Coastal flooding possible on Christmas; High Wind Warning issued for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands

A strong cold front is expected to impact the Outer Banks late Christmas Eve into Christmas Day, with strong winds likely to produce coastal flooding and possible ocean overwash, per a Wednesday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office. A High Wind Warning has been issued for Hatteras and Ocracoke […]

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National Seashore Debuts Video to Celebrate the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s 150th Anniversary

On December 16, 1870, the current Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was lit for the very first time, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore has released a virtual video celebration to commemorate this milestone, as well as the corresponding 150th anniversary of the founding of Dare County. The video made its grand debut at 4:45 p.m. on […]

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Hatteras Island Photographer makes Time Magazine’s 100 Best Photos of 2020 List

Local Hatteras Island photographer Daniel Pullen made national waves this week after earning a spot on Time Magazine’s “100 Best Photos of 2020” list. The winning photo captures a ground-level game room in an oceanfront vacation home that was inundated with flooding during September’s Hurricane Teddy. Distant Hurricane Teddy remained well offshore, but had significant […]

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Virtual Celebration of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse begins at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16

At 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, (in partnership with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Outer Banks Forever), will host a virtual celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Seashore’s Facebook page and Dare County’s CURRENTtv. The program will begin with a video of the historic light’s illumination, […]

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New Historic Photograph Exhibit Opens at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the lighting of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a new exhibit has been set up at the lighthouse’s Visitors Center and bookstore which pays tribute to the iconic landmark’s long history through a series of historic photographs. The temporary exhibit, “150 Years of Light, a Photographic Tribute,” includes 57 […]

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Hatteras Village will Hold Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday

Hatteras village will have a virtual Christmas Tree lighting on Wednesday, December 9, at 6:00 p.m., per a recent online announcement from the Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department. The decades-old tradition, (which was revitalized in 2019 as a public event), may be smaller and more subdued in 2020 due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, […]

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