New Shrimping Rules Slowly Migrate Through Sea of Bureaucracy

By Sandy Semans Ross OUTER BANKS VOICE Almost two years after it surfaced, a proposal to radically curtail commercial shrimping is crawling through the state’s rule-making process. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation petitioned the Marine Fisheries Commission for the new rules in November 2016, and after modifications, the panel accepted the request on Feb. 16, […] Fishing |  Full Article

Coastal Review Online

The free symposium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will feature divers, underwater archaeologists, scientists and historians sharing presentations on the LV-71, The Merak, The Mirlo and the U-Boats that patrolled the East Coast. CSPAN will film the symposium to be aired later. Five large German submarines, or U-boats, crossed the Atlantic 100 years ago and […] Island Features |  Full Article

Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopening Planned for September 29

The National Park Service is excited to announce that the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center will reopen on Saturday, September 29. Details for a grand reopening event will be announced later this month. Since the winter of 2016, the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, a National Historic Landmark, has been closed for a […] Seashore News |  Full Article

The Ocracoke Observer

The Ocracoke Observer Ocracoke Island will see a new transportation option in late August when four passenger trams will begin circulating around the village. Joseph Ramunni, manager of the Community Store and who was the successful bidder with Hyde County for the tram contract, said at the July 11 Ocracoke Civic and Business Association civic […] Local News |  Full Article

Swimming Advisory Issued for Beach Near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

State recreational water quality officials alerted the public on Tuesday that initial testing at an ocean-side site near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards. The alert is for waters at the public beach access at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton. Test […] Local News |  Full Article