Guest Column: Shrimping is another fishery being taken hostage By LAUREN SALTER

I’ve been the daughter of a commercial fisherman, granddaughter of a fish dealer, wife to a fisherman, employee in the Marine Fisheries Commission office and commercial fisheries advocate. The past decade of my life has been largely consumed by fish politics, and there are few people who have seen these issues through as many lenses […]

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Roughly 50 members from the Hatteras Island community – which included Realtors, business owners, surveyors, local insurance companies, and other professionals – attended a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, all about the new preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (or FIRMs) that were introduced on June 30 of last year. The meeting, which was held by […]

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In a move that seemed to surprise many, Sue Burgess, the powerful and longest-serving superintendent of the Dare County Schools, announced on Jan. 11 that she will retire at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year. In a brief statement, Burgess gave no reason for her departure, but noted that she had been “fortunate to […]

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County, state closing in on interim solution to Hatteras Inlet shoaling By CATHERINE KOZAK

By CATHERINE KOZAK By CATHERINE KOZAK The long-sought interim solution to shoaling in Hatteras Inlet is close to happening, but members of the Dare County Waterways Commission are anxiously aware of the looming close of the window of opportunity. An agreement between the county and the state is approaching approval, meaning that a persistent navigation […]

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Randy D. Crump

BUXTON– Randy Daryl Crump, 68, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 9, 2017.Randy bravely battled lung cancer.  He was born in Pennsylvania. Atalented contractor and estimator, Randy worked in the Hampton Roadsarea for many years. After meeting his wife, Robin, he settled inBuxton, where he hoped to spend his retirement. Leftto cherish Randy’s memory […]

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