• 84°

‘Leave Only Footprints’ campaign: Items left on beach subject to removal by Town of Kitty Hawk

In 2019, the Kitty Hawk Town Council adopted an ordinance which prohibits beach equipment, such as tents, chairs and umbrellas, to be left on the beach overnight.

Town manager Andy Stewart noted that the reason for this ordinance was mainly because many people will walk the Kitty Hawk beaches at night. Leftover items, in that case, can become a hazard.

“This is just a friendly reminder to everyone to leave the beach how your found it,” Stewart said.

The goal of this ordinance was to “protect the safety and welfare of the general public.” As a courtesy, Kitty Hawk is notifying all beachgoers that any items left on the beach overnight are subject to removal.

Stewart shared that crews will check the beaches in the morning and leave notices on beach equipment that has remained on the beach. If unclaimed, the equipment will be removed and disposed of.

The “Leave Only Footprints” campaign encourages all beachgoers to remove all items at the end of each day in addition to properly disposing of waste. The idea is to enjoy the town’s beaches while leaving “only footprints” behind at the end of the day.

If there are any questions regarding this ordinance, the public is asked to contact the Town of Kitty Hawk at 252-261-3552.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Cooperative Extension plans summer pop-up series

Roanoke Island campground approved by Dare commissioners

Hyde

Airplane flips after landing at Ocracoke airport

Crime

North Carolina police investigating drive-by shooting that claimed life of 12-year-old

Crime

Virginia man arrested for domestic assault in Rodanthe

News

William B. Umstead Bridge speed limit temporarily lowered for purple martins

Crime

Virginia man arrested in Nags Head after traffic stop

Lifestyles

Outer Banks Anglers Club to hear from artificial reef coordinator at next meeting

Crime

Former North Carolina resident sentenced to prison for bribery, visa fraud, tax charges

Hyde

Drone trial delivers supplies to Ocracoke Island

News

Comments open on proposed Buxton and Avon nourishment projects

Currituck

Shingle Landing Park opens in Moyock

News

Retired magistrate called back to active duty

Lifestyles

New bicycle exhibit opens at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to five years in prison, three years of supervised release for firearm charge

Crime

Two men dead after interstate shooting in North Carolina

Lifestyles

Hundreds gather to witness release of two sea turtles at Coquina Beach

News

Major North Carolina hospital systems to require staff to get COVID-19 vaccine

News

Firefighters rescue multiple children from North Carolina house fire

Lifestyles

Outer Banks Community Foundation grant deadline nears

Crime

Cooper announces reward for information on Guilford County murder

Lifestyles

Fascinating fasciation: Roanoke Island garden experiences rare phenomenon

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to over 17 years in prison for soliciting minors for photos

News

Opioid settlement: North Carolina’s share could be $750M

News

Cooper moves to end North Carolina’s statewide mask mandate

Crime

Uber driver charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting customer in North Carolina