WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA?
Weather: Corolla-cloudy, 51 degrees
Duck-showers, 51 degrees
- The Travel Channel recently posted its new countdown of 101 Sand n’ Surf Hotspots, ranking Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks as number 5 in the countdown. The site says of Cape Hatteras, “As one of the largest preserved parcels of the Outer Banks, this national seashore stretches across 70 miles of coastline. It encompasses seven villages on Hatteras Island and provides visitors with undisturbed, scenic beaches, as well as some of the prettiest natural drives on the East Coast.” Red Beach in Greece napped the top spot, while nearby Virginia Beach also placed on the list, ranked at number 66. (obxentertainment)
- Nags Head Outfall Work To Close Admiral St. Beach Access–Perhaps starting as early as today (February 16), the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be using the Admiral Street public beach access in Nags Head to stage equipment that will be used to extend a stormwater outfall located on the oceanfront in the vicinity of the 2400 block of South Virginia Dare Trail. Expected to take place over the next ten weeks or so, the project will improve water flow in Nags Head’s drainage system and help to ensure that South Virgina Dare Trail does not flood during storms. (obxentertainment)
- National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing in 2015 from Friday, April 17through Monday, October 14. Bodie Island Lighthouse climbing hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily with ticket sales from 8:45 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and those holding a National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Access Pass.(obxentertainment)