Top 10 Things You Must Do

Top 10 Must Do’s On Your Outer Banks Vacation

Enjoy this quick video highlighting our unique destination: the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

The list

Coming in at #10 is two very popular watersports; stand up paddle boarding, aka SUP, and kayaking. Whether on the Ocean (on a calm day) or on the Sound, SUP and Kayaking is fun for all ages! For guided tours, try Outer Banks Kayak Adventures. Or rent your own watersports gear from Ocean Atlantic Rentals.

Bring your dog is #9, because it must be known that the Outer Banks loves dogs! Many of the beaches are dog friendly (see area rules & regulations) as well as hundreds of private pet-friendly vacation home options! View pet-friendly rentals here.

It was a just a matter of time before we had to say it… #8 Spend all day at the beach! It’s what you came here for. Soak up the sun and splash in the salt-water, repeat for hours. Don’t forget the sunscreen.. or the cooler! Find a beach access. Did you know you can arrange for beach chairs and umbrella to be set up for you daily? See more.

The next feature is one of the newest and most exciting things to do on the Outer Banks! Opening Summer 2017 #7, H2OBX Waterpark is a world-class waterpark with over 30 adrenaline inducing rides, slides and attractions! It is just a couple miles over the bridge in Powells Point. More information on H2OBX

If you’re up for a kid-friendly adventure in the evening you’ve gotta try #6, Ghost Crabbing! After the sun goes down, grab a flashlight and a net and go to the nearest beach access for a hilarious game of chase with the crabs. They are surprisingly easy to find.. they are everywhere (creepy)! Buy a ghost crab kit.

If you need some peace and tranquility in your life, then #5 will be an enjoyable must-do, watch the sun rise and set over the water. Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean and the Sunset over the Currituck Sound – both absolutely breathtaking!

The next feature #4 is the famous Wild Horses of 4×4 Carova Beach! Take a wild horse tour or drive your own 4×4 vehicle (beach driving) to witness these beautiful wild Spanish Mustangs playing on the beach or grazing in the dunes. Horses can sometimes be hard to find so we recommend taking a tour through Wild Horse Adventure Tours

For #3 we have the one and only Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the tallest natural sand dune on the East Coast! Kids will love kite flying, jumping/rolling down the dunes or even hang-gliding seasonally. It is free to the public and open year-round. Be prepared to get a work-out walking around these dunes!

To finish off the list we had to feature two of the main reasons why people come here…  Besides coming here to have fun (yes that is totally going to happen), you came on vacation to spend quality time with those you love. Family bonding happens best when you stay in a Vacation Rental home or condo (#2). Multiple generations together under the same roof, cooking together, laughing together, sharing stories and…. #1 making memories! This is why the Outer Banks is the BEST beach destination for families.

Are you ready for vacation? Start your search.

2016 Agent of the Year – Ilona Matteson

Illona Matteson Agent of the YearPhoto caption:  From left to right, Jimbo Ward, President, Ilona Matteson, and Beth Urch, Sales Manager.

Ilona Matteson, associate broker for Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals was named the company’s agent of the year for the second year in a row.  Ilona also earned agent of the year honors in 2012.   Ilona was licensed in the late 1990’s and became sales manager for Beach Realty in 2002.  In 2006, she moved to Richmond, VA and was affiliated with a national coaching company where she excelled as a one-on-one coach for real estate professionals.  The allure of the Outer Banks brought her back to the beach and she resumed her career in real estate sales.  She quickly became a top producer and attributes her success to hard work, discipline and in-depth knowledge of the local market.  Along with her successful career in real estate sales, Ilona also offers training and coaching to the sales team at Beach Realty & Construction.

You can contact Ilona at Ilona@beachrealtync.com , 252-619-5225 or visit her agent detail page.

Top Outer Banks Attractions: 2017 Edition

top-attractions-logo Most people come to the Outer Banks for the many miles of pristine beaches and the laid back atmosphere which sets the tone for a relaxing vacation. In between sun-tanning and relaxing at your cottage, you will certainly want to check out one or more of the top Outer Banks attractions while you’re here. We’ve provided a list of the top Outer Banks attractions…

Northern Outer Banks Attractions:

Wild Horses of 4×4 Carova Beach

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Take a drive on the wild side! 4×4 Carova Beach is home to the famous wild Mustang horses who have occupied this area for centuries. Accessible by beach driving only (4×4 vehicle required), however if you don’t have a 4×4 vehicle there are many companies offering wild horse tours daily throughout the Summer. Find groups of horses grazing in the dunes or hanging out on the beach. If you’re really lucky, you may even find one taking a bath in the Ocean! Best of all, you can rent a vacation home here! Browse 4×4 Carova Beach vacation homes.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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The Currituck Lighthouse – Climb 220 steps to the top of the historic Currituck Beach Lighthouse for an amazing view of Corolla and the Whalehead Club. View nearby Corolla vacation rentals.

Currituck Heritage Park

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Currituck Heritage Park includes the Currituck Lighthouse, Whalehead Club and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Whalehead Club, a 1920s-era Art Nouveau-style mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While you’re there, climb the light house and check out the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, offering seasonal educational programs. View nearby Corolla vacation rentals

Duck Town Park & Boardwalk

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From Town of Duck’s Facebook

Duck Town Park & Boardwalk – Nestled in the heart of the town, the Duck Town Park features 11 acres of natural beauty. You’ll enjoy nature trails, a kids play park, an event amphitheater, stunning Sound views and access to the nearly 1 mile long Soundfront Boardwalk along the Currituck Sound. Browse nearby Duck Vacation Rentals.

OBX Waterpark (Coming 2017)

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Scheduled for completion in time for the 2017 Summer Season, the OBX Waterpark will be a fantastic place to spend the day. Plans for the water park include two water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river for tubing and a surfing simulator. The park will be located in Powells Point just a few miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge.

Golfing

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The Outer Banks is home to several fine golf courses. In Corolla, you’ll enjoy the prestigious Currituck Club (view Currituck Club vacation rentals). On the mainland, take advantage of Kclub discounts on golf fees (view participating homes) at the Kilmarlic Golf Club. The mainland also offers the Carolina Club (Grandy) and The Point Golf Club (Powells Point).

Southern Outer Banks Attractions:

Kitty Hawk Pier

Kitty Hawk Pier
Kitty Hawk Pier

Kitty Hawk Pier – Open to the public year-round, the Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier is a great attraction for fishing, weddings & events, or a casual walk. You’ll find the Kitty Hawk Fishing pier on the Hilton Garden Inn property around MP 1 in Kitty Hawk. Browse nearby Kitty Hawk Vacation Rentals.

Avalon Pier

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Avalon Fishing Pier – This historic fishing pier was built in 1958 is nearly 700′ feet long. Located around MP 6 in Kill Devil Hills, Avalon Pier is open seasonally for fishing and walking. Browse nearby Kill Devil Hills Vacation Rentals 

Wright Brothers Monument

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Wright Brothers Monument – Take a trip back to 1903 when Wilbur & Orville Wright took flight right here in Kill Devil Hills! The Memorial includes a museum, monument and reproductions of the brother’s aircraft. View nearby Kill Devil Hills Vacation Rentals.

Nags Head Pier

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Nags Head Fishing Pier – Nags Head Fishing Pier is one of the oldest and longest surviving piers on the Outer Banks. You’ll love the convenience of their on-site restaurant and bait and tackle shop. Nags Head Fishing Pier is located around MP 11 in Nags Head. Browse nearby Nags Head vacation rentals.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

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Jockey’s Ridge State Park – Located at MP 12, Jockey’s Ridge State Park is the tallest natural sand dune on the east coast. Fly a kite, try hang-gliding or just relax and enjoy a spectacular sunset on the spacious dunes. Jockey’s Ridge is open daily, year-round and offers free admission and parking. Browse nearby Nags Head Vacation Rentals.

Jennette’s Pier

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Jennette’s Pier – The new and improved Jennette’s Pier offers a fantastic on-site educational center, seasonal programs for visitors of all ages, and of course, fishing off the 1,000′ foot long pier. It is located around MP 16 in Nags Head. View nearby Nags Head Vacation Rentals.

Outer Banks Fishing Pier

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Outer Banks Fishing Pier – For a fun-filled pier experience, make a visit to the Outer Banks Fishing Pier! Located in South Nags Head, the Outer Banks Fishing Pier is open seasonally for fishing and walking. You’ll love the on-site outdoor restaurant and bar with live music nightly during the Summer. Basic tackle and fishing supplies are sold at the pier. View nearby vacation rentals in South Nags Head.

Pea Island National Refuge

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Pea Island National Refuge – Bird watchers and nature lovers should definitely visit the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. It is small in size, but huge in popularity among both wildlife and people! View nearby South Nags Head vacation rentals.

Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Bodie Island Lighthouse – Standing 170 ft tall, the Bodie Island Lighthouse is open seasonally for climbing. Climb the 214 steps that spiral to the top for a breathtaking view of Ocean, Sound and sprawling nature, as most of its surroundings are National Refuge lands. Bodie Island Lighthouse is located on Rt. 12 South near Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. View nearby South Nags Head vacation rentals.

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

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Oregon Inlet Fishing Center – If you like to fish, a visit to Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is a must. And if your schedule permits, a charter fishing trip out of Oregon Inlet is highly recommended. Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is the home of the largest and most modern charter boat fishing fleet on the eastern seaboard. A full service marina in Nags Head NC, Oregon Inlet offers a comprehensive fishing experience for the “old salt” or the vacationing fisherman.

Roanoke Island Outer Banks Attractions:

NC Aquarium at Roanoke Island

Top OBX Attractions - NC Aquarium

A perfect attraction for kids of all ages, The NC Aquarium at Roanoke Island is open year-round. Daily programs include marine life videos, live animal programs, audience participation games, demonstrations and more.

Elizabethan Gardens

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Image from Elizabethan Gardens Facebook

Elizabethan Gardens – The Elizabethan Gardens, located on Roanoke Island, is a Fanciful and elaborate gardens were kept to entertain Queen Elizabeth I during her reign. The Elizabethan Gardens hosts numerous family events and educational workshops throughout the year.

The Lost Colony

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The Lost Colony – A long-time running Outdoor live theater performance, The Lost Colony is an incredibly exciting adventure the whole family will love. Daily performances seasonally, located on Roanoke Island. Beach Realty guests receive $5.00 off admission!

Marshes Light

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Marshes Light – A reconstruction of the original, the Roanoke Marshes Light is a popular visitor attraction in Downtown Manteo. Historical and educational activities are offered seasonally courtesy of the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

Elizabeth II

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Elizabeth II – Visit the Elizabeth II, a replica of the historic 16th century sailing vessel, docked near Roanoke Island Festival Park. Snap a photo on a stroll of downtown Manteo or take a guided tour of the ship (offered seasonally).

Hatteras & Ocracoke Island Outer Banks Attractions:

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Ferry to Ocracoke

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Ocracoke Lighthouse

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You’ve decided on which Outer Banks attractions to visit, but where will you stay? Search over 450 Outer Banks vacation rentals from 4×4 Carova Beach to South Nags Head. Browse Rentals.

Holiday Events on the Outer Banks

Spend a week at the Outer Banks this Holiday season! If you thought the beach was only worth visiting in the Summer, you might be surprised to know the Outer Banks is also a popular Holiday destination! With many great Holiday events, Christmas light showcases and affordable vacation homes, the Outer Banks is a great place to consider for your family’s Holiday getaway. We’ve compiled a list of Holiday attractions on the Outer Banks to check out while you’re here…

WinterLights at the Elizabethan Gardens

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Friday, November 25   Grand Illuminations – 6pm-9pm Join The Elizabethan Gardens for the opening celebration of WinterLights, a spectacular twenty-two night event of holiday lights and sights. Find holiday warmth and charm inside and out with festive food and drink in the “Embellished” Hall, and cozy fire pits on the Great Lawn as well as seasonal gift shop and plant sales. Non-Members: Adults $14, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $6. Members/Friends: Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-17) $7, Youth (5 and under) $5. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.orgFEATURED ENTERTAINMENT: First Flight Middle School Chorus

November 26, 30 December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; January 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21    

WinterLights presented by Southern Bank                                                                  6pm-9pm

Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide. Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $5. Extended passes available. Wednesday to Saturdays November 26 thru January 7 (Closed on Dec 24,25, 31 and Jan 1); For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visitwww.elizabethangardens.org.

Kites With Lights – Nov 26, 2016

Photo from Kitty Hawk Kites Facebook
Photo from Kitty Hawk Kites Facebook

Nov 26, 2016 Jockey’s Ridge

Time: 4:00 PM

Price: Free Admission

Celebrate the holiday season with Kitty Hawk Kites. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, visit Santa and stick around for an amazing light display. Multiple 19ft+ kites flying high over Jockey’s Ridge sand, dune decked out in holiday lights. Stay warm with cocoa and cookies and enjoy other festive actives with the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew.

Annual Duck Yuletide Celebration – December 3rd, 2016

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Photo from Town of Duck Facebook Events

Phone: 252-255-1286

Saturday, December 3 at 3 PM – 5 PM 

Price: Free Admission

Join the Town of Duck on Saturday, for a town-wide celebration of family-friendly Yuletide cheer! The Annual Duck Yuletide Celebration takes place on the Duck Town Green (1200 Duck Road) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy live holiday tunes by Just Playn’ Dixieland, carolers from First Flight High School choir, Santa’s arrival on the Duck Fire truck, and the lighting of the Town Crab Pot Tree. View Event Page on Facebook

Manteo Christmas Celebrations December 2, 2016 – December 3, 2016

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207 Queen Elizabeth Ave.
207 Queen Elizabeth Ave.
Manteo, NC 27954
December 2, 2016 – December 3, 2016
Phone: 252-473-2133

Price: Free Admission

Celebrate Christmas on the OBX with some BIG little town Christmas celebrations including a boat parade, tree lighting, town Christmas Parade and more. For more information call the Town of Manteo at 252-473-2133 or visit: townofmanteo.com

Paulos Christmas Lights

Local Kill Devil Hills residents put on a fabulous Christmas lights spectacle open and free to the public! Santa even shows up some nights to take photos with the children! Christmas Lights at the Poulos house, head to KDH, milepost 9.5. Turn west at Pigman’s Bar-B-Que, it’s hard to miss. Dates and times for 2016 have not been posted yet but in past years you can tour the home nightly during the month of December.

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Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals Parade of Homes Giveaway

Attend the Parade of Homes and win a painting by popular local artist, Marcia Cline!  That’s what happened to one lucky resident of Yorktown, VA.  Dana R. visited the Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals entry in the Parade of Homes this past weekend and submitted a raffle ticket for the drawing held on Tuesday.  Over 650 people viewed this beautiful home before Hurricane Matthew came to town and we are pleased to report that our house suffered no damage or flooding.  Come see this quality constructed six-bedroom home located in the heart of Duck and only three lots from the ocean.  Make an appointment today!

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Beach Realty raffled this beautiful Original work of art by Marcia Cline at their Parade of Homes entry.

Winner:  Dana R. of Yorktown, VA.

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152 Marlin Drive ∙ 2016 Parade of Homes Entry

For sale or rent ∙ KHR #3652

Shown by appointment ∙ Asking price $992,000

Bridge is Open to Visitors

Dare County’s 9:30am bulletin announces all restrictions have been lifted for areas north of Oregon Inlet. Visitors are allowed to access the island. Please check-in as normal. All offices, Kitty Hawk, Duck & Corolla are open.

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The Dare County Control Group met this morning and has lifted all restrictions for areas of

Dare County north of Oregon Inlet, effective immediately. Restrictions remain in place for

Hatteras Island.

Access North of Oregon Inlet

There are no restrictions currently in place for areas north of Oregon Inlet (Duck, Southern

Shores, Martins Point, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head, Roanoke Island,

and the Dare County mainland).

It is important for visitors to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to

confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some homes were impacted and

require repairs. There are also some areas still without power.

Please proceed with extreme caution in areas where there is sand, standing water on

roadways and emergency crews are working. At the current time, crews are actively

working on the causeway between Roanoke Island and Nags Head and on Dogwood Trail

in Southern Shores.

Again, it is important to drive slowly through standing water because creating wake will

cause damage to vehicles and nearby properties. Power crews and NCDOT staff will be on

roadways working diligently to restore power and clear roads so please be courteous and

patient to ensure their safety.

Restricted Access Remains for All Areas of Hatteras Island

Due to conditions that continue to exist on Hatteras Island, Priority Three Entry remains in

effect for all areas of Hatteras Island. Access is limited to residents, non-resident property

owners and non-resident employees of businesses with proper reentry passes.

Dare County Emergency Management and local officials will continue to monitor conditions

on NC Highway 12 to determine when it is safe to allow entry for visitors. NCDOT crews are

working to clear sand and water in the area between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe.

There are significant impacts in the villages of Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village that are

also being addressed.

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Dare County Bulletin #9

Updates regarding visitor reentry will be announced as soon as a determination is made.  No announcements are expected before Tuesday afternoon.

Full Dare County Bulletin:

Announcement Regarding Priority 3 Entry For Non-Resident Property Owners and Non-Resident Employees of Businesses

Non-Resident Property Owners will be permitted entry to areas north of Oregon Inlet effective 2:00 p.m. today.  This includes the Towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head, Roanoke Island and mainland Dare County.

Non-Resident Property Owners must show the “North of Oregon Inlet” reentry permit that was mailed to them by Emergency Management or have a current Dare County property tax receipt, which can be obtained online at the Dare County website www.darenc.com.

Non-resident employees of businesses will be allowed entry with a reentry pass. For information regarding re-entry passes and procedures for Dare County, visit www.darenc.com/reentry.

HATTERAS ISLAND – ACCESS INFORMATION

Restrictions for access to Hatteras Island remain in place.  At this time, access is permitted only for the following – – –

  • Priority One – Essential Personnel – (Utilities, Government, Medical Personnel)
  • Priority Two – Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses

Hatteras Island Non-Resident Property Owners and Non-Resident Employees of Businesses will be allowed access to Hatteras Island effective 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 11 with proper identification. 

Non-Resident Property Owners will need to show their “South of Oregon Inlet” reentry permit or have a current Dare County property tax receipt. Non-resident employees of businesses will be allowed entry with a reentry pass.

Important Safety Notice For Those Accessing Hatteras Island – Use extreme caution traveling between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe due to large amounts of sand and water on NC Highway 12.  NCDOT is working to address the situation.  Until conditions improve, travel in this area should only be attempted in high profile 4-wheel drive vehicles.

We realize visitors are anxiously waiting to receive notice to enter Dare County.  It is important for Dare County Emergency Management and local officials to ensure that infrastructure and services are in place to properly accommodate guests.  Updates regarding visitor reentry will be announced as soon as a determination is made.  No announcements are expected before Tuesday afternoon.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For updated  information regarding the status of all roads and bridges in Dare County and across North Carolina, visittims.ncdot.gov/tims or call 877-368-4968. For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visitwww.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12.

Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visitingwww.darenc.com for updated information.

Dare County Bulletin #8

Entry to Dare County Continues to be Restricted As Damage Assessments Are Being Made


Bulletin #8 
10:30 A.M. 

Damage assessment teams are working to assess the conditions caused by Hurricane Matthew. Local officials are aware that property owners and visitors need access to the area and emergency crews are working diligently and access will be permitted as conditions improve and it can safely be done. For updated information visit www.darenc.com 

Entry to Dare County and to Currituck County’s Outer Banks continues to be restricted. Significant portions of Dare County are still experiencing hazardous road conditions and power outages. Access to Dare County will be permitted only for the following – – – 

Priority One – Essential Personnel – including essential personnel for utilities, government, medical and damage assessment. 

Priority Two – Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses – Permanent Residents will be allowed reentry with a valid NC driver’s license with a local address or a current County property tax receipt. 

Residents attempting travel between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe are advised to use extreme caution due to large amounts of sand and water on NC Highway 12. NCDOT is working to address the situation. Until conditions improve, only residents and essential personnel with permits should attempt to travel this area and do so only in high profile 4-wheel drive vehicles. 

INFORMATION ABOUT CLOSURES AND SERVICES – – – 

National Park Service 
The National Park Service reports that there are no planned openings of any visitor services or facilities today, 10/10/16, for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, or Wright Brothers National Memorial. Safety assessments were started yesterday afternoon, and work crews are on the grounds this morning to begin necessary clean-up and repairs. Services and facilities will reopen once clean-up and repairs are completed, and as staff are able to return to work. 

Town of Duck 
Sanitation pick-up has been changed from Monday, Oct. 10 to Tuesday, October 11. Recycling is occuring on Monday as scheduled. Duck Rd within Duck is passable, but many side roads are flooded. Duck Town offices are closed today, however damage assessment is underway. 

Town of Kill Devil Hills 
There will be no sanitation collections on Monday, October 10, 2016. Please do not place refuse carts at roadside until further notice. The Kill Devil Hills Town Hall and support offices and services will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2016, with the exception of essential and emergency response personnel. At this time, we anticipate following our regular business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Hurricane Matthew has left behind a great deal of stormwater, high tides, and debris. Hazardous conditions still exist. On behalf of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners, please remain cautious and vigilant during this uncertain time. 

Town of Nags Head 
A few reminders from the Town of Nags Head – please continue to avoid travel, if possible operate all generators outdoors, check on your neighbors, the elderly, and the infirm 

Trash Pickup 
Residents and businesses that receive trash pickup service from Dare County Public Works are advised that trash will not be collected Monday. 

Dare County Offices 
All Dare County Offices are closed Monday. 

Clerk of Court 
The Dare County Clerks Office is closed Monday. Anyone needing to file may go to the Magistrates Office located at 1044 Driftwood Drive in Manteo (252) 475-9228. All questions or concerns may be directed to Dare County Clerk of Court Dean Tolson at (252)216-7114. 

Dare County Transportation Department 
Transportation services provided by the Dare County Transportation Department are cancelled for Monday. 

Flu Clinic 
The Flu Clinic scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Dare County Baum Center will be rescheduled for a date and time to be determined. 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – 

For updated information regarding the status of all roads and bridges in Dare County and across North Carolina, visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims or call 877-368-4968. For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12

Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visiting www.darenc.com for updated information. 

The next Bulletin will be issued as needed but no later than 5:00 p.m. today 
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Dare County Restricts Access To Island

  •  Due to persistent winds, flooding and power outages, our offices are unable to open today. Dare County’s latest bulletin announces restricted entry access to both Dare and Currituck counties, limited to essential personnel and permanent residents only. Please do not attempt to travel to the area until further notice.
  • Latest bulletin from Dare County:

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    October 9, 2016 12:00 p.m.

    Access is Restricted to Dare County and All Motorists Are Urged To Stay Off Roads

     

    Due to greater impacts than anticipated from the storm, access to Dare County is restricted.  By order of the Dare County Control Group, entry to Dare County for all areas of Dare County and for Currituck County’s Outer Banks will be permitted only for the following – – –

    Priority One – Essential Personnel

    Including essential utilities personnel, government personnel, medical personnel, and damage assessment personnel.

    Priority Two – Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses

    Permanent Residents of Dare County and Currituck County’s Outer Banks will be allowed reentry with a valid NC driver’s license with a local address or a current County property tax receipt. Non-resident essential personnel of critical businesses will be permitted reentry only with a permit.

    Although flood waters are beginning to subside, Dare County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning. Be aware that dangerous conditions continue to exist, including downed trees and power lines, standing flood waters and tropical storm force winds. Everyone in Dare County should stay off roads and avoid travel. If you have moved your vehicle to higher ground, please let it remain there until the winds subside.

    When conditions permit, personnel from Dare County and the Towns will assess the damage. Downed trees and power lines have been reported throughout the county and there are widespread power outages.  Power companies are working to restore service as soon as possible. To report outages – –

    Dominion North Carolina Power 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) or Dom.com

    Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative 1-866-511-9862

    Tideland Electric 1-800-637-1079 or 252-943-3046

    Town of Duck

    Duck Public Safety urges residents to stay inside and off roadways.

    Town of Kitty Hawk

    The Town of Kitty Hawk currently has not experienced ocean over wash or sound side flooding.  However, due to heavy rainfall many roadways and low lying areas are flooded.  There is also debris in the roadways and widespread power outages. The Town is asking everyone in the area to remain indoors until conditions improve.

    Town of Nags Head

    The Town of Nags Head is asking people to stay inside their homes and off the roads as significant flooding and debris are making travel dangerous. Please remember that flood waters may contain hidden debris such as power lines and power poles.

    Town of Southern Shores 

    Many streets in Southern Shores became flooded during the night due to storm water. Please do not attempt to drive on a flooded street if marked closed, if temporary traffic control devices have been placed, or until water has subsided.

    Damaged trees and dangerous hanging limbs and branches pose a threat to persons driving or walking underneath. Southern Shores citizens are advised to stay off streets and roads until the storm has completely passed and the streets have been cleared.

    In the aftermath of any storm which requires the removal of damaged or threatening trees from a private yard, before engaging any tree removal contractor please (1) ask for company contact information and confirm references, (2) ask for evidence of insurance, and (3) get several quotes from different companies. Please be wary of any “hard sale” or pressure techniques. It is recommended that any citizen discontinue dialogue if not comfortable.

    National Park Service

    The National Park Service reports that all visitor services and facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial remain closed until further notice.

    For Additional Information – 

    For updated  information regarding the status of all roads and bridges in Dare County and across North Carolina, visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims or call 877-368-4968. For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12.

    Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visiting www.darenc.com for updated information.

    The next Bulletin will be issued as needed but no later than 7 p.m. Sunday.

    Bulletin #5 Dangerous Road Conditions Expected Through Sunday Evening With Continued High Winds, Significant Flooding and Rain

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    Dare County Bulletin

    Dangerous Road Conditions Expected Through Sunday Evening With Continued High Winds, Significant Flooding and Rain 

    The most recent forecast from the National Weather Service indicates that high winds reaching near hurricane force, significant flooding, and rain will continue through early Sunday evening and create dangerous conditions. Soundside flooding will continue until winds subside later today. Everyone is advised to remain indoors and do not attempt to drive until conditions improve. 

    Overnight, flooding has caused dangerous road conditions prompting the closure of roads throughout Dare County, including Highway 12 from the intersection at NC 1243 (Bodie Island) south to Rodanthe and portions of Highway 12 from Southern Shores to Duck. Other closures included portions of Gull Street in Nags Head, some roadways in downtown Manteo, and portions of Colington Road and Ocean Acres Drive in Kill Devil Hills.  

    For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12. For updated  information regarding the status of all roads and bridges in Dare County and across North Carolina, visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims or call 877-368-4968.  

    To report power outages:   
    Dominion North Carolina Power 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) or Dom.com  
    Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative 1-866-511-9862
    Tideland Electric 1-800-637-1079 or 252-943-3046

    Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visit www.darenc.com for updated information.