Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations suspended; Standing water reported on N.C. Highway 12 ahead of Monday’s High Tide

Standing water and ocean overwash have been reported on several stretches of N.C. Highway 12 ahead of Monday’s high tide, however, the highway is open and passable throughout, per a recent update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT.) “While we do have some standing water in areas of Buxton and north of Hatteras […]

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Tropical storm could develop this weekend; Ocean overwash and coastal flooding possible

An area of low pressure could develop into a tropical or subtropical storm over the Gulf Stream and head towards the North Carolina coastline this weekend, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Depending on the storm’s possible development, there is the potential for strong winds, coastal flooding, (which […]

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New video provides an introduction to the Bonner Pier

Dare County has released a new video showcasing the recently completed Bonner Pier, which officially opened to the public on October 1, 2021. The video is above, and can also be found on the following social media channels, in addition to many other video updates from Dare County: YouTube – https://youtu.be/AmSEeoqL9RU Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CURRENTtvOBX/videos/392727842365914/ The 1,046’ ft. concrete […]

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Distant swell from Hurricane Sam will bring dangerous swimming conditions, despite the sunny weekend weather

Distant swell from Hurricane Sam will bring powerful surf, (including a high risk of rip currents), to all Outer Banks beaches this weekend, including Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. While the overall weather for the weekend includes sunshine and highs near 80, […]

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Dangerous rip currents and powerful swells from Hurricane Sam expected this weekend

  Despite Hurricane Sam remaining well out to sea this weekend, large swells created by the category 4 storm will create dangerous and life-threatening rip currents and shore break, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Some increase in swells will start to occur on Friday, but the most […]

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Future possibilities for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse presented at public meeting

Future possibilities for restoring and rehabilitating the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse were outlined at a lightly attended public meeting on Tuesday evening, September 28, in Buxton. Led by David Hallac, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent, the meeting was an opportunity for the National Park Service (NPS) to present the three primary options to enhance […]

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