The Moving Parts that are Coming Together for the Hatteras / Ocracoke Passenger Ferry

By JOY CRIST Two meetings were held this week in Hatteras village and Ocracoke to field public questions and comments about the upcoming passenger ferry for the islands, which is slated to be up and running by 2018. The meetings were attended by NCDOT and National Park Service (NPS) representatives and were an open house-style […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

Two Boat Ramp Layouts Considered at Packed Rodanthe Open House By JOY CRIST

Two possible boat ramp layouts were presented to the public at an open house at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building on Wednesday evening, March 29. The event was hosted by Dare County, with refreshments provided by the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association, and proposed preliminary designs were on display for visitors to peruse. In addition, staff from the […] Local News |  Full Article

Sens. Cook, Sanderson File Resolution for Revisions to Federal Shellfish Regs

Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) and Senator Norman W. Sanderson (R-District 2) recently filed Senate Joint Resolution 205, which encourages the Wilmington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow shellfish cultivation and aquaculture activities in North Carolina waters containing submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). “The Corps of Engineers overprotects North Carolina’s submerged aquatic vegetation,” […] Fishing |  Full Article