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Beachfront homes take pounding from Hurricane Chris :: WRAL.com

By Kacey Cunningham, WRAL reporterRodanthe, N.C.— As Hurricane Chris spins off the Outer Banks, it's not only creating rip currents, it's also causing coastal erosion.A vacation home on Ocean Drive called Mermaid's Tears was condemned Monday by Dare County authorities as erosion tore the house apart


Nags Head ocean rescue competition gets lifeguards ready for the real thing

NAGS HEAD, N.C.Lifeguards raced to the water, dove into the breaking waves and swam like mad to reach a teammate about 120 meters from shore.The first team to “save” their colleague won as part of the South Atlantic Regional ocean rescue competition held Wednesday and Thursday near Jennette’s Pier.


Purple martins reign for a few weeks on this OBX bridge

MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) - It's time once again to slow down for birds on one bridge along North Carolina's Outer Banks.From mid-July through August, state transportation officials lower the speed limit at dawn and dusk along the William B. Umstead bridge over the Croatan Sound at Manns Harbor.The 20


Oysters Could Help Protect NC from Hurricane Season

Reide Corbett, the Institute’s program head, says oyster reefs placed next to salt marshes could provide a natural barrier.

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State auditors to interview Manteo officials about dredging project

While no buildings are located on the 331,100 square feet parcel, a 450-foot-long canal from Shallowbag Bay with a bulkhead and boardwalk on one side runs down the middle.


Giant gathering of purple martins prompts speed warning at Croatan Sound

MANNS HARBOR, N.C.The state is warning travelers to slow down for an annual gathering of purple martins bigger than the population of Portsmouth, Va., or Greenville, N.C.More than 100,000 of the tiny, fast-flying insect eaters collect at the west end of the Umstead Bridge over the Croatan Sound as t


Kill Devil Hills police captain donates lifesaving device to church

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. – Captain Mark Evans of the Kill Devil Hills Police Department personally donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Colington United Methodist Church.The AED is a lifesaving device used to assist victims in cardiac distress. It provides voice directions to guide


Radar shows storm taking shape of explosion

2:46Downtown Ellicott City, Md., destroyed by flooding


A reason to look at your phone while you're on OBX vacation: emergency alerts

Communities along North Carolina’s Outer Banks have launched text-messaging systems as another way to get emergency alerts to residents, guests and property owners.At the start of the 2018 North Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, Dare County’s emergency management office announced a newemergency a


Purple martins reign for a few weeks on Outer Banks bridge

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Drought in Ireland leads to discovery of ancient site

2:46Downtown Ellicott City, Md., destroyed by flooding


Swimmer dies after he's pulled from ocean at Outer Banks

Lifeguards with red flags at a North Carolina beach. WNCT file photoKILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WAVY) - A man in his 60s was pronounced dead after lifeguards pulled him from the ocean and tried to save his life Saturday afternoon.According to officials in Kill Devil Hills, the man was reported missing i


Kill Devil Hills man, 62, dies while swimming in rough surf

CPR was immediately initiated and maintained by lifeguards, with the assistance of Kill Devil Hills Fire Department personnel. The man was transported by Dare County EMS to The Outer Banks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


Man dies after being swept from shore in Outer Banks

According to local law enforcement, a man in his mid-60s was reported missing around noon Saturday. Someone spotted the man about 15 minutes later, but he was unable to make it back to shore.


Purple martins reign for a few weeks on this Outer Banks bridge

FILE - This July 18, 2010 file photo shows a North American Purple Martin feeding her young from the balcony of a Purple Martin bird house in Wichita, Kan.


Rodanthe home damaged, uninhabitable as Tropical Storm Chris batters Outer Banks

RODANTHE, N.C.Rough surf from Tropical Storm Chris crashed into an oceanfront home over the weekend in Rodanthe, rendering it uninhabitable.


Swimmer dies in rough conditions off North Carolina's Outer Banks

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C.- A man has died after being swept away by rough surf and strong currents of North Carolina's Outer Banks.The Town of Kill Devil Hills issued a news release saying the man went swimming Saturday despite red flags that showed swimming was prohibited because of rough conditions.T


Purple martins reign for a few weeks on this NC bridge

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Why did the sea turtle cross the OBX road? No one knows.

Her daytime appearance coincides with an unprecedented trend at Cape Hatteras National Seashore this summer. Five of 93 sea turtles nesting within the park have laid eggs during the day, the most on record, said Paul Doshkov, biological science technician for the National Park Service.


Mysterious virus strikes kittens at NC Outer Banks

Kittens with the illness have been showing symptoms including lethargy, unsteadiness in their movement and general signs of weakness since mid-June, the shelter said in a Facebook post.