Cape Chronicle Newsletter - November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber
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Photo of the Week
On the morning of Sunday, November 25, a training mine containing no ordnance was discovered south of Salvo, near off-road vehicle ramp 23. The training mine was anchored in place by National Park Service Rangers until a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Norfolk, Virginia arrived for retrieval. The training mine was safely removed from the beach shortly after 2:00 pm.

Seashore Updates
  • Strong wind gusts were recorded by the National Weather Service last Saturday evening. Seashore facilities were not damaged.
  • The runway at the Billy Mitchell Airport in Frisco will be closed to all aircraft traffic from December 4 at 6:00 am until December 7 at 6:00 am for maintenance activities. Maintenance activities will also close the runway at Ocracoke Airport from December 4 at 6:00 am until December 5 at 6:00 am and from December 7 at 6:00 am until December 9 at 6:00 am. For questions, call Ron McCollum, NC Division of Aviation, at 919-814-0562.
  • For beach and ocean condition updates, go to:
Upcoming Events
  • Public Meeting
    • Dec 5 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Fessenden Center Annex Building, Buxton)
    • Description: Cape Hatteras National Seashore will hold a public meeting to discuss its plans for a new beach parking area in Buxton. [Press Release]
  • Winter Lighthouse Climb
    • Dec 8 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (FREE)
    • Description: Enjoy a winter view of Hatteras Island from the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Presented in partnership with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society. A little later in the day, make sure to check out the Hatteras Island Christmas Parade starting at 2:00 pm in Hatteras.

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Last updated: November 28, 2018

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