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2008-08-08 09:01:00

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot While summer's steamy weather has encouraged a record number of sea turtle eggs to hatch in Cape Hatteras National Seashore this year, the bird nesting season is winding down. Beach areas that had been completely or partially closed to protect shorebirds are starting to reopen to off-road vehicles and pedestrians. On Wednesday, just as South Point, a popular Ocracoke Island beach for fishing, was about to be reopened,...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

DARE COUNTY | Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach in Buxton no longer has lifeguards on duty because of the unexpected loss of seasonal staff. The beach will remain open with signs posted as "No lifeguards on duty." Efforts are being made to hire additional staff. Guarded beaches on Ocracoke Island and at Coquina Beach will continue to be staffed from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Chowan County Agriculture expo set for friday The 2008 Northeastern Ag Expo will be...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

THE CONTROVERSIAL consent decree about beach driving that's caused so much turmoil on the Outer Banks includes a provision that allows the parties to renegotiate the details. That's exactly what off-road vehicle users, environmental groups and local officials should begin doing as summer nears an end. Last week, a U.S. Senate subcommittee heard testimony on a bill, introduced by Sens. Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr and Rep. Walter Jones, that would scrap wildlife protections at Cape...

2008-08-03 09:00:21

CAMDEN COUNTY | Camden United Methodist Church in Camden will offer a free preview of "Get on the Road to Financial Peace" by Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11. Financial Peace University is a biblically based, video-driven small group study that teaches families to beat debt, build wealth, and give like never before. For details, call Maria at (252) 202- 9469. Dare County national night out to be held on tuesday Join the town of Nags Head in National...

2008-07-31 09:01:25

DARE COUNTY | The annual Outer Banks Association of Realtors Political Action Committee needs volunteers to work at its auction - a major fundraiser - on Sept. 27. The OBAR Realtor Idol and Auction committee will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the OBAR in Nags Head for the first planning meeting. Dare County Agent earns certification Morgan Mason of RE/MAX Ocean Realty in Kill Devil Hills has completed the Realtor e-PRO course to earn the certification offered through the National...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot washington A Dare County official urged a Senate subcommittee Wednesday to pass legislation setting aside a legal agreement on beach access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore that he says has limited public access and hurt tourism and the Outer Banks heritage. Warren Judge, chairman of Dare County Board of Commissioners, testified that the beaches would have been closed entirely to off- road vehicles for three years if the...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot washington A Dare County official urged a Senate subcommittee Wednesday to pass legislation setting aside a legal agreement on beach access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore that he says has limited public access and hurt tourism and the Outer Banks heritage. Warren Judge, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, testified that the beaches would have been closed entirely to off-road vehicles for three years if the county had...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 29--Visitors to North Carolina beaches are swimming at some of the cleanest beaches in the nation according to the annual survey of water quality at public beaches released Tuesday. Nancy Stoner, director of the clean water project for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which compiles the report, said only 1 percent of water samples collected at North Carolilna beaches exceeded the bacterial standards last year. Of 240...

2008-07-27 09:00:24

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot nags head First to go will likely be the beat-up, uncovered sandbags that block public access on the beach. Next could be the ugly bald bags piled willy-nilly in front of oceanfront houses. Now that the state has inventoried all the exposed sandbags protecting properties in coastal counties, a priority list for removal is being made in preparation for sending notices to property owners. Ted Tyndall, assistant director...

2008-07-25 09:01:18

ONGOING Bird Walks. Take a stroll along the North Pond Wildlife Trail and look for approximately 225 species of birds that live or pass through Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Pea Island Visitor Center at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. 2 1/2 miles south of Oregon Inlet. Free. 987-2394. Exhibit. "The Outer Banks Now and Then: Where We Are, Where We've Been" presents images and artifacts of the past and present, showing change along the coastal region....


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'