A newsy week on the islands – ferries, new leaders, and surprises on the winter beach

The folks on Ocracoke Island were probably very happy today to hear that they will have the ferry to and from Hatteras back, probably late next week. According to a media release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last weekend identified an alternate channel that can […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

NPS releases 2012 protected species reports

The National Park Service has released its 2012 reports for protected species of birds, turtles, and plants in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Separate reports were issued for piping plovers, sea turtles, seabeach amaranth, American oystercatchers, and colonial waterbirds. The species seem to have fared well enough on the seashore last year, though the reasons […] Seashore News |  Full Article

D. Edward Starnes, Jr.

HUNTSVILLE,Ala — Ed Starnes Jr., 79, passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb. 9, 2013at home beside Rae, the love of his life, and surrounded by family. D.Edward Starnes, Jr. and Jane Ramelle Hylton wed Sept. 24, 1955, andfrom their marriage rose a family that they both considered theirgreatest blessing and most lasting legacy. Edand Rae’s children […] Obituaries |  Full Article