Alligator River Bridge reopens

The U.S. 64 swing bridge over the Alligator River in Tyrrell and Dare counties was reopened to traffic Sunday evening after being closed for 12 days. A key part used to keep the bridge closed and support the weight of the vehicles called a wedge guide broke during repairs. Replacement parts were secured on Sunday, […]

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Senate subcommittee sets hearing on bill to overturn the ORV plan

A U.S. Senate’s subcommittee has set a hearing on a bill that would overturn the National Park Service’s off-road vehicle management plan for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which became effective in February 2012. The hearing will be before the National Parks Subcommittee of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, April 23, […]

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Bodie Island Lighthouse’s long path back to glory had many twists and turns …WITH SLIDE SHOW 

Even as birds nested where metalwork had rusted away and rain spit through broken glass and rotted window frames, the historic Bodie Island Lighthouse always had the fortune of a picturesque setting and appealing architecture. But the 1872 brick beacon, which the Lighthouse Digest added to its Doomsday List just 13 years ago, has its […]

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Cape Point closes to off-road vehicles

Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials today closed Cape Point to off-road vehicles. Deputy Superintendent Darrell Echols made the announcement, which he termed a “temporary” ORV access closure of the popular Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the ORV management plan that became effective last year. On April 9, National Park Service staff […]

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