• 75°

Nags Head closes Grey Eagle beach access due to erosion cliff

The Town of Nags Head is temporarily closing the Grey Eagle public beach access due to 10-foot erosion cliffs near Jennette’s Pier.

The sand ledge, called an escarpment, isn’t unusual but is unstable, leading to the public access closure, said town spokeswoman Roberta Thuman. The town doesn’t have equipment to level the ledge.

“Escarpments like this tend to occur on the beaches here after long periods of northeast and east winds,” Thuman said in an email. “Thankfully, this is impacting a small area which has a high dune that has built and continues to protect property.

“These large dunes are helping in that regard.  With a return to the more prevailing southwest winds we should see this level out some.”

See more photos and read more about the vertical cliffs in Wednesday’s print edition of The Coastland Times.

News

Multiple fire crews battle early morning blaze in Kill Devil Hills

Currituck

Personal watercraft collision results in serious injury in Currituck County

News

Kill Devil Hills Police Department warns of phone scam

News

Ocracoke Express passenger ferry service starts Monday, reservations now available

News

American mink: Seldom seen on Pea Island

News

Searchers comb river for missing tubers after group goes over dam in NC

News

Teen sleeping in hammock attacked by bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Crime

North Carolina man convicted by federal jury of drug and firearm charges

Lifestyles

Lifeguards enjoy Lions fish fry

News

Small plane crashes near North Carolina drag strip, claiming life of pilot

Crime

North Carolina man accused of kidnapping hoax to scam grandparents

Lifestyles

The Little Free Pantry: Helping to fight hunger in Dare County

Currituck

Moyock residents share flooding concerns

News

Three dead, two missing after tubers go over North Carolina dam

News

Columbia officials issue reminder about what goes down drains

News

Veterans’ tax exemption expanded in bill clearing North Carolina House

News

Child of North Carolina police officer dies in shooting

Crime

North Carolina man faces multiple charges after hitting police cars, sparking chase

Currituck

Currituck approves 2021-22 budget, wild horse management agreement

Crime

Two Virginia men arrested after vehicle pursuit from Nags Head to Roanoke Island

Business

Donation supports this year’s Inshore Slam

News

North Carolina election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to over 28 years in prison for drug and firearm charges

News

Several speak out against mask requirements at Dare County Schools