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February Hatteras Island Photo of the Month

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Check out the Hatteras Realty Photo of the Month! This photo of the Avon Pier was taken by Nick Noble. The Avon Pier makes a stoic backdrop for any photo whether a senset, sunrise or family portrait. Make sure to submit your Hatteras Island vacation photos for a chance to win a feature in the 2012 Vacation Guide! 

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Cape Hatteras Civil War Event- "Flags Over Hatteras"

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Most Americans are unaware of the numerous Civil War “firsts” that occurred on Hatteras Island in late August 1861. These include the first union victory of the war, the first African Americans to see action, the first “safe haven” for runaway slaves in North Carolina, the first amphibious assault of the Civil War, and the first combined military operation of the Civil War. Civil War historians acknowledge that the battle of Hatteras inlet was the largest naval bombardment known to mankind up until that time. Three of the nation’s premier civil war historians will be the featured speakers at Flags Over Hatteras, sesquicentennial event scheduled on Hatteras Island for August 25th- 27th 2011. These three featured historians are Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Dr. James McPherson, Ed Bearss, Chief historian emeritus of the national park service, and Craig Simonds, professor emeritus of the US Naval Academy. An additional feature will be an exceptional artifact collection directly relate…