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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…

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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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 […]

Fishing Report May 16, 2012

Surf Fishing Report: Wind is SW at 8. Water temp is 57 degrees. We have muddy water. A few bottom fish. I would try for Sea Mullet. The water temp is dropping. If the SW winds stick around, it will drop a little more. It is a good Sea Mullet day because the water is […]

Outer Banks Fishing Report 3-27-2012

This is my first report since last year.  I’v been pretty busy and unable to post.  Hope to be able to get back on track now.  Enjoy Report from our friends at TW’s Tackle We had a really big blow last night. The wind is N this morning at 31 mph. Water temp is 56. […]

NOAA 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service. Across the entire Atlantic Basin for the six-month season, which begins June 1, NOAA is predicting the following ranges this year:

NPS Implements Annual Seasonal ORV Closures on May 15

Date: May 12, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-211   Superintendent Mike Murray announced the annual seasonal closures of village beaches to off-road vehicle (ORV) use within the National Seashore will go into effect at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011. In addition, the beach driving speed limit is reduced from 25 mph to […]

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), […]