Volunteers being recruited for upcoming breach clean-up in Rodanthe

Volunteers are currently being recruited for an upcoming beach clean-up in Rodanthe and northern Hatteras Island, per a recent announcement from the non-profit organization Outer Banks Forever “As you may have seen in the news, two unoccupied houses collapsed into the ocean in Rodanthe yesterday, creating a large debris field along Cape Hatteras National Seashore,” […]

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Annual ‘Adopt A Sea Turtle Nest’ program underway

It’s sea turtle nesting season and Outer Banks Forever is offering a way to protect these critters through its annual Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest program at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. A tax-deductible donation of $100 or more will allow the donor to symbolically adopt an active sea turtle nest at the seashore during nesting season May through […]

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N.C. Highway 12 remains closed Wednesday morning; Additional ocean overwash possible this afternoon

N.C. Highway 12 remains closed between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe on Wednesday morning, per an 8:00 a.m. update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). “The overnight high tide was not kind to our efforts to reopen the road, as more overwash and sand covers the road at the Pea Island Visitor Center and […]

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Dare County Public Works Trash Collection Cancellations for Wednesday, May 11

Due to the continuing adverse weather conditions, road closures and flooding, Dare County Public Works will not conduct commercial or residential trash collection on Hatteras Island on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Weather permitting, commercial and residential trash collection will be completed on Thursday, May 12, 2022.  NOTE: If any additional schedule changes are necessary, updates […]

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Another round of overwash reported with Tuesday afternoon’s high tide; N.C. 12 to remain closed

Another round of ocean overwash was reported with Tuesday afternoon’s 3:30 p.m. high tide on multiple stretches of N.C. Highway 12, including northern Buxton, in Avon near Ocean View Drive, in the S-Curves/Mirlo Beach area of northern Rodanthe, and on Pea Island. The public is advised to avoid driving through these areas, as standing water and […]

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Monitor expedition set as marine sanctuary system turns 50

This year is the 50th anniversary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Sanctuary Systems, an occasion that by definition makes the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary extra special because it was the very first one. The problem is that most Americans may be thinking: “What’s a marine sanctuary system?” And even if the […]

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