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Hurricane forecasters checking out system in central Atlantic

A tropical depression is likely to form in the central Atlantic Ocean during the next couple of days, but its future path and strength are typically uncertain for a storm a week to 10 days away from concerning the U.S.

4 hrs

Inez Eymard off Avalon

What is it? Here’s the story on that weird rig off KDH

Something that resembled an offshore oil rig could be seen traveling north on June 20 and then south on Friday evening within sight of the northern beaches. We'll tell you what it is.

28 min


Dominion turns on its first renewable microgrid in Kitty Hawk

The same wind that will provide energy steadily blew Friday in Kitty Hawk as dozens of dignitaries and Dominion North Carolina Power officials gathered to dedicate the company’s first renewable power grid.

Jul 27

Boom Tweet

Booms are one thing, but what were those bright orbs?

Reports are that a loud boom or series of booms last night were Navy exercises, but numerous people on the Outer Banks also reported seeing bright orbs rising above the ocean at about the same time.

Jul 23

Boom Tweet

Navy exercises the cause of loud boom over Outer Banks

The Navy said the loud boom heard Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. over the Outer Banks was related to training exercises, WAVY-TV reported.

Jul 22


Dozens of ocean rescues start off the week on local beaches

Lifeguards along the Outer Banks had to pull dozens of swimmers out of powerful rips currents Monday after heavy surf and east winds over the weekend made conditions dangerous for beach-goers.

Jul 22


Meet the man at the helm of the Hatteras fishing fleet

If anything illustrates Ernie Foster’s fishing heritage on Hatteras Island, it’s the Albatross Fleet’s net house, a weathered wooden building near the family home and graveyard.

Jul 6


Hatteras Island reopens to all at 4 p.m.; Ocracoke still limited

Conditions on the Bonner Bridge and N.C. 12 have allowed for the re-opening of Hatteras Island to everyone starting at 4 p.m. Access was planned in stages, starting with permanent residents and essential business personnel.

Jul 5


Hurricane Arthur, July 4, 2014

Hurricane Arthur moved out quickly the morning of July 4. But the storm left behind some flooding and cleanup for the Outer Banks. The day in video and pictures.

Jul 4

Arthur races through OBX; northern beaches reopen

A shift west in the forecast track for Hurricane Arthur means the the barrier islands could be hit in the next six hours with the more powerful eastern side of the storm.

Jul 3


Arthur’s top winds near 90 mph; Category 2 forecast for OBX

A few miles east or west will make a big difference. A track further inland could possible create a Hurricane Irene scenario, with southwest winds putting pressure on the back side of northern Hatteras Island.

Jul 3


Arthur now a Hurricane; Hatteras Island evacuation begins

A hurricane warning was posted at 5 p.m. today for the entire region as Tropical Storm Arthur began forming an eye wall and computer models showed a shift in the storm's track to the west.

Jul 2