OBX National Park Sites See High and Record Visitor Levels During First Half of 2021

Over the first six months of 2021, the Outer Banks’ National Park Service sites at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial experienced some of the highest...

Pedestrian Fatality Reported in Kill Devil Hills

A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the U.S. 158 highway in Kill Devil Hills on Thursday. According to a report from the Kill Devil Hills Police Department, on Thursday, July 8, at...

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...

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...

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...

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...