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 […] Island 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

Eleven Groups Sue to Stop Seismic Tests for Offshore Reserves

A coalition of environmental organizations has filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging last month’s approval for five companies to test for offshore oil and gas reserves. The group filed the lawsuit in a South Carolina courtroom Tuesday under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Authorizing five companies to simultaneously conduct seismic testing would disrupt […] Local News |  Full Article

Outer Banks Chamber Of Commerce Releases Statement On Permits For Seismic Testing, Blasting And Exploration

The following is a statement released by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce on the recent approval of permits issued for seismic testing, blasting and exploration along the East Coast. The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce represents approximately 950 businesses and organizations along the beautiful North Carolina coast from Corolla in Currituck County, from Duck […] Community News |  Full Article