Christmas Tree Decorating Contest At Cape Hatteras Motel

Here’s your chance to win a five night stay at your favorite motel…the Cape Hatteras Motel, of course! Enter our Christmas Tree Decorating Contest. This is a great way for us to celebrate all of you during the holiday season when summer seems so far away, and a chance for you to plan your next vacation.

Here’s how it works. Send us a Christmas ornament that represents your hometown, your state, or favorite sports team. It should be something that identifies your geographic location. This will help us decorate our office tree —  which looked a bit sparse last year — and will be a vivid reminder of where all our guests call home (and you do come from many places). When you send the ornament (and please don’t send anything breakable), include a small card with your name, e-mail address and cell phone number. We will draw one name from all the ornament entries received for a five night stay — no blackout dates and any room type (taxes not included – space must be available)!  Second prize will be a shell basket with shells we’ve collected from our beach and Shelly Island.

One entry per household please. The ornaments must be received by November 15, 2017. They can be mailed to Cape Hatteras Motel, P.O. Box 339, Buxton, NC 27920. If you are visiting with us before November 15, you can bring the ornament to the office. Ornaments will not be returned. We will take photos of the ornaments as we receive them and the finished tree and we will post on Facebook, and of course we will let you know the name of our winners. The drawing will be held the day before Thanksgiving.

We have had a great year but also a challenging one. We want to say thank you to all of you who supported us through the trials and tribulations of storms, beach re-nourishment, and of course, the Great Power Outage of 2017.

We hope to have a tree full of ornaments from all over the country (and maybe even points beyond), and we wish you good luck in the drawing!

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Christmas graphic for this contest post courtesy of John M. Havel. See more of John’s creative images on Flickr.

 

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Buxton Beach Nourishment Update – August 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017   2:00 p.m.

Due to the upcoming marine forecast, the cutter dredge C.R. McCaskill will be leaving Buxton on Thursday, August 24 to ensure safety for the crew and equipment.  Since the dredge is likely to be offsite for at least seven to ten days, Weeks Marine has decided to utilize this downtime to have the U.S. Coast Guard’s mandatory dry dock inspection performed. The dredge will sail to Charleston, SC for a two week dry dock period and then return to Buxton to resume work.

The hopper dredge R.N. Weeks is scheduled to arrive in mid September and the current plan is to operate both dredges (the McCaskill and the R.N. Weeks) until the project is completed.

Additional updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

 

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Buxton Beach Re-nourishment Update VIDEO For Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

Pumping ‘Off’ Through Weekend Due To High Wind … Grading Continues As Some Beach Opens

 

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Buxton Beach Re-nourishment Update VIDEO For Tuesday Aug 22, 2017

Pumping ‘On & Off ‘For Adjustments Until Weekend.

 

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Buxton Beach Re-nourishment Update VIDEO For Sunday Aug 20, 2017

Pumping Still Paused.

 

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Buxton Beach Re-nourishment Update VIDEO For Saturday Aug 19, 2017

Nourishment Pumping PAUSED.

 

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Buxton Beach Re-nourishment Update VIDEO For Friday Aug 18, 2017

Nourishment ON again … look at that wide beach!

 

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Buxton Beach Nourishment Update – August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017  1:15 p.m.

The cutterhead dredge C.R. McCaskill resumed pumping Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m.  Work in the section of beach just north of the subline has been completed. Weeks Marine will grade the newly nourished beach and open it to the public later this afternoon.

Also this afternoon, crews will flip the pipeline and begin working south towards the village of Buxton. It is expected to take 20 to 24 days of full pumping production to finish the south side of the project from the current landing point.

As work moves through Buxton, beach goers in the project area are advised to use caution, stay out of marked off work zones, and adhere to instructions and signs posted by construction crews on site.

As reported previously, a second subline for a hopper dredge was installed last Friday approximately 5,000 feet north of the existing subline; however, the arrival of a second dredge was delayed.  Weeks Marine estimates that the hopper dredge R.N. Weeks should arrive and be able to start pumping sand in the second week of September.

At this point, approximately one third of the project has been completed.

The project map will be updated later today, once the new construction zone is designated.

 

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Buxton Beach Nourishment Update – August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017   12:00 p.m.

Weeks Marine has worked intermittently over the last few days, as marine conditions allowed. With Hurricane Gert forecasted to pass offshore, high waves are expected today and tomorrow. Weeks Marine is closely monitoring the weather. Once work resumes, work will continue in the section of beach just north of Buxton for approximately twenty four hours of pumping and then work will proceed south from the subline towards the village of Buxton.
The second subline for a hopper dredge was laid on Friday, August 11 approximately 5,000 feet north of the original subline. The arrival of a hopper dredge has been delayed and the anticipated arrival date will be announced once the updated mobilization plan has been determined.
To view the project map, click here.
The next update will be issued when pumping of sand resumes.

 

 

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Buxton Beach Nourishment Update – August 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017    2:00 p.m.

Weeks Marine resumed pumping sand this morning around 9:30 after two days of being shut down due to weather. The current marine forecast looks favorable for pumping the next several days.

The cutterhead dredge McCaskill will work on filling a 900-foot section of beach just north of Buxton during the next five days of pumping and will then proceed south through the village of Buxton.

In the meantime, Weeks Marine will be setting up a second subline approximately 5,000 ft north of the current subline.  A second dredge – a hopper dredge – is scheduled to arrive in Buxton next week, weather permitting.  Once the second dredge arrives and passes the Army Corps’ on-site pre-dredging inspection, pumping will start from the newly placed northern subline and proceed south.

 

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