Reminder: Bodie Island Lighthouse will have two winter climbing dates on December 2 and December 16

For the first time ever, the Bodie Island Lighthouse will be open for adventurous climbers for two dates in December – Dec. 2 and Dec. 16 – per an update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Traditionally, the Bodie Island Lighthouse is open seasonally for climbing from mid-April until mid-October, and closes to the public […]

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UPDATE: Both endangered oceanfront homes on East Beacon Drive in Rodanthe have been demolished…WITH VIDEO

Video from Rick Shaftan Thursday Update: As of Thursday afternoon, November 16, both oceanfront homes on East Beacon Drive in Rodanthe that were purchased by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) have successfully been demolished, with no incidents resulting in excessive debris polluting the local shoreline, per multiple reports. The two properties were acquired by CHNS […]

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Water Quality Swimming Advisory lifted for Sandy Bay soundside beach access between Frisco and Hatteras

State officials lifted a water quality swimming advisory that was issued for the Sandy Bay soundside beach access between Frisco and Hatteras on Tuesday, October 3. The advisory was lifted because water testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play. The advisory was initially […]

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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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N.C. Highway 12 remains open on Friday morning; Ocean overwash possible through Saturday

A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect for the Outer Banks, with large, dangerous surf and possible oceanside flooding due to distant Hurricane Lee, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Significant ocean overwash continues to be a threat for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, which will likely impact portions of N.C. […]

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