EDITOR’S BLOG: Online Tools That Will Make Your Hurricane Planning and Response Easier in 2019

Earlier in July, representatives from the National Weather Service (NWS) and Dare County came together to host a Hurricane Community Forum in Buxton. The goal of the event was to share essential information with island residents who are regularly impacted by coastal storms, and while the presenters were preaching to the choir when it came […]

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Visitors Can Watch a Live Sea Turtle Nest Excavation via National Seashore Hotline

  Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is once again offering park visitors an opportunity to observe excavations of recently hatched sea turtle nests during the months of August and September. Information on upcoming excavations can be obtained through the annual program’s hotline at (252) 475-9629, which outlines any upcoming excavation events along Hatteras and Ocracoke […]

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After Numerous Obstacles, Emergency Ferry Channel Slated to be Dredged in Early August

After numerous obstacles and setbacks, the pieces are coming together for the emergency ferry channel between Rodanthe and Stumpy Point to be dredged during the first part of August. The ferry channel provides emergency transportation in the event of N.C. Highway 12 road closures north of Rodanthe, and is a lifeline for island residents in […]

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Virginia Gay Dowdy Beacham

KITTY HAWK — Virginia Gay Dowdy Beacham, 93, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. A native of Powells Point, she was born March 25, 1926, to the late Lindsey Lee Dowdy and Maude Inez Barnard Dowdy. Gay was raised in both North Carolina and Virginia, graduating from […]

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Arnetta Marie Taylor Mintz

MANTEO — Arnetta Marie Taylor Mintz, 72, of Manteo, NC died Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Chapel Oaks, MD on December 18, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Oleona Simmons Taylor and Herman Taylor, Sr. She was a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, […]

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CHNS Investigating Multiple Reports of Vandalized Vehicle Tires

National Park Service Rangers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) are investigating multiple reports of tires being intentionally punctured at parking areas on Bodie and Hatteras islands. Between July 11 and July 21, owners of seven different vehicles reported puncture damage to their tires. Five out of the seven vandalized vehicles were Jeep Wranglers, and in most […]

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