Cape Hatteras National Seashore will maintain gravel portion of Flowers Ridge Road

As a result of feedback received from the public during a two-week-long comment period, including residents that live on Flowers Ridge Road in Buxton, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) has decided not to pave the 400-foot-long section of the road that leads into the private neighborhood. The Seashore requested funding for the road paving project […]

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Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations suspended Thursday evening due to deteriorating weather conditions

The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations have been suspended due to deteriorating weather conditions as of Thursday at 7:15 p.m., per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division. Ferry service will resume once weather conditions improve, however, N.C. Highway 12 on northern Ocracoke Island may be affected by oceanside flooding, as a coastal storm continues […]

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Scaffolding around Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is 95% complete; Temporary beacon will be installed soon

Despite multiple storms over the past few weeks, there have been waves of progress on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration project, starting with the tower of scaffolding. “We are closing in on 95% complete, so we expect to be done with the outside [scaffolding] by the end of April,” said Ed Milch, General Superintendent for […]

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New Buxton Civic Association outlines the work ahead to fix Buxton Beach at heated public meeting

Members of the new Buxton Civic Association (BCA) introduced themselves to the local community at a public meeting on Wednesday that became heated at times due to its focus on the growing environmental and public safety issues at Buxton Beach. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac attended the meeting alongside five BCA Board Members, […]

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Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Gale Warning in effect starting Thursday evening

A strong frontal system will impact the Outer Banks from Thursday into Friday, bringing the potential for severe thunderstorms, gusty winds, and possible coastal flooding. A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for the Outer Banks from 5:00 p.m. Thursday until 5:00 p.m. Friday, while a High Surf Advisory will be in effect from 8:00 […]

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Island History: A spotlight on stories from the Outer Banks’ Life-Saving Service

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station (CLSS) is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, as one of the seven original Life-Saving Stations to be built in North Carolina in 1874. As such, the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and Historic Site in Rodanthe will be sharing stories about the seven 1874 Outer Banks stations in the months ahead, leading […]

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Public invited to attend meeting to discuss updates to Outer Banks Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Dare County and Currituck County—along with each county’s incorporated communities—are currently in the process of updating the Outer Banks Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan in an effort to better protect people and property from the potential effects of natural and human-caused hazards. This plan update is required for all communities to maintain their eligibility to receive […]

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