09/23/09

NPS Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move on Friday,

Superintendent Mike Murray invites visitors and locals alike to a special program on the grounds of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Friday, October 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon to recognize the 10th anniversary of the move of this extraordinary beacon. Continue reading


08/26/09

NPS Offers Full Moon Tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

As a very special experience for the visiting public and local communities, the National Park Service will be offering Full Moon Tours of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse the evening of September 4, 2009.

Two tours will be given-one at 7:15 p.m. and a second at 8:15 p.m. Each tour is limited to 30 people. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the lighthouse ticket booth between 8:15 a.m. and 4:40 p.m., September 2 through September 4. Full Moon Tour tickets are non-refundable. Continue reading


06/12/09

Free Things to Do on Hatteras Island

One of the best aspects of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is that a day at the beach on Hatteras Island doesn’t cost a thing. There are plenty of free public accesses all along the 70 miles of National Seashore, with lots of parking, and even shower and restroom facilities. Most folks can also find free easy beach access right outside the door of their vacation rental home, but no matter where you hit the beach, you’ll never have to pay for a long, sunny day on the sand. Continue reading


06/8/09

Frisco Jubilee Performs Another Season of Great Music

The Frisco Jubilee is performing another season of great music at Little Grove Church in Frisco. The Jubilee plays every Friday at 7:30 pm at Little Grove through Labor Day. Little Grove Church is located at Mile Post 67 on Highway 12 in Frisco.

The Frisco Jubilee is an evening of musical entertainment for the whole family comprised of some of the best performers from Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Locals and tourists alike have discovered the rich musical heritage that exists on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You can expect to hear some great music that ranges from standards and blues to bluegrass and gospel as well as original poetry from Johnny Baum.

The Frisco Jubilee features Nights in Rodanthe fiddler Herb “Speedy” Price, April Trueblood, Mahlon Blue, Clifford Swain, Caitlyn Gray, John Couch, Jaki Gray, Martin Garrish and friends will perform occasionally.

The Frisco Jubilee show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door for $10 per person.

More than one person has told us that this is the best $10 you can spend anywhere on Hatteras Island. Come for a great evening of pickin’and singin’ and a little poetry too. Call 252-995-3540 for more information.


05/22/09

Cape Hatteras listed as one of the top 10 beaches in America

Hatteras Island has once again made renowned “Dr. Beach’s 10 Best Beaches in America” list, with the Cape Hatteras beach ranking #7 for 2009.

Dr Beach, also known as Dr. Leatherman, is considered the national authority on pristine beaches, and bases his annual selections of the ten best beaches on 50 criteria, including water quality and temperature, cleanliness, weather, sand, safety and facilities. Continue reading


05/15/09

National Park Service announces May Programs

During May, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group will be providing scheduled public programs for the pre-summer season at Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. These spring program schedules will run through May 22. Continue reading


04/14/09

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse To Open Friday, April 17

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will open to the public for climbing from April 17 through Columbus Day, October 12, 2009. Climbing fees for the Lighthouse will be $7 per adult, and $3.50 for children under 12 and senior citizens.

The opening day of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will continue to be a fee-free day, as it has in the past, for local community members to climb the Lighthouse. Continue reading


04/2/09

Sea chanteys concert will be April 9 at Hatteras museum

The singer sometimes called “one of the strongest and finest tenor voices on the folk scene” is coming to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras village.

Geoff Kaufman has performed nationally and internationally and is widely known for music of the sea. On Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m., he performs a free concert at the museum. Kaufman performs work songs traditional to the South, and port tunes from Irish sailors and black stevedores that were adaptations of each other’s music. Continue reading


09/9/08

Hatteras Island enjoys being the “Best”

A USA Today travel feature has listed the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as one of the 10 Great National Parks That Will Engage Your Kids . Author Trefoni Rizzi of Teddy’s Travels: America’s National Parks said; “This park is filled with history of pirates, shipwrecks and lighthouses. ..Kids will love the ferry ride from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke, and best of all, it’s free.” Continue reading


09/4/08

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Tour

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Tour

The National Park Service is offering two full moon tours of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse on September 15th at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This is a very special, unique experience for the visiting public and local community to see a bird’s eye view of the island under a full moon from the top of the lighthouse.
Each tour is limited to 30 people and tickets must be purchased in advance from the lighthouse ticket booth, located at the base of the lighthouse in Buxton, which is open daily from 8:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Because there are no lights in the lighthouse, climbers will navigate the 257 stairs using their own Continue reading