Some Vandalism, Violations Reported at National Seashore During Government Shutdown

As the federal government shutdown affects the cleanliness and responsible use of National Parks throughout the country, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is apparently not immune to spates of vandalism or park violations. A January 17 social media post by the Outer Banks Preservation Society (OBPA) outlined some of these recent violations, and called […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Parents Urged to Use their Best Judgement as Flu Season Sweeps Through Hatteras Island

The month of January has brought multiple reports of colds and flus affecting adults and children alike throughout Hatteras Island, and parents are urged to use caution while the flu season is seemingly in full swing. Keith Parker, the Digital Communications and Middle School Director for Dare County Schools, reports that while there’s no concrete […] Local News |  Full Article

Dare County Wants Public’s Input on Potential New Name for Bonner Bridge

UPDATE: A form is now available online at that enables citizens to submit recommendations. Click here to access the form. As part of the submission, information must be included that explains why the naming is warranted; for example, significant contributions and accomplishments of the individual at the local, state, and/or national level. Click here […] Local News |  Full Article

First Annual Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival Coming in February

Locals and residents who want to discover the wild landscapes of Hatteras Island in the wintertime will have a prime opportunity to explore, thanks to the launch for the first-ever Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival. The Hatteras Village Civic Association, along with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, is sponsoring the first annual Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival, […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Second Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Planned per NCDOT 10-Year Draft Transportation Plan

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) unveiled its draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting in Raleigh on Thursday, and the plan included the construction of a second passenger ferry for the Ocracoke / Hatteras route, beginning in 2027. The plan, called the Draft 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program […] Local News |  Full Article