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Hatteras Island Ghost Stories

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Hatteras Island is full of history and mystery. Since today is Halloween, we thought it would be fun to share some of the island’s local folklore and spooky tales.
Ghost Cat of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse attracts visitors from all over the world. While visiting the lighthouse, folks have reported seeing a large black and white cat roaming the grounds and inside the lighthouse. What most visitors do not realize is that they are being greeted by a ghost cat. The cat moves close to people and may even rub up against them, but when someone tries to pick it up, the cat simply vanishes. Believed to have once been owned by one of the light keeper’s, the cat has lived at the lighthouse for decades and continues to greet its many visitors. Think back to your visits to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Have you spotted the black and white cat while visiting the lighthouse?


Halloween Festivities!

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Halloween is almost here and the island has some great Halloween activities for all ages!

Saturday, October 29th Haunted Tavern @ Pangea Tavern - 7pm - 10pm
Stop by Pangea Tavern for spooky dinner and drink specials before heading out to the Halloween party! 

Halloween Party @ Turner's High Moon Bar - 9pm - 2am Head over to Turner's for a night of mischief and spooky fun! Leslie Buck & the C-Note$ willkeep the dance party going. Costume contest with cash prizes! Must be 21+.
Monday, October 31st 
Koru Village Trunk or Treat @ Koru Beach Klub Parking Lot - 5pm - 7pm Bring the whole family to our annual "Trunk or Treat" at the Beach Klub's parking lot! Volunteers will be decorating their Trunk's (cars) and will be giving out candy to all the little ones who stop by! Let your kids have the time of their lives in a safe environment and make lasting family memories.
Hatteras Village Trunk or Treat @ Hatteras Fire House - 5pm
Come one, come all! Start the evenin…

Update 14: Thursday, October 13, 2016: 10AM

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Bulletin #15October 13, 2016 9:45 a.m.  Updated Entry Information for Hatteras Island Access to Hatteras Island The Dare County Control Group met Thursday morning and has established the following entry guidelines for the southernmost villages of Hatteras Island – Frisco – Visitors will be allowed access to the village of Frisco beginning 7 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016.Hatteras Village – Visitors will be allowed access to Hatteras Village beginning 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Visitors were allowed access to the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and most areas of Buxton beginning 7 a.m. this morning. It is important for visitors to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some properties were impacted and require repairs.Also, please be mindful that many residents and businesses of the island have suffered significant impacts and are in the process of recovering so your patience and understand…

Update 13: Wednesday, October 12, 2016: 11AM

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Updated Entry Information for Hatteras Island
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has worked diligently to clear sand and water from NC Highway 12 on Hatteras Island and has indicated that conditions will soon allow for safe travel. 

All Hatteras Island volunteer fire departments and emergency service personnel are working closely with Dare County Emergency Management to ensure that the necessary resources and infrastructure are in place in preparation for the arrival of visitors. 

Based on current conditions, the Dare County Control Group has determined that visitors will be allowed access to the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Buxton beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Previous restrictions remain in place for areas south of Buxton Back Road and NC 12 (NC SR 1232 at Cape Hatteras Secondary School), including the villages of Frisco and Hatteras Village. Residents, non-resident property owners and non-resident employees of businesses with proper reentr…

Update 12: Tuesday, October 11, 2016: 9:30AM

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County of Dare
Department of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo North Carolina 27954 For Immediate Release: 10/10/2016Contact: Public Relations Office
252.475.5900
darecountypr@darenc.com
Bulletin #11
October 11, 2016 9:30 a.m. Visitor Access Is Open For Areas of Dare County North of Oregon Inlet; Restrictions Continue on Hatteras Island The Dare County Control Group met this morning and has lifted all restrictions for areas of  Dare Countynorth of Oregon Inlet, effective immediately. Restrictions remain in place for Hatteras Island. Access North of Oregon Inlet There are no restrictions currently in place for areas north of Oregon Inlet (Duck, Southern Shores, Martins Point, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head, Roanoke Island, and the Dare County mainland). It is important for visitors to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some homes were impacted and require repairs. There are also some area…

Update 11: Monday, October 10, 2016: 5PM

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County of Dare
Department of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo North Carolina 27954 For Immediate Release: 10/10/2016Contact: Public Relations Office
252.475.5900
darecountypr@darenc.com
Announcement Regarding Priority 3 Entry For Non-Resident Property Owners and Non-Resident Employees of Businesses
Non-Resident Property Owners will be permitted entry to areas north of Oregon Inlet effective 2:00 PM today. This includes the Towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head, Roanoke Island and mainland Dare County. 

Non-Resident Property Owners must show the "North of Oregon Inlet" reentry permit that was mailed to them by Emergency Management or have a current Dare County property tax receipt, which can be obtained online at the Dare County website www.darenc.com. 

Non-resident employees of businesses will be allowed entry with a reentry pass. For information regarding re-entry passes and procedures for Dare County, visit www.darenc.com/reentry. 

Update 10: Monday, October 10, 2016: 11AM

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County of Dare
Department of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo North Carolina 27954 For Immediate Release: 10/10/2016Contact: Public Relations Office
252.475.5900
darecountypr@darenc.com

Entry to Dare County Continues to be Restricted As Damage Assessments Are Being Made
Bulletin #8 
10:30 A.M. 

Damage assessment teams are working to assess the conditions caused by Hurricane Matthew. Local officials are aware that property owners and visitors need access to the area and emergency crews are working diligently and access will be permitted as conditions improve and it can safely be done. For updated information visit www.darenc.com 

Entry to Dare County and to Currituck County's Outer Banks continues to be restricted. Significant portions of Dare County are still experiencing hazardous road conditions and power outages. Access to Dare County will be permitted only for the following - - - 

Priority One - Essential Personnel - including essential personnel for utilities, government, medical …

Update 9: Sunday, October 9, 2016: 5PM

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ACCESS IS RESTRICTED TO DARE COUNTY AND ALL MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO STAY OFF ROADS. Bulletin #7 October 9, 2016 4:30 p.m Curfews in Effect for Some Areas of Dare County
Curfews have been announced for the unincorporated areas of Dare County including Hatteras Island along with the Towns of Kill Devil Hills, Manteo, Nags Head and Southern Shores.  The curfew is in effect as follows – – – Unincorporated Areas of Dare County – a nightly curfew from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. until further notice.Town of Kill Devil Hills – a nightly curfew from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. until further notice.Town of Nags Head is instituting a curfew from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9 through 7:00 a.m., Monday, October 10.Town of Manteo will have a curfew from 7:00 p.m., Sunday until 7:00 a.m. Monday.Town of Southern Shores State of Emergency Exists.  All Citizens Must Observe a 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Curfew Due to greater impacts than anticipated from the storm, access to Dare County is restricted.  By order of the Dar…