As caretakers mark the 145th anniversary of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the pandemic has temporarily halted a restoration project that began earlier this year.
An Outer Banks youth music program has canceled its fundraising events for 2020 because of COVID-19 and is in need of support to keep the program running.
For two days and nights in October 1878, the 11th hurricane of the season thrashed the North Carolina coast and ships offshore, with dramatic ocean rescues and loss of life.
Debris from the dismantling of the Bonner Bridge was to go to enhance artificial reefs near Oregon Inlet but now it may be destined for reefs off Carteret County.
Once the United States entered World War II, the battles fought in the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast changed the way of life for those that called the Outer Banks home.
The largest of the three N.C. Coastal Reserve sites on the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk Woods has foot and kayak trails, but the main focus here is and always has been protecting the natural environment.
Students stuck at home without high-speed internet to attend class online, and those with other, more basic needs are getting help and meals thanks to Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Rapid Response Grants.
The call to end the practice of shaking hands was urged by the publisher of the Elizabeth City newspaper way back in 1919, as the Spanish flu was on track to claim nearly 14,000 lives in North Carolina.
Hyde County Commissioner Tom Pahl, who represents Ocracoke, expressed his gratitude to the Outer Banks Community Foundation Thursday for its Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.
Construction of the “jug-handle” bridge around Pea Island isn’t an ordinary bridge project, especially with the environmentally sensitive surroundings and other construction challenges.
Nearly forgotten, the remains of the first bridge over the dynamic inlet just north of Rodanthe that reopened for the first time in decades during Hurricane Irene in 2011 are still visible from N.C. 12.
Volunteers with Better Beaches OBX, an environmental conservation group on the Outer Banks, place Christmas trees Saturday on the beach near Jeannette’s Pier. Donny King, owner and chef of Ocean Boulevard Bistro in Kitty Hawk, worked with Matt Potter, a restaurant owner in Virginia Beach, to coordinate the effort. More than two dozen trucks and trailers were used to haul 2,100 trees from Virginia and volunteers placed the trees to help rebuild dunes. Photo: Kip Tabb
Government assistance for Ocracoke and Hatteras to recover from Hurricane Dorian has been slow, but the nonprofit Outer Banks Community Foundation is providing relief where it can.
Col. Gail Halvorsen, left, nicknamed “The Candy Bomber” and this year’s inductee into the First Flight Society Paul Graber Shrine at the Wright Brothers Memorial, poses Tuesday with National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent Dave Hallec during an event at the memorial commemorating the 116th anniversary of the first powered flight. Photo: Kip Tabb
As Ocracoke residents rebuild from Hurricane Dorian’s devastation and prepare to welcome visitors back for the first time since before the storm, merely coping remains a challenge.
The state premier of “From The Mountains to the Sea: The Anne and Frank Warner Collection” about their lifelong search for songs of rural America will be Nov. 2 in Wanchese.