Author: Matt Artz

Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Outer Banks Ahead of Elsa

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Little River Inlet, South Carolina to Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds on the Outer Banks, as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches. Elsa...

Reminder: Fireworks are Illegal on National Park Service Land on Hatteras and Ocracoke

Cape Hatteras National Seashore reminds visitors and adjacent homeowners that it is illegal to detonate fireworks, or have fireworks in your possession, on all land managed by the National Park Service, including all beaches...

Celebrate July 4th, 2021 on the Outer Banks

Here are the latest updates regarding fireworks on the Outer Banks and what else is happening to celebrate the holiday on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4th, 2021. KILL DEVIL HILLS Kill Devil Hills will...

Tropical Storm Warning in Effect for Dare County Ahead of Claudette

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for all of Dare County, as Tropical Storm Claudette will move over eastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks Sunday night, June 20, and into Monday,...

Tropical Storm Watch in Effect for Dare County Ahead of Claudette

UPDATE 2:45pm 6/20: There is now a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for Dare County. With Tropical Storm Claudette expected to move over eastern North Carolina Sunday evening, June 20, into Monday morning, June...

Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks’ Season 2 Trailer, Premiere Date Revealed

Netflix’s young adult drama series Outer Banks, which is filmed primarily in Charleston, South Carolina and is set in a fictional version of North Carolina’s actual Outer Banks, returns for its highly anticipated second...

Soundside Fun Fair Carnival 2016 (photo by OBX Entertainment)

OBX Fun Fair Carnival Returns to Nags Head June 10-13

The carnival is coming back to town, as the OBX Fun Fair returns to the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head this week. Featuring at least a dozen rides, plus midway games and traditional...

Dare County Seeking Vendors for Fun in the Park Event in July

The Dare County Parks & Recreation Department is searching for local vendors to participate in an upcoming “Fun in the Park” event that is designed to celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month. The event—which...

Apparent Drowning Reported on Hatteras Island May 28

A 46-year-old male from Falls Church, Virginia died in an apparent drowning at the south end of Hatteras Island on the evening of Friday, May 28, according to report released today from the National...

Dr. Beach Ranks Ocracoke and Buxton in Top 5 Best Beaches in America 2021

Dr. Beach has released his annual list of his picks for the Top 10 Best Beaches in America for 2021, with two Outer Banks locales making the top five. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach is ranked...

Dare County Reports 21 COVID-19 Cases May 18-24

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 21 new cases of COVID-19 May 18-24. The total number of new positive cases reported in Dare County over the past week was...

Dare Reports 16 COVID-19 Cases May 10-17; Lowest Since June 2020

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 16 new cases of COVID-19 May 3-11. This week’s COVID-19 update includes very promising news. The total number of new positive cases last...

Law Enforcement Seeking Public’s Help with Alleged Kidnapping at Coquina Beach

Law enforcement rangers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore), special agents with the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB) and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, seek the public’s assistance on information regarding a...

North Carolina Lifts Many COVID-19 Restrictions for Vaccinated Individuals

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today (5/14/21) that many of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted for fully vaccinated individuals, following yesterday’s updated guidance from the CDC regarding face masks. Read on...

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue to be Featured on ‘CBS This Morning’

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue Supervisor David Elder and his team were recently interviewed by CBS News. The local lifeguards provided critical information on rip current safety for the national news outlet. The segment featuring...

Dare County Reports 33 COVID-19 Cases May 3-11

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 33 new cases of COVID-19 May 3-11. Last week there were 31 new positive cases reported in Dare County. The total COVID-19 positive...

Tourism Initiative ‘Wright Route’ to Unite N.C. and Ohio in Aviation History

Orville and Wilbur Wright changed the course of human history when their flying machine lifted off the ground and connected us to the rest of the world. Their scientific exploration of manned flight made...

Nags Head Appoints New Town Manager

At the May 5 meeting of the Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners, Michael C. Silverman was appointed as the new town manager. The current city manager of Pascagoula, a city of 22,000 residents on...

Dare County Reports 41 COVID-19 Cases April 28-May 4

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 41 new cases of COVID-19 April 28-May 4. Last week there were 44 new positive cases reported in Dare County. The total COVID-19...

North Carolina Eases Outdoor Mask Mandate, Mass Gathering Limits

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today (4/28/21) that masks will no longer be required outdoors and mass gathering limits will increase to 100 people indoors and 200 outdoors starting this Friday. Face masks...