CHNS to Restore Some Basic Visitor Services

Cape Hatteras National Seashore announced that restrooms at Whalebone Junction, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and next to the Ocracoke Visitor Center reopened this weekend using revenue generated by recreation fees (camping, park entrance, and lighthouse climbing fees). Trash will also be removed from trash cans in several visitor areas at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Dare County Wants Public’s Input on Potential New Name for Bonner Bridge

UPDATE: A form is now available online at that enables citizens to submit recommendations. Click here to access the form. As part of the submission, information must be included that explains why the naming is warranted; for example, significant contributions and accomplishments of the individual at the local, state, and/or national level. Click here […] Local News |  Full Article

Highlights from the January 7 BOC Meeting

The Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a number of Outer Banks-related issues and achievements at their January 7 meeting in Manteo. Topics which pertained to the island and / or the local community included the following. Presentation of Annual Financial Report Finance Director David Clawson and Bob Taylor from Potter and Company presented […] Local News |  Full Article

Wayne Blessing

Wayne Blessing, 95, of Greensboro passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019. Wayne was born on November 12, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Earle and Pearle Blessing. He is preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Elizabeth Betty Blessing; brother, Kenneth Blessing, and special nephew Richard LePage. He is survived by […] Obituaries |  Full Article

First Annual Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival Coming in February

Locals and residents who want to discover the wild landscapes of Hatteras Island in the wintertime will have a prime opportunity to explore, thanks to the launch for the first-ever Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival. The Hatteras Village Civic Association, along with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, is sponsoring the first annual Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival, […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Second Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Planned per NCDOT 10-Year Draft Transportation Plan

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) unveiled its draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting in Raleigh on Thursday, and the plan included the construction of a second passenger ferry for the Ocracoke / Hatteras route, beginning in 2027. The plan, called the Draft 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program […] Local News |  Full Article

New Netflix “OBX” series might be filmed in South Carolina

A new series about the Outer Banks is coming to Netflix, but due to lingering effects of North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” it likely won’t be filmed anywhere near here. “OBX,” created by Wilmington resident Jonas Pate, follows a summer of change for four teenagers in a fictional Outer Banks town after a hurricane knocks […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article