Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration contractor plans to activate temporary beacon on Thursday, April 25

The contractor for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration project, Stone and Lime Historic Restoration Services, plans to switch the lighthouse’s source of light from the current beacon to a temporary, fixed beacon on the evening of Thursday, April 25. “This [new] tiny beacon can project 18 miles out into the ocean, it’s U.S. Coast Guard approved, […]

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Body recovered in Rodanthe after an extensive search for missing person

A body was recovered in Rodanthe on Wednesday evening, February 14, following an extensive and approximately 18-hour-long search for a missing person. The initial missing person report was made at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13. Following the call, multiple agencies mobilized for an area-wide search which included the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, (the […]

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Soundside flooding possible on Tuesday; Coastal Flood Warning, Wind Advisory, High Surf Advisory issued for Hatteras Island

A powerful storm system will continue to bring rainfall across the Outer Banks through Monday night, with strong winds arriving early Tuesday morning and continuing through the afternoon alongside a threat of soundside flooding, per a Monday evening update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. A Coastal Flood Warning, High Surf Advisory, and […]

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Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations resume on Wednesday morning

12:00 P.M. UPDATE: The Ocracoke-mainland routes, (Cedar Island and Swan Quarter), have resumed normal ferry operations as of noon on Wednesday.  Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations have resumed for Wednesday starting with the 9:00 a.m. departure from Hatteras and the 11:00 a.m. departure from Ocracoke, per an update from the North Carolina Ferry System. Ferry service was suspended […]

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Coastal Flood Warning in effect; Wind gusts of 45-50 mph expected along the Outer Banks

A period of gale-force northerly winds is expected through Wednesday morning, Feb. 7, resulting in a threat for minor to moderate coastal flooding along the Outer Banks, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Coastal flooding of 2-3 feet above ground level (with localized ocean overwash) is possible from Duck to […]

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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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