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Hi, and welcome to my "Editor's Blog"! In this space I'll be attempting to keep our readers informed on fast-breaking news and issues affecting our islands. Visit often. There's a lot going on!

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Playing favorites - Why I love the boat parade and blessing of the fleet

Monday 21 September 2009 at 07:12 am It’s really hard to choose a favorite event among all of those occasions that are so special on Hatteras Island.  

It’s like choosing a favorite child or grandchild.

However, after the weekend, I am ready to go on the record.

My favorite event on Hatteras Island is the annual boat parade and blessing of the fleet that follows the Day at the Docks: A Celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen. Read More

Seasonal closures for village beaches end today – for some but not all villages

Wednesday 16 September 2009 at 6:00 pm Today some Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches in the villages re-opened to ORVs.

Beaches in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, and Avon close each season from May 15 through Sept. 15 for the safety of the large number of visitors on the village beaches.

Today, they are open again until next May 15. Read More

Dare County postpones property revaluation – good for some but not for others

Friday 11 September 2009 at 4:33 pm

The good news for some of us is that the Dare County Board of Commissioners decided this week to postpone property revaluation for a year.

The bad news for some of us is that the Dare County Board of Commissioners decided this week to postpone property valuation for a year.

If you own property on the oceanfront, this was not the news you wanted to hear.

If you own property in subdivisions or other residential areas off the oceanfront, it is good news.

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