Archive for the ‘Local Interest’ 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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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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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, […]

NPS Announces Bodie Island Spit Closure – May 7, 2011

Date: May 6, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111   Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray announces the temporary closure of portions of the Bodie Island Spit area to off-road vehicle (ORV) access in accordance with the terms of the court-ordered consent decree. National Park Service staff observed colonial waterbird breeding behavior (nests and scrapes), […]

Entrance Fees Waived During National Park Week

Date: April 12, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111 Entrance Fees Waived During National Park Week April 16–24, 2011 at Wright Brothers National Memorial National Park Week, a program of the National Park Service, is an opportunity for families and communities to get outside and be active. The connection between public lands and public health is the […]

Chesapeake Expressway toll beginning May 1.

CHESAPEAKE Summer travelers to the Outer Banks can expect to pay as much as three times as much to use the Chesapeake Expressway toll road beginning May 1. The City Council voted Tuesday to increase the toll to $6 on summer weekends and $3 during the off-season and weekdays. The $2 toll has been in […]