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 'Tiny Houses Greensboro' Revolutionizes Affordable Housing Woman hospitalized after one drink at Cancun resort Lyme disease correlated with suicide The Best Unlocked Smartphone Sale - The Deal Guy LaToya Fountain Cold Case Injured Teen Returns To Rodeo Triad Schools in Need of Teachers Driving under the influence of electronics Card Shimmers Targeting ATM's & Gas Pumps Randolph Co. Law Enforcement Searching For Escaped Inmate More Stories Heat Advisory: Dangerous Heat Saturday Jul 21, 2017, 5:27 p.m. One Month Away: The Science Behind the Total Solar Eclipse Jul 20, 2017, 12:04 a.m. How To Deal With Bats In Your Home Jul 21, 2017, 1:39 p.m.