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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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-07-20 09:00:24

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot The Nags Head Board of Commissioners decided Friday not to pursue a potential project with the Army Corps of Engineers that would have put sand dredged from Oregon Inlet on town beaches.

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot Nags Head Efforts to widen Nags Head beaches have failed over the years at the federal, county and local levels, but another idea goes on the table today.

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By W MEADE STITH III By W. Meade Stith III Environmentalists have sued to stop driving on beaches in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to push for more critical habitat designations in the Seashore.

2008-07-11 06:00:24

By CATHERINE KOZAK Beaches at Oregon Inlet, Cape Point and Ocracoke Island, N.C., are expected to be quieter than usual this July Fourth weekend - the first time they've been closed to off-road vehicles through the night.

2008-07-03 09:01:19

CURRITUCK COUNTY | The North Carolina School of the Arts and local musicians will perform at 7 p.m. each Thursday on the south lawn of the Whalehead Club. Today, the school will bring Dixieland Beat with blues, jazz, rags and brass. A dmission is free.

2008-06-26 09:02:36

The Virginian-Pilot Three areas closed off to protect shorebirds near Oregon Inlet have been expanded after someone in an off-road vehicle ran down fencing and carved "doughnuts" in the sand over the weekend.


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Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

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