Following the weekly beach apparatus drill at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Thursday, the ship’s bell from the 1891 wreck of the Strathairly steamship will be donated.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to Get Face Lift
Plans are being made to restore Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and will include repairs to deteriorated masonry, metal components, windows, marble flooring and the lantern.
‘Jug Handle’ Bridge Completion Pushed Back
NCDOT representatives during an informational meeting March 5 in Rodanthe said that the “jug handle” bridge was 28% complete as of early March, and that the targeted date of completion had been pushed back to fall 2021.
Avon A Step Closer to Renourishment Project
Dare County commissioners have selected a company they would like to contract with to do a feasibility study for a proposed beach renourishment project in Avon.
Beach Cleanup Yields 4 Dumpsters of Debris
Chicamacomico Banks Fire & Rescue collects more than four dumpsters of debris during beach cleanup along a stretch of Rodanthe shoreline that was cluttered with debris from late fall storms.
DMF Holds Flounder Scoping Meeting
About 50 attended a public scoping meeting Dec. 17 in Manteo to hear from the Division of Marine Fisheries about management strategies for the proposed Amendment 3 to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan.
Dare Board OKs Funds for Avon Beach Study
Dare County commissioners have agreed to allocate up to $250,000 to pay for a study of a proposed beach renourishment project in Avon.
Standing Water, Sand Remain on N.C.12
Standing water and sand remained on portions of N.C. Highway 12 Monday that were affected by ocean overwash from the nor’easter that hit this weekend eastern North Carolina.
NCDOT Fields ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge Questions
NCDOT representatives answered questions and provided updates Thursday on Rodanthe “jug handle” Bridge construction during a meeting with residents and property owners immediately impacted by the project.
Passenger Ferry Service to Close Sept. 5
Since launching May 20, the Ocracoke-Hatteras passenger ferry service has transported 27,153 passengers and NCDOT officials hope to reach 30,000 before Sept. 5, the last day the passenger ferry will run for the season.
Emergency Ferry Channel to be Dredged
Dredging of the emergency ferry channel between Rodanthe and Stumpy Point in Dare County is expected to begin the first part of August.
Online Tool Provides Real-Time Flooding Data
The Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network, or FIMAN, has recently launched an online tool that gives residents and visitors access to real-time flood gauge data to help determine flooding risks for their area.
Hurricane Forum Focuses on Preparation
A National Weather Service meteorologist and Dare County officials held a community forum Tuesday in Buxton to share hurricane preparation steps and online tools.
Dare Takes Step to Secure Pathway Funding
Dare County commissioners voted unanimously this week to submit an application for a federal transportation grant to fund the Hatteras Village multi-use path project.
Outer Banks Hazard Plan Seeks Public Input
A meeting in Buxton Wednesday on the Outer Banks Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan gave attendees the chance to learn more about the process of updating the Dare-Currituck County Hazard Mitigation Plan that allows the counties to be eligible for FEMA disaster relief assistance.
Tip of Cape Point Closes Due to Nesting
Due to a large colony of nesting least terns beginning to nest in the area, the tip of Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore closed Monday.