Governor Cooper Implores President to End Federal Shutdown to Speed Hurricane Recovery

Governor Roy Cooper today wrote to President Donald Trump to urge him to end the federal government shutdown that is holding back hurricane recovery efforts and threatening North Carolina’s farming economy. “While we continue the short-term recovery with FEMA’s help, our critical long-term work to rebuild stronger and smarter is delayed with every day that […] Local News |  Full Article

Linda Kay Tewers

KILL DEVIN HILLS — Linda Kay Tewers, 71, of Kill Devil Hills passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2019, surrounded by family. Born Oct. 12, 1947, she was the youngest daughter of the late Lonnie Roscoe Meek Sr. and Mary Martha (Stull) Meek. She grew up in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and attended Gerber Beauty School […] Obituaries |  Full Article

New Mental Health Center in Hatteras Set to Open January 16

The new PORT Health Services on Hatteras Island is scheduled to open on Wednesday, January 16, roughly a year after the concept of an island-based mental health services center was first proposed. The new center, which is housed within the former Medical Center building in Hatteras village, will initially offer individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatric […] Local News |  Full Article

Economic Impact of U.S. Commercial, Recreational Fishing Remains Strong

NOAA released the 11th Fisheries Economics of the United States report which provides the most up-to-date economic statistics on commercial and recreational fisheries as well as seafood-related businesses for each coastal state and the nation. “In 2016, commercial and recreational saltwater fishing in the United States generated more than $212 billion in sales and contributed […] Fishing |  Full Article

Fresh Christmas Trees Useful After Holidays

Fresh-cut Christmas trees once decorated for the holidays are being returned to nature, now that the season is coming to a close. Several towns and organizations are collecting the trees that will be used for dune stabilization and restoration or the trees are being turned into mulch. On the Outer Banks, Better Beaches OBX has […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article