Commentary & Guest Columns
Guest Column: It’s just a hobby for them
“It’s just a hobby for them, but it’s the way we earn our living,” said Jamie Reibel, a charter boat operator from Manteo.
so, once again, fishermen and their allies from all of the coastal
North Carolina communities, boarded buses or carpooled or drove trucks
-- this time to Raleigh on Monday, May 6, to meet in the capital’s
Legislative Office Building to present their case to lawmakers in
opposition to House Bill 983.
was introduced into the North Carolina General Assembly’s House of
Representatives on April 17 by Reps. John Bell and Tom Murry and sent
to the House Commerce and Job Development Committee.
is called the 2013 Fisheries Economic Development Act, but referred to
as the gamefish bill. It would designate three species – red drum,
speckled trout and estuarine striped bass -- as gamefish, meaning that
they could only be caught by hook-and-line anglers and not commercial
Guest Column: Property Revaluation 101
this week, Dare County’s tax assessor made a presentation to the Dare
County Board of Commissioners on the countywide revaluation of property.
will go out on Monday, Feb. 25, on the new valuation of your property.
And here are some things you need to know about property revaluation.
Guest Column: Some good questions about ferry tolls need answers
to a story posted on the website of the News & Observer in Raleigh
on Jan. 13, the North CarolinaBoard of Transportation has voted to
increase fees on ferries currently charging vehicles and to add tolls
to several routes that have been free. These new taxes become effective
on July 1. The only ferries not to come under the new toll rates on
July 1, are the Hatteras-Ocracoke route and the Currituck-Knotts Island
However, there are still some questions about ferry tolls that need answers. Read
Guest Column: The best path to a safe bridge and reliable highway
issue of the Bonner Bridge replacement and access to Hatteras and
Ocracoke islands has become an ever-increasing source of stress to our
residents and visitors.
There is the fear of physical danger
involved in a bridge collapse and the anxiety about Highway 12 that
accompanies each weather system that has been frustrating us even more
since Hurricane Sandy and a series of northeasters.
Here is the best and quickest way to have a safe bridge and reliable highway. Read