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Prizes will be awarded for the top three winners!

The subject of your photo can be scenery or landscapes, buildings or structuers, power line equipment, or anything you find appealing about Hatteras Island.

Photos must be submitted by February 1, 2015.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for its comment period on the proposed rule affecting existing power plants – commonly referred to as the Clean Power Plan.  The new deadline is December 1, 2014.


The latest proposal from the EPA will fundamentally change the rules and force the early shut down of many of the power plants on which electric co-ops still owe money. Not only will this plan make it difficult to provide you with affordable and reliable power, it will also leave you, our member-owners, holding the keys to power plants that can’t run. 


Rather than taking our nation away from an all-of-the-above energy policy, we want to work with the EPA on practical and reasonable solutions that balance affordability, reliability and environmental stewardship.


Together, we can remind the government that the rules they write have real world consequences. It only takes 30 seconds to send your message to the EPA at


CHEC is proud to play by the rules and, with your help, we look forward to providing your family with affordable power for generations to come.


Local Weather

National Weather Service Advisories

Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued October 31 at 4:45PM EDT until November 02 at 6:00PM EDT
Areas Affected:Outer Banks Dare; Outer Banks Hyde

Wind Advisory
Issued October 31 at 3:02PM EDT until November 02 at 8:00AM EDT
Areas Affected:Carteret; Mainland Dare; Mainland Hyde; Tyrrell

Wind Advisory
Issued October 31 at 3:02PM EDT until November 02 at 11:00AM EDT
Areas Affected:Outer Banks Dare; Outer Banks Hyde

Tide Forecast for Oregon Inlet Marina
High - 01:06AM
Low - 07:47AM
High - 1:22PM
Low - 8:44PM

High - 02:17AM
Low - 09:05AM
High - 2:32PM
Low - 9:42PM