Officials meeting to discuss next steps as confidence increases that Dorian will impact Outer Banks

The threat for significant and direct impacts from Dorian continue to increase for the Outer Banks area based on the latest track, per a Monday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. The Hyde County Board of Commissioners have enacted a State of Emergency in advance of Hurricane Dorian […]

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Category 5 Dorian could bring tropical storm conditions to Outer Banks beginning Wednesday

With recent trends indicating a northern turn up the East Coast midweek, the odds have increased for the Outer Banks area to see direct impacts Wednesday through Friday, per a Sunday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office. The threat for a prolonged period of heavy rainfall across eastern North […]

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Editor’s Blog: A Conversation with Working Watermen Commission Chair Steve House on the Future of Flounder

On Friday, August 23, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) voted for the adoption of the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Draft Amendment 2 by a 6-3 vote at their quarterly meeting in Raleigh. These management measures resulted in a proclamation this week by the Division of Marine Fisheries that closes the commercial and […]

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UPDATE: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse fixed after fuse replaced

UPDATE: The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has been fixed after being examined on Monday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard.  U.S. Coast Guard Electrician’s Mate 1st Class James Harper identified that the issue stemmed from a blown fuse, and made the appropriate replacement. The lighthouse should be rotating once again starting Monday evening, per the Cape Hatteras […]

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Pole Road Project Will Begin after Excavation of Recently Discovered “Anomalies”

A late 2019 project to install submarine power lines on Pole Road in Hatteras village will begin after the excavation of nine recently discovered “anomalies” that are located in the project’s underground path. The project, which is orchestrated by Tideland Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) with a Special Use Permit issued by the National Park Service, […]

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