NOAA Fisheries Announces Limited Openings of Recreational and Commercial Red Snapper Seasons in South Atlantic Federal Waters

What/When: Each year, NOAA Fisheries announces the season opening dates for red snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic, in addition to the recreational season length.  For the 2022 season: The recreational sector will open for harvest on the following 2 days: July 8 and 9, 2022 (Friday and Saturday) – The recreational season […]

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College of The Albemarle Holds 19th Annual Medical Assisting Pinning

College of The Albemarle (COA) celebrated four Medical Assisting graduates in a pinning ceremony held Monday, May 9, 2022, in the Performing Arts Center at COA – Elizabeth City. During the ceremony, the graduates received their pins, participated in a candle lighting ceremony and recited the Medical Assisting Creed. The graduates completed 840 hours total […]

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Long-delayed Ocracoke passenger ferry gets underway

In a bit of serendipity, the North Carolina Ferry Division celebrated its 75th anniversary Monday morning by christening its modern new vessel, the Ocracoke Express, the first and only passenger ferry in the system. “It’s been a long time coming,” North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Eric Boyette said to a small gathering under the shaded terminal […]

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‘The impacts of tourism are both positive and negative’

Lee Nettles on plans to manage OBX’s exploding visitor business According to its Executive Director Lee Nettles, the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is embarking on a number of initiatives at this moment. One of them, “Careers Beyond the Counter,” is designed to encourage local students to pursue rewarding vocations in the tourism industry. On June […]

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