Coastal Storm Brings Rain, Winds, and Minor Coastal Flooding to Hatteras Island

A coastal storm that began on Thursday brought minor soundside flooding to portions of Hatteras Island on early Saturday morning, however N.C. Highway 12 remained passable throughout the island as of Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. The storm also brought strong winds from Thursday through Saturday, with peak wind gusts of 48 mph recorded in […] Local News |  Full Article

Partial Government Shutdown – What is Not Open and / or Available

The partial federal government shutdown on Saturday morning at 12 a.m. resulted in closures of all Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitors’ centers and many services, but the beaches remain open to the public. All rules and regulations apply for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore during the shutdown, and a list of what is operational during […] Seashore News |  Full Article

9 Attorneys General Fight Seismic Testing

North Carolina’s Attorney General Josh Stein, along with attorneys general from Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Virginia and New York moved Thursday to intervene in a lawsuit to stop the proposed use of airguns to survey the Atlantic Ocean floor for oil and gas. “North Carolina’s beautiful coastline supports tens of thousands of […] Local News |  Full Article

Chicamacomico Historical Association Acquires Property Adjacent to the 1911 Station

The Chicamacomico Historical Association was able to purchase the property adjacent to the 1911 Station in early December, thanks to help from local individuals and organizations who worked together to expand the historic site. Funded in large part by the Dare County Tourism Board, with assistance from both the Meekins Charitable Trust and the Gaddy […] Island Features |  Full Article

Christmas Bird Count A Holiday Tradition

Hatteras Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas season is a time full of traditions, each with its own unique history. We decorate trees, sing carols, string lights, stuff stockings, give gifts, send cards, light luminarias and, of course, ignore the dreaded fruitcake. A few hundred years ago, candy canes were given to children prior to lengthy Christmas church celebrations to […] Christmas |  Full Article

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger 402 Miles Southeast of Cape Hatteras

Coast Guard Medivac

The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship 402 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, Wednesday evening. The crew of the Anthem of the Seas notified Coast Guard Fifth District command center watchstanders that a 79-year-old man was suffering from symptoms of kidney complications and required a medevac. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue […] Local News |  Full Article