November 28, 2018

Mine Discovered South of Salvo, and Other National
Seashore Updates for the Week of November 28

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.

News items related to the National Seashore for the week of November 28 include the following:

  • On the morning of Sunday, November 25, a training mine containing no ordnance was discovered south of Salvo, near off-road vehicle ramp 23. The training mine was anchored in place by National Park Service Rangers until a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Norfolk, Virginia arrived for retrieval. The training mine was safely removed from the beach shortly after 2:00 p.m.
  • The runway at the Billy Mitchell Airport in Frisco will be closed to all aircraft traffic from December 4 at 6:00 a.m. until December 7 at 6:00 a.m. for maintenance activities. Maintenance activities will also close the runway at Ocracoke Airport from December 4 at 6:00 a.m. until December 5 at 6:00 a.m., and from December 7 at 6:00 a.m. until December 9 at 6:00 a.m. For questions, call Ron McCollum, NC Division of Aviation, at 919-814-0562.
  • Strong wind gusts were recorded by the National Weather Service last Saturday evening. Seashore facilities were not damaged.
  • On December 5, Cape Hatteras National Seashore will hold a public meeting to discuss its plans for a new beach parking area in Buxton. The public is encouraged to attend, and the meeting will take place at the Fessenden Center Annex Building (47017 Buxton Back Rd) from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
  • A Winter Lighthouse Climb will be held on December 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During the climb, visitors can enjoy a winter view of Hatteras Island from the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This event is presented in partnership with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, and is FREE to the public.
  • The 2019 lighthouse climbing season starts the third Friday in April.

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