Dare County Tackling Mosquito Population After Days of Heavy Rains

After a long weekend of showers and thunderstorms that brought approximately 5 inches of rain to Hatteras Island from Thursday through Monday, Dare County Mosquito Control is actively working to get a rising mosquito population under control. Dare County Mosquito Control helps Dare County residents and visitors by suppressing mosquito populations and thereby eliminating potential […] Local News |  Full Article

Editor’s Blog: Sea Turtles Nest Records are Being Shattered – But Why?

This summer, coastal newspapers all around the country boasted headlines of record-breaking sea turtle nests along their local beaches. These headlines were especially prevalent in communities along the shorelines of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, which includes are our own home turf of the Outer Banks. As of the first week of August, […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

EDITOR’S BLOG: Online Tools That Will Make Your Hurricane Planning and Response Easier in 2019

Earlier in July, representatives from the National Weather Service (NWS) and Dare County came together to host a Hurricane Community Forum in Buxton. The goal of the event was to share essential information with island residents who are regularly impacted by coastal storms, and while the presenters were preaching to the choir when it came […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

After Numerous Obstacles, Emergency Ferry Channel Slated to be Dredged in Early August

After numerous obstacles and setbacks, the pieces are coming together for the emergency ferry channel between Rodanthe and Stumpy Point to be dredged during the first part of August. The ferry channel provides emergency transportation in the event of N.C. Highway 12 road closures north of Rodanthe, and is a lifeline for island residents in […] Local News |  Full Article

Plans are in the Works to Replace Slash Creek Bridge in Hatteras Village

Per a recent letter that was mailed to Hatteras village residents by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the bridge on N.C. Highway 12 over Slash Creek is scheduled to be replaced during a roughly year-long project. Though the letter mailed to residents listed a potential September 2020 starting date, NCDOT officials confirmed that […] Local News |  Full Article