Ocracoke Express passenger ferry will begin service for the 2024 season on May 23

The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands will begin service for the 2024 season on May 23, and online reservations are currently available for the summer months. The passenger ferry, which is now in its sixth season, transports passengers via a 70-minute trip between Hatteras Village and Silver Lake Harbor in Ocracoke Village, where […]

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Scaffolding around the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is complete; Paint removal is next

The scaffolding installation around the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is complete, and paves the way for the next steps in an 18-month restoration project that began in earnest at the start of 2024. The scaffolding project, (which was performed by subcontractor Scaffold Resource), took 60 days to install with a team of 10 people, and more […]

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Outer Banks Forever announces the 2024 opening of annual ‘Adopt A Sea Turtle Nest’ Program

Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of the Outer Banks national parks, has opened its annual Adopt A Sea Turtle Nest program for the sea turtle nesting season at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which occurs from May to October each year. The Adopt A Sea Turtle Nest program launched in 2020 to support projects and programs that protect and […]

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North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality demands action on Buxton Beach issues

On April 17, 2024, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) sent letters to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Navy, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) demanding immediate action to remediate the environmental and public safety issues that have plagued a 500-yard section of Buxton Beach since September 2023. The NCDEQ is […]

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North Carolina Coastal Federation launches new webpage on Buxton Beach contamination

The North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF) recently launched a new webpage on Buxton Beach with background information, resources, and details on how the NCCF has become involved in calling for action to fix the contaminated Buxton shoreline. A three-tenths-of-a-mile section of the Buxton oceanfront has been closed since September 1, 2023, after two offshore hurricanes […]

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