State representatives visit Ocracoke to talk ferry tolls …WITH SLIDE SHOW

Three state representatives who visited Ocracoke on Friday, April 26, pledged to do all they can to find an alternative to tolls on all North Carolina ferries. The visitors were Paul Tine, a Democrat of Kitty Hawk, who represents Dare, Hyde, Beaufort and Washington counties; Charles Jeter, a Republican of Mecklenberg County, and John A. […]

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Dredging finished, but channel still problematic for ferries

May is upon us, and the regular Hatteras-to-Ocracoke ferries still are not running because of an inadequate ferry channel. “It’s a mess,” noted Allen Burrus, a Dare County commissioner who has been actively working on the ferry channel problems. Rudy Austin, president of the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association and a former ferry captain, echoed […]

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You can fish anywhere on the beach — and other misconceptions about the ORV plan

The National Parks Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources had a hearing last week on Senate Bill 486, which would overturn the off-road vehicle management plan at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Under the legislation, which was introduced last month by Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Kay Hagan, D-N.C., off-road […]

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Senate subcommittee hears testimony on bill to overturn ORV plan

The Senate Subcommittee on National Parks accepted testimony today on 13 pending pieces of legislation, including Senate Bill 486 to overturn the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s off-road vehicle management plan that became effective in February 2012. And in a repeat of his questioning at a hearing last June, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., heavily criticized the […]

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Edward Goldberg

EdwardGoldberg passed away quietly in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 23, 2013 atthe age of 81. Ed was a well-known innovator of real estate,construction, and hospitality practices on Hatteras Island for manyyears. He retired to Palm Beach Gardens some time ago. Hewas a loving father to two sons, Mitchell (Brenda) and Jeffrey (Teri)of Charlottesville Va., […]

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Edward Agustus Hooper

SALVO– Edward Agustus Hooper, 91, died Monday April 22, 2013 in NagsHead.  Mr. Hooper was born in Salvo and was the son of the lateGarland A. and Maria Hooper Hooper. He worked for over 20 years aspostmaster of the United States Post Office in Salvo and was a memberof Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church.  Surviving […]

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