Division of Marine Fisheries publishes annual stock overview

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries today released its annual Stock Overview of state-managed marine fisheries species. The 2021 North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Stock Overview reviews available information, such as long-term trends in catch, biological data and management, through 2020 to determine the overall condition of North Carolina’s state-managed species. It also provides links to […]

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Dare County announces temporary changes to dumpster service in Rodanthe due to new boat ramp construction

The Dare County Public Works Department has announced the temporary shutdown of dumpster service at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Recycling Center due to the upcoming construction of a parking lot for the new boat ramp located at the end of Myrna Peters Road in Rodanthe. These changes are slated to go into effect beginning on Monday, August […]

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Dare County to hold Back to School Vaccine Clinics in Buxton, Nags Head, per Tuesday update

Dare County released the following update for Tuesday, July 27, which provides details on recent Coronavirus cases, vaccine data, and more COVID-19 information. Back to School Vaccine Clinics Dare County Department of Health and Human Services will be offering two COVID-19 vaccination clinics (and the corresponding second dose clinics) prior to the start of the […]

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Currituck-Knotts Island ferry suspended through Friday to assist staffing shortage at Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry

The N.C. Ferry Division announced on Tuesday that it will be suspending operations for the Currituck-Knotts Island route from Tuesday, July 27, through Friday, July 30, to divert ferry personnel to the Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicular ferry. The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry, which is the busiest of the N.C. Ferry system’s seven routes, has had to cancel a number […]

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Dennis Dalton Mayo, Jr.

MANTEO — Dennis Dalton Mayo, Jr, 70, passed away holding his daughter’s hand the morning of July 18, 2021, in Manteo, NC. Dennis was born in Richmond, VA on July 5, 1951, and was preceded in death by his loving parents, Dennis Dalton Mayo, Sr and Frances Cornett Mayo, as well as his youngest brother, […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Bruno

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Bruno, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Bruno, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/

Microplastics: The ‘big little problem’ plaguing oceans

Microplastics are everywhere. “It’s in our water, it’s in the ocean, it’s in the animals, in the air, even in space,” Ana Zivanovic-Nenadovic, North Carolina Coastal Federation assistant director of policy, said recently during a virtual forum on microplastics. Since the mass production of plastics began in the mid-20th century, plastic has permeated our lives, she […]

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