9 Attorneys General Fight Seismic Testing

North Carolina’s Attorney General Josh Stein, along with attorneys general from Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Virginia and New York moved Thursday to intervene in a lawsuit to stop the proposed use of airguns to survey the Atlantic Ocean floor for oil and gas. “North Carolina’s beautiful coastline supports tens of thousands of […] Local News |  Full Article

Christmas Bird Count A Holiday Tradition

Hatteras Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas season is a time full of traditions, each with its own unique history. We decorate trees, sing carols, string lights, stuff stockings, give gifts, send cards, light luminarias and, of course, ignore the dreaded fruitcake. A few hundred years ago, candy canes were given to children prior to lengthy Christmas church celebrations to […] Christmas |  Full Article

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger 402 Miles Southeast of Cape Hatteras

Coast Guard Medivac

The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship 402 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, Wednesday evening. The crew of the Anthem of the Seas notified Coast Guard Fifth District command center watchstanders that a 79-year-old man was suffering from symptoms of kidney complications and required a medevac. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue […] Local News |  Full Article

Chicamacomico Historical Association Acquires Property Adjacent to the 1911 Station

The Chicamacomico Historical Association was able to purchase the property adjacent to the 1911 Station in early December, thanks to help from local individuals and organizations who worked together to expand the historic site. Funded in large part by the Dare County Tourism Board, with assistance from both the Meekins Charitable Trust and the Gaddy […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Daniel Pullen, Hatteras Island Photographer, Focuses on Story Telling

Daniel Pullen’s Hatteras Island photographs are remarkable for their diversity: iconic images of the Hatteras Lighthouse or a fisherman on the beach early in the morning baiting his hook. There is a photo of a Jeep stuck on the beach, fantails of sand flying into the air as the driver struggles to free himself. There […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Letters Regarding Hurricane Florence Assistance Mailed to Commercial Fishermen

Many North Carolina commercial fishermen will soon receive letters asking them to verify their landings for a Hurricane Florence Commercial Fishing Assistance Program. Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill that appropriates $10 million to the Division of Marine Fisheries to compensate commercial fishermen and shellfish harvesters for income losses from harvest reductions due […] Fishing |  Full Article

Authorities Surveying Fishermen, Others About Hurricane Damages

Fishermen, for-hire boat captains, and others associated with North Carolina’s marine fishery may get a phone call from federal or state authorities asking about impacts from Hurricane Florence. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-Fisheries) is working with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries to evaluate fisheries damages from the storm. The survey is in response […] Fishing |  Full Article