Hatteras and Ocracoke are in the deep freeze – but with little or no snow

Despite the bright sunshine that followed last night’s frontal passage, Hatteras and Ocracoke temperatures have not risen above freezing today. As a northeaster wound up off the mid-Atlantic coast last night, the islands got hit with a little bit of everything — thunderstorms, high winds, freezing temperature, wind-driven tides, and a little snow. And on […]

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Ferry tolls back on the table; could it be as much as $7 for Hatteras to Ocracoke?

The specter of tolls on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route is again rearing its head. In December, the N.C. Board of Transportation adopted a resolution in response to a law passed in the General Assembly last year that authorizes the state DOT to “prescribe and collect tolls on the ferry routes.” The resolution requires the DOT to […]

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A conversation with the seashore’s departing deputy superintendent

Darrell Echols, deputy superintendent of the Outer Banks Group, which includes the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, has headed to the Park Service?s Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta. He will be the Southeast Region?s chief of science and natural resources. His last day on the Outer Banks was last Friday. For almost six years, he?s been […]

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Jones leads effort to halt free trade agreement impact on U.S. fisheries

Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., led a coalition of House members in urging the Obama administration to carefully consider the impact of its proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement on U.S. fisheries and fishing communities.  The agreement is widely expected to reduce or eliminate duties on imported fish products from countries such as […]

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