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, will be Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at Hatteras United Methodist Church. Music by Cape Hatteras High School band ensemble....Speaker is historian Charlie Klein...Presentation of color and taps after ceremony, followed by refreshments....All islanders and visitors, especially veterans, are invited....











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  • Legislative Update:  Bill aims at opportunities for Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station...On Local News Page.
  • Dr. Beach chooses Cape Hatteras as No. 5 on Top 10 list....On Local News Page.
  • Three Virginia men charged in Rodanthe break-ins.  On Community News and Commentary Page under Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office.
  • EDITOR'S BLOG:  Reflections on Memorial Day...WITH SLIDE SHOW.  On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Notorious church, labeled ‘hate group,’ plans demonstration at FFHS...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Memorial Day observance planned for May 25.  On Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • School funding battle may loom in Dare County’s FY '16 budget ...On Local News Page.
  • UPDATE:  Recordings available for two county inlet panel meetings...On Local News Page.
  • Dare's Inlet and Waterways Commission votes not to disband after all...On Local News Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling: Summer is almost here...On Fishing Page.
  • Wildfire on Alligator River Refuge now under control...On Local News Page.
  • NPS summer hours and programs run from May 22-Sept. 7...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Featured article of the week from our Archives: Homecoming: A return to Portsmouth Island...WITH SLIDE SHOW....Below under Archives.
  • NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports...On Beach Access and Park Issues at the top of the page.
  • Commercial fishing harvest increases, recreational harvest decreases in 2014...On Fishing Page.
  • Two fire departments in tri-villages are planning to consolidate....On Local News Page.
  • Coast Guard releases boating safety app...On Fishing Page.
  • Superintendent talks about seashore issues on radio show....WITH AUDIO...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Joining hands on Ocracoke against offshore drilling...On Local News Page.
  • Commentary: Inlet issues engender distrust and divisiveness...On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • Coast Guard to discontinue navigational aids in Hatteras Inlet...On Local News Page



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NEW....05.20.2015  4:45 pm NPS summer hours and programs run from May 22-Sept. 7
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05.20.2015  10:30 am NPS Weekly Resource Management and Mileage Summary Reports
NEW....05.18.2015  5:30 pm Superintendent talks about seashore issues on radio show....WITH AUDIO
Park Service begins construction of new interdunal road 05.14.2015  5:50 pm
Park Service welcomes two new staff members 05.12.2015  4:10 pm
NPS releases proposed changes  to wildlife protection buffers 04.29.2015 6:25 pm
State makes proposals to Park Service on wildlife buffers 04.29.2015 10:30 am
Access groups make proposals to NPS on buffers, corridors 04.15.2015 3:45 pm
New NPS report touts economic benefit of Outer Banks parks 04.23.2015 4:00 pm
NPS sets public meetings, expedites construction plans to meet new law's requirements 04.22.2015 6:35 pm
NPS lifeguarded beaches will be open May 23-Sept. 7 04.22.2015 1:30 pm
CHAPA weighs in on ORV plan's new infrastructure 04.16.2015 4:45 pm
Cape Point closes to off-road vehicles
NPS announces seashore campground opening and closing dates 03.04.2015 11:10 am
Lighthouses will open for climbing April 17-Oct. 14 02.13.2015 1:45 pm


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NEW....05.22.2015 6:15 pm Legislative Update:  Bill aims at opportunities for Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station
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05.22.2015 4:10 pm  Dr. Beach chooses Cape Hatteras as No. 5 on Top 10 list
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05.21.2015 3:30 pm  Notorious church, labeled ‘hate group,’ plans demonstration at FFHS
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05.21.2015 12:40 pm School funding battle may loom in Dare County’s FY '16 budget
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05.21.2015 10:00 am  UPDATE:  Recordings available for two county inlet panel meetings
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05.20.2015 6:45 pm Dare's Inlet and Waterways Commission votes not to disband after all
Two sides clash at meeting to discuss merger of inlet panels 05.14.2015 6:40 pm
NEW....05.20.2015  5:00 pm Wildfire on Alligator River Refuge now under control
NEW....
05.19.2015  9:55 am Two fire departments in tri-villages are planning to consolidate
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05.18.2015  4:45 pm Joining hands on Ocracoke against offshore drilling
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05.18.2015  9:30 am Coast Guard to discontinue navigational aids in Hatteras Inlet
Legislative update: New taxes for fishermen and new purpose for occupancy taxes 05.15.2015 3:15 pm
Westbound Wright Memorial Bridge reopens 05.14.2015 1:40 pm
DOT offers hints to avoid long waits at Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry 05.14.2015 1:25 pm
Newest board idea for dredging not legal, Cook aide says 05.08.2015 11:00 am
County board tables inlet issue on agenda and takes up one that isn't 05.04.2015 7:55 pm
As Oregon Inlet conditions improve, attention turns to long-term solutions 04.24.2015 2:15 pm
Passenger ferry makes stops at Hatteras and Ocracoke ....WITH SLIDE SHOW 05.07.2015 5:10 pm
Congressman talks about Hatteras issues and more on radio show...WITH AUDIO 05.04.2015 12:50 pm
266 runners of all ages compete in Ocracoke races....WITH SLIDE SHOW 04.28.2015 1:20 pm
DOT wants public feedback on 10-year transportation plan 04.21.2015 4:45 pm
County declares six houses on Buxton Beach unsafe...WITH SLIDE SHOW 04.21.2015 4:10 pm
Ocracoke occupancy tax board says 'no' to fireworks 04.21.2015 1:10 pm
Community Foundation now accepting grant applications 04.14.2015 11:20 am
BOC chairman sends another letter on Dare County gas prices 03.18.2015 5:00 pm
UPDATE: Appeals Court grants request for mediation 02.11.2015 5:40 pm
Bonner Bridge down to one lane for concrete repairs
01.26.2015 4:10 pm



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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 05.21.2015
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 05.08.2015
Church Listings ...UPDATED 
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 05.22.2015
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 05.22.2015
Obituaries ...UPDATED 05.18.2015

Commentary & Guest Columns

Coast Guard release boating safety app...On Fishing Page.

NEW....05.18.2015  3:50 pm  Commentary: Inlet issues engender distrust and divisiveness
Commentary: Thousands of seniors anxiously await lawmakers’ budget decisions
04.14.2015 10:40 am
Guest Column: Have Republicans in Raleigh gone to the dark side? 04.01.2015 11:35 am
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uest Commentary:  'Socialist' Senate vs. Metro McCrory 03.30.2015 4:00 pm
Guest Editorial: Tata’s politics may cost N.C. transportation dollars 03.26.2015 4:45 pm



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Searching for the Lost Colony on Hatteras Island 05.12.2015 10:20 am
The Night Sky:  Stargazing tips for May 05.01.2015 1:50 pm
Hatteras veterans now have a place to call home 04.28.2015 12.:35 pm
A humdinger winter for hummers 04.23.2015 10:15 am
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO 04.21.2015 2:15 pm
Cancer Foundation's annual dance was just the 'bee's knees'...WITH SLIDE SHOW 04.16.2015 12:45 pm
A primer on seismic testing 04.09.2015 11:10 am
The Scotch bonnet's 50th anniversary 04.07.2015 11:40 am
With love, Aleta:  Remembering Ocracoke's famous mailboat 02.26.2015 2:00 pm


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NEW....05.20.2015 5:30 pm  Outer Banks Angling: Summer is almost here
NEW....
05.19.2015 12:30 pm  Commercial fishing harvest increases, recreational harvest decreases in 2014
NEW....
05.19.2015 9:00 am  Coast Guard releases boating safety app
Anglers vie for fishing history in annual Ocracoke tournament ....WITH SLIDE SHOW
05.04.2015 6:00 pm
Outer Banks Angling: It’s getting hot out there 04.30.2015 1:00 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Walk don't Whine 04.16.2015 5:20 pm
Local Catch Summit aims to promote seafood, educate consumers 04.16.2015 12:00 pm
S
tate legislators enjoy a sampling of seafood from the coast 04.14.2015 10:10 am
Outer Banks Angling: Typical March 03.26.2015 3:40 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW


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Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Oceanfront Property 04.27.2015 1:00 pm
Kiteboarding businesses contend with what some term 'unfair' competition 03.26.2015 4:15 pm
Report says restoring coastal habitat is good for economy 03.10.2015 3:25 pm
Hatteras Island Real Estate: 2015 Market Overview 03.06.2015 10:30 am
Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Insurance consent to rate letters 01.30.2015 11:10 am
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


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Something old, something new, something green 04.27.2015 1:00 pm
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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NEW....05.20.2015 11:30 am Featured article of the week from our Archives: Homecoming: A return to Portsmouth Island...WITH SLIDE SHOW (Originally posted 04.21.2008) Click Here To Read
A message in the sand is a plea for continued beach access …WITH SLIDE SHOW (Originally posted 03.22.2008) Click Here To Read
Annual ceremonies honor British seamen buried in Ocracoke and Buxton…WITH SLIDE SHOW (Originally posted 05.13.2013) Click Here To Read
Serendipity:  Relocated, renovated, redecorated, and ready for the rest of its life....WITH VIDEO AND SLIDE SHOW (Originally posted 05.19.2010) Click Here To Read


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