NPS Outer Banks Sites Go Digital

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are pleased to announce several new ways for visitors to digitally connect with their national park sites. National Park Service...

First NPS Self-Driving Shuttle Launched at Wright Bros. National Memorial

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the National Park Service (NPS) today announced the launch of the first self-driving vehicle to be tested at a recreational public lands site in the nation, and...

Body Found on Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beach

This morning (4/9), at 9:14 a.m., a local resident reported finding a body of a male on a Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach, between the villages of Salvo and Avon on Hatteras Island. National...

UPDATE: OBX Safer Spot Campaign Canceled After Anti-Vaxxers Threaten Boycotts

UPDATE (4/9/21): This campaign has apparently been canceled after people opposed to getting the COVID-19 vaccination threatened to boycott businesses who would display the OBX Safer Spot decal for having at least 70% of...

NPS Seeks Public Input on Oregon Inlet Marina Improvements

Cape Hatteras National Seashore invites public review and comment on a Site Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) for improvements at Oregon Inlet Marina (also known as Oregon Inlet Fishing Center). Oregon Inlet Marina is...

Dare County Parks and Recreation Announces March Facility Reopenings

The Dare County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the dates and times of several activities that will resume this month following previous COVID-19 restrictions and closures. The Youth Center at Family Recreation...

Cape Hatteras and Wright Memorial Break January Visitation Records

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Wright Brothers National Memorial had the highest levels of visitation in January 2021 than any other January on record. At the Seashore, January visitation records have been broken the...

Outer Banks Feature Film Seeking Local Talent For Production

Outer Banks-based Rayolight Productions, the award winning filmmakers behind the independent short films Lost in Buffalo City, Boy, and Night of the Fluffet, is gearing up and seeking local talent for it’s latest project,...

Nags Head Moves to Subscription-Based Curbside Recycling Service

At their Feb. 17 meeting, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners agreed to accept a bid provided by TFC Recycling of Chesapeake, Virginia, to provide a subscription-based curbside recycling service to homeowners in the...

Nags Head 2022 Beach Nourishment Project Moves Forward

At their February 3 meeting, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners agreed to move forward with two beach nourishment-related items. First, the Board decided to proceed with a Hurricane Dorian beach restoration plan that...

Teen Seriously Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash in Kill Devil Hills

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department reports that on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at approximately 6:27 pm Kill Devil Hills Police and Fire departments and Dare County EMS responded to a serious motor vehicle...

Outer Banks Forever Receives New Capacity Building Grant from National Park Foundation

Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of your Outer Banks national parks — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site — is pleased to announce it...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees 37% Increase in October Visitation

Cape Hatteras National Seashore hosted 259,618 visits* last month, up 37.58% from October 2019. This was the second-busiest October on record, trailing only the 288,705 visits recorded in October 2003. Only three times in...

Kill Devil Hills Shooting Suspect Arrested

A local resident was arrested today (8/12/20) for a shooting the happened earlier this week in Kill Devil Hills. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department reports that on Sunday, August 9, at approximately 9:01...

Local Man Wanted for Shooting in Kill Devil Hills

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department is looking for a local man who was involved in a shooting that took place in the town last night and is asking the public to contact them...

Ocracoke Island has Reopened and is Welcoming Visitors

Ocracoke Island is open and welcoming visitors, as Hyde County has lifted the mandatory evacuation that was put into place in advance of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias‘ landfall in the Carolinas. Ocracoke was spared any...

Art Mural Honors Local Mom and Son Lost to Fire

A new mural recently completed at Dowdy Park in Nags Head celebrates the life of a beloved local mom and her young son who were lost to a fire earlier this year, honoring them...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees Highest June Visitation in 18 Years

The National Park Service reports that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore experienced the second highest level of June recreational visitation since the establishment of the Seashore in 1953. Last month’s total visitation of an...

Man Dies While Swimming Off Beach at Ocracoke Island

The National Park Service reports that this morning (7/12/20), a 65-year-old male from Chester Heights, Pennsylvania died in the Atlantic Ocean off a beach on Ocracoke Island at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. According to...

16-Year-Old Bitten By Shark Near Salvo

A 16-year-old male from Oak Ridge, North Carolina reportedly received a non-life-threatening injury from a shark off Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Hatteras Island yesterday (6/18/20) afternoon. According to a press release from the...