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Hatteras Island Mystery- The Cora Tree

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Since today is Halloween, we decided to share with you a very popular story told for generations! From the outer banks, hundreds of stories have stemmed from actual events and local liars, and while some of these stories have museums and landmarks to pay homage to the tale, others simply survive by word of mouth.

The North Carolina coast is home to countless tall tales, legends and haunted stories to accompany its stunning and unique landscape of marshes, maritime forests, miles of beaches and sometimes unforgiving storms. From this locale, hundreds of stories have stemmed from actual events and local liars, and while some of these stories have museums and landmarks to pay homage to the tale, others simply survive by word of mouth.

Few visitors ever hear about or visit the Cora Tree, a sizeable live oak that is in the center of the Brigands Bay community in Frisco, but that hasn't stopped its legend from staying alive.

According to the legend, in the early 1700s, a strange woman na…

Message From the Owner- CSA

Dear Guests, Amy Helle, Hatteras Realty Vice President, and I traveled to Orlando, Florida and met with two representatives of CSA, your travel insurance providers. We discussed terms of coverage. Those CSA policy holders who purchased policiesfor rentalsfrom the time of the evacuation, August 25, tothe timewhen it was lifted, September 15, are fully covered. In fact, CSA extended the coverage, according to the terms of the policy, through September 17. Additionally CSA wascommitted to covering those guests who were under the existing Mandatory Evacuation Order in the Hatteras Island villages of Waves, Rodanthe and Salvo.Thisevacuation order was lifted on Monday, October 10, 2011. Those holding policies for travel stays after September 17 are not covered by Trip Insurance as per terms of the policy. The policytermhas always been from the time when civil authorities say"Get Out" through the time they announce"Come Back."  The cold hard truth is CSA never anticipated th…

Access to Hatteras Island Restored

NC Highway 12 to Hatteras Island Reopens at 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 10

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will reopen N.C. Highway 12 at 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 10. NCDOT today announced the reopening of the roadway north of Rodanthe that was damaged during Hurricane Irene.

When Highway 12 reopens, the State of Emergency for Hatteras Island will be lifted by Dare County Emergency Management and residents and visitors will be permitted entry to the previously restricted villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo. There will be no travel restrictions in effect for any portion of Hatteras Island, including Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras Village.

Motorists are advised that some secondary roads on Hatteras Island may still have storm related debris and should exercise caution. It is recommended that visitors contact their accommodations provider to confirm the availability of their lodging reservation.

The NCDOT Ferry Division will susp…