Thought to be lost at sea, Cedar Island’s wild cows reappear after Dorian

More than half the wild horses on Cedar Island, along with several wild cows who also roam the beach, were thought to have died in Hurricane Dorian’s storm surge. Described as a “mini-tsunami,” a wall of water rushed the island south of the Outer Banks between Ocracoke and Cape Lookout. Prior to the hurricane, there […]

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Hatteras Island erosion prompts 10,000 feet of new power cable to Ocracoke

Tideland Electric Cooperative plans to begin work next month to install nearly 10,000 feet of additional submarine cable to Ocracoke due to rapid erosion of the south end of Hatteras Island. Tideland Electric’s “Pole Road” at Off Road Vehicle Ramp 55 on Hatteras is home to the cooperative’s poles and lines that connect Tideland’s delivery […]

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Woman dies after being run over by fire department truck in Rodanthe on Saturday afternoon

  UPDATE: A report from WAVY-TV has identified the woman in Saturday’s incident as Martha “Mike” Demontpellier, a former teacher and school administrator from the Norfolk, V.A. area. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 70-year-old woman who was run over by a Chicamacomico Fire Department pickup truck in Rodanthe on Saturday afternoon. […]

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Hurricane Dorian left nearly $15 million in damages from Duck to Hatteras Island

Hurricane Dorian damaged 1,126 homes, commercial buildings and public facilities from Duck to Hatteras Island, resulting in an estimated $14,754,644 in damages, Dare County officials said Tuesday. The storm caused “significant, widespread, storm‐related property damage as a result of high winds and soundside flooding from storm surge,” the county said in a damage estimate report. […]

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Families of missing boaters put out plea from Florida to N.C.

The families of two firefighters missing after a fishing trip near Port Canaveral, Florida are calling on pilots and boat captains from North Carolina to Florida for help. Justin Walker, a Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter, and Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Florida firefighter, didn’t return to port Friday evening, prompting a massive search now on its […]

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CHNS urges beachgoers to abide by “Leave No Trace” principles after large hole found

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore is urging visitors to observe the principles of “Leave No Trace” after finding a large hole dug on the beach in Avon Thursday night. “Leaving such a large hole in the beach can lead to serious visitor injuries, damage to emergency response vehicles, delays in responding to swimming-related emergencies, and could […]

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