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...

National Park Service Approves Plan for Oregon Inlet Dredging

A plan to issue a Special Use Permit (SUP) to Dare County to utilize a privately-owned hopper dredge to perform maintenance dredging within Oregon Inlet has been approved by the National Park Service (NPS)....

Body of Missing Swimmer Found in Pamlico Sound

The body of an 18-year-old male who went missing yesterday (6/10/20) afternoon in the Pamlico Sound was found by a search and rescue team this morning. The 18-year-old from Ripley, West Virginia was last...

NC Releases New Health Guidelines for Reopening Public Schools

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released new health guidelines on Monday (6/8/20) that represent a first step to help the state’s K-12 public schools find a safe way to open...

National Park Service Requests Proposals to Lease Avon Fishing Pier

The National Park Service has issued a request for proposals to lease the Avon Fishing Pier in the village of Avon on Hatteras Island. Cape Hatteras National Seashore announced today (6/8/20) the opportunity for...

Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Jennette’s Pier Chosen as Final Test Site for U.S. Dept. of Energy Competition

Today (6/8/20), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the second stage (DESIGN) of the Waves to Water Prize, and, in partnership with the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), also announced that Jennette’s...

Nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtle Killed, Likely by Vehicle, in Frisco

Nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtle Killed, Likely by Vehicle, in Frisco

The National Park Service reports that at 5:30 a.m. this morning (5/25/20), staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore found a dead loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on the beach approximately 0.10 miles south of...

Two Children Rescued from Ocean Rip Currents in Frisco

A local Dare County resident rescued two young girls from dangerous ocean rip currents at the beach in the village of Frisco, on Hatteras Island, on Friday (May 15). Dare County resident, Jeffrey Del...

National Park Service Outer Banks Sites Announce Phased Reopening

The National Park Service announced today details of its first phase of reopening Outer Banks sites, including Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, and...

Outer Banks Reopening for Visitors May 16

Dare County, in coordination with Hyde and Currituck Counties, will lift restrictions on entry for visitors beginning on Saturday, May 16 at 12:01 a.m. This decision follows the announcement by Governor Roy Cooper yesterday...

Gov. Cooper Details Phase 1 of Reopening North Carolina

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has announced details to Phase One of reopening the state, which will begin on Friday, May 8, and will last at least two weeks. In a press conference on...

Wright Brothers Memorial Celebrating 116th First Flight Anniversary December 17

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service (NPS) will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 116th anniversary celebration of...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Announces 2020 Fee-Free Days

As Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills prepares for this year’s first flight anniversary celebration event on December 17, 2019, a number of upcoming entrance fee-free days have been announced at the...

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Nova Scotia, Canada Meets Kill Devil Hills Mayor

Kill Devil Hills’ Mayor Sheila Davies was invited to Nova Scotia, Canada to speak to the Council of Canadians conference about Kill Devil Hills’ and Dare County’s efforts opposing offshore drilling, as Nova Scotia...