Joseph J. Gallagher

AVON– Joseph J. Gallagher passed away peacefully Friday, March 28, atLower Cape Fear Hospice in  Wilmington, N.C. His wife, SusanGallagher, was by his side. He was 67. Joseph servedin the U.S. Navy as a photographer before spending 25 years helpingothers as a firefighter in Camden, N.J. He retired in 1999 as abattalion chief. He served with […] Obituaries |  Full Article

USFWS amended compatibility determination for emergency beach nourishment is now  available

By IRENE NOLAN By IRENE NOLAN The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released an amendment to the S-Curves Beach Nourishment Compatibility Determination for one-time nourishment at the S-curves on Highway 12 in the Peal Island National Refuge. In it, refuge manager Mike Bryant has found the project “compatible” with uses of the refuge with […] Local News |  Full Article

Park Service offers five days of lifeguards, but wants $10,000 from locals for seven days — at each of three beaches

Ocracoke residents and business owners are concerned that the National Park Service’s policy manual says: “the protection of human life is the highest priority,” and are asking them to live up to that value and to continue full funding of lifeguards at the public beach. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent Barclay Trimble confirmed today that […] Seashore News |  Full Article