Island community is encouraged to take advantage of Early Voting in Buxton – and join in the process for future elections

The Precinct Officials – also known as Judges – who manage the early voting location at the Fessenden Center Annex building in Buxton know how important and convenient it is to have an early voting site that is close to home on Hatteras Island. Cathy Diemer, who has been a Judge for six years, even […]

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Fourth annual Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival is the biggest one yet

The Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival returned to Hatteras Island on Feb 23-24, and the fourth annual event was more popular than ever, per organizers and attendees. “This year’s festival was the biggest one yet,” said event manager Karla Jarvis. “Our vendor slots were filled weeks ago, and we had our biggest crowds ever. When you […]

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CHNS launches new web page on Buxton Beach’s history and current environmental issues

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) has added a new web page to its site that covers the past and present of Buxton Beach, and the approximately 400-yard stretch of shoreline that has remained closed to the public since September 2023 due to ongoing environmental concerns. The Buxton web page covers the deep-rooted military history […]

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An interview with “Keeper James” Charlet on Oregon Inlet, local history, and his upcoming new book

James D. “Keeper James” Charlet is an authority on the US Life-Saving Service on North Carolina’s iconic Outer Banks. He contributes to local and national media, (including the Island Free Press), and hosts Keeper James Presentations TM which is a series of live programs presented by historians, historical interpreters, and performers. Charlet is also a dedicated advocate […]

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Work underway to repair the Midgett House after issues from a 2017 lightning strike resurface

Sometime during the night of July 2, 2017, one of the most popular structures at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe – the 1907 Midgett House – was hit by lightning. The lightning strike made contact with the original wiring in the home, which is no longer in use, but nevertheless runs through the entire […]

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Ocean overwash reported on Ocracoke; High Surf Advisory in effect until Friday morning

Ocean overwash was reported on northern Ocracoke Island following Thursday’s approximate 6:00 a.m. high tide. Minor ocean overwash was also reported in north Buxton and Pea Island. N.C. Highway 12 is open throughout Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, and the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry is running as scheduled. A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the Outer […]

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As seals make appearances in the winter months, beachgoers are advised to leave them be

As locals know, one of the best aspects of combing the Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches in the wintertime is the prospect of spotting a seal that has popped up along the shoreline. Although beachgoers may initially be concerned that the lounging seal is in trouble, the seals are actually just “hanging out” for a […]

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Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival announces schedule of events for Saturday, Feb. 24

Celebrating its fourth year in 2024, the Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival (HVWF) is returning to Hatteras Island on Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, and organizers recently shared the schedule of events for Saturday, which features activities at varying locations around Hatteras Village. The festival will kick off Friday evening with the delicious Fin, Feather, and Bourbon […]

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