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  • Rough Coastal Weather Closes Outer Banks' Only Highway
    Two storms have merged off the coast of North Carolina, causing ocean water and sand to rush across lanes on the only highway connecting the barrier islands of the Outer Banks.
  • Navigating Isolation At The Remote Ocracoke Health Center
    Ocracoke Health Center CEO Cheryl Ballance estimates that anywhere from 8,000-10,000 people visit Ocracoke Island on any given summer weekend. Many visitors catch a ferry back to Cape Hatteras after less than a day, but hundreds of vacation rentals and hotel rooms are consistently filled from late spring to early fall. During those months, the […]
  • Marine Scientists Explore Methane Seep Field Off The NC Coast
    Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discovered a methane seep field off the coast of Bodie Island in 2012, but they didn’t get a look at it until this year.
  • Environmentalists Challenge Outer Banks Toll Bridge; Currituck Commissioners Push Back
    Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit challenging plans for a toll bridge on the Outer Banks. The complaint filed Tuesday from the Southern Enviornmental Law Center questions state and federal approval of the Mid-Currituck Bridge.
  • New Outer Banks Toll Bridge Has Federal Approval; Hurdles Remain
    The state Department of Transportation has the first of many approvals it needs for a new toll bridge to the northern Outer Banks.
  • Could Bonner Bridge Get A New Name?
    Dare County officials are seeking suggestions for a new name for the bridge that spans the Oregon Inlet. The current bridge is named for Herbert C. Bonner, a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina who served from 1940 until 1965. Bonner was instrumental in getting the bridge project off the ground.
  • NC 12 Reopens, Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Resumes
    Traffic is flowing again all along the Outer Banks' NC 12 for the first time since Hurricane Florence hit.
  • Bonner Bridge Spans Make Contact
    More than two years after breaking ground, PCL Contruction crews have connected both portions of the Bonner Bridge Replacement Project. The 2 1/2-mile bridge will allow motorists to cross Oregon Inlet on North Carolina Highway 12 in the Outer Banks.
  • Forecast Predicts Heavy Rains For North Carolina Coast
    At least 6 inches of rain has fallen on North Carolina's Outer Banks since the weekend, and forecasters predict the barrier islands are in for more of a drenching this week.
  • A Modern-Day Gold Rush
    Before 2008, western North Dakota was a faded frontier. The vast and sparsely-populated area had been steadily losing population since the Great Depression. But the discovery of the Bakken oil fields, in combination with new fracking technology, paved the way for what Maya Rao calls a modern-day gold rush.