A soundside boat launch area in Rodanthe will be closed for several months while a dock, ramp and parking lot are built.
Dare Boat Ramp to Close for Renovations
A busy boat access to Roanoke Sound in Dare County will soon close until mid-May for parking lot improvements, including new measures to reduce polluted stormwater runoff.
Elizabeth II Departs for Long-Needed Repairs
The representative 16th-century sailing ship Elizabeth II departed Roanoke Island Festival Park Tuesday for its first maintenance haul out since 2017.
Duck Hires New Town Manager
Duck town council voted unanimously Thursday to appoint Drew Havens as the new town manager starting Feb. 15.
RV Park at Avon Pier to Open this Summer
Work is underway on the 26-site Avon by the Sea RV Park at the Avon Pier and is expected to open by Memorial Day.
Dare, Towns Offer Tree Recycling Options
Dare County and its six municipalities are offering several ways residents can dispose of or recycle their natural Christmas trees.
OBX Plates Still in Demand Decades Later
Since the OBX license plate was released Dec. 23, 1999, demand remains steady for the plate only issued over the counter on the Outer Banks.
Blackbeard’s Final Battle: Sorting Facts, Fiction
The truth about Blackbeard’s Battle at Ocracoke conflicts with popular interpretations and numerous published accounts, according to author Kevin Duffus.
Recycling Remains On Hold in Nags Head
Uncertainty and rising costs prompted Nags Head commissioners to halt the town’s curbside recycling program in May, but service still hasn’t resumed as visitors arrive in droves.
Navy’s Ocracoke ‘Loop Shack’ Was Ineffective
During summer 1942, the Navy built a secret underwater magnetic loop station on Ocracoke Island to detect the presence of German U-boats off the North Carolina coast, but the station made no contribution to the war effort.
Roanoke Island Flood Report to be Presented
Dare County will host a community meeting Sept. 23 to learn the results of the Department of Transportation’s Roanoke Island drainage report, which was prompted by extensive flooding in July 2018.
Shutdown Likely to Delay Hatteras Projects
Some services at national parks in northeastern North Carolina that were unavailable because of the partial government shutdown reopened during the weekend, but the shutdown will most likely delay two planned projects at Cape Hatteras.
Blackbeard’s Death: Part Of A Failed Coup?
With the approach of the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death, theories abound about the mysterious pirate, but an N.C. author posits that the killing was part of a failed coup attempt.
Flooding, Power Outages Affect Outer Banks
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.
Michael’s Surge Floods Manteo
Businesses and streets in downtown Manteo are inundated Thursday night by storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Michael, which receded fairly quickly after catching many off guard. Photo: Cory Hemilright
‘Secret Token’ Casts New Light on Lost Colony
Our Kip Tabb interviews journalist and science writer Andrew Lawler and reviews his new book “The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke.”