Hatteras Village’s Littlest Parade Hits the Streets for Halloween

On the afternoon of October 31, unsuspecting bystanders were surprised to see a line of miniature pirates, superheroes, princesses and monsters slowly strolling down N.C. Highway 12. The procession was part of Hatteras Community Preschool’s annual Halloween Parade, which is a tradition that has been going strong since the school first opened its doors in […] Local News |  Full Article

New Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef on the Horizon BY CATHERINE KOZAK

Despite the Outer Banks’ disproportionately large contribution in fishing license fees, the region has been shorted its share of artificial fishing reefs compared with the rest of the North Carolina coast. But the Outer Banks Anglers Club is looking forward to approval within months of a permit that will allow construction of a new recreational […] Local News |  Full Article

NCDOT Treating Phragmites at Bodie Island Lighthouse

The National Park Service recently announced that contractors with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) have begun treating an invasive aquatic plant species known as Phragmites australis with herbicide at the Bodie Island Lighthouse and pond within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The boardwalk near the Bodie Island Lighthouse may be closed during certain […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Coast Guard Personnel Come Together Again to Bring Historic Cemeteries Back to Life

On a stormy Friday morning, several dozen U.S. Coast Guard personnel from the Outer Banks area and miles beyond met in Rodanthe to tackle maintenance projects at two historic cemetery sites that are located just off the beaten path. The initiative was part of an ongoing community service project where Coast Guard members volunteer their […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Pirates Invade Ocracoke Island; Good Times and Grog Had by All

Despite a coastal storm that breezed through the Outer Banks on Friday, the annual Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree was a well-attended success, with hundreds of buccaneers invading the streets of Ocracoke Island. The multiple-day festival and pirate invasion kicked off on Thursday, October 25, and continued through Sunday, with live music, historical talks, cannon firings, reenactments, […] Ocracoke Island Features |  Full Article