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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…

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Opens April 15

Date: March 31, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to Open on April 15 The first day of climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for the 2011 season is Friday, April 15, 2011. Climbing hours will be 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m. daily in the spring and fall; and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May […]

Update to the May 20, 2010 Closures – Ramp 44 totally closed.

The NPS has just called to advise that Ramp 44 is TOTALLY CLOSED to ORV and PEDESTRIAN traffic. RAMP 45 has also been closed. These closures are due to another Plover hatching and another 1,000 meter buffer installed.