Bagheera, a cold-stunned Hawksbill Sea Turtle found in Avon, is making a full recovery at NC Aquarium

A rare and cold-stunned Hawksbill Sea Turtle that was rescued in Avon over the winter is on its way to making a full recovery, per a social media update from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The male Hawksbill Sea Turtle, named Bagheera, was discovered along the Pamlico Sound in Avon in December 2023 […]

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SELC joins Buxton Civic Association to push for action at Buxton Beach

The Buxton Civic Association has joined forces with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) to push for the immediate remediation of a 500-yard section of Buxton shoreline. The Buxton Civic Association (BCA) was formed in early April to create a united community voice for the growing public safety and environmental issues that have stemmed from […]

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FAQs for Buxton Beach added to Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s webpage

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) has added a new FAQ section to its Buxton Beach webpage in order to provide essential information on the evolving public safety and environmental issues that are occurring along a 500-yard stretch of Buxton shoreline. “Frequently asked questions for the Buxton Beach Access closure were developed by [the] Cape […]

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Bodie Island Lighthouse opens for climbing on April 19

The Bodie Island Lighthouse, recognized by its unique horizontal black and white stripes, will open for climbing this year beginning Friday, April 19. Climbing tickets go on sale at 7 a.m. and may only be purchased on the same day of your intended climb. Tickets are only available for purchase at www.recreation.gov/ticket/252034/ticket/10087143. Pro tip: Create your www.recreation.gov account […]

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Scaffolding around Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is 95% complete; Temporary beacon will be installed soon

Despite multiple storms over the past few weeks, there have been waves of progress on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration project, starting with the tower of scaffolding. “We are closing in on 95% complete, so we expect to be done with the outside [scaffolding] by the end of April,” said Ed Milch, General Superintendent for […]

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New Buxton Civic Association outlines the work ahead to fix Buxton Beach at heated public meeting

Members of the new Buxton Civic Association (BCA) introduced themselves to the local community at a public meeting on Wednesday that became heated at times due to its focus on the growing environmental and public safety issues at Buxton Beach. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac attended the meeting alongside five BCA Board Members, […]

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Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Gale Warning in effect starting Thursday evening

A strong frontal system will impact the Outer Banks from Thursday into Friday, bringing the potential for severe thunderstorms, gusty winds, and possible coastal flooding. A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for the Outer Banks from 5:00 p.m. Thursday until 5:00 p.m. Friday, while a High Surf Advisory will be in effect from 8:00 […]

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