Highlights from the September 17 BOC Meeting

The Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a number of Outer Banks-related issues and achievements at their September 17 meeting in Manteo. Topics which pertained to the island and / or the local community included the following: Chairman Provides Overview of Hurricane Florence Chairman Woodard provided a comprehensive review of Dare County’s preparation and […] Local News |  Full Article

NOAA’s Hurricane Florence Imagery Shows Vivid Insight into Storm’s Affect on Carolina Coast By JOY CRIST

Damage assessment imagery in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence paints a vivid, street-by-street portrait of how communities all along the North and South Carolina coastlines were impacted by the storm. The tool, which is used by multiple organizations that respond to natural disasters, provides essential information on how coastal areas are affected by a storm […] Local News |  Full Article

Ocracoke Ponies Survive the Storm, as NPS Assesses Sea Turtle Nests on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands

Despite ocean overwash and subsequent damage to portions of N.C. Highway 12 on northern Ocracoke Island, all 15 of Ocracoke’s wild horses made it through Hurricane Florence just fine, with no damage to the perimeter pony pen. “They were able to be cared for almost continuously throughout the storm,” said David Hallac, Cape Hatteras National […] Ocracoke Island Features |  Full Article

Ocracoke to the Rescue

Ocracoke Island deployed its own Hurricane Florence aid effort this morning when three boats laden with goods departed from Ocracoke for Cedar Island, which has been cut off by Hurricane Florence. “From Stacy to here, they are cut off,” said Noel Goodwin, who with several other Ocracoke islanders Monday morning loaded three personal skiffs with […] Island Features |  Full Article

UPDATE: Ocracoke Property Owners Allowed on the Island on Tuesday; Visitors Allowed on Ocracoke Starting Friday

The Hyde County Board of Commissioners met at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17, to discuss reentry into Ocracoke Island. At this meeting, the decision was made to lift the restriction on non-resident property owners starting Tuesday, September 18. Visitors will be allowed back on the island starting Friday, September 21. The Swan Quarter Ferry […] Local News |  Full Article