Annual Pot Closure Period Begins Jan. 15

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding fishermen of the annual pot removal period beginning Jan. 15 and ending Feb. 7. This removal period allows for derelict and abandoned pots to be removed from internal waters to limit the impacts of ghost fishing to the blue crab and other fisheries.  All pots must […]

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After a Weekend of Freezing Temps, Islanders Await the Big Thaw

By JOY CRIST After a prolonged period of freezing that followed the winter storm on Thursday, January 4, islanders were anxiously awaiting the forecasted warmer temperatures on Monday, and hopefully a big accompanying thaw. Dare County Schools remained closed on Monday, and the North Carolina Ferry System reported a cease in operations in several routes […]

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David Eris Waterfield

February 18, 1958 – January 5, 2018 BUXTON –David Eris Waterfield, 59, of Buxton, NC died Friday, January 5, 2018,at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Anative of Buxton, NC he was the son of Gilda Ellen Quidley Waterfieldand Wilbur Eris Waterfield of Buxton, NC. Alongwith his parents, David is survived by his […]

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State Commissioner Rejects Bid for Insurance Rate Increase

A request for rate increases reaching 25 percent along the coast was turned down by the state insurance commissioner and has been scheduled for a July 23 hearing. The North Carolina Rate Bureau, which represents the industry, had asked for an average 18.7-percent hike statewide, with increases even higher in coastal counties. Western counties would […]

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BOEM Releases Plan for Offshore Drilling

Despite strong opposition from East Coast governors, several dozen lawmakers and the Defense Department, the Department of the Interior Thursday released its proposed five-year draft plan to open up most U.S. outer continental-shelf waters, including off the North Carolina coast and some protected areas, to oil and gas exploration and drilling. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke […]

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