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Opening Day is Fee Free Day as Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its Historic Move

  Island Free Press

Opening day is a fee free day 2019 marks the 20-year anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move. The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will ...

3/19/2019 5:25 PM

Up to One Hour Power Outage Possible for Northern Hatteras Island

  Island Free Press

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) recently announced that the 5 minute power outage scheduled for Thursday, February 27, at 2 p.m. could last up to ...

2/28/2019 8:00 AM

The Marc Basnight Bridge? Not so fast, say Hatteras Island residents.

  Raleigh News & Observer

The replacement for the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet could be named for former state Sen. Marc Basnight, but a growing number of Hatteras ...

2/25/2019 8:00 AM

Prescribed Burn at Dare County Bombing Range Draws Attention on Hatteras Island

  Island Free Press

A prescribed and intentionally scheduled burn at the Dare County Bombing Range garnered attention form northern Hatteras Island residents on Tuesday ...

2/26/2019 8:00 AM

Prescribed Burn Underway on Pea Island

  Island Free Press

A prescribed burn operation is occurring on Monday, March 18, within the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Smoke from the prescribed burn may have been ...

3/18/2019 6:45 PM

It’s official: The new bridge to Hatteras Island will be named for Marc Basnight

  Charlotte Observer

The North Carolina Board of Transportation named the new NC 12 bridge over the Oregon Inlet to Hatteras Island for long-time state senator Marc Basnight, ...

3/7/2019 8:00 AM

Inaugural Waterfowl Festival Takes Flight in Hatteras Village

  Island Free Press

Where can you take a tour of in-the-water duck blinds, paint a feathered masterpiece, have a riveting close call with an airborne falcon, and get acquainted with ...

2/25/2019 8:00 AM

Hatteras Village Gearing up for Inaugural Waterfowl Festival

  Island Free Press

The first ever Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival is just hours away from launching, and the inaugural event is already generating ample buzz, as well as ticket ...

2/22/2019 8:00 AM

NPS Approves Plan for New Hunt Blind and Wildlife Viewing Platform

  Island Free Press

The National Park *Service* (NPS) has approved a plan to construct a new accessible hunt blind and wildlife-viewing platform within an authorized Cape Hatteras ...

3/19/2019 11:54 AM

Hatteras Island power outages planned February 27 and 28 | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative will require multiple outages over the coming weeks to energize, test and connect the new transmission cable on the new ...

2/27/2019 8:00 AM

US Coast Guard Lends a Hand at Cape Hatteras Elementary Through New Program

  Island Free Press

Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet launched an inaugural Partners in Education program with the Cape Hatteras Elementary School (CHES) ...

3/7/2019 8:00 AM

NC Ferry Division Holds First Career Fair in Hatteras

  Island Free Press

Hundreds of people from all over Eastern North Carolina attended the N.C. Ferry Division's first career fair today at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. “It was a ...

3/1/2019 8:00 AM

Sandlot baseball tournament won by Currituck County | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

At the Fourth Annual Cape Hatteras Sandlot Tournament, Currituck County High School took home the Championship for the second consecutive year.

3/17/2019 3:22 AM

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and NCBBA Hosting Multiple Beach Cleanups on April 13

  Island Free Press

On April 13, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will host ...

3/14/2019 6:00 PM

EDITOR'S BLOG: History of the Bonner Bridge, and a Look Back at Decades of Controversy

  Island Free Press

There has always been a public fascination with the bridge that spans Oregon Inlet. Hundreds of stories have been written about the new bridge's construction ...

2/19/2019 8:00 AM

New bridge over Oregon Inlet opens to traffic

  WTKR News 3

The new bridge is 2.8 miles long and the roadway rises 90 feet above the water at its highest point.

2/25/2019 8:00 AM

Two Weeks After Cleanup, All Evidence of Frisco Shipwreck has Disappeared

  Island Free Press

Two weeks after volunteers worked to remove more than a mile of debris along the beach, all evidence of a shipwreck that occurred off of Frisco on February 4 is ...

2/20/2019 8:00 AM

Sandlot ball tournament set for March 8 and 9 | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

The 4th Annual Cape Hatteras Sandlot Tournament is scheduled for Friday, March 8 and Saturday March 9. This year's tournament features Manteo High School ...

2/22/2019 8:00 AM

New Bridge provides a “Smooth Ride” as Islanders Take it for a Test Spin

  Island Free Press

Numerous islanders made an impromptu trip north on Monday afternoon to be among the first to drive across the new Bonner Bridge replacement.

2/26/2019 8:00 AM

So-called Indian Ridge linked to Lost Colony by local researcher

  Daily Press

Frisco, N.C. — A tree-covered ridge just off N.C. 12 here could be the site of a large Croatoan town where the Lost Colony settled and blended with natives.

2/26/2019 8:00 AM

Passenger Ferry Will Likely Not be Ready by May 1

  Island Free Press

Recent obstacles at the US Workboats shipyard in Hubert, N.C. has led to delays in finishing the Ocracoke Express, the new passenger ferry between Hatteras ...

3/12/2019 1:28 PM

OBX passenger ferry delayed again with "construction challenges"

  Virginian-Pilot

The ferry was supposed to be delivered in February and under way by May 14.

3/13/2019 3:21 PM

GUEST COLUMN: WOTUS Rollback: 'No Wetlands, No Seafood'

  Island Free Press

by Morty Gaskill and Ryan Bethea. As directed by President Donald Trump in 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army on ...

2/22/2019 8:00 AM

Bridge naming is controversial | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

Controversy about naming the new bridge over Oregon Inlet spilled into the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 19.

2/27/2019 8:00 AM

St. Baldrick's Day Coming to Avon March 23

  Island Free Press

The annual St. Baldrick's Day head-shaving event is returning to Turner's High Moon Bar in Avon for the second year in the row, and there's still time for potential ...

2/18/2019 8:00 AM

Kenneth Elwood Mason of Rodanthe, Feb. 9

  The Outer Banks Voice

Kenneth Elwood Mason, Jr., 63, of Rodanthe, NC passed away in his home on February 9, 2019, in the company of his friends. He was born in Baltimore on ...

3/4/2019 8:00 AM

Southern Shores to hear views on widening 3 miles of beach

  The Outer Banks Voice

An engineering study is recommending that Southern Shores expand beach nourishment efforts to encompass 3 miles of shoreline and the town wants to know ...

3/15/2019 2:18 PM

Dedication is April 2, but no word on exact day of bridge opening

  The Outer Banks Voice

The new bridge over Oregon Inlet could open at any time, but the formal grand opening ceremony is on hold until spring. Gov. Roy Cooper and other dignitaries ...

2/19/2019 12:41 PM

Wind-fueled fire sweeps through two houses on Hatteras Island

  The Outer Banks Voice

A fire that hit two homes in Hatteras village was put out at 9:30 p.m., more than two hours after it started, with no injuries reported, according to Dare County Fire ...

12/22/2018 8:00 AM

Hatteras Island Oyster Roast Set for Feb. 2

  Coastal Review Online

Hosted by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the annual Hatteras Island Oyster Roast set for 1-4 p.m. Feb. 2 at Oden's Dock is a celebration of local seafood ...

1/22/2019 8:00 AM

2018 Marks One of the Rainiest Years on Record for Hatteras Island

  Island Free Press

With an approximate total of 90.05 inches of rain, 2018 was one of the wettest years on record in the past three decades, per the National Weather *Service* ...

1/3/2019 8:00 AM

Photos: New Outer Banks bridge to Hatteras Island

  StarNewsOnline.com

The span across Oregon Inlet, which connects South Nags Head to Hatteras Island, was opened for Outer Banks residents to walk and bike across on Saturday.

2/11/2019 8:00 AM

Hazard Mitigation Input Needed from all Dare County Residents

  Island Free Press

Dare County is in the process of updating the Dare-Currituck County Hazard Mitigation Plan, as local governments are required to prepare and update hazard ...

3/14/2019 4:58 PM

Assistance For Furloughed Federal Employees On Hatteras Island

  Island Free Press

Options are available to assist federal employees on Hatteras Island as they miss second paycheck and approach one month without pay.

1/22/2019 8:00 AM

Hatteras Island Soundside Cleanup Nets Five Tons of Debris

  Island Free Press

Dare County Soil & Water and the Department of Public Works recently assisted the North Carolina Coastal Federation with a clean up along a soundside shore ...

1/23/2019 8:00 AM

Parents Urged to Use their Best Judgement as Flu Season Sweeps Through Hatteras Island

  Island Free Press

The month of January has brought multiple reports of colds and flus affecting adults and children alike throughout Hatteras Island, and parents are urged to use ...

1/15/2019 8:00 AM

Fire Involving Multiple Structures in Hatteras; No Injuries Reported

  Island Free Press

A fire is currently in progress as of 8 p.m. in Hatteras village near Smell Wreck Lane and Empire Gem Lane. Multiple Volunteer Fire Departments from Hatteras ...

12/21/2018 8:00 AM

Beach Organization Rallies to Help NPS During Government Shutdown

  Island Free Press

On Saturday, January 12, the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) put out a call to its members and volunteers on Facebook and their website that ...

1/14/2019 8:00 AM

In Late 2019, Pole Road in Hatteras will be “Pole” Road No More

  Island Free Press

A late 2019 project orchestrated by Tideland Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) will effectively remove the aerial power lines from Pole Road at the ...

12/20/2018 8:00 AM

Outer Banks Wedding Information

  Island Free Press

Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands are conveniently located within driving distance from most states, making them an affordable and perfect choice for an Outer ...

1/1/2019 8:12 AM

Cross that Washes Ashore in Florida Believed to be Part of a 2016 Hatteras Memorial

  Island Free Press

Photo: Ocean Manor Beach Resort. A 20-foot wooden cross that washed ashore outside of the Ocean Manor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, F.L. on Saturday ...

2/7/2019 8:00 AM

North Carolina’s Outer Banks getting a new bridge

  WTVR CBS 6 News

The state is building a new bridge that will connect Hatteras Island, home to the famed black-and-white-swirled Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, to the rest of the ...

2/8/2019 8:00 AM

Volunteers Pitch In to Remove Shipwreck Debris from Frisco Beach

  Island Free Press

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2/5/2019 8:00 AM

Shrimp trawler breaks apart on Outer Banks in treacherous ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’

  Charlotte Observer

The shrimp trawler Big John flipped over broke into pieces early Monday at Cape Point on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The three-man crew was rescued and ...

2/4/2019 8:00 AM

Twenty-Six Candidates Compete for 3rd Congressional District Seat in Special Election

  Island Free Press

A total of twenty-six candidates have filed to compete in a special election for the 3rd Congressional District seat, which is vacant due to the passing of ...

3/11/2019 12:39 PM

Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Coming on January 20

  Island Free Press

A total lunar eclipse, which will coincide with a super moon and the first full moon of the year, is going to occur on January 20, 2019, and residents all along the ...

1/16/2019 8:00 AM

Name for New Bridge Continues to Stir Debate...with poll

  Island Free Press

Though the name for the Bonner Bridge replacement is not yet set in stone, a new moniker for the structure has caused heated debate across the board for ...

2/12/2019 8:00 AM

Guest Column: Why We Stay

  Island Free Press

Gail pictured with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and her two grandsons. Photo courtesy of Gail McNutt. People, especially our families, ask us why we stay ...

2/13/2019 8:00 AM

North Carolina’s Outer Banks is getting a new bridge

  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

North Carolina's Outer Banks are known as a haven for history buffs and beach bums alike, and there will soon be a new way to visit. The state is building a new ...

2/10/2019 8:00 AM

Walk the Bonner Bridge replacement before it opens to traffic

  WTVD-TV

The new bridge over the Oregon Inlet will be open to pedestrians Saturday.

2/8/2019 8:00 AM

EMS Employee and Longtime Community Volunteer Receives 15-Year Service Pin

  Island Free Press

At the Dare County Board of Commissioner's Meeting on February 4, Avon resident Kenny Brite received his 15-year *service* pin for his lengthy and dedicated ...

2/8/2019 8:00 AM

Cape Hatteras National Seashore among parks vandalized during government shutdown

  Charlotte Observer

Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks is being vandalized during the partial government shutdown. Vandals are driving on beaches, tearing up ...

1/17/2019 8:00 AM

The Bonner Bridge Replacement Timeline: A Look at the Many Obstacles Along the Way

  Island Free Press

The Bonner Bridge replacement project is an endeavor that has spanned decades. With the current Bonner Bridge passing its 30-year lifespan in 1993, the road ...

2/11/2019 8:00 AM

Church Listings

  Island Free Press

Fair Haven United Methodist Church. Pastor Tim Fitch – 24240 Seabreeze Drive, Box 378, Rodanthe, NC 27968. 252-987-1069. Sunday at 9:30 a.m.. Lifeboat ...

1/5/2019 5:27 PM

New Herbert C. Bonner Bridge will provide reliable lifeline to Outer Banks | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

When Danny Couch looks at the almost-completed new bridge across the Oregon Inlet along North Carolina's Outer Banks, he sees both beauty and certainty.

12/31/2018 8:00 AM

Construction Begins on the New Buxton Volunteer Fire Department

  Island Free Press

Groundbreaking for the new Buxton Volunteer Fire Dept. launched on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019. The new state-of-the-art facility will feature five truck bays ...

1/28/2019 8:00 AM

Vote to Name the New Bridge the “Marc Basnight Oregon Inlet Bridge” Not Unanimous

  Island Free Press

The Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to name the bridge across Oregon Inlet the “Marc Basnight Oregon Inlet Bridge,” at their February 4 ...

2/5/2019 8:00 AM

Two Firefighters Injured after Deck Collapse in Waves

  Island Free Press

Two firefighters from the Chicamacomico Banks Fire Department were injured after a deck collapsed in Waves on Thursday morning, January 17.The firefighters ...

1/17/2019 8:00 AM

Super Blood Wolf Moon Puts on Quite a Show for Islanders

  Island Free Press

Many Hatteras and Ocracoke island residents braved the cold, wind, and the late-night hours to venture outside and witness one of 2019's most impressive ...

1/21/2019 8:00 AM

Bonner Bridge Replacement Will Open Within Days

  Island Free Press

The Bonner Bridge replacement is expected to open to vehicular traffic within days, per NCDOT Public Relations Officer Tim Haas. The last step to opening the ...

2/13/2019 8:00 AM

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