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June 27, 2015
Second Shark Encounter
Waves, NC – Around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) received a report from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center that multiple Dare County EMS units from the Tri-Villages were responding to an injured person on the beach near Waves, NC.

June 26, 2015
Visitor Injured in Shark Encounter
At about 11:41 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015, the National Park Service received a report from the Dare County Sheriff's Office 911 Center of a person apparently injured by a shark approximately one mile north of the Avon Fishing Pier in Avon, NC.

June 25, 2015
2015 Full Moon Climb of Lighthouses
Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras or Bodie Island Lighthouse this summer.

June 16, 2015
Plan Approved to Modify Wildlife Protection Buffers
The National Park Service has approved a plan to modify wildlife protection buffers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) as required by Section 3057 of the Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2015, Public Law 113-291.

June 15, 2015
Wildland Fire Near Avon, NC Contained
A small 15-acre wildland fire that occurred over the weekend north of Avon, NC in Cape Hatteras National Seashore has been contained. Mop up crews continue to work to ensure the fire is completely out.

June 02, 2015
NPS Offers Special World Oceans Programs June 8
National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to experience the great ocean resources at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Monday, June 8 in celebration of World Oceans Day.

June 01, 2015
NPS Hosts June Seashore Beach Cleanup Events
The month of June marks the beginning of summer and also the beginning of World Oceans Month. The oceans make up approximately 70 percent of the earth and are global natural treasures providing a source of food and energy and the foundation of many aspects of life on Earth.

May 22, 2015
NPS Lifeguarded Beaches Open May 23
Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s lifeguarded beaches will open on May 23, 2015. Lifeguards will be on duty at Coquina Beach (Nags Head), Buxton Beach on Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Day Use area from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

May 19, 2015
NPS Offers Summer Programs
Summer is almost upon us and the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is ready with a summer schedule full of a variety of programs for park visitors, including history talks, nature walks, recreational programs, and a multitude of children’s programs. The summer schedule runs from May 22 – Sept 7, 2015.

April 29, 2015
Review and Adjustment of Wildlife Protection Buffer EA is Released
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) released today, for public review, the Seashore plan which reviews wildlife protection buffers for public access.

April 27, 2015
NPS Offers May Full Moon Climbs of Two Lighthouses
Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras or Bodie Island Lighthouse on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

April 23, 2015
Outer Banks Group Creates Economic Benefits in Local Economy
Tourism to Outer Banks Group National Parks Creates Economic Benefits Report shows visitor spending supports 2,683 jobs in local economy

April 23, 2015
Spring Programming Announced
Learn more about your national parks! The Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial spring program schedule runs from Monday, April 27 through Thursday, May 21, 2015.

April 22, 2015
2015 Lifeguard Beach Operations Set for the Seashore
Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore has contracted the Seashore’s lifeguard operations to serve the visiting public during the 2015 summer season.

April 22, 2015
ORV Management Plan Update
Superintendent David Hallac announced today that, consistent with 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, a legislation-driven review and analysis of the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore), the National Park Service has developed an expedited construction schedule for the ramps and the interdunal road.

April 14, 2015
Find Your Park
The Outer Banks Group of national parks join other parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.

April 13, 2015
NPS Volunteer Lynne Jacques
This National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service commends local Volunteer-in-the-Park (VIP) Lynne Jacques, currently the park librarian at the Cape Hatteras Light Station.

April 10, 2015
Volunteer Elizabeth Schaub Commended
This National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service commends Volunteer Elizabeth Schaub, a long-time volunteer at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

April 08, 2015
Volunteers Highlighted - The Knocks
This National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service commends Volunteers Mark & Yvonne Knock, who are volunteering with the Outer Banks Group at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center and the Museum Resource Center at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

April 08, 2015
Park Service Volunteers Highlighted During National Volunteer Week
This National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service commends Volunteers Mark & Yvonne Knock, who are volunteering with the Outer Banks Group at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center and the Museum Resource Center at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

April 07, 2015
National Park Volunteers Honored
During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

April 07, 2015
Cape Point Closes to ORV Use for Bird Breeding Activity
Deputy Superintendent Mark Dowdle announced today the temporary off-road vehicle (ORV) access closure of Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the ORV Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

March 30, 2015
Annual Village Beaches Revert to Pedestrians Only
Superintendent David Hallac announced today the temporary closing of seasonal ORV routes in front of village beaches will take place on April 1, 2015.

March 13, 2015
Seashore 2015 Shorebird Prenesting Areas Established
To protect breeding habitat for important shorebirds, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff are implementing pre-nesting closures in several beach locations.

March 06, 2015
Univ of VT Students Assist NPS with Projects
For the second season, a group of young University of Vermont students have traveled to the Outer Banks Group national parks to assist with many park “springtime sprucing-up” projects.

March 02, 2015
Website Changes in Progress
As part of preparing for the 2016 centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial websites will soon see changes.

February 26, 2015
Know Your Park Program on North Carolina Shark Species
Know Your Park: Sharks of North Carolina’s Outer and Inner Banks Presentation to be held at the Ocracoke Community Center on March 9 and the Fessenden Center on March 10, 2015

February 26, 2015
2015 Seashore Campground Season
Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds will open to the public on Friday, April 17, 2015.

February 18, 2015
Know Your Park Series Continues - Fight Against Phragmites
The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations.

February 12, 2015
Vandals Damage Cape Point Campground
A recent deliberate vandalism incident occurred in the off-season (closed) Cape Point Campground on Tuesday evening, February 10, 2015.

February 10, 2015
Lighthouse Schedule for 2015 Season
Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing in 2015 from Friday, April 17 through Monday, October 14.

February 09, 2015
Chief Ranger Paul Stevens Announces Retirement
After 30 years with the National Park Service (NPS), Paul Stevens will be retiring on February 27, 2015.

February 06, 2015
Ocracoke Pony Herd has a New Member
Hazelnut was born on February 4, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m. and becomes the 17th member of the current Ocracoke Pony herd!

February 06, 2015
World Radio Day 2015 Commemorated
In the spirit of the eminent radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will be commemorating World Radio Day, February 13, 2015.

January 27, 2015
NPS Announces Late Winter Prescribed Burn Planned for Bodie Island
Superintendent David Hallac announced today that between February 1 and March 30, 2015, weather and conditions permitting, National Park Service fire management staff, as part of the Outer Banks Group Fire Management Plan, will conduct prescribed burning on sections of Bodie Island within Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

January 23, 2015
NPS Oregon Inlet Public Boat Ramp Improvements Begin
Superintendent Dave Hallac announced today that National Park Service (NPS) will begin work next week at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center Day Use Boat Ramps.

January 12, 2015
NPS Issues Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The National Park Service (NPS) announces that a Notice of Intent (NOI) has been published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2014 announcing that pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the NPS is preparing a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in response to a request from Dare County, North Carolina for a Special Use Permit for activities related to the protection of NC Highway 12 in the Buxton area within and adjacent to Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

January 06, 2015
Information Sought in Deer Poaching Incident
A deer was illegally shot and killed in Cape Hatteras National Seashore during the week of December 14th 2014.

January 05, 2015
Know Your Park Series Continues - World War 1: U-Boats
The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations.

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