Dare Board Paves the Way for Recovery Court

New program prioritizes drug treatment over prison With its March 18 approval of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Dare County, 1st District Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jerry Tillett and the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC), the Dare Commissioners took their final step toward starting a Recovery Court program in Dare […] Local News |  Full Article

Photoshoot and Presentation Provide More Local Voices Against Offshore Drilling

A photoshoot and presentation aimed at garnering more local voices for the fight against offshore drilling and seismic testing was held in Hatteras village on Tuesday night, attracting roughly 40 community members who posed for the camera. The photoshoot is part of a years-long campaign orchestrated by Not the Answer NC, which showcases the faces […] Local News |  Full Article

Critics Say N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Emergency Meeting Could Set Troubling Precedent

On Wednesday, March 13, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (NC MFC) held an Emergency Meeting in Kinston, N.C. to discuss directing the Division of Marine Fisheries Director, Steve Murphey, to issue a proclamation restricting the use of gill nets in the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. The meeting stemmed from a similar request made by […] Fishing |  Full Article

Opening Day is Fee Free Day as Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its Historic Move

Opening day is a fee free day 2019 marks the 20-year anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move. The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 19 through Monday, October 14. National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac invites the local Outer Banks community and […] Seashore News |  Full Article

NPS Approves Plan for New Hunt Blind and Wildlife Viewing Platform

The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a plan to construct a new accessible hunt blind and wildlife-viewing platform within an authorized Cape Hatteras National Seashore waterfowl hunting area on Bodie Island. Following preparation of an environmental assessment (EA) with public review, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Floodplain Statement of Findings was […] Local News |  Full Article

New Organization that will Boost Cape Hatteras National Seashore Launching in April

Outer Banks Forever, the new non-profit fundraising partner of the three national parks on the Outer Banks, is gearing up for an official April launch, with an array of smaller projects already planned for 2019. The organization, which will raise funds and awareness for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Robert B. Bates

FRISCO — Mr. Robert B. Bates passed away suddenly Friday, March 15, 2019 in Frisco, NC. He was 92 and preceded in death recently by his wife, Doris. Robert was born in in Oklahoma. He was a retired Naval officer who served his country bravely in World War II. He also completed law school and […] Obituaries |  Full Article