Cape Hatteras National Seashore sees highest July visitation in 17 years

With 451,849 recreational visits last month, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) experienced the highest level of July visitation since 2003, and the fourth-highest level of July visitation since the establishment of the Seashore in 1953, per a recent update from CHNS. Last month’s visitation is an increase of almost 3% over July of 2019. […]

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Jeffrey’s Seafood and Hatteras Village Featured in Video for New National Geographic Series on Storms

Local seafood market Jeffrey’s Seafood in Hatteras village had a starring role in a recently released promotional video for “A Gathering Storm,” a new six-episode series on the National Geographic Channel. Per the show’s synopsis, “A Gathering Storm” is a major global series which features a unique view of the planet’s fiercest storms, through the […]

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Fundraiser launched in honor of Thurston, the Ocracoke Lighthouse Keeper Cat

An online fundraiser has been launched in memory of Thurston, the famed Ocracoke Lighthouse keeper cat, per a recent update from the non-profit organization Ocracats. As of Friday morning, nearly $2,000 had been raised for Ocracats in honor of Thurston, via donations from at least 55 people. Thurston the cat passed away this week after […]

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4 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, bringing Dare County total to 390

Dare County announced 4 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Friday, August 14, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 390. The 4 additional cases consist of three non-residents and a resident, and include the following: 1) non-resident, 50-64, female, transferred isolation 2) non-resident, 25-49, female, transferred isolation […]

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Red, White and Blue Freedom Surf Fishing Tournament will be held in October of 2020

Though a number of upcoming fishing tournaments around the Outer Banks have been canceled or postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Frank & Fran’s Fisherman’s Friend in Avon recently announced that they will be hosting a Red, White and Blue Freedom Tournament this fall, from October 22 through 24. Registration for the tournament opened on […]

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EDITOR’S BLOG: What’s in a Name? A Closer Look at the Viral Rise of “Corncrake”

Finding a little levity in the news has been difficult in 2020, to say the least. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, a highly-charged political atmosphere, and we’ve already had nine named tropical storms or hurricanes as of the beginning of August. As such, finding “good news” stories to share can be challenging […]

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Ocracoke Passenger ferry resumes operations; Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry returns to normal schedule

The Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicular ferry, as well as the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry, resumed full service on Thursday after the departure of Hurricane Isaias, per an update from the N.C. Ferry Division. Hyde County’s re-entry restrictions were lifted for visitors on Wednesday, however, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry had to run on a reduced schedule in order to […]

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