A community Thanksgiving for Ocracoke will be courtesy of many friends

Since Hurricane Dorian devastated Ocracoke on Sept. 6, many friends from near and far have come to the island’s aid, and more are on the way to create a community Thanksgiving feast. The meal will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Berkley Barn, and is for residents, non-resident property owners, and temporary volunteers […]

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Fisheries division seeks input on 2020 oyster cultch planting season

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold five public meetings in early December to receive suggestions and comments on cultch planting. Cultch planting involves strategically placing shells and rock to enhance shellfish habitat in potentially productive shellfish areas. Oysters, clams and other aquatic life are attracted to the cultch and begin to immediately colonize […]

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Marine Fisheries Commission moves forward with blue crab management measures

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is moving forward with management measures for the blue crab fishery designed to end overfishing and achieve sustainable harvest. The commission last week selected management measures for the draft Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3. The draft amendment will now be sent for departmental review. Selected management measures would: […]

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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Hosting a Wave of Holiday Events This Week

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe has a wave of special events and activities planned for this coming week, as part of their annual Season’s End Festivities. On Tuesday, November 26, at 2:00 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to go back in time to the Life-Saving Station’s early 20th-century heyday by […]

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Ferry Division to Update Emergency Schedules for Pamlico Sound Routes

The North Carolina Ferry System plans on Tuesday to adjust the schedules for its Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes while Ocracoke Island recovers from last weekend’s storm. Ocracoke remains open only to residents, non-resident property owners and personnel approved for re-entry by Hyde County. All the ferries to Ocracoke are running to Silver Lake, […]

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