Stories by Island Free Press

Tundra Swans Return to Hatteras Island for the Holidays

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is arguably one of the most crowded attractions on Hatteras Island right now, but it’s not due…

Nov 26


For 2020, Hatteras Village will host its first-ever Christmas “Unparade”

By Joy Crist  |  Island Free Press The Coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of a number of favorite Hatteras village events, however, there’s one decades-old tradition that will still…

Nov 15


It’s fall, and Pea Island is for the birds

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press As the weather cools and the crowds start to taper off, there is one flock of visitors who still frequent the Outer Banks…

Nov 11


Hatteras Island community mourns the victims of Buxton fire at Friday vigil

By Joy Crist | Island free Press Several hundred Hatteras Island residents, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard, National Park Service, Dare County EMS, and the island’s volunteer fire departments, mourned…

Oct 31


Housing desperately needed for victims of Buxton fire

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press While the Outer Banks community has certainly rallied around the victims of Friday’s fire in Buxton by supplying clothing, food, furnishings, and monetary…

Oct 28


‘The day the ship hit the span’

Dare County posted this item today, marking the 30th anniversary of an accident that won’t be forgotten: “On Oct. 26, 1990, the 200-foot dredge Northerly Island slammed into the Bonner…

Oct 26


Jug Handle Bridge is nearly 50% complete, and is still expected to open in the fall of 2021

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The new Jug Handle Bridge is 46% complete and is on track to open to the public in the fall of 2021, per…

Sep 4


Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men’s Repetitive Loss Reduction Project in Full Swing

By: Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men (CHUMM) have been hard at work in the past few weeks helping families throughout Hatteras Island protect their…

Aug 22


Avon Fishing Pier Reopens

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press After months of springtime and summer repairs due to damage from multiple 2019 and early 2020 storms, the Avon Fishing Pier is ready…

Jul 17


Search Underway for Missing Person in the Pamlico Sound

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press A search is underway for a missing swimmer in the Pamlico Sound in between Avon and Buxton as of 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday,…

Jun 10


Worrell 1000 Race Will Return for 2021, with a Hatteras Island Landing

  By Joy Crist  |  Island Free Press “They said it couldn’t happen. They said that the Worrell would never again be the revered event it once was. So, the…

May 29


Jug Handle Bridge is 39% complete, and is expected to open in the fall of 2021

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Jug Handle Bridge is 39% complete as of June 4, and the bridge is on track to open to the public in…

Jun 5