Scattered showers and gusty winds expected on Friday; Sunny 4th of July weekend ahead

Showers and scattered thunderstorms are forecasted for Friday, with localized flooding and gusty winds possible, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Up to 1.5” inches of rain is possible throughout the day on Friday, with southwest winds of 15-20 mph and potentially higher gusts. There is a […]

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Repairs to water line in between Avon and Buxton complete; Normal water service has been restored

Repairs are complete to a water line break that occurred between the villages of Avon and Buxton on Thursday, and the Dare County Water Department reports that normal service has been restored to all water users in the village of Avon. The break was reported on Thursday morning, and Avon residents and visitors were asked […]

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High risk of rip currents will likely continue on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Danny forms off of South Carolina.

Tropical Storm Danny formed off of the coast of South Carolina on Monday afternoon, and although impacts to the Outer Banks will be minimal as Danny quickly moves inland, a moderate-to-high threat of rip currents is expected to continue on Tuesday, per an update from the National Weather Service. “We’re expecting that the biggest threat […]

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CHUMM hosting training sessions for new volunteers to assist with post-storm response

The Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men (CHUMM) will be hosting two training sessions in July for new and existing volunteers who want to contribute to the organization’s island-wide response after a hurricane or devastating storm hits the Outer Banks. Per Dennis Carroll of CHUMM, one of the greatest barriers to the organization’s disaster response is […]

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Ocracoke Express passenger ferry departures canceled for Friday

Due to mechanical issues, all Ocracoke Express passenger ferry departures for Friday, June 25, are canceled, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division. Visitors can call 252-996-6000 for more information. On Ocracoke Island, after several consecutive days of Ocracoke-to-mainland routes being intermittently canceled, all routes between Ocracoke, Cedar Island, and […]

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Ocracoke’s mainland ferry routes altered on Thursday due to shoaling, mechanical issues

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has canceled several trips scheduled for the Pamlico Sound routes between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter, and Ocracoke on Thursday, June 24, due to shoaling issues in the ferry channel. The following trips are canceled for Thursday on the Ocracoke-to-mainland ferry routes: 8:00 a.m. Cedar Island to Ocracoke, due […]

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