Coastal Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands

Multiple advisories, including a Coastal Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Wind Advisory, and Gale Warning have been issued for the Outer Banks due to an Easter Weekend storm, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Large, dangerous surf and beach erosion are expected along the beaches from Duck to Cape Lookout, […]

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Communications restored to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands after fiber optic cable damaged

Communication services were restored at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, after a fiber optic cable was damaged, leading to a widespread phone and internet outage. The outage occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. and affected all of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. During the outage, emergency personnel was placed at each of the volunteer fire […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore has third busiest year on record with 2,862,844 visitors in 2022

While 2021 was a record-breaking year for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 2022 was a popular year on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands as well, with one of the highest numbers of visitors in recent history. Per statistics from the National Park Service, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) received a total of 2,862,844 visitors in […]

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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum announces winners in the “Facebook Followers” Photography Exhibit

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras village recently announced the winners of their “Facebook Followers” Photography Exhibit. During the exhibit, Facebook fans were encouraged to submit three photographs of their favorite Outer Banks scenes that had been taken in the last five years. The exhibit resulted in a total of 116 entries, and […]

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N.C. 12 remains open, ferry service suspended as multiple weather events impact the Outer Banks

N.C. Highway 12 remained open and passable as of 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 9, with some blowing sand and sea foam reported on northern Hatteras Island. The Mirlo Beach area north of Rodanthe, which is now bypassed by the Jug Handle Bridge, did experience some moderate flooding, and visitors are advised to avoid […]

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N.C. Highway 12 remains open with flooding reported; Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect

Minor to moderate flooding and standing water were reported on multiple sections of N.C. Highway 12 with Friday morning’s heavy rains and approximate 11:00 a.m. high tide, although the highway remained open and passable as of 11:30 a.m. “NC12 is open, but conditions are difficult,” stated the NCDOT in a Friday morning update. “If you […]

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