Cancellations & Closures due to Weather

Cancellations & Closures due to Weather

Dare County Libraries will be closed and all Parks & Rec activities have been cancelled for Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 due to the impending weather.

Post Date: 01/06/2017 2:03 p.m.

The Dare County Libraries will be closed and all Dare County Parks and Recreation activities have been cancelled for Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 due to the impending weather.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Dare County and the National Weather Service’s latest forecast shows increased potential for freezing rain and sleet north of Oregon Inlet. Travel may become hazardous with ice covered roads and bridges, particularly north of Oregon Inlet. Power outages may be more prevalent due to ice accumulation on power lines and tree limbs.

With the greater potential for freezing rain and sleet followed by temperatures below freezing, road condition could remain poor through the weekend and into Monday.

On Monday, January 9, Dare County Offices will be open and trash collection will remain on schedule unless weather conditions prohibit safe travel. Please for any updates or changes, safety tips and important contact information.

Be aware that the National Weather Service has also issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for soundside locations and are predicting water levels 2 to 3 feet above normal Saturday morning through early Monday.

Updated weather information is available from the National Weather Service at

KHK Holiday Weekend: Hangin’ with Santa, Kites with Lights, Black Friday Savings and More!

Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa, cocoa and cookies, and a light show with kites on Jockey’s Ridge are just a few of the fun and festive things going on… not to mention all the amazing holiday sales!

Share all your Christmas wishes and get your picture taken with Santa at Kitty Hawk Kites at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head on Friday, November 25 from 10am – 2pm and Saturday, November 26 from 1pm – 4pm. Have some fun with Santa’s elves and try out classic toys straight from the workshop! On Saturday, we’ll also have a bake sale with plenty of holiday treats to enjoy, with the proceeds benefitting Beach Food Pantry.

Be sure to make it out on Saturday, November 26 from 4pm – 6pm for a light display like none other. Kites with Lights, at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, will feature large 19-to-30 foot kites decked out in the spirit of the holiday season! At 5pm, enjoy the lighting of the Jockey’s Ridge State Park Solar Christmas tree out on the dunes directly across from Jockey’s Ridge Crossing.

Plus, we encourage you to make a donation to Toys for Tots at our Nags Head and Hatteraslocations to help support local children in need this holiday season!


– FRIDAY 11/25 –
Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Photos with Santa – FREE! … Bring your own camera and smile with jolly old St. Nick!

SATURDAY 11/26 –

Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Photos with Santa
– FREE! … bring your own camera and smile with jolly old St. Nick!
Bake Sale Benefitting Beach Food Pantry

Jockey’s Ridge State Park
4:00 PM – DARK
Kites with Lights
– FREE! … bring flashlights, glow sticks, and other light-up toys and join the fun on the dunes!

For more information on Hangin’ with Santa or Kites with Lights, please contact Janet Chesson, Asst. Marketing Director and Events Coordinator, at [email protected]

Outer Banks Recreational Fishing Report 19 Nov 16

Outer Banks Recreational Fishing Report 19 Nov 16

OCEAN:   Fishing success improved this previous week after a very  slow period before hand mostly due to the weather element.  Activity levels were very low offshore out of Hatteras, the few that went were rewarded very well with limits of king mackerel and citation size wahoo and blackfin tuna.  Scattered catches of dolphin, yellowfin tuna, little tunny, and triggerfish added to the bounty.  No nearshore activity was reported.  Offshore anglers fishing via Oregon Inlet had improved success as well, no particular species were caught in high numbers but diversity was good with citation size wahoo and blackfin tuna being most notable, king mackerel, dolphin, and assorted sharks were also caught in moderation.  No nearshore activity reported at this location also.

INLETS/SOUNDS/BAYS: Fishing inshore in the South region has recovered nicely with red drum of all sizes being caught including high numbers of over-slot giants being released, moderate amounts of spotted seatrout and small bluefish made for some good table fare.  Anglers in the Northern area have been concentrating on striped bass for the most part with limits caught about half of the time, bluefish and dogfish sharks were caught in moderation along with a host of others in low amounts.

BEACH/PIERS:  The red drum catches continue to be good with adverse weather conditions yielding plenty of over-slot giants for those braving the elements.  Anglers in the South beach region also caught plenty of bluefish in the 1-2lb range along with moderate amounts of both black drum and sea mullet.  Northern beach catches were similar with the addition of moderate amounts of spotted seatrout of all sizes.

Brian A Melott

Recreational Port Agent

Division of Marine Fisheries

NC Department of Environmental Quality

Recreational Fishing Report 15 Nov 2016

Recreational Fishing Report 15 Nov 2016

OCEAN:  To say that fishing has taken a ” step backwards”  this previous week would be quite the understatement .  Offshore anglers were pretty much shut out with only a few exceptions, Hatteras trips were very few and only yielded low amounts of assorted species including dolphin, amberjack, king mackerel, little tunny, and assorted sharks.  The only exception was one boat did manage to catch and release a swordfish, nearshore activity was non-existent.  Action via Oregon Inlet was limited even more so with the weather element keeping boats at the dock.

INLETS/SOUNDS/BAYS:  Unfavorable weather limited anglers in the Southern area with very low activity and low success rates.  Northern area fishing was fair in the Sounds if you could deal with the abusive wind & spray, mostly striped bass of all sizes along with a few spotted seatrout and red drum were the offerings.

PIER/BEACH:  Mother nature made it tough on these fisherman also, red drum continue to be the primary target with decent catches by those braving the elements, large size kingfish, (sea mullet) have been mixed in on a regular basis for a nice added bonus along with a few scattered bluefish, black drum, and flounder.

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