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Disappearing Beach: The story of Buxton Beach Video included

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Hatteras Island is a vacation destination for more than a million people a year. More>>

Researchers looking into beach rip currents Video included

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About 100 people in the U.S. drown each year because of rip currents, and around 80 percent of swimmers who have to be rescued in the ocean are caught in them.
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The changing dangers of cyber security Video included

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Laptops and cell phones are something many can't go a day without using. More>>

Dare County Sheriff's office warns of phone scam

Dare County Sheriff's office warns of phone scam Video included

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The Dare County Sheriff's office is warning the public about a new scamming strategy using caller ID spoofing technology More>>

Security drills involve Hatteras-Ocracoke ferries

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The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route and terminals will be part of security exercise drills.
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Mechanical issues impact Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry

Mechanical problems are plaguing the Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry runs. More>>

NC plans Outer Banks road repairs after Arthur Video included

North Carolina road workers are warning that traffic could be slowed this week on a key Outer Banks highway as work begins in earnest to repair damage caused by Hurricane Arthur. More>>

Super Moon tours held at ENC lighthouses Video included

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People in the east may want to make plans to stay up late Saturday night, as the Super Moon makes its way back into the skies.
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NCDOT work crews to pick up pace of Arthur repairs Video included

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Motorists using the southern portion of N.C. Highway 12 next week will encounter N.C. Department of Transportation crews doing work in the wake of Hurricane Arthur.
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NC DOT: Prepare for traffic work on Bonner Bridge

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Transportation crews are starting work on the Bonner Bridge Monday. More>>

Bayview-Aurora ferry run to shut down for repairs

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Transportation officials say the Bayview-Aurora ferry run is shutting down for the upcoming weekend for repairs.
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State issues swim advisory for Dare County Video included

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The state issues an alert for swimmers to avoid Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head.   More>>

Channel for Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry still not safe

The Ferry Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation says the channel used for the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry is still unsafe, meaning the run will continue to use the alternate route. More>>

Storm debris removal for Dare County announced

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Storm debris removal in Dare County is now scheduled for pick up starting Monday, July 14, 2014. More>>

NC ferries back to normal schedules after Arthur

North Carolina's ferry service is up to full speed again. More>>

Some NC areas reopening after Arthur leaves Video included

The location for the Emerald Isle fireworks celebration. The location for the Emerald Isle fireworks celebration.

Officials in some coastal communities and counties in North Carolina are reporting few problems after Hurricane Arthur passed through the state. More>>

NWS: EF2 tornado struck eastern Carolina on Monday

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An EF2 tornado tracked across several counties in the east Monday afternoon, destroying homes and damaging others. More>>

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  • Know Your Location campaign in NC

    Know Your Location campaign in NC

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-06-24 18:45:50 GMT
    A new public service campaign on the North Carolina coast is encouraging vacationers to know the address of where they're staying. "Know Your Location" was created by Lora Nock, assistant director of Dare County 911, for tourists who vacation in the area. In May, when a fire broke out at the Slash Creek condos in Hatteras, the caller was unable to communicate her location. The caller told the dispatcher, "There's a ...
    A new public service campaign on the North Carolina coast is encouraging vacationers to know the address of where they're staying. "Know Your Location" was created by Lora Nock, assistant director of Dare County 911, for tourists who vacation in the area. In May, when a fire broke out at the Slash Creek condos in Hatteras, the caller was unable to communicate her location. The caller told the dispatcher, "There's a ...
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