Jones reintroduces bill to overturn both Park Service final rule on ORVs

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., today reintroduced a bill in the House of Representatives that seeks to overturn both the National Park Service’s final rule for off-road vehicles on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and a court-approved consent decree that settled a lawsuit filed against the Park Service by environmental groups. The Preserving Access to […] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Park Service preparing for sequestration cuts

The National Park Service has been planning for months for cuts to the parks’ budgets if mandatory across-the-board spending cuts in federal funding, called sequestration, become effective on Friday. The cuts are expected to happen unless Congress passes legislation before Friday that would stop them.  Thus far, neither Congress nor the President seem inclined to […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Owners of Hatteras-based boat win another round in long legal battle over Big Rock winnings

Owners of Hatteras-based boat win another round in long legal battle over Big Rock winnings Owners of Hatteras-based boat win another round in long legal battle over Big Rock winnings After several defeats in lower courts, the state Supreme Court has handed the charter boat Citation another opportunity to land more than $1 million in […] Fishing |  Full Article

Mainland ferry routes return to normal, Hatteras-Ocracoke may be running Friday

The Swan Quarter-Ocracoke ferry route reverted back to its normal schedule this morning in anticipation of the start-up of an alternate route for the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry as early as tomorrow.   The schedule for ferries between Ocracoke and the mainland, effective through May 20, is as follows: Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 10 a.m., 4 p.m. […] Local News |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Meals suspends services, has public meetings to address issues

This past Monday, Feb. 18, Hatteras Island Meals, Inc. hosted the first of a series of public meetings aimed at reorganizing and rebuilding the financially strapped organization. Hatteras Island Meals is a local, volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that delivers hot meals, free of charge, to community members who need them. Last month, the organization—which has had […] Local News |  Full Article

Coast Guard suspends search for missing seaman off Cape Hatteras

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Wednesday night for a missing man who reportedly fell overboard from a merchant vessel approximately 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras. The master of the 478-foot merchant vessel Ice River contacted Coast Guard watchstanders via satellite phone at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday stating that a 33-year old male crewmember was missing from the ship. Coast […] Local News |  Full Article