Close Shifting Sand Could Determine Final Ownership Of New Island Who Owns Shelly Island? WFMY 7:01 PM. EDT July 10, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — There’s no question in the mind of the superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as to who owns the new island off North Carolina’s coast — for now.Read: A Look at Shelly Island, the New Beach at NC Outer BanksSuperintendent Dave Hallac tells The Charlotte Observer that the state of North Carolina owns the new mile-long island known as Shelly Island and that it’s under the jurisdiction of Dare County.Read: New Island Forms of NC Outer BanksBut what if it connects with land? Hallac says he would have research ownership if that happens because it then could be part of the national seashore.The island is separated from Hatteras Island by a few hundred feet of water, which is no more than 5 feet deep at low tide.Watch: Officials Warn Tourists Not to Swim to New Island at NC Outer BanksExperts say the island could continue to grow, or it could suddenly vanish with the next big storm. © 2017 Associated Press CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS 5 26 Blackout victims at Mexico resorts have little hope of justice Eclipse Eye Protection Pt. 2 Protesters Take Down Confederate Monument In Durham ECLIPSE GLASSES HUNT Eden Police Involved Shooting Dad banned from school Sunglasses VS Eclipse Glasses Eclipse traffic backed up 30 miles Alamance Leaky Roofs Petition To Keep Monuments More Stories Bannon out: Embattled strategist leaving White House Aug 18, 2017, 12:53 p.m. They Blacked Out At a Mexico Resort. They Woke Up To… Aug 17, 2017, 12:29 p.m. Powerball Tops $535 Million Entering Weekend Aug 18, 2017, 11:35 a.m.