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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Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory issued due to distant Hurricane Fiona

A Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, and Gale Warning are in effect beginning on Thursday afternoon due to indirect impacts expected from distant Hurricane Fiona. While Fiona is expected to remain well offshore as it moves up the East Coast, strong long-period swells from the hurricane will result in a period of dangerous rip […]

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UPDATE: Fire at Salvo surf shop on Wednesday night extinguished; Residents unharmed

THURSDAY UPDATE: A fire that occurred at the Duck Village Outfitters in Salvo on Wednesday, August 3, was extinguished overnight, and the residents and employees of the unoccupied structure were unharmed, according to a recently launched GoFundMe campaign for the building’s owners, Bob and Tanya Hovey, as well as the residents living above the store. “We must […]

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