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...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Celebrates Lighthouse Weekend, Aug. 17-18

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore will celebrate International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Park staff and members...

Outer Banks Filmmakers Seeking Help for 48 Hour Film Project

The creators of the locally produced short films Lost in Buffalo City and Boy! are asking the community for help on their next upcoming project. Read on for the full press release. A local...

Tourism to Outer Banks NPS Sites Creates $255.4 Million in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,212,924 visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in 2018 spent $203.1 million in communities near...

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Kill Devil Hills Opens First Fully Handicap Accessible Beach Access

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has dedicated its first fully handicap accessible beach access, located at Ocean Bay Boulevard, in a ceremony on May 13, 2019. Upgrades to the Ocean Bay Boulevard beach...