Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men collecting donations for victims of Buxton fire

In response to Friday’s fire in Buxton, which resulted in four fatalities and which left multiple families displaced, the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men (CHUMM) is serving as a collection point for donations to the families of the fire victims. The CHUMM website,, has a link for credit card donations, and the organization can also accept […]

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DEQ awards $1,557,606 for Buxton Beach maintenance / storm damage repair

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Water Resources is awarding $11.5 million in grants to eight communities in coastal North Carolina for projects related to Hurricane Florence damage, which includes a Buxton Beach nourishment maintenance project slated for 2021 / 2022. In June of 2019, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously […]

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Potential unexploded ordnance discovered on Buxton beach; Surrounding beaches temporarily closed

  THURSDAY 8:00 P.M. UPDATE:  After careful examination, a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit from Norfolk, Virginia, confirmed that the object discovered in Buxton this morning is a live military ordnance. The U.S. Navy EOD unit has placed the unexploded ordnance, described as a 100-pound aerial bomb from the World War II era, deep […]

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Swell from Hurricane Epsilon will bring rough surf, high rip current risk through the weekend

Swell from distant Hurricane Epsilon will arrive along the Outer Banks beaches on Thursday, bringing powerful surf and dangerous rip currents, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Rough surf and a high threat of rip currents will linger through the weekend as Hurricane Epsilon passes well offshore, and […]

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