Cape Hatteras Seashore rangers advise visitors to check the rip current risks and conditions before heading to the beach.
Gov. Roy Cooper has declared Sunday through Saturday as Hurricane Preparedness Week.
Dare County Public Works is collecting household hazardous waste from residents at three locations next week.
State health officials advise North Carolinians to “fight the bite” by taking steps such as using insect repellant and other prevention tools to avoid tick- and mosquito-borne disease.
Mike Sprayberry, director of the N.C. Division of Emergency Management and the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency since February 2013, says he will retire Aug. 1.
As peak beach season approaches. the National Weather Service is set to host a webinar on coastal beach hazards, particularly rip currents and dangerous surf conditions.
Dare County is hosting a free webinar at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for homeowners with questions about flood insurance coverage.
Because of safety concerns for the public associated with severe structural damage, Cape Lookout Lighthouse will not be open for climbing this season.
A statewide tornado drill is planned for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which begins Sunday and ends March 13.
The Coast Guard is looking for the owner of a blue, Lifetime Wave kayak found Tuesday on the south end of Masonboro Island.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says its new rip current forecast model can predict the hourly probability of rip currents along every mile of beach up to six days out.