Editor’s Blog: The new Sediment Management Framework, and why it’s important

In mid-May, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced that they had signed the Record of Decision for the Sediment Management Framework, a project that had been in the works for over a year. It’s a story that received limited attention, (understandable, since the diminishing Coronavirus pandemic and the return of summer events have been […]

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Jerry Leroy Bellmer

KILL DEVIL HILLS – Jerry Leroy Bellmer, 86, formerly of Herndon, Virginia passed away Monday, May 17, 2021.   Born in Des Moines, Iowa on July 4, 1934.  He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and attended the University of Iowa, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Jerry was also a […]

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CHNS urges visitors to check rip current risk levels and beach condition forecasts before heading to beach

Every year, the Atlantic Ocean produces a number of safety challenges for underprepared visitors. Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) urges its visitors to check the National Weather Service’s beach forecast webpage before heading to the beach. The daily beach forecast at www.weather.gov/beach/mhx includes rip current risk levels and information about other hazards along the beach. In addition, […]

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Dangerous Rip Currents Likely This Weekend

A strong easterly swell will create an elevated risk of dangerous rip currents all along Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands this weekend, per a Thursday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. The threat is expected to increase through the weekend, peaking on Sunday and Monday. A high risk of rip currents means […]

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Iva “Joyce” Midgett

Plover, WI — Iva “Joyce” Midgett, age 81, of Plover, WI, died May 14, 2021, at home, while under the care of Compassus Hospice. Joyce was born to the late William and Courtney (Gaskill) Scarborough in Hatteras, NC. She graduated from Cape Hatteras High School as valedictorian in 1958. Joyce married Chester “Morgan” Midgett on […]

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Dare County Releases Video Highlighting Dare County EMS in Celebration of National EMS Week

Dare County, in partnership with Current TV, has released a video that honors the ongoing commitment and tireless dedication that Dare County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff members provide to the residents and visitors of the Outer Banks community. Titled, “Dare County EMS: Caring for Our Communities,” the video has been released in celebration of […]

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