Stories by Island Free Press

Rodanthe Pier opening for the 2021 Season on Saturday, March 27

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…

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…

Mar 15


Jug Handle Bridge 63% 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 63% complete as of March 4, with a projected opening date of late 2021 or early…

Mar 5


Waterways Commission tackles dredge material disposal

By Catherine Kozak | Island Free Press Details about a comprehensive proposal laying out numerous options for disposal of dredge material occupied much of Wednesday’s meeting of the Dare County…

Jan 23


January 31 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Infamous “Ghost Ship” of the OBX, the Carroll A. Deering

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press January 31, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most notorious shipwrecks along the Outer Banks, and the famed “Ghost Ship” of…

Jan 18


New beach access parking area being built between Avon and Salvo

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is creating a new beach access parking area on the oceanside of N.C. Highway 12 in between…

Dec 27


CHSS Varsity Volleyball Heading to the First Round of Playoffs on Tuesday, Jan 12

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Cape Hatteras varsity volleyball team won Tuesday’s home conference match against Bear Grass Charter of Williamston, N.C., and is heading to the…

Jan 6


Jug Handle Bridge 54% Complete; Opening Date Pushed Back to the End of 2021

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The 2.4 mile-long Jug Handle Bridge is 54% complete as of December 3, however, the projected opening date for the bridge has been…

Dec 4


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


Hatteras Village XMAS ‘Unparade’ cancelled

  Update: Plans to turn the 29th annual Hatteras Village Christmas Parade into a socially distanced “Unparade” on Dec. 12 have now been cancelled, according to an event organizer. The “Unparade”…

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