Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee to Meet

The Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. March 6 at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Washington regional office, 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington. The committee is assisting the Division of Marine Fisheries with development of Amendment 2 to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan, which could result in […] Fishing |  Full Article

GUEST COLUMN: WOTUS Rollback: ‘No Wetlands, No Seafood’

  by Morty Gaskill and Ryan Bethea As directed by President Donald Trump in 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army on Dec. 11, 2018, signed a proposed rule revising the definition of “waters of the United States” addressing federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The agencies’ proposal is the […] Community News |  Full Article

Hatteras Island CERT to Offer Basic Training Class

The Hatteras Island Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) be offering the CERT basic training class for anyone in the community who may be interested in attending. The training is designed to cover the following: • Disaster Preparedness • Fire Safety • Disaster Medical-Triage and Treating Life Threatening Injuries • Team Organization • Disaster Psychology • […] Community News |  Full Article

Sounding an Alarm on Homeowner’s Insurance

OBAR’s Willo Kelly rallies opposition to proposed 30% increase Homeowners on the barrier island portions of Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties could face as much as a 30% hike in their insurance rates under a North Carolina Rate Bureau filing, Outer Banks Association of Realtors Chief Executive Officer Willo Kelly warned an audience of about […] Real Estate |  Full Article

Colette Jacqueline Dubresson

KILL DEVIL HILLS — It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Colette Dubresson, 82, of Colington, on Friday, February 15, 2019, merely 3 days after the loss of her husband, Claude Dubresson. She was surrounded by love in her beautiful home, for which she was eternally grateful, at all times. Her friends were part of her family.

EDITOR’S BLOG: History of the Bonner Bridge, and a Look Back at Decades of Controversy

There has always been a public fascination with the bridge that spans Oregon Inlet. Hundreds of stories have been written about the new bridge’s construction since the project broke ground on March 8, 2016, and when the county and state celebrated the imminent completion of the replacement bridge via a February “Community Day,” an estimated […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article