Hurricane Matthew Update #1

Is He Coming this Way?

11 PM.  Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is a strong tropical weather event that has the attention of virtually all people on the East Coast of the United States.  At this time the projected path of the storm is still uncertain, but almost all predictions show that the storm will have some impact on the Outer Banks over the next several days. READ MORE

Lighthouse not lighting.

Word came this week the venerable Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was malfunctioning.  The light stopped flashing this past weekend.

The Cape Hatteras light is known for flashing every 7.5 seconds, but the spindle motor that moves the light in its circular motion malfunctioned and it effectively darkened the light.  The Coast Guard, which maintains the light as a navigation aide, has been working on the problem since Monday of this week, but is not predicting when the light will be fully functional again. READ MORE