Easter is around the corner, and for Hatteras Island vacationers, there are a number of Sunday morning church services to celebrate the holiday. Best of all, visitors can enjoy a sunrise service in an amazing and truly inspiring location: adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading
Summer is just around the corner, but cold tolerant locals and visitors have a chance to enjoy a dip in the ocean well before the temperatures heat up.
Local non-profit organization Locomotion, the Cape Hatteras Teen Association, will be hosting its Second Annual Seal Swim on Saturday, March 7, starting at 10 a.m. on the oceanfront behind the Outer Banks Motel on Highway 12 in Buxton. The fundraising event is open to everyone in the community, and both young people and adults can sign up to take the frigid dip in the ocean. Continue reading
The ninth annual Spring Dance, sponsored by the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) will be on Saturday, March 21 at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. Tickets will be available in advance and all proceeds go to HICF to help support those in the community faced with the many challenges of cancer.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the dance ends at midnight. There will be a full buffet, beer, wine, soda, and the civic center will be decorated in style. Music this year will be by the 360 Degree Band. Continue reading
While summertime visitors are treated to the laughing gulls, mole crabs, and other coastal critters that enjoy Hatteras Island when it’s warm, winter visitors have an opportunity to observe some of the more timid and elusive Hatteras Island residents. When the beaches and coastal areas are deserted, and when the weather is chilly enough for these cold natured animals to thrive, an unusual group of island critters make a dramatic appearance. Continue reading
If you missed your opportunity to see the 2008 Richard Gere and Diane Lane movie Nights in Rodanthe in the theaters, or simply want to see the beautiful beach background again, then there’s good news coming your way. Nights in Rodanthe will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 10th.
Portions of the movie were filmed in Rodanthe in 2006, and residents and frequent visitors alike will recognize a number of local landmarks, including the Rodanthe Pier, and “Serendipity,” the most northern home on Hatteras Island and the setting of the fictional bed and breakfast where the movie takes place. Continue reading
The Fessenden Center in Buxton has launched a new walking program for islanders, visitors, and homeowners alike to stay fit while enjoying the off-season beauty of Hatteras Island.
Fessenden staff will lead participants who want to stay fit and enjoy the quiet scenery of the island landscape on walks throughout the winter. The “Walk through Winter” program is scheduled three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 p.m. until about 2:00 p.m. from Dec. 1 through March 20.
Louis B. Daniel III, director of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, issued a proclamation on Thursday, Jan. 22, opening the bay scallop season in the Core and Pamlico sounds with some restrictions. The bay scallop fishery has been closed for several years because DMF officials said the stock was depleted. Continue reading