From ORVs to rising seas

Dave Hallac talks of the treasures and challenges of OBX Parks It’s been almost seven years since Superintendent David Hallac took the reins of the Outer Banks Group (OBG) of National Park Service sites. Consisting of Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), the Wright Brothers Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the sites have seen near record […]

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NC12 Task Force turns to north end of Avon

Group working to fix seven NC12 ‘hotspots’ As the NC 12 Task Force continues to consider possible scenarios for maintaining the transportation network with Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, the complexity of the project becomes more apparent. The new Task Force, which first met in May, was formed to develop a long-range plan to address concerns about […]

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1913 storm thrashed ships, and a rescue led to accusations

In a year with very few tropical systems, Hurricane Four of 1913 received barely a notice by the Raleigh office of the Weather Bureau of the United States. “While located offshore North Carolina early on September 3, the cyclone peaked with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph … and a minimum barometric pressure of 976 mbar … Hours later, it […]

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NC12 Task Force tackles a thorny problem — keeping the road viable

At the third meeting of the NC 12 Task Force, held on Aug. 11 at the Dare County Administrative Building, the complexity of maintaining NC12 on Hatteras Island was the focus of attention. As stakeholders discussed confronting the challenges of the road now and in the future, two concerns, in particular, emerged: the cost of a […]

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Is the OBX housing boom cause for concern?

As home sales continue at unprecedented rates and housing inventories fall, the Outer Banks may be entering uncharted territory. According to the Outer Banks Association of Realtors, every community on the Outer Banks (with the exception of Colington and Ocracoke) saw double-digit gains over 2019 in the number of properties sold – with some of […]

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OBX home sales boom in midst of pandemic

The Outer Banks real estate market is hot. It’s part of a national trend, but what is happening locally goes beyond the strong national trend. What realtors with experience in the Outer Banks market and longtime observers of local conditions are seeing exceeds anything they have seen before. “It’s been absolutely nuts,” said Jeff Scott, […]

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