A judge has ruled in favor of Outer Banks business owner Bob Hovey and his wife Tanya, who have long advocated for public beach access in Duck and who filed a lawsuit arguing that a walkway posted as “private” was in the public trust.
Southern Shores is considering a town-wide beach nourishment effort in 2022 and the town council is looking into how to fund the about $15 million project.
In the nearly a decade since Lou Browning opened the nonprofit Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc., the trained falconer has cared for hundreds of sick and injured wild animals at the infirmary in Frisco.
A trespassing case that escalated a battle over public beach access in Duck has been continued until next year so a higher court can rule on who owns the property at issue.
Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon is joining this week 30 leaders from 13 coastal states in Washington, D.C., to urge lawmakers on Capitol Hill to maintain offshore drilling protections passed this summer by the House of Representatives.
Nags Head commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday not to consider a proposed rule that would have eliminated existing lot size requirements for larger homes.
Three months after a confrontation with homeowners over use of a Duck beach access, Bob and Tanya Hovey have filed a complaint against the Sand Dollar Shores Homeowners Association and the town.
Colington native Tyler Nilson, co-writer and co-directer of “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” to be screened Friday at Manteo’s Pioneer Theater, says the film reflects coastal life and characters.
With recently passed legislation placing Shallowbag Bay within Manteo’s corporate limits, the town now has jurisdiction over the anchoring and mooring of vessels and authority to deal with derelict boats.
Southern Shores and Duck town councils met last week to address concerns about “mega-houses” and their impact on the character and environment of beach communities.
Nags Head Board of Commissioners voted to move the town’s beach nourishment project to 2019 to avoid the dramatically higher costs of a project this summer.
Manteo remains the only Dare County municipality not to air its public meetings on the public access channel.
Blue buttons, small ocean dwellers that aren’t jellyfish but are related to the Portuguese man o’ war, have recently made rare appearances on N.C. beaches.
Unprecedented swarms of midges, tiny insects also called “fuzzy bills” and “blind mosquitoes,” have been making life miserable for residents and tourists in areas of the Outer Banks.
An unusual number of Portuguese man-of-war, pushed along by onshore winds, have beached along the Outer Banks, causing officials to warn about nasty stings.
With construction well underway, the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island is expected to open its improved Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center sometime in mid-2014.