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  1. Legal deal allows Bonner Bridge replacement, 2 other bridgesRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WLOS

    A legal settlement is clearing the way for work to replace the crumbling bridge connecting the Outer Banks and two new bridges on Hatteras Island. Gov. Pat McCrory's office said Tuesday construction could begin next spring on a replacement for the aging Bonner Bridge.


  2. Cape Hatteras breaks record for sea turtle nestsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 6 | WLOS

    The Virginian-Pilot reports that 269 nests have so far been spotted, 15 more than a record set two years ago for that stretch of the Outer Banks. All but nine of the federal seashore's nests belong to loggerheads, a threatened species in the U.S. The other nests are of green sea turtles, also listed as threatened.


  3. A look at the 7 shark attacks off NC in 2015Read the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | WLOS

    There have been seven people attacked by sharks along the North Carolina coast in the past three weeks, the most recorded in one year since the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File began keeping records 80 years ago. The highest previous total was five attacks in 2010.


  4. Funding uncertain to improve coastal NC museumRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | WLOS

    The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports money for the improvements is included in Gov. Pat McCrory's proposal to borrow nearly $3 billion for roads and other state facilities. Some legislative leaders do not like the idea of borrowing the money, fearing they might have to eventually raise taxes to pay for the borrowing.


  5. Hospital: North Carolina shark bite victim didn't lose limbRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2015 | WLOS

    A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast didn't lose any limbs to the animal that nearly took his life. Kim Van Sickel said Monday the 18-year-old remained in serious condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.


  6. Officials: Man bitten by shark in North CarolinaRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2015 | WLOS

    Authorities say a man has been bitten multiple times by a shark on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the fifth such attack in the past two weeks. Multiple media outlets report a 47-year-old man was bitten on the back Friday while he was in the surf off Avon on Hatteras Island.


  7. Outer Banks seashores could lose $2 billion to rising seasRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | WLOS

    With scientists expecting the seas to rise about 3 feet over the next 100 to 150 years, a new study says the two national seashores on North Carolina's Outer Banks risk losing buildings and other National Park Service assets worth more than $2 billion. The News & Observer reports the national study finds that low-lying seaside parks in the Southeast are the most susceptible to damage out of 40 National Park Service sites on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.


  8. Outer Banks wildfire closes NC 12; no injuries reportedRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2015 | WLOS

    Firefighters continue to work to extinguish a wildfire on the Outer Banks that closed the only highway off the island for more than four hours. The National Park Service said in a news release that the fire started around 11 p.m. Friday in an uninhabited area a few miles north of Avon near power lines by the Pamlico Sound.


  9. NCDOT Ferry Division urging people to go early, avoid crowdsRead the original story

    May 12, 2015 | WLOS

    With ferries now operating on a summer schedule, the N.C. Department of Transportation is urging people thinking about day trips between Hatteras and Ocracoke to start early to avoid trying to board at peak times. Ferry Division spokesman Tim Haas says the best way to get out of long lines is to travel early, late, or between Friday and Monday.


  10. Officials make test run of passenger ferry; may help tourismRead the original story

    May 11, 2015 | WLOS

    Officials in North Carolina have tested a 91-foot passenger ferry from Boston that they hope will help reverse a trend of declining tourism on the Outer Banks. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports the Provincetown III was used for trips on Hatteras Inlet, which were part of a study conducted by a Raleigh company to determine how to cut down on long lines and improve tourism on Ocracoke Island.


  11. Officials do test run of passenger ferry; may help tourismRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | WLOS

    The Virginian-Pilot reports the Provincetown III was used for the trips, which are part of a study conducted by Volkert Inc. of Raleigh to determine how to cut down on long lines and improve tourism in Ocracoke. According to Ferry Division statistics, last summer the number of vehicles using the six Hatteras ferries dropped to 115,000 compared to an average of 139,000 from the three previous summers.


  12. Six Hatteras Island homes deemed unsafe for occupancyRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2015 | WLOS

    Dare County officials say the encroaching tide has damaged six houses on the ocean in Buxton so badly that they're now considered unsafe structures. County planning director Donna Creef says problems include septic tanks and pilings.


  13. Beach driving advocates criticize lack of Cape Point accessRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | WLOS

    Beach driving advocates are challenging the buffer set up to protect Hatteras Island's first oystercatcher nest of the season, which also blocks traffic to an area known as one of the best fishing spots on the East Coast. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reported that the advocates object to the closing of Cape Point, saying it's contrary to a federal law passed in December.


  14. Deadline approaches for Hatteras Inlet priority passesRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2015 | WLOS

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is advising businesses and vendors to send in their applications for 2015 Priority Passes for the Hatteras Inlet ferry. Vendors and businesses must verify that they are a provider of a service to Ocracoke and may apply for a priority pass if their company travels to Ocracoke at least twice a week, every week.


  15. Man reported missing at sea 66 days ago found by Coast GuardRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2015 | WLOS

    The U.S. Coast Guard says a South Carolina man whose family reported him missing at sea more than two months ago has been rescued off the North Carolina coast. In a statement, Coast Guard officials in Portsmouth said they received word from a German-flagged ship about 1:30 p.m. Thursday indicating they spotted a man and his sailboat approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras.


  16. Some Hatteras, Ocracoke beaches close to vehicles for seasonRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2015 | WLOS

    The beaches in front of the seven villages along Hatteras Island and along Ocracoke Island are closing to off-road vehicles for the season. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac says the beaches are closing Wednesday to vehicles through Oct. 31. The areas remain open to pedestrians.


  17. Hatteras-Ocracoke ferries increase for Easter, spring breakRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | WLOS

    The Ferry Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation is increasing its ferry runs on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route during spring break and the Easter holiday. The temporary spring schedule will increase the number of daily round-trip runs between Hatteras and Ocracoke from 18 to 26, with half-hour departures for most of the morning and afternoon hours.


  18. DOT board member says state should pay for sand removalRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | WLOS

    A Board of Transportation member says the state should pay for removing sand from beach highways the same way it pays for removing snow and ice after a winter storm. Malcolm Fearing told The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City that he wants a state-level discussion about the differences in hopes of changing how North Carolina pays for removing sand from highways such as N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island.


  19. Bitter cold grips NC, more snow possible in mountainsRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2015 | WLOS

    The National Weather Service reported that temperatures early Friday ranged from 4 below zero in Jefferson in Allegheny County to 14 in Wilmington and Hatteras. A winter weather advisory is in effect in the mountains.


  20. Bitter cold across North CarolinaRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | WLOS

    The National Weather Service reported temperatures early Thursday ranged from 4 below zero in Boone to 23 in Southport, Beaufort and Hatteras. Wind chill advisories and warnings are in effect for the entire state.


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