NPS campground on Ocracoke to stay open all winter

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here The NPS Campground on Ocracoke will stay open all year, the Cape Hatteras National...

NPS seeks vandals of lighthouse, lightkeeper’s house

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From our news sources The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is investigating two recent acts of vandalism at the Ocracoke Light Station and is seeking help...

Navy to explode a live WWII bomb on Buxton beach at...

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From our news services Ocracoke Island residents and visitors might hear a loud explosion on Hatteras Island Friday at 9 a.m. as the U.S. Navy...

NPS beaches, campgrounds to open Wednesday

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here After the Outer Banks Group staff conducted post-Tropical Storm Isaias assessments of the national...

Sound side access opens in two locations

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For Ocracoke news, click here. By Connie Leinbach Visitors and islanders now have two new ways to access the sound side of Ocracoke Island. The Cape Hatteras...

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...

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...

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....

Ohio man dies in Atlantic Ocean near Buxton

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A 53-year-old Ohio man apparently drowned today in the ocean off Buxton, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore has reported. The fatality occurred around noon less...