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  • UPDATE: Bill to increase sales tax is filed -- and already amended... On Local News Page.
  • April's classes and activities at the Fessenden Center....On the Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • April events planned at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum....On the Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Saltwater intrusion is changing the coast...On Island Features Page.
  • UPDATE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sends dredges to open Oregon Inlet ...On Local News Page.
  • Guest Commentary:  'Socialist' Senate vs. Metro McCrory...On Community News and Commentary Page.
  • ORV routes in front of villages close April 1...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • Dare asks lawmakers to authorize quarter-cent sales tax...On Local News Page.
  • With passage blocked, Coast Guard closes Oregon Inlet...On Local News Page.
  • Legislative Update:  It was raining bills all week...On Local News Page.
  • EDITOR'S BLOG: The pressure is on the Dare County commissioners...On “Shooting the Breeze” above.
  • Guest Editorial: Tata’s politics may cost N.C. transportation dollars....On the Community News and Commentary Page under Commentary & Guest Columns.
  • Kiteboarding businesses contend with what some term 'unfair' competition...On Real Estate and Business Page.
  • Outer Banks Angling: Typical March...On Fishing Page.
  • Dare County plans large-item pickup for April...On Local News Page.
  • UPDATED: State Bar issues complaint against Judge Tillet; Tillett answers...On Local News Page.
  • Sunrise services planned on Hatteras and Ocracoke....On the Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Hatteras Realty is April 6....On the Community News and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Extra ferries will be added for Easter and spring-break visitors...On Local News Page.
  • Featured article of the week from our Archives: Lady Hurricanes top the Trojans to become sectional champions…WITH SLIDE SHOW....Below under Archives.
  • UPDATED: Dare County is the big loser in bill that would shift sales tax revenue...On Local News Page.
  • Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum to host Underwater Heritage Symposium...On Local News Page.

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NEW....03.30.2015 3:00 pm ORV routes in front of villages close April 1
Seashore biologist discusses research projects on interview show....WITH AUDIO 03.16.2015 4:15 pm
Park Service implements pre-nesting closures 03.13.2015 1:30 pm
NPS announces seashore campground opening and closing dates 03.04.2015 11:10 am
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
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

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NEW....03.31.2015 5:30 pm UPDATE: Bill to increase sales tax is filed -- and already amended
NEW....03.28.2015 3:20 pm Dare asks lawmakers to authorize quarter-cent sales tax
NEW....03.30.2015 4:30 pm UPDATE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sends dredges to open Oregon Inlet
NEW....03.28.2015 3:00 pm With Passage Blocked, Coast Guard Closes Oregon Inlet
NEW....03.28.2015 11:30 am Legislative Update:  It was raining bills all week
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03.26.2015 2:50 pm Dare County plans large-item pickup for April
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03.26.2015 2:30 pm UPDATED: State Bar issues complaint against Judge Tillet; Tillett answers
NEW....03.25.2015 11:00 am  UPDATED:  Dare County is the big loser in bill that would shift sales tax revenue
NEW....03.25.2015 4:40 pm Extra ferries will be added for Easter and spring-break visitors
NEW....03.25.2015 10:20 am Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum to host Underwater Heritage Symposium
Outer Banks residents say 'no' to offshore drilling 03.19.2015 3:50 pm
A whole lot of shaking going on 03.18.2015 7:00 pm
BOC chairman sends another letter on Dare County gas prices 03.18.2015 5:00 pm
N.C. State Bar files complaint against Superior Court Judge Tillett 03.18.2015 2:45 pm
First Stewart Couch scholarship will be awarded in June 03.17.2015 11:40 am
Ocracoke wrestles with occupancy tax, marketing, boosting tourism 03.16.2015 2:00 pm
M/V Silver Lake to undergo repairs after running aground at Ocracoke 03.15.2015 7:25 pm
Commissioners, Board of Education reach agreement on funding  03.12.2015 4:40 pm
New legislation takes aim at inequities in coastal insurance 03.12.2015 2:25 pm
The story behind repairing Friday night's icy power outage 03.10.2015 5:45 pm
Tri-villages have first meeting to gauge interest in zoning 03.06.2015 6:35 pm
After marathon, divisive meeting, board commits funds to inlet dredging 03.02.2015 8:15 pm
Winter Wonderland on the islands is washing away...WITH SLIDE SHOWS 02.24.2015 7:45 pm
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
Gas pricing on Hatteras Island is topic of radio interview...WITH AUDIO 02.16.2015 3:30 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
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 03.31.2015
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 03.17.2015
Church Listings ...UPDATED 
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 02.27.2015
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 03.26.2015
Obituaries ...UPDATED 03.16.2015

Commentary & Guest Columns
NEW....03.30.2015 4:00 pm Guest Commentary:  'Socialist' Senate vs. Metro McCrory
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03.26.2015 4:45 pm Guest Editorial: Tata’s politics may cost N.C. transportation dollars

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NEW....03.31.2015 11:30 pm Saltwater intrusion is changing the coast
What causes whale and dolphin strandings along the coast? 03.24.2015 12.10 pm
The Bear Lady:  Her life and mysterious death 03.17.2015 10:50 am
Dare County Animal Shelter:  A recycling center for feral cats? 03.05.2015 3:30 pm
The Night Sky: Despite the weather, February had its highlights 03.02.2015 3:45 pm
Helping Hatteras Island cancer patients is topic of radio show....WITH AUDIO 03.02.2015 3:00 pm
With love, Aleta:  Remembering Ocracoke's famous mailboat 02.26.2015 2:00 pm
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

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NEW....03.26.2015 3:40 pm Outer Banks Angling: Typical March
Outer Banks Angling: A little action
03.13.2015 3:20 pm
Outer Banks Angling: It’s winter 02.27.2015 5:15 pm
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
Jeff Oden talks about the pressures on commercial fishermen on 'To the Point' 10.20.2014 5:10 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW

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NEW....03.26.2015 4:15 pm Kiteboarding businesses contend with what some term 'unfair' competition
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 
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 Archives

NEW....03.25.2015 3:10 pm Lady Hurricanes top the Trojans to become sectional champions…WITH SLIDE SHOW (Originally posted 02.27.2010) Click Here To Read
Is Bodie Island spit owned by the Park Service – or not?  (Originally posted 03.19.2009) Click Here To Read
Harbor seals are still visiting seashore beaches (Originally posted 02.20.2009) Click Here To Read
The story behind 'Taffy of Torpedo Junction,' and the Buxton girl who was the real-life Taffy (Originally posted 02.11.2008) Click Here To Read

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