Wednesday morning’s SpaceX launch puts on a show over the Outer Banks

On early Wednesday morning, July 3, SpaceX launched a new batch of satellites to low-Earth orbit, and folks on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands were able to catch the show from multiple locations, thanks to the clear sky conditions. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying 20 Starlink satellites, including 13 with direct-to-cell capabilities, lifted off from Space […]

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Exterior paint removal will begin soon as Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration continues

Six months into an extensive restoration project, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse already looks like a different structure, thanks to a tower of scaffolding that was erected around the lighthouse in the spring. Now, residents and visitors can expect another major change in the lighthouse’s appearance, as the exterior paint is scheduled to be removed in […]

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Single-lane closures should be expected on Lighthouse Road in Buxton as pathway project continues

Single-lane closures and brief travel delays should be expected in the next few weeks as concrete work progresses on a new multi-use pathway along Lighthouse Road in Buxton. The single-lane closures will not affect N.C. Highway 12, and will only impact traffic heading to and from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the lifeguarded Buxton Beach, the […]

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New guided tours will be held at the Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving Station starting June 28

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) recently announced that they are offering a new and unique guided tour program at the historic Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving Station just north of Avon. “Meet with a Ranger for a guided tour, where you’ll explore the inside of the 1874 Boat House and 1892 Cook House,” stated CHNS in […]

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