Potential Tropical Cyclone likely to bring increased swell, high rip current risk starting this weekend

The National Hurricane Center is now issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone #9, which has a 90% chance of becoming Tropical Storm or Hurricane Isaias, (pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs), within the next 48 hours, per a Tuesday evening update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City Office. While the track and intensity forecast remains very […]

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4 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, bringing Dare County total to 335

Dare County announced 4 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Tuesday, July 28, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 335. The 4 additional cases consist of 3 residents and one non-resident, and include the following: 1) resident, 18-24, female, home isolation 2) non-resident, 50-64, male, transferred isolation […]

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2020 shaping up to be a solid year for nesting sea turtles on the Outer Banks

While 2019 was a record-breaking year for sea turtle nesting activity within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), 2020 is shaping up to be a solid year for sea turtles as well, with a total of 193 nests recorded so far along the National Seashore beaches. Per http://www.seaturtle.org/, which has monitored sea turtle nesting activity […]

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16 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, bringing Dare County total to 331

Dare County announced 16 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Monday, July 27, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 331. The 16 additional cases consist of 6 residents and 10 non-residents, and include the following: 1) resident, 25-49, female, home isolation 2) resident, 18-24, female, home isolation […]

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Bell from the infamous 1891 Strathairly wreck to be donated to the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station on Thursday

The weekly Beach Apparatus Drill at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, (where costumed volunteers perform a dramatic reenactment of historical rescue techniques), will be an extra special affair on Thursday, July 30, as the event will be capped off with the donation of the ship’s bell from the infamous 1891 wreck of the Strathairly steamship. The Strathairly wreck […]

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2 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday, bringing Dare County total to 315

Dare County announced 2 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Sunday, July 26, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 315. The 2 additional cases are both residents, and include the following: 1) Resident, 59-65, male, home isolation 2) Resident, 50-64, female, hospitalized Per the North Carolina Department of […]

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7 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, bringing Dare County total to 301

Dare County announced 7 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Friday, July 24, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 301. The 7 additional cases consist of 5 residents and 2 non-residents, and include the following: 1) resident, 25-49, male, home isolation 2) non-resident, 50-64, female, transferred isolation […]

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2 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday, bringing Dare County total to 294

Dare County announced 2 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Thursday, July 23, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 294. The 2 additional cases consist of a resident and a non-resident, and include the following: 1) non-resident, 50-64, female, isolating in Dare 2) resident, 25-49, female, home isolation Per the North Carolina […]

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Hatteras Island to host informational meeting on Reef Balls on August 18

CEO and owner of Reef Beach Shoreline Restoration, Todd Barber, will give a special presentation on reef balls at an upcoming meeting at the Fessenden Center in Buxton on Tuesday, August 18, at 2:00 p.m. Per the parent company, https://reefballfoundation.org/, a reef ball is a designed artificial reef module that mimics the structure and function […]

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