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Cape Hatteras National Seashore extends 2020 lifeguard season at three popular beaches

Lifeguards will stay on duty at the Day Use Area (known as the Lifeguard Beach) on Ocracoke through Sept. 30. 2020....

Ocracoke and Sable islands: Kindred spirits with shipwrecks, horses and a tiny sparrow

A few of the approximately 500 feral horses on Sable Island. The first horses were released on the island in...

Coastal Review Online launches series on changing minds on climate change

The island-wide storm surge of 7.4 feet from Hurricane Dorian on Ocracoke Sept. 6, 2019, had receded greatly around 1 p.m.,...

Michael Corlis’s expansive view of Ocracoke

Michael Corlis took this shot of the Hurricane Dorian-damaged area behind the NCCAT building in October 2019.

General Island Information

What’s open on Ocracoke–updated Sept. 19

The Ocracoke Oyster Company has been rebuilt and reopened this summer in a new location down the street on Irvin Garrish...

Hyde County census return rate only 38.2%

Hyde County has been advised that its 2020 Census return rate is currently ranked 94th out of...

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2017 NCPA award winner for General Excellence. Winner of 10 awards for 2019, including first place for breaking news coverage of Hurricane Dorian.

Living on the Edge

The September 2020 issue

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