Stories by Island Free Press

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…

Jul 25


Thursdays at 2 p.m. | Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and Historic Site in Rodanthe
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…

Jul 26


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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 2022, per…

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 Waterways Commission,…

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 Cape Hatteras,…

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 Avon and…

Dec 27