Ernest Samuel Herring

AVON– Ernest Samuel Herring, 57,  died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in hisresidence. Mr. Herring was born in Harrisonburg, Va., and was acarpenter for 36 years.  He attended St. Johns United MethodistChurch and was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and theNFL.  He loved beach life with his family, boating, fishing andenjoying the surf as […] Obituaries |  Full Article

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

Mamie Williams

FRISCO– Mamie Williams, 66, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at her residence. Alifelong resident of Hatteras Island, she was the daughter of the lateHerman and Daisy Gaskins and spouse of Donnie Williams Sr. She was avery loving mother to her three children. Includingher husband, she is survived by her son, Donnie Williams Jr. and wifeSusan […] Obituaries |  Full Article