Worst Impacts Expected to Begin Tonight; N.C. 12 Overwash Only Reported in Avon with Saturday Morning’s High Tide

Ocean overwash on N.C. Highway 12 was limited to Avon village near Ocean View Drive as of 1:45 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, with no overwash reported yet in Buxton, Rodanthe, and southern Hatteras Island. However, the worst impacts of the coastal storm are expected to begin late Saturday, with storm surge inundation of 2 to […]

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Impacts From Coastal Storm Expected to Increase Throughout the Day; Overwash Reported in Avon, Rodanthe

A High Wind Warning, Coastal Flood Warning and High Surf Advisory are currently in effect for Dare County as a coastal storm moves through our area. Strong winds, heavy rain, large waves, and life-threatening coastal flooding will bring significant impacts with conditions expected to deteriorate throughout Saturday afternoon and into Sunday. Persistent high winds with […]

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Hatteras-Ocracoke Silver Lake Ferry Route Suspended Due to Coastal Storm

The N.C. Department of Transportation has suspended operations on one of its ferry routes and could suspend others depending on impacts from a strong storm lashing the North Carolina coast. On Friday afternoon, the state Ferry Division suspended operations on its Hatteras to Ocracoke-Silver Lake ferry route due to the strong storm. Ferry personnel are monitoring […]

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Hatteras Island Braces for Weekend Storm as Conditions are Expected to Deteriorate Overnight

  Hatteras Island was mostly quiet on Friday evening, with local grocery store parking lots moderately full, as islanders made last-minute preparations for an upcoming weekend storm that is expected to bring ocean overwash, coastal flooding, high winds, and heavy rains until early next week. The imminent nor’easter, which is expected to peak on midday […]

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Waterways Commission Focuses on Hatteras Inlet Dredging, and Reviews New Digital Navigational Charts

In the midst of a blustery cold front, with a coastal storm headed to the Outer Banks this weekend, members of the Dare County Waterways Commission on Tuesday were worried that the current navigable conditions in Hatteras Inlet would suffer. Part of their concern was focused on the lapsed agreement that has delayed maintenance dredging […]

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David Larry Pierce

October 6, 1952 – November 8, 2019 AVON — David Larry Pierce, 67, of Avon, NC died Friday, November 8, 2019. Born in Watertown, NY on October 6, 1952, he was the son of the late Mary Alice and Clarence J. Pierce. Having served his country honorably, David was a veteran of the United States […]

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