A runaway buoy that was originally stationed about 17 miles off of Cape Point has made a long odyssey up the Eastern Seaboard, and was last located about 671 miles away – well off the coast of New York City. The buoy, formally known as Station 41025 – Diamond Shoals, is one of several buoys […] Local News | Full Article
Crab pots that were recovered from the Albemarle and Pamlico Sound region during the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project will be available for the rightful property owners to reclaim. The North Carolina Coastal Federation is wrapping up a sixth year of the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project in partnership with North Carolina Marine Patrol. Along […] Fishing | Full Article
U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, who serves as a representative for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, is currently in hospice care, per a statement from the congressman’s office. “Congressman Walter B. Jones’ (NC-3) health has declined after sustaining a broken hip last week,” read the January 26 statement. “He is now in hospice care. The family […] Local News | Full Article
With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial resumed regular operations today. “I wish to thank the local Outer Banks community for offering assistance to federal employees during the lapse in appropriations,” said National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent […] Seashore News | Full Article
Captain George’s was the venue for the recent 2019 North Carolina Fisheries Association’s Annual Meeting, which addressed issues that included conflicts with special interest groups, shrimp trawl bans and aquaculture in the sounds. The NCFA is the primary organization promoting, providing education and, in recent years, defending North Carolina’s commercial fishing industry. NCFA board presided […] Fishing | Full Article
BUXTON — Roberto (Bob) Reyes, 62, of Buxton, NC went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 21, 2019, at his home. He was born August 20, 1956, in Corpus Christi, TX to Angelia Reyes of Hammond, IN and the late Jose Reyes.
SOUTHERN SHORES — William Bruce Aitkenhead, 94, of Palm Harbor, FL died Saturday, January 19, 2019, at his home in Southern Shores, NC. A native of Holyoke, MA, he was born March 15, 1924, to the late Jessie Duff Mill and William B. Aitkenhead.
If all goes according to plan, Ocracoke will have several new public restrooms this year on the Island Inn property. The Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board in December allocated $141,000 from its reserve fund to the Ocracoke Preservation Society, which purchased the Island Inn last year with the intent to preserve it for the community. Ocracoke’s […] Local News | Full Article
A federal appeals court dismissed an appeal by a group of Rodanthe property owners to halt the construction of the 2.4-mile Jug Handle Bridge on January 23, upholding a 2018 lower court ruling to allow construction of the bridge to move forward. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the North Carolina Department of […] Local News | Full Article
It all started with a brief conversation at the tail end of a recent Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting. At the January 7 meeting, commissioner and former Kitty Hawk councilman Ervin Bateman floated the idea of renaming the new Bonner Bridge structure after another prominent county citizen, Marc Basnight. “The name Marc Basnight […] Editor’s Blog | Full Article