Ocracokers are invited to mainland meeting on ferry tolling

The North Carolina Select Committee on Transportation Planning will meet on mainland Hyde County on Monday, Jan. 25, to discuss transportation, specifically focusing on ferries and aviation. The group, chaired by Rep. John Torbett, R-Gaston County, is meeting to discuss transportation issues unique to our coastal area. There are 20 legislators on that committee, but […]

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Dare County will focus on economic development in 2016

It seems that there’s always talk by local officials, politicians, and business leaders about economic development, but Dare’s Board of Commissioners is poised to next week take an important step forward toward growing and diversifying the county’s economy. At the board’s Jan. 4 meeting, North Carolina State University’s Office of Outreach & Engagement presented a […]

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UPDATE:   Seashore officials seek information about suspicious fire

Cape Hatteras National Seashore law enforcement staff are investigating a suspicious fire on seashore property.  On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Nags Head and Roanoke Island fire departments extinguished a human-caused fire south of Whalebone Junction and on the east side of Highway 12.  There were no injuries or property damage, but the human-caused blaze put firefighter […]

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Scientists say alligator hunt in North Carolina is premature

By BRAD RICH Coastal Review Online “A lot more research is needed before anyone can be sure that any alligator hunt in North Carolina won’t harm the species. The data just isn’t there. ” Dinkelacker recently expressed that same opinion in formal comments to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which has proposed an alligator hunt […]

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Hatteras Inlet dredging finished, but problems persist

With a dredging project just completed in Hatteras Inlet, conditions that have clogged the channel since the summer have been considerably improved. “I’ve talked to my captains and they’re pretty comfortable right now,” Jed Dixon, deputy Director of the state Ferry Division, said at Monday’s meeting of the Dare County Oregon Inlet and Waterways Commission. […]

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Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

Following several years of scientific and archaeological assessment and public input, NOAA last week announced plans to consider possible expansion of Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, off the North Carolina coast. NOAA says that the proposed expansion would protect a collection of historically significant shipwrecks including vessels sunk during World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. […]

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