Should local watermen be allowed to sell their harvest at local farmers’ markets? WITH A READER POLL

Joanne Throne of Avon was the moving force behind the formation of the Hatteras Island non-profit group, which calls itself Coastal Harvesters. She envisioned bringing fresh, locally produced food to residents and visitors. Farmers would not only sell their fresh produce but local watermen would sell their fresh catches. This falls in line with a […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

UPDATE: NCDOT awards $215.8 million contract to replace Bonner Bridge

After two decades of extensive environmental study and public outreach, the North Carolina Department of Transportation today awarded the contract to replace the Bonner Bridge in Dare County. Secretary Gene Conti awarded the $215.8 million contract to the design-build team of PCL Civil Constructors Inc. and HDR Engineering Inc. of the Carolinas. The contract amount […] Local News |  Full Article

Sitting in a wheel chair with a colorful bandage from her right knee to toe, 6-year-old Lucy Mangum expressed no fear or anger toward a shark that mangled the leg while she was swimming at Ocracoke last week. “He didn’t mean to do it,” she said. “I tried to swim away.” But she also told […] Local News |  Full Article

“North Carolina’s Ocean Fishing Piers, from Kitty Hawk to Sunset Beach,” Al Baird. $14.99

GeeGee Rosell, proprietor of Buxton Village Books, has gathered up a list of new releases for your summer reading pleasure. Her picks include historical fiction, fishing and beachcombing guides, poetry, and a nifty new guide to visiting The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. And, in this year when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start of […] Local News |  Full Article

Elise Peele Dixon

Peele Dixon FRISCO — Elise Peele Dixon, 89,formerly of Frisco,passed away at Dominion Village of Chesapeake on Saturday, July 23,2011. A native of Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late Leo Peeleand the late Beatrice Austin Peele. She is also preceded in death byher husband, Bertie Dixon, Jr. and was the last of nine […] Obituaries |  Full Article