Archive for the ‘Beach’ Category

Pier, roads and bridges take a beating from Sandy

Large parts of Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk were flooded Monday as Hurricane Sandy continued to churn up 10- to 15-foot waves that easily broke through dunes and bulkheads. N.C. 12 was impassable throughout much of the northern towns, and Kitty Hawk…

Stalled car, wreck backed up traffic on causeway

Engine trouble in one car led to a four-vehicle pile-up Wednesday afternoon at the top of the Washington Baum Bridge between Nags Head and Manteo.
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Senate bill on Hatteras access gains Democratic support

Supporters of a Senate bill to set aside the National Park Service’s current rules on off-road vehicles at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore found a Democratic friend Wednesday at a Senate committee hearing.
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U.S. House approves Hatteras Seashore access bill

The bill passed by a 232-188 vote on Tuesday includes a provision to roll back rules governing access to the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
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Dare OK’s zoning amendment for new Hatteras pier

A new pier planned as part of an ocean center similar to Jennette’s can move forward under a county zoning amendment approved Monday.
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Once a secret spot, sound access hits critical mass

The Jockey’s Ridge State Park bathing area may have once been a little secret among locals, but that no longer is the case. “The secret is out,” said Park Superintendent Debo Cox.
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2012 Hurricane Season Predictions

As June 1, 2012 draws nearer, we will see the start of the 2012 Hurricane Season.  The 2012 hurricane season promises to be less active than normal, and close to half as active as last year, when 20 tropical cyclones, seven hurricanes and four major hurricanes were recorded, according to a forecast released today by the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology […]

Hurricane Irene forces Outer Banks Evacuation

Dare County Orders Evacuation of Residents The Dare County Control Group has ordered a mandatory evacuation for all Dare County residents beginning at 8:00 a.m., Friday, August 26. Residents throughout Dare County should make evacuation plans in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. The storm poses a serious threat for all of Dare County, which is now […]

Facility Manager Selected For Outer Banks Group – NPS

Date: May 12, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111   The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce that John Kowlok was recently selected as the new Facility Manager for the Outer Banks Group, which includes Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

UNC-TV spotlights local volunteer fire departments

Two Dare County Volunteer Fire Departments are in the spotlight this wekend on the UNC TV program “My Heart Will Always Be In Carolina.”   The Roanoke Island Fire Department was the first organized in the county and the Hatteras Department was the first on the barrier islands. The program is scheduled to air Sunday, […]