Passenger Ferry Delayed After Construction Issues; NCDOT Seeking Rental Boat for 2019

Although work has resumed building the “Ocracoke Express” passenger ferry, the N.C. Ferry Division is looking into the possibility of a rental boat for the upcoming visitor season. N.C. Ferry Division spokesman Tim Hass said Friday (March 29) that work stopped on Feb. 19 after a report from Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Wash., who […] Local News |  Full Article

Fishing Interests to Get Say On Offshore Wind

Federal officials say North Carolina will benefit from a new partnership that brings together local and regional fishing interests with federal regulators to collaborate on the science and process of offshore wind energy development. The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Tuesday that it had signed an agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and […] Fishing |  Full Article

Night Sky: Galaxies, Galaxies Everywhere and Other Highlights for April

The night skies of March were literally filled with great opportunities to view some of my favorite Deep Space Objects (DSO) – galaxies. With very few exceptions, most galaxies are rather far away from us. The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is the Milky Way’s nearest galactic neighbor. It’s only 2.5 million light years away from us. […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

NPS Presents Overview of 2018 National Seashore Activity, and What’s Next for 2019

National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac presented an overview of recent activity within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore at a Wednesday evening presentation that attracted roughly 25 locals and visitors. 2018 was a banner year for the National Seashore in terms of visitation, and a number of other categories which ranged from […] Local News |  Full Article