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N.C. Highway 12 is open and passable as of Friday morning, but there are a few areas of windblown sand on the roadway south of Oregon Inlet. Travelers are advised to drive carefully and slow down for crews that may be working to clear sand from the pavement throughout the day. Snow flurries were reported [...] Local News | Full Article
February 20, 2020 | Local News | By: Rory Kelleher
The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has startedthe process of adding sand and sandbags to portions of N.C. Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island to address the lingering effects from September’s Hurricane Dorian. The project is designed to protect four segments of the roadway damaged by Dorian and a subsequent storm in November. The project involves [...] Local News | Full Article
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Dare County Schools will be canceled on Friday, February 21, for all staff and students, per an update from Digital Communications and Middle School Director, Keith Parker. Additionally, all after-school activities scheduled for today, Thursday, February 20, will also be canceled. The After School Enrichment Program will continue to [...] Local News | Full Article
The Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality has directed the Division of Marine Fisheries to conduct a thorough review of the regulations governing the use of small mesh gill nets in North Carolina fisheries. After decades of actions by numerous Marine Fisheries Commissions (MFC), the department, the division and federal agencies, the regulations have [...] Fishing | Full Article
February 20, 2020 | Local News | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Coastal Review Online
A project the size of the “jug-handle” bridge north of Rodanthe is like some intricate dance routine carried out with mammoth custom-built gantry cranes, massive 155-foot pilings and teams of workers each with their own tasks. “The whole system is one big train. You only move as fast as your slowest part of the train,” [...] Local News | Full Article
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of February 20 include the following: Ocracoke Updates Ocracoke Island reopened to visitors in early December 2019. View [...] Seashore News | Full Article
A Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, and Gale Warning have been issued for the Outer Banks ahead of a winter storm which is expected to bring strong winds and possible coastal flooding to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands beginning Thursday night. Per a Thursday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City [...] Local News | Full Article
A winter storm forecast for Thursday night through Friday will bring high winds, rough seas, and possible coastal flooding for the southern Outer Banks, per a Wednesday evening update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Though the Outer Banks is unlikely to see snow accumulation, mainland Eastern N.C. could see up [...] Local News | Full Article
March 26, 1956 – February 18, 2020 Michael Patrick Nolan, 63, of Manteo, NC died Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at his home. Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.
The 5th annual Starry Nights returned to our wintery island on Saturday, February 15, at the Hatteras Village Community Building. This year, organizers were seeking volunteers of all ages to participate in astronaut training for the 2020 theme, “Mars Explorer Mission.” The event was sponsored by the Hatteras Village Civic Association, and spearheaded by Alana [...] Island Features | Full Article
Kristin Hissong is a North Carolina native and UNC Charlotte graduate, an Outer Banks resident of 15 years, and is a dedicated “professional beachcomber.” She has spent more 20,000 hours walking on and shorelines around the Eastern Seaboard, and has collected thousands upon thousands of items from the Atlantic Ocean. For the past five years, [...] Island Features | Full Article
The replacement of overhead power lines with a submarine cable at the southern end of Hatteras Island along Pole Road, (or ORV Ramp 55), is continuing to make progress, per a recent online update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The project, which is managed by Tideland Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) via a Special Use [...] Seashore News | Full Article