Ocean Acidification: Global warming’s ‘evil twin’ 

The Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association earlier this month hosted a training session for a project to monitor baby oysters, or spat. Students and volunteers will be trained to collect and count oyster offspring.  The project, sponsored by North Carolina Sea Grant, is part of a larger effort to understand why North Carolina’s oyster population is […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Dare commissioners take cowardly way out on thorny issue

The Dare County commissioners let down their constituents at their meeting on Tuesday night. Their inaction on the request of Avon resident Mark Rawl to allow temporary seafood sales as a conditional land use under the county zoning regulations appeared, well, just plain cowardly. The commissioners took no action, effectively killing Rawl?s effort without even […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

Boyle’s status conference on new off-road vehicle plan is uneventful

The status conferences called by U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle to review the Park Service’s off-road vehicle management plan have long since seemed to morph from somber judicial proceedings into cordial gatherings of old friends.  At the Jan. 23 conference at the federal courthouse in Elizabeth City, the bailiff called out “All rise” when […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Hatteras ferry channel is now impassable

Operations at the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route are suspended until further notice. Extremely high winds last night caused the ferry channel at markers No. 9 and No. 10 to shoal over and become impassable.   The Ferry Division has been in contact with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who will […] Local News |  Full Article