Breakfast with Santa in Hatteras Village will be held December 9

Hatteras Village will host a special Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 9, before the annual Hatteras Village Christmas Parade. The menu is extensive and includes pastries, parfaits, hot biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, and much more. There will be a “creation station” for children to make and take a craft, and Santa will […]

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Researchers to provide information on Ocracoke Island horse herd at Nov. 29 presentation

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) and its philanthropic partner, Outer Banks Forever, will host an educational presentation titled “The History and Management of the Ocracoke Horse Herd at Cape Hatteras National Seashore” from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Ocracoke Community Center at 999 Irvin Garrish Highway. The presentation, led by researchers Kent Redford, […]

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Hatteras and Ocracoke ferry operations resume on Sunday

9 a.m. Sunday Update: All ferry operations have resumed. The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations have been suspended due to inclement weather as of Saturday morning, November 25. Ferry service will resume once weather conditions improve. In addition, the morning trips for the Ocracoke-Cedar Island and Ocracoke-Swanquarter ferry routes have been canceled. The N.C. Ferry System will reassess […]

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Cape Point, Frisco campgrounds close on November 27; Ocracoke and Oregon Inlet campgrounds remain open all year

Two of Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s (CHNS) campgrounds – Cape Point Campground and Frisco Campground – will close for the season on Monday, November 27, however, the National Seashore’s other two campgrounds at Oregon Inlet and Ocracoke will continue to stay open year-round. The Ocracoke Campground, which has 136 sites, used to also close after […]

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NCDEQ sets hearing on new rules for Shallow Draft Channel Dredging, Aquatic Weed Control, Coastal Storm Mitigation funds

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources will hold a public hearing on December 6 on the adoption of proposed final rules for three grant programs: the Aquatic Weed Control Fund, Coastal Storm Mitigation Fund and the Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging Fund. Written comments will also be accepted until Jan. […]

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Hatteras Island will have a new way to stay connected during future communication outages, thanks to HI CERT

The next time there’s a communications outage that affects the southern Outer Banks, the Hatteras Island Community Emergency Response Team (HI CERT) will be ready. For the bulk of 2023, the non-profit organization has been working on a new initiative to provide communication stations at strategic points throughout the island. Founded in 2011 after Hurricane […]

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Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund provides more than $55,800 in grants for local teachers

The Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF) recently awarded $55,803.67 to local educators for varying initiatives at the Cape Hatteras Elementary and Cape Hatteras Secondary Schools, in two grant cycles that took place in August and October 2023. The 26 grants, which provided funds for a range of initiatives from field trips to new equipment, […]

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Hatteras Island Community Strings’ Winter Concert will be held on December 2

Hatteras Island Community Strings and A Major Harmony students will host a Winter Concert on Saturday, December 2, from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department Station. The concert will showcase the 23 students who are currently receiving lessons with musician Jessie Taylor, and will feature a range of instruments including violin, ukulele, […]

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