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 Update On Crash That Killed 5 High Point Teen Killed While Helping Driver Protect Yourself From Getting Hacked NC Man Witnesses Las Vegas Shooting Police Release Body Cam Video In Las Vegas Shooting Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay shooting - What we know FBI profiler: Vegas shooting similar to Texas Tower massacre Homicide Vigil For Student Killed In Car Crash Trinity VS. Wheatmore More Stories Explainer | WFMY News 2 Signal Repairs In Progress Nov 17, 2017, 1:06 p.m. Family of NC 5-Year-Old Boy Crushed in Rotating… Nov 19, 2017, 4:24 p.m. Driver, Passenger Involved in Deadly Eden Crash… Nov 17, 2017, 6:55 a.m.