North Carolina commercial fishermen landed less seafood in 2020; Recreational harvest remained stable

Commercial fishermen sold 42.9 million pounds of fish and shellfish to North Carolina seafood dealers in 2020, a decrease of 19% from 2019 and about a 23% decrease from the previous five-year average. Recreational fishermen landed 53.5 million finfish weighing 24.9 million pounds from state coastal and estuarine waters in 2020. The total weight harvested […]

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More than 230 sea turtles have laid eggs this season, and more National Seashore updates for the week of July 22

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of July 22 include the following: Seashore Updates Cape Hatteras National Seashore broke visitation records in three out […]

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Terry Lee Shrum Sr.

Terry Lee Shrum Sr., 69, of Point Harbor, North Carolina passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Hospital.  Terry was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on December 20, 1951 to the late Robert Thomas and Bernice Elaine Shrum. In addition to his late parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey […]

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Island History: Cape Lookout National Seashore planning restoration of Historic Life-Saving Station

Our National Seashore Neighbor Readers of Island Free Press are certainly familiar with our Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It stretches for 70 miles from Bodie Island to Ocracoke. It was the nation’s very first national seashore, having been established in 1953. Hatteras Island is the main part of this seashore and is happily in the […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports record visitor levels during first six months of 2021

Over the first six months of 2021, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial experienced some of the highest levels of visitation ever recorded. At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visitation totals for January-June 2021 were 26% higher than the first six months of 2002, the year that currently […]

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Community Enrichment Grants Due July 30 to Outer Banks Community Foundation

Nonprofits are encouraged to apply for funding for their projects, programs, infrastructure, and other needs, through the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Community Enrichment Grants Program. Online applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, July 30. More information and a link to apply can be found at The Community Enrichment Grants Program is the […]

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Theresa Lynn McDowell

MANTEO — Theresa Lynn (Terry) McDowell died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Agona Street in Manteo on July 14, 2021. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Terry was the daughter of the late Wade E. and Loretta McDowell.  She spent her childhood in Florida and Kansas, lived in Spain and Virginia before finding […]

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