Miss Katie arrives in Hatteras village for her first Hatteras Inlet dredging event

Dare County’s own dredge, the Miss Katie, arrived in Hatteras village on Thursday, January 26, in order to conduct a maintenance dredging event in Hatteras Inlet’s Connector Channel over the next few days. “The dredge is there, and it’s supposed to start working this morning,” said Dare County Waterways Commission Chairman Steve “Creature” Coulter. “We […]

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Hatteras Islanders provide insight for the Visitors Bureau’s Long-Range Tourism Management Plan

Roughly 30 Hatteras Islanders attended a Tuesday meeting hosted by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau (OBVB) that aimed to gather feedback and insight for an upcoming Long-Range Tourism Management Plan. The plan, (which is in the stakeholder engagement phase), will help guide future tourism-related growth and development in Dare County for years to come. The […]

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Rodanthe beach nourishment discussed at packed public meeting

More than 100 in-person and 160 virtual attendees were present at a public meeting on Wednesday evening, January 18, that outlined the process and challenges of conducting a beach nourishment project in Rodanthe. After a brief introduction by Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chairman Bob Woodard, County Manager Bobby Outten presented an overview of […]

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Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale spotted off the Avon Pier

Video by Mike Hysong A critically endangered juvenile North Atlantic right whale was spotted off the Avon Pier on Sunday, January 8, and the rare encounter was captured on video by beachgoer Mike Hysong. The sighting caught the attention of Marina Doshkov, Database Technician and Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator with the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke […]

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