Outer Banks Angling: It’s blazing

After a harsh winter and a great spring, the temps have gone full-on summer. Recently, the area has been seeing some mid-July weather with record-high temperatures and heat indexes reaching well over a 100 degrees. But, that’s okay. The water temperatures have been phenomenal from one end of the Banks to the other. At times, […] Fishing |  Full Article

Betty Elizabeth Austin

HATTERAS– Betty Elizabeth Austin, 92, died on June 18, 2015 at Colony RidgeNursing and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Hatteras, she was thedaughter of the late Crawford R. Austin and Inez Gaskill Austin. Bettyworked as a homemaker and was a member of Hatteras United MethodistChurch. Betty is survived by a son, Tracy S. Austin, and […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Commentary: Changes to flounder plan not fair to our commercial fishermen

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is meeting in New Bern today to take comments on draft proposals to supplement Amendment 1 of the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan. That might sound like a routine housekeeping step needed to ensure the viability of the state’s fishery resources. However, it is not. For newcomers to the […] Community News |  Full Article