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Seasonal speed limits in effect in some parts of Outer Banks
The speed limits in areas through Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Frisco on Hatteras Island, along with Duck and Corolla, are now 35 mph instead of 45 mph. The lower limit is imposed because of more vehicle traffic and more pedestrians during the summer months.
Dare County named one of the country’s best restored beaches
The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association released its annual list of the nation’s best restored beaches on Monday and included the Dare beaches with Galveston Seawall Beach in Texas, Cardiff Beach off Encinitas, Calif., Sagaponack-Bridgehampton on Long Island, N.Y., and Thompsons Beach,
Lost Colony opens 81st season Friday at Waterside Theatre
The Lost Colony continues several traditions in 2018, including its “Dare Night” performances for the residents of Dare County on June 1, 8, and 15. Admission to the Dare Night performances is free for Dare County residents who bring at least two can goods or two dry goods as a donation for the Oute
New Dare ambulances equipped with 4wd, power stretchers
The new ambulances sit on Ford F-450 4×4 chassis. The 4×4 ambulances will provide additional options when roads, including N.C. 12 to Hatteras, become impassable due to overwash and other weather-related conditions.
Special Report: What's Lurking in Local Waters
Maylon White, director of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, told 10 On Your Side, "The fact that you've got the young of the year and one years olds, very small and young sharks, are using this as a nursery ground, when we haven't had evidence of that before -- that's what's interesting
Nags Head’s improved fire rating could benefit businesses
The fire protection class rating, which decreased from four to two, will most likely not affect insurance premiums for homeowners, as premiums for one- and two-family dwellings are already at the lowest possible rate, according to a town news release.
New Dare budget proposal up slightly over original plan
Typically, during the second year of a biennial budget, officials will evaluate how close they came to their planned numbers during the first year and look at whether their projections for the second year are still valid.
OBX beach widening project gets national award, could be a model
MANTEO, N.C.A national organization has honored Dare County for a beach restoration project last year that could serve as a national model.The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association named five beaches to its annual list of best nourishment projects, including those in California, Texas, N
Express ferry along North Carolina Outer Banks slowed
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Dare County EMS hosts open houses this Wednesday
To celebrate EMS week and demonstrate their service to the community, Dare County EMS will host open houses to display equipment, offer tours of facilities, perform blood pressure checks, provide educational programs such as Hands Only CPR (non-certification course) and Stop the Bleed Program.
Rep. Boswell files bill to reopen water testing lab in Nags Head
Rep. Beverly Boswell, R-Dare, introduced a bill in the state House on Thursday that would reopen a lab in Dare County that tests samples from area waters for shellfish sanitation and recreational quality.
No injuries reported following house fire in Wanchese
Firefighters were dispatched to the home on Ralph Lane off Old Schoolhouse Road at 5:47 p.m. Crews from the Roanoke Island, Nags Head, Manns Harbor, Kill Devil Hills and Colington fire departments responded to the call.
Effort Underway to Save the Salvo Cemetery | Coastal Review Online
SALVO — Because of a collaboration among island groups and local, state and federal governments, the Salvo Cemetery will be protected from the storm-tossed waves of the Pamlico Sound.
Park service at Outer Banks issues warning about venomous rattlesnakes
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (WNCN) - Officials at the Outer Banks have issued a warning about snakes, specifically, rattlesnakes.
Rattlesnake found at popular OBX lighthouse site
NAGS HEAD, N.C.A four-foot long timber rattlesnake was found last week curled next to a staff building near the busy Bodie Island Lighthouse.Forests and marshes flush with wildlife surround the area and so snakes show up once in a while, said park spokesman Michael Barber.
Officials issue warning about rattlesnakes in Outer Banks :: WRAL.com
By Jessica Patrick, WRAL.com editorNags Head, N.C.— The National Park Service has taken to social media to warn residents and visitors to the Outer Banks to watch out for rattlesnakes this season."Though generally not aggressive, rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked, but give
Coast Guard assists five boaters stranded off the Oregon Inlet
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (WITN) -Five boaters were stranded about 40 miles off the Oregon Inlet Sunday morning, after their boat experienced some engine problems, according to the Coast Guard.
NCDOT to conduct herbicide spraying on Bodie Island
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (WAVY) - Contractors with the North Carolina Department of Transportation will begin a herbicide spraying operation on Bodie Island Pond on May 16.The herbicide operation is part of a long-term wetland mitigation plan to manage an invasive aquatic plant species at the Bodie Island L
Summer speed limits now in effect for OBX villages
The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Tuesday speeds dropped from 45 to 35 mph in the tri-villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo, as well as Duck, Corolla and Frisco.
New efforts underway to save Salvo Day Use Area Cemetery
Because of a collaboration among Hatteras Island groups and local, state and federal governments, the Salvo Cemetery will be protected from storm-tossed waves of the Pamlico Sound.