Unusual visitor: Injured puffin being treated on the Outer Banks

Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation has an unusual patient in its care — a puffin found in the woods in Buxton this weekend. The small seabird usually associated with more northern locales was found back on Rocky Rollinson Road over the weekend. Atlantic puffins are an unusual site around the Outer Banks, especially onshore. They generally […]

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UPDATE: First Flight schools closed today due to bomb threat posted on OBXToday.com

    UPDATE: Per an update from the Dare County Sheriff’s Department, all three First Flight Schools have been cleared from the bomb threat posted on social media. These schools will remain closed for the remainder of the day. All three First Flight schools in Kill Devil Hills will be closed today, Wednesday, Dec. 18, after a […]

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There’s still time to help Ocracoke and Hatteras kids through USPS Operation Santa

Sixty-six children from Ocracoke and Hatteras islands have written to the jolly old elf through the U.S. Postal Service’s Operation Santa program, now in its 107th season of helping bring Christmas to cheer to those in need. The program, available only in select areas, added the two Outer Banks communities following Hurricane Dorian. The postal […]

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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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