Cape Chronicle Newsletter - October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

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Photos of the Week

We hope you enjoy these “cool” photos taken at the Sand Castle on Bodie Island in 1973. Artist in the Park Glenn Eure thrilled Seashore visitors by creating an ice sculpture.

Glenn Eure, who served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars, earning the Second Award of the Combat Infantry Badge, the Air Medal, a Purple Heart, and a Vietnamese Medal of Honor, passed away on September 6, 2018. He is missed by many people who live on and visit the Outer Banks.

Seashore Updates
  • This Saturday morning (10/20), we hope you take a short drive north of the Seashore to attend the free grand reopening event for the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center in Kill Devil Hills. A ribbon cutting ceremony will follow speeches by National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Robert Vogel and Superintendent David Hallac. [Full schedule of events]
  • All seasonal off-road vehicle routes were reopened today. For beach and ocean condition updates, go to:
  • The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently announced that they were establishing a temporary traffic management plan for the north end of Ocracoke Island in order to fully repair dunes along NC-12 that were damaged during Hurricane Florence. The temporary plan went into effect this morning. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of next month. [Read more]
  • All four Seashore campgrounds are open. This year’s camping season ends the Monday after Thanksgiving.
  • Today is the 57th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the landmark legislation that governs how we treat the important places that define America's past.

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Last updated: October 15, 2018

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