What’s on the Line: Bluefish of North Carolina

by Robert Michelson Bluefish are found along the East Coast from Maine to Eastern Florida. They arrive in North Carolina waters in early spring, while pursuing forage species including menhaden, anchovies and Atlantic silversides as they return to nearshore waters. Bluefish are also known as blues, snappers, choppers and Taylor blues, according to the state Division of […]

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Edward Vance McLemore

NAGS HEAD — Edward Vance McLemore, born October 15, 1947, made his transition to Heaven on March 27, 2021. Vance had a servant’s heart and worked each day to share God’s love through serving others. He was born in Fayetteville, NC to Henry C. McLemore and Helen Bethea McLemore. He is preceded in death by […]

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Shirley Lorraine Gonzalez Nieves

Our beloved Shirley Lorraine Gonzalez Nieves went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2021. She is survived by her husband Jesus Gonzalez Nieves; her three sons Jason, Kevin, and Billy, and their families; her mother, Marie Cobb; and her two sisters, Linda and Pamela. Lorraine was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and matriarch of […]

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New recreational bag limit for spot and Atlantic croaker takes effect April 15; Commercial spot and croaker season closures begin in December

New recreational bag limits for spot and Atlantic croaker will take effect April 15, and commercial spot and Atlantic croaker seasons will close beginning in December. The new recreational bag limit will be 50 fish per person per day for each species. It will apply to fishing recreationally with hook-and-line and other gears. The commercial […]

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NCDHHS Pilots Home Testing Program with Labcorp to Increase Access to Testing

While vaccine supplies are limited, it is important North Carolinians continue practicing the 3Ws and get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or have been in close contact to someone with COVID-19. To help reach those who are need of testing, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Labcorp, is piloting […]

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Alternate Pamlico Sound Ferry Schedule for Ocracoke Extended to April 1

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is extending the alternate schedule on Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke due to continued shoaling issues in the ferry channel just outside of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor. The schedule through April 1, weather permitting, is as follows: Ocracoke to Cedar Island:  7:30 a.m., 1 […]

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