Coming soon to Cape Hatteras National Seashore – a new Cape Hatteras Lighthouse pathway

By Rachael Graf, Community Engagement Coordinator, Outer Banks Forever Since last October, Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of the three Outer Banks national parks, has been working with the National Park Service and the local community to create a new experience at Cape Hatteras National Seashore: the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Pathway. Each year, […]

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Deborah Ann Burden

May 28, 1955 – September 23, 2023 KITTY HAWK — Deborah Ann Burden, 68, of Kitty Hawk, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2023. Deb was born on May 28, 1955, in Pennsylvania to Michael Kuntz and Betty Mae Pelo Kuntz. Her family moved to northern Virginia, where she met and married her sweetheart, Chip. […]

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James Alan Ruhle

January 4, 1948 – September 28, 2023 WANCHESE — The commercial fishing industry has lost one of its biggest advocates, James Alan Ruhle, Sr., at the age of 75. Twenty-one weeks to the hour after his bride, he set out for the last time on the morning of September 28, 2023. Born in Oceanside, NY […]

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Coastal flooding possible again this weekend; High risk of rip currents expected

Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible again this weekend and early next week, per a Friday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Strengthening and persistent northeasterly onshore flow will develop this weekend, and will linger into next week. This will occur in tandem with the peak of the current king […]

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Outer Banks Community Foundation awards $134,873 to nine nonprofits

The Community Foundation has awarded $94,873 in Community Enrichment grants to eight nonprofits to support causes that include a new dental clinic, education for community leaders, recreation for all, the arts, people with disabilities, and older adults. An additional 40th Anniversary grant for $40,000 was awarded to Interfaith Community Outreach for substance abuse prevention and […]

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Expect brief delays on N.C. Highway 12 near Pea Island; Soundside flooding reported in Hatteras, Ocracoke

Travelers between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet should expect brief delays along N.C. Highway 12 due to standing water and sand, as well as ongoing work by North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) personnel to repair the dunes near the Pea Island Visitor Center, per multiple reports. A dune breach occurred near the Visitor Center on […]

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Dare County Tourism Board seeking applications for Special Committee; Residents, non-resident property owners encouraged to apply

Dare County residents and non-resident property owners are invited to apply for consideration to serve on a Special Committee of the Dare County Tourism Board, to help with the implementation of the Outer Banks Long-Range Tourism Management Plan (LRTMP). The intent of this committee will be to evaluate the strategic goals in the LRTMP, make recommendations to the […]

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