Tourism to Outer Banks’ National Park Sites Creates $255.4 Million in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,212,924 visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in 2018 spent $203.1 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 2,947 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Sheriff’s Office Warns Public About Telephone Scam

The Dare Count Sheriff’s Department has received reports that scammers are calling and identifying themselves as a local pharmacy. They are requesting personal information and then money by means of giving debit or credit card numbers. Please hang up and call Dare Central at (252) 473-3444 to make a report.

Isaac Blain Gibbs

WANCHESE — Isaac Blain Gibbs or “Blain” as most knew him, passed away suddenly in Dare County, May 29, 2019. Blain was 31. He was the son of the late Capt. Keith Gibbs and Debi Dile Gibbs of Wanchese. Blain was a long time Wanchese resident and a lifetime commercial fisherman and waterman. His humor, […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson Speaks at U.S. Capitol

Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson participated in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hurricane briefing panel at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center in Washington D.C. on Friday, May 24. Pearson was invited to join the acting NOAA Administrator Dr. Neil Jacobs to share a local perspective on the 2018 hurricane season and […] Community News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Temporarily Bans Beach Fires Due to Abnormally Dry Conditions

A beach fire ban is effective immediately at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The fire ban is a result of abnormally dry conditions that may increase the risk of beach fires spreading to dune vegetation, forested areas, or developed neighborhoods adjacent to Seashore beaches. Open fires are not permitted in any area of the Seashore until […] Seashore News |  Full Article