Ocean overwash reported on Ocracoke; High Surf Advisory in effect until Friday morning

Ocean overwash was reported on northern Ocracoke Island following Thursday’s approximate 6:00 a.m. high tide. Minor ocean overwash was also reported in north Buxton and Pea Island. N.C. Highway 12 is open throughout Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, and the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry is running as scheduled. A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the Outer […]

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As seals make appearances in the winter months, beachgoers are advised to leave them be

As locals know, one of the best aspects of combing the Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches in the wintertime is the prospect of spotting a seal that has popped up along the shoreline. Although beachgoers may initially be concerned that the lounging seal is in trouble, the seals are actually just “hanging out” for a […]

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RWS Civic Association Hosts Read Across America Day Event

On Saturday March 2, the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association (RWSCA) will host its annual celebration of reading and literacy from 10-11:30 am at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building. Nearly 20 years ago, the association began hosting an annual “Dr. Seuss Birthday Party” as part of Read Across America. April Contestable, who helped organize the first party, is […]

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Chantel Love Brady

May 6, 1981 – February 9, 2024 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Chantel Love Brady, 42, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024, in her home. Chantel attended Manteo High School and later received a surgical tech certification from College of the Albemarle. Most of her work was in the medical […]

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Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival announces schedule of events for Saturday, Feb. 24

Celebrating its fourth year in 2024, the Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival (HVWF) is returning to Hatteras Island on Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, and organizers recently shared the schedule of events for Saturday, which features activities at varying locations around Hatteras Village. The festival will kick off Friday evening with the delicious Fin, Feather, and Bourbon […]

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All that smoke is from ‘good fire’ – It’s marsh burning season again on Outer Banks

While there are no immediate burns scheduled for Pea Island, early March marks the beginning of the prescribed burning season on the Wildlife Refuges of the Outer Banks. Story from SamWalkerOBXNews.com. It’s once again prescribed burning season in North Carolina, as every year in late winter and early spring, intentional fires are set in marshlands and […]

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Additional funds totaling more than $1.2 million distributed to eligible fishing stakeholders for COVID-19 relief

Additional financial relief of more than $1.2 million is on its way to eligible members of the fishing industries who sustained income losses from March to December of 2020 due to COVID-19. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries issued funds this week to 204 commercial fishermen and marine aquaculture operations and seafood dealers and processors […]

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