Stories by Island Free Press

Stolen coins returned to museum gift shop with an apology from regretful thief

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press On Friday, September 24, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum’s gift shop received an unusual package with no return address, and a tracking number that originated in Fruitland, Maryland. Full story

Sep 24


Jug Handle Bridge 88% done; opening set for early 2022

By Joy Crist  |  Island Free Press The Jug Handle Bridge is 88% complete as of September 2, with a projected opening date of early 2022, per an update from the North Carolina… Full story

Sep 4


Some businesses temporarily close after positive COVID tests

Story courtesy of Island Free Press The dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases in Dare County has already created problems for some local businesses. The excerpt below is from an Aug. 11 Island… Full story

Aug 11


Cape Point reopens to ORVs

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press On Thursday, August 5, Cape Point reopened to off-road vehicles (ORVs) and pedestrians after a seasonal closure for bird nesting, per an update from the… Full story

Aug 8


Rodanthe’s own Outdoor Drama Returns for the 2021 Summer Season

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Lost Colony in Manteo may be the best-known live entertainment option on the Outer Banks, but Hatteras Island has its own historic outdoor drama… Full story

Jul 26


Man charged in Frisco accident that killed one

Island Free Press Update: The Island Free Press has reported that one of the passengers in the truck, Leroy Tracy Farrow III, 18, of Frisco, died as a result of the accident. The driver… Full story

Jul 25


New Oregon Inlet Fishing Pier expected to open in late summer or early fall 2021

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The new Bonner fishing and sightseeing pier at the southern edge of Oregon Inlet is expected to open to the public in the late summer or… Full story

Jun 29


Jug Handle Bridge 75% Complete; Opening Date Slated for Late 2021 or Early 2022

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The 2.4 mile-long Jug Handle Bridge is 75% complete as of June 3, with a projected opening date of late 2021 or early 2022, per an… Full story

Jun 4


Ocracoke plane crash distress call is a hoax

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press A distress call to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on late Sunday night regarding a plane going down off of Ocracoke Island was determined to… Full story

May 17


Long lines at Hatteras gas stations after pipeline hack

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press Update: Istvan Kajari, of Breeze Thru in Avon, has now confirmed that the scheduled gasoline delivery for today is on track. Gas stations throughout Hatteras… Full story

May 11


Rodanthe Pier open for the 2021 season

By: Joy Crist | Island Free Press After a winter of numerous renovations, the Rodanthe Fishing Pier will reopen for the 2021 season this coming Saturday, March 27, per a recent update. “We… Full story

Mar 24


REMINDER: Avon Beach Nourishment Tax will be discussed at Monday’s Board of Commissioners Meeting

By: Joy Crist | Island Free Press The establishment of a new Tax Service District in Avon to fund a potential beach nourishment project will be discussed and likely determined at the next Dare County… Full story

Mar 15