Storm Warning in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands; Ferry operations suspended

9:30 a.m. Friday Update: N.C. Highway 12 is open and passable with minor ocean overwash and wind-blown sand in a few locations from Oregon Inlet to Ocracoke Island, per a Friday morning update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Travelers are advised to drive with extreme caution. The Hatteras-Ocracoke, Ocracoke-Swanquarter, and Ocracoke-Cedar Island […]

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NCDOT urges public to check real-time driving conditions before traveling; Road construction halted this weekend

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) urges the public to check real-time driving conditions before traveling anywhere throughout the holiday weekend, as a winter storm is forecast to bring bone-chilling cold, rain, heavy winds and possible snow and ice in locations throughout the state. Those conditions could make travel dangerous in North Carolina from the mountains to the […]

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Coastal Flood Warning now in effect for Hatteras Island

Northern Hatteras Village at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 22. Video by Joy Crist. National Weather Service Issues Coastal Flood Warning and Multiple Weather Advisories for Hatteras Island  Hatteras Island is expected to experience coastal flooding, gusty winds, possible ocean overwash, record low temperatures, and hazardous marine conditions beginning Friday, December 23, and lasting through […]

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Island History: The Wreck & Rescue of Ephraim Williams on December 22, 1884.

It was the Maker of Mottos and Heroes 138 Years Ago, and Became a Christmas Miracle “On 22 December 1884 the crew of the Cape Hatteras (NC) Station (Sixth District), performed one of the most heroic feats in the annals of the Life-Saving Service. Under the leadership of Keeper Benjamin B. Dailey, assisted by Keeper […]

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Beachgoers advised to be on the lookout for cold-stunned sea turtles

As the temperatures on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands drop in the winter months, cold-stunned sea turtles begin to make an appearance along the soundside beaches. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island recently reported that five cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles and 22 green sea turtles were found on December 20 on Hatteras Island, bringing the […]

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Pre-Christmas storm to bring coastal flooding, strong winds, and freezing temperatures

A strong storm system will bring a number of impacts to the Outer Banks starting today, December 22, including strong winds, possible oceanside and soundside flooding, heavy rains, and freezing temperatures, per a Thursday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport/Morehead City office. Minor to moderate soundside flooding is possible, with water levels […]

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Island Real Estate: Hatteras Island home sales and trends for December 2022

Three Keys from the November 2022 OBAR Statistical Report… Last month the Outer Banks hit a new high for median sales price of $600k, and Hatteras Island specifically was $621,250. In the November report, the overall Outer Banks median sales price dropped to $519,654, yet the Hatteras Island figure stands at $618k.  So Hatteras Island […]

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