Swan Island Wraps Up Construction

The last phase of the Swan Island Oyster Sanctuary is nearing completion, bringing 40 acres of oyster reef to life in Pamlico Sound. Construction on the Swan Island Oyster Sanctuary wraps up this month and on July 8 the North Carolina Coastal Federation will host a media tour of the final deployment. For the past three […] Fishing |  Full Article

Improvements Made to Avon Fishing Pier

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore recently made structural improvements to the Avon Fishing Pier. The $59,865 project was awarded to Seres Engineering & Services LLC from Charleston, South Carolina. As part of the project, Seres Engineering & Services LLC installed eight new cross brace members between existing pilings under the pier house. The cross bracing […] Seashore News |  Full Article

July 4 is Free Fishing Day in North Carolina

July 4 is Free Fishing Day in North Carolina. From 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish for free in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without having to purchase a fishing license or additional trout fishing privilege. Although no fishing license is required, all other fishing regulations apply, […] Fishing |  Full Article

REPORTER’S BLOG: Remembering the Lighthouse Move

It was the end of 1998, and Hatteras Islanders were dispirited at the prospect of moving the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse one half-mile from its eroding seaside perch. Congress had provided $9.8 million for the project earlier that year, and Buffalo, NY contractor International Chimney had already started preparations for the move. That’s about the […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

Simon Paul Aycock, Jr.

It is with profound grief and sadness that we write this obituary for our only son, Simon Paul Aycock, Jr.  He was 49 years old. Paul, as most knew him, passed away on June 27, 2019 in Portsmouth, Va. He was the son of Stephen and Susan Walters from Southern Shores, NC where he lived […] Obituaries |  Full Article