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  1. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Proposes Reduction In Wildlife...Read the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | National Parks Traveler

    Wildlife buffers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore would be reduced, some by 50 percent or more, under proposed guidelines released by the park staff Wednesday. Conservation groups immediately criticized the proposal, saying wildlife have benefited greatly and the local economy has not suffered under the current guidelines intended to protect piping plovers, a threatened species, as well as five species of sea turtles that are considered either endangered or threated under the Endangered Species Act.

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  2. Plan reviews wildlife buffers at Cape Hatteras SeashoreRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | Jacksonville Daily News

    The National Park Service is taking public comment through the middle of next month on proposed changes in wildlife buffers at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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  3. Lighthouses to open for full-moon climbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... lantern room and view the full moon reflection on the ocean, according to a release from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. COMMENTS ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here; comments do not reflect the views of The ...

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  4. 2015 Lifeguard Beach Operations Set for the SeashoreRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore has contracted the Seashore's lifeguard operations to serve the visiting public during the 2015 summer season.Operations of three Seashore sites, Coquina Beach in South Nags Head, Buxton Beach near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, and Ocracoke Beach on Ocracoke Island, will open beginning Saturday, May 23 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.The lifeguarded beaches will be staffed 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the colder weather months on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, park management is planning ahead for those warmer days of summer and related summer activities."

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  5. OBX parks and seashore generate $212 MRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A study shows that nearly 3 million visitors last year to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial spent more than $170 million in nearby communities, according to a release from the park. The spending supported about 2,700 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of more than $212 million dollars, the release said.

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  6. Beach driving advocates criticize lack of Cape Point accessRead the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    ... saying it's contrary to a federal law passed in December. They sent a letter last week to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent Dave Hallac, saying the law means park staff must shrink the area surrounding sea turtle and shorebird nests and ...

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  7. 40 miles of beach closed to driving on HatterasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A buffer from the beach to the sound is protecting Hatteras Island's first oystercatcher nest of the season, blocking traffic to Cape Point, one of the best fishing spots on the East Coast. An alliance of groups sent a letter last week to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent Dave Hallac saying park staff must shrink the area surrounding sea turtle and shorebird nests and shorten the buffer's duration.

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  8. Bird nest on Hatteras means 40 miles of beach closedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A buffer from the beach to the sound is protecting Hatteras Island's first oystercatcher nest of the season, blocking traffic to Cape Point, one of the best fishing spots on the East Coast. An alliance of groups sent a letter last week to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent Dave Hallac saying park staff must shrink the area surrounding sea turtle and shorebird nests and shorten the buffer's duration.

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  9. Prominent "24th International Miniature Art Show" Unveiled at Seaside Art GalleryRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | PR.com

    ... in Nags Head, NC, a coastal community surrounded by the natural beauty of the Outer Banks' Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is the Outer Banks' first art gallery and was established by the Smith family in 1961. Seaside Art Gallery is one of the ...

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  10. Prominent '24th International Miniature Art Show' Unveiled at Seaside Art GalleryRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 11 | PRWeb

    ... in Nags Head, NC, a coastal community surrounded by the natural beauty of the Outer Banks' Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is the Outer Banks' first art gallery and was established by the Smith family in 1961. Seaside Art Gallery is one of the ...

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  11. New exhibit at Moores Creek Battlefield to focus on those who fought for independenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... North Carolina has ten national parks facilities, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and Moores Creek National Battlefield. Park Superintendent Ricardo Perez says many people know the significance of the brief, ...

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  12. Some Hatteras, Ocracoke beaches close to vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The beaches in front of the seven villages along Hatteras Island and along Ocracoke Island are closing to off-road vehicles for the season. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac says the beaches are closing Wednesday to vehicles through Oct. 31. The areas remain open to pedestrians.

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  13. Some Outer Banks beaches close to vehicles foraRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | WVEC-TV Norfolk

    ... Hatteras Island and along Ocracoke Island are closing to off-road vehicles for the season. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac says the beaches are closing Wednesday to vehicles through Oct. 31. The areas remain open to ...

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  14. 700 Pound Turtle Battles, But Loses LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Patch.com

    Colleagues of Salem Maritime, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, attempted to save a 706 pound turtle from a shark bite and digested trash. On Friday, March 6th our colleagues at Cape Hatteras National Seashore spotted an ailing 706lb female leatherback sea turtle on the beach with its head buried in the sand.

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  15. Seashore 2015 Shorebird Prenesting Areas EstablishedRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2015 | Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    To protect breeding habitat for important shorebirds, Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff are implementing pre-nesting closures in several beach locations.During the winter, staff conducted annual assessments of preferred breeding habitat for piping pl over, Wilson's plover, American oystercatcher and colonial waterbirds.All pre-nesting closures will be marked by March 15.Pre-nesting areas for colonial waterbird sites will be marked by April 15 and all informational maps and supporting information will be posted at: .

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  16. Time To Paint Cape Lookout National Seashore LighthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    ... work. H.I.S Painting has extensive high elevation painting experience, having worked with Cape Hatteras National Seashore and NASA to paint a variety of tower structures in Florida. The painting crew is made-up of two painters and two ground ...

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  17. UPDATED: Ailing 706-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Comes Ashore At Cape ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    Editor's note: This updates with initial findings from a necropsy conducted on the turtle conducted by North Carolina State University's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology. An obviously ailing leatherback sea turtle discovered on a beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina had to be put down, due to the unlikelihood that it would survive in captivity and was too sick to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean.

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  18. Ailing 706-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Comes Ashore At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, EuthanizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    An obviously ailing leatherback sea turtle discovered on a beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina had to be put down, due to the unlikelihood that it would survive in captivity and was too sick to be released back into the Ocean. The turtle was spotted Friday on a beach near Rodanthe.

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  19. 706 Pound sea turtle found, later euthanizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | WCTI

    The sea turtles body was transferred to the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City for research, according to officials. According to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Facebook page, the sea turtle is very rare to area and only one of its kind is sighted a year.

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  20. Campground Opening Schedule At Cape Hatteras National Seashore AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    You can start planning your camping trip to Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina now that the park has released the opening dates for the campgrounds. The Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke campgrounds all will open to the public on Friday, April 17. Oregon Inlet and Frisco campgrounds will close for the year at noon on October 12, and Ocracoke Island Campground will close at noon on October 26. Cape Point Campground in Buxton, on Hatteras Island, will open Friday, May 22, for Memorial Day weekend and close for the year at noon on September 7. All four campgrounds accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes up to 35 feet in length.

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