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  • EDITOR'S BLOG: The Park Service wants to hear from you on a proposed new regulation.  On Shooting the Breeze above.
  • Outer Banks Angling: Deep Freeze...On Fishing Page.
  • UPDATE: Cape Point could open to night driving next week...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.
  • UPDATE: Recount confirms Boswell win in Commissioner race...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Island Real Estate:  A statistical profile of the island...On Business and Real Estate Page.
  • House-moving day on Ocracoke....WITH SLIDE SHOW...On Local News Page.
  • Going Public: Rodanthe beach access nears completion...On Local News Page.
  • Ferry crew is honored for its heroism...On Local News Page.
  • UMC Combined Choir will present Christmas cantata...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • NCDOT says privatizing some road work will improve service on Hatteras, Ocracoke...On Local News Page.
  • Outer Beaches Avon office extensively damaged by fire...On Local News Page.
  • Hatteras Community Emergency Response Team is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO...On Island Features Page.
  • A guide to dining out during the holidays...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Thanksgiving on the Islands: An ode to meat and football...On Christmas on the Islands Page.
  • Archaeologists to investigate possible site of Civil War fort this week...On Island Features Page.
  • Have breakfast with Santa on Dec. 6....On Community and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Thanksgiving Bake Sale planned for Nov. 25....On Community and Commentary Page under Event Planner.
  • Buxton Visitor Center will be closed Nov. 16-22...On Beach Access and Park Issues Page.

Hatteras And Ocracoke Holiday Features And Events

NEW....11.19.2014 12:15 pm UMC Combined Choir will present Christmas cantata
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11.18.2014 10:20 am A guide to dining out during the holidays
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11.18.2014 8:30 am Thanksgiving on the Islands: An ode to meat and football
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11.17.2014 1:20 pm  Have breakfast with Santa on Dec. 6
NEW....11.17.2014 1:20 pm  Thanksgiving Bake Sale planned for Nov. 25
Surf or Sound Realty collecting food pantry donations 11.13.2014 1:50 pm
The annual Holiday at the Museum will be on Dec. 13 11.13.2014 1:45 pm
Oyster Dressing: A coastal tradition for the holidays 11.12.2014 11:25 am
Buxton United Methodist Women plan holiday craft and bake sale 11.06.2014 3:15 pm
Toys for Tots pie sale will be Nov. 26 11.05.2014 4:45 pm
Hatteras Village Christmas Parade will be Dec. 13....WITH SLIDE SHOW FROM 2013 11.03.2014 1:10 pm
Hatteras Island Food Drive is now underway 11.03.2014 1:10 pm


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NEW....11.20.2014 5:05 pm UPDATE: Cape Point could open to night driving next week
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11.17.2014 10:30 am Buxton Visitor Center will be closed Nov. 16-22
Park Service names new superintendent of Cape Hatteras National Seashore 11.13.2014 5:20 pm
UPDATE:  Turtle nest still not hatched, Point remains closed to night driving 11.12.2014 3:45 pm
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ark Service wants public comments on proposed fee increases 11.11.2014 11:10 am
UPDATE: Cape Point remains closed to night driving 11.03.2014 3:20 pm
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eashore's seasonal ORV routes reopen Nov. 1 10.28.2014 3:30 pm
Night driving on ORV routes reopens on Sept. 15 09.11.2014 3:45 pm
Acting superintendent talks about seashore issues on 'To the Point' radio show...WITH AUDIO 09.08.2014 4:30 pm
Newly constructed ORV Ramp 25 to open on Sept. 11 09.03.2014 1:25 pm
It makes Turtle Sense:  Giving cell phones to turtles 08.21.2014 2:50 pm
Boyle rules against CHAPA in lawsuit to stop ORV rule 06.20.2014 6:30 pm
Who owns Bodie Island spit? 04.29.2014 5:00 pm
Circle of stones at old lighthouse site are being uncovered and prepared for a move 04.11.2014 2:15 pm
Park Service releases annual resource management reports for 2013 02.19.2014 1235 pm


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NEW....11.20.2014 4:50 pm UPDATE: Recount confirms Boswell win in Commissioner race
UPDATE: Republicans take another commissioner seat in voting canvass 11.14.2014 1:30 pm
UPDATE:  Dare and Hyde election results by precinct 11.05.2014 4:10 pm
Republicans sweep Dare County 11.05.2014 12:10 am
Democrats buck the statewide trend in Hyde County 11.05.2014 10:00 am
NEW....11.19.2014 4:30 pm House-moving day on Ocracoke....WITH SLIDE SHOW
NEW....11.19.2014 1:50 pm  Going Public: Rodanthe beach access nears completion
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11.19.2014 12:50 pm Ferry crew is honored for its heroism
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11.18.2014 5:30 pm NCDOT says privatizing some road work will improve service on Hatteras, Ocracoke
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11.18.2014 3:40 pm Outer Beaches Avon office extensively damaged by fire
New Inlet sound access on Pea Island Refuge reopens to public 11.10.2014 9:00 am
UPDATE: Elevating Highway 12 at temporary Pea Island bridge is underway 11.10.2014 2:45 pm
DOT plans to raise road at temporary bridge and build a berm 11.03.2014 5:00 pm
Cape Hatteras students honor island veterans...WITH SLIDE SHOW 11.06.2014 4:20 pm
Hatteras-Ocracoke route switches to winter schedule 11.06.2014 3:30 pm
Ocracoke is taken over by bands of pirates for a jamboree weekend....WITH SLIDE SHOW 11.04.2014 4:40 pm
UPDATE: High winds, heavy seas cause sound and ocean flooding 11.02.2014  7:00 pm
UPDATE: Frightful forecast gets more frightful 10.31.2014 5:00 pm
Testing identifies source of red plume near Oregon Inlet 10.31.2014 12:50 pm
Coast Guard needs help identifying suspected hoax caller...WITH AUDIO 10.28.2014 5:20 pm
Commissioners are briefed on Dare Ebola preparedness 10.21.2014 5:05 pm
Court of Appeals grants another 30-day extension for rehearing of bridge lawsuit 10.21.2014 1:45 pm
7-mile bridge could be costly to CHEC customers 10.01.2014 3:20 pm
UPDATE: New concept includes 7-mile bridge into Pamlico Sound 09.15.2014 5:50 pm
UPDATE: DOT and SELC in 'discussions' about Bonner Bridge replacement 09.15.2014 4:45 pm
DOT temporarily suspends work on new Pea Island bridge 
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ideo of shark feeding frenzy at Cape Lookout gets national attention 10.16.2014 10:45 am
Cancer Foundation Fun Run is a day of celebration....WITH SLIDE SHOW 10.13.2014 2:35 pm
Ocracoke travel trailer amendment on chopping block 10.07.2014 5:15 pm
Beth Midgett talks about replacing the Bonner Bridge on 'To the Point'...WITH AUDIO 10.07.2014 9:45 am


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Community News
The Event Planner...UPDATED 11.10.2014
News and Business Briefs
...UPDATED 11.11.2014
Church Listings ...UPDATED 07.24.2014
Crime Reports from Dare Sheriff’s Office ...UPDATED 10.20.2014
Free Classified Ads ...UPDATED 11.17.2014
Obituaries ...UPDATED 11.19.2014

Commentary & Guest Columns
You didn't ask for it, but here's free advice for the new board 11.07.2014 2:30 pm
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....11.18.2014 11:00 am  Hatteras Community Emergency Response Team is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO
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11.17.2014 4:30 pm  Archaeologists to investigate possible site of Civil War fort this week
Earl O'Neal continues to chronicle Ocracoke's history 11.11.2014 12:50 pm
Author-historian Kevin Duffus talks about lighthouses and pirates on 'To the Point'...WITH AUDIO 11.05.2014 12:50 pm
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
Old oil test well at Hatteras lighthouse draws state's attention 10.09.2014 3:30 pm
What's all the noise over Seismic Survey? 09.16.2014 3:25 pm
Island Living: Guilty Pleasures 08.05.2014 5:00 pm
In his first novel, local author brings a bygone era to life 07.16.2014 2:50 pm
Hatteras native turns her childhood memories into a series of books for young and old 02.05.2014 2:15 pm


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NEW....11.21.2014 9:50 am Outer Banks Angling: Deep Freeze
Marine Fisheries Commission meeting set for Nov. 19-21 in Kitty Hawk
11.10.2014  4:30 pm
Weather And Fish Cooperated In 57th Annual Anglers Club Tournament...WITH SLIDE SHOW 11.10.2014 2:10 pm
Outer Banks Angling: The drum keeps on beating...WITH VIDEO 11.06.2014 4:45 pm
State certifies new skipjack tuna record caught south of Hatteras Inlet 11.03.2014 3:00 pm
52-inch red drum takes first in annual NCBBA tournament...WITH SLIDE SHOW 10.27.2014 3:30 pm
An optimistic outlook for oyster season 10.21.2014 11:00 am
Jeff Oden talks about the pressures on commercial fishermen on 'To the Point' 10.20.2014 5:10 pm
Outer Banks Angling: Catch them while you can 10.20.2014 4:35 pm
Lawsuit would force agencies to manage recreational turtle bycatch 08.06.2014 10:50 am
2013 commercial and recreational fish and shellfish harvests released 05.20.2014 1:45 pm
The very best guide to charter fishing on the islands….WITH SLIDE SHOW 04.21.2011 12:10 pm


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NEW....11.20.2014 4:35 pm Hatteras Island Real Estate:  A statistical profile of the island
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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