College of The Albemarle closed on September 30 due to anticipated weather conditions

Due to anticipated weather conditions in our service area with the approach of Hurricane Ian, College of The Albemarle (COA) will be closed on Friday, September 30, 2022.  All COA campuses will be closed for students and employees on Friday – classes canceled.    All activities for Friday evening and the weekend are also canceled.  […]

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Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch issued for the Outer Banks

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning and a Storm Surge Watch for Dare County due to expected impacts from Tropical Storm Ian. A Tropical Storm Warning indicates that tropical storm conditions—including winds over 39 mph—are possible within 36 hours. A Storm Surge Watch indicates that life-threatening inundation is possible somewhere within […]

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Ocracoke-mainland ferries canceled for Thursday, Sept. 29; Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry on limited schedule

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: The Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicle ferry is now on a limited schedule due to high wind conditions. If you’re headed that way, give the terminal a call at 252-996-6000 for more details. Ocracoke to Cedar Island and Ocracoke to Swan Quarter ferries have been canceled for Thursday, September 29, due to the inclement weather […]

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Dare County Parks & Rec Dept. announces Fessenden Center cancellations and closures due to Tropical Storm Ian

The Dare County Parks and Recreation Department has announced several cancellations and closings for Thursday, September 29; Friday, September 30; and Saturday, October 1 due to the adverse weather conditions that are expected from Tropical Storm Ian. The Dare County Youth Center in Kill Devil Hills, the Fessenden Center in Buxton, and the Lions Club […]

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Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, High Surf Advisory issued for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands

Multiple additional advisories have been issued for the Outer Banks ahead of this weekend’s stormy weather, including a Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, High Surf Advisory, and Gale Warning, per a Thursday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. As Hurricane Ian tracks through the southeast United States, the storm will interact […]

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Seasonal Ocracoke Express passenger ferry service ends early due to weather concerns

The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry service ended for the 2022 season on Wednesday, September 28, due to the potential for severe weather over the next few days, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division. Passenger ferry service was originally scheduled to end on Friday, September 30. The passenger ferry operates […]

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Dare County will have a remote learning day on Friday, Sept. 30, due to weather concerns

Dare County district and local school officials announced on Wednesday that all Dare County Schools will have a remote instructional day on Friday, September 30, due to concerns about possible impacts from Hurricane Ian. All schools will have a normal instructional day on Thursday, September 29, and teachers will communicate remote instruction expectations with students […]

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Bodie Island Lighthouse 150th anniversary event postponed due to potential for inclement weather

This Saturday’s event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first lighting of the Bodie Island Lighthouse is postponed due to the potential for heavy rainfall and flooding late this week. A new date and time for the event will be announced in the coming weeks. Ranger-led educational programs and Bodie Island Lighthouse climbing opportunities […]

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