The representative 16th-century sailing ship Elizabeth II departed Roanoke Island Festival Park Tuesday for its first maintenance haul out since 2017.
One lawsuit has been dismissed and another has been filed against the state over fisheries management.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitors should be careful along sections of beach on Bodie Island and between Salvo and Avon where onshore wave action has created escarpments, naturally-occurring cliffs.
Dare County’s early damage estimates from Tropical Storm Michael total around $7.3 million, mostly from soundside flooding, with the highest in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Colington.
What was left of Hurricane Michael created significant soundside flooding from Duck to Hatteras and knocked out power to more than 5,000 customers late Thursday.
Shellfish producers in parts of Dare and Hyde counties will be able to harvest and start sending oysters and clams to market at sunrise Saturday.
Construction crews in Rodanthe have driven the first trestle pile on the 2.4-mile “jug-handle” bridge on N.C. 12, which is expected to open to traffic by late 2020.
The state Department of Transportation announced several major projects for the Outer Banks in an annual update to its 10-year planning document, Strategic Transportation Improvement Plan.
A lawsuit filed by the Virginia Four Wheel Drive Association seeks an injunction to halt the beach parking permit fees charged to nonresidents in Currituck County, but county leaders plan to “vigorously” defend the fees.
Because of recent high tides and surf, a cliff about 10 feet high has developed along the dune line on part of the Nags Head beach just north of Jennette’s Pier.
Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon testified in Washington, D.C., Thursday his opposition to the draft proposal introduced earlier this week that would charge significant penalties against states that block drilling for oil and natural gas off their coasts.
Dare County has been recognized by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association for having one of the country’s best restored beaches.
Rep. Beverly Boswell, R-Dare, has introduced a bill to reopen in Dare County a shellfish sanitation lab closed after budget cuts in 2014, a move that led to permanent closure of northeast waters to shellfishing.
The admission price at the Wright Brothers National Memorial will rise starting June 1, as part of a plan by the National Park Service to fund maintenance and construction projects across the country.
The Coast Guard, NOAA and EPA are monitoring the more than 70 cargo containers that were recently lost about 17 miles east of Oregon Inlet from a Maersk cargo ship.
The state’s Secretary of Environmental Quality Michael Regan met with Dare and Currituck leaders Tuesday to discuss battling the Trump Administration’s efforts to engage in exploration for offshore oil and natural gas.