Businesses need permits to provide commercial services at Outer Banks national...

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Businesses that want to provide services on Ocracoke’s beach, which is the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, are required to get a Commercial Use Authorization...

NPS seeks help catching perpetrators of vandalism at NPS restrooms

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Observer staff report The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is seeking the Ocracoke community’s help in stanching recurring vandalism at the restrooms beside the Ocracoke Discovery...

Interruption in water service scheduled for several NPS facilities on Ocracoke

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MANTEO — Water to several Cape Hatteras National Seashore facilities will be interrupted temporarily tomorrow (Sept. 1) due to a water line leak in...

Watch a virtual green turtle nest excavation on Cape Hatteras

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From our news sources Late August is when the eggs in the myriad sea turtle nests along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore start to hatch....

New task force to tackle N.C. 12 hotspots

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Coming up with short- and long-term solutions for seven hotspots for ocean overwash along the highway, from the base of the Basnight Bridge on Pea Island to Ocracoke, will be the work of the recently launched N.C. 12 Taskforce, based in Dare County.

The Ocracoke Island Discovery Center opens

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Ocracoke Observer staff report The National Park Service Visitor Center, managed by the...

OBX Forever Foundation offers ‘adopt a turtle nest’

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Kill Devil Hills -- Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of the OBX national parks, has opened its annual Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest program for the...

New NPS plan will speed beach repair

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By Connie Leinbach A Sediment Management Framework signed in May by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore will help speed beach repair work along the 70...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore seeks preservation ideas for Ocracoke Light Station

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From our news services Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) will seek site preservation ideas for the Ocracoke Light Station, aka the Ocracoke Lighthouse, at two...

Masks now required in national parks

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From our news services The National Park Service is immediately requiring all employees, visitors, partners and contractors to wear face coverings on its properties. The action...