Opening Day is Fee Free Day as Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its Historic Move

Opening day is a fee free day 2019 marks the 20-year anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move. The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 19 through Monday, October 14. National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac invites the local Outer Banks community and […] Seashore News |  Full Article

NPS Approves Plan for New Hunt Blind and Wildlife Viewing Platform

The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a plan to construct a new accessible hunt blind and wildlife-viewing platform within an authorized Cape Hatteras National Seashore waterfowl hunting area on Bodie Island. Following preparation of an environmental assessment (EA) with public review, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Floodplain Statement of Findings was […] Local News |  Full Article

New Organization that will Boost Cape Hatteras National Seashore Launching in April

Outer Banks Forever, the new non-profit fundraising partner of the three national parks on the Outer Banks, is gearing up for an official April launch, with an array of smaller projects already planned for 2019. The organization, which will raise funds and awareness for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Robert B. Bates

FRISCO — Mr. Robert B. Bates passed away suddenly Friday, March 15, 2019 in Frisco, NC. He was 92 and preceded in death recently by his wife, Doris. Robert was born in in Oklahoma. He was a retired Naval officer who served his country bravely in World War II. He also completed law school and […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Shells from around the world to be auctioned at Shell Club meeting on Ocracoke

A special live auction of shells from around the world will highlight the North Carolina Shell Club meeting in the evenings of March 29 and 30 in the Ocracoke Community Center. Members and nonmembers are invited to attend each night. Several shell collections were donated to the club this year, said Dora Zimmerman, president, and […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article