Comments sought by NOAA Fisheries on catch specifications for spiny dogfish

March 24, 2023 | Fishing | From The: WOBX

NOAA Fisheries is proposing the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils’ recommended catch specifications for the 2023 spiny dogfish fishery. These proposed specifications would decrease all catch limits by at least 55 percent in fishing year 2023, based on recent declining trends in stock biomass and productivity. A comparison of the current and proposed […]

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Ila Jean Wall

The family of Ila Jean Wall has announced her death today March 23, 2023 in Colington, NC. She was born May 13, 1929 in Leeds, Alabama. In her long life, she weathered the passing of her parents, Shelly Bragg and Naomi Mitchell Bragg; her husband, William E. Wall; her sons, Nicky Wall, Charlie Wall, and […]

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Cape Point and Frisco campgrounds open April 7, and more National Seashore updates for the week of March 24

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. News and events for the National Seashore for the week of March 24 include the following: Cape Hatteras National Seashore plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Ocracoke Light Station at a […]

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Sarah Dee Scarborough Wise

July 27, 1959 – March 20, 2023 MANTEO — Sarah Dee Scarborough Wise, 63, of Manteo, NC died Monday, March 20, 2023, at her home. Born in Baltimore, MD on July 27, 1959, Sarah Dee was a faithful servant of the Lord and loving mother, daughter and wife. She joyfully served in many different areas […]

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Cape Hatteras Elementary School’s March Storm Report

The Cape Hatteras Elementary School (CHEM) publishes a monthly newsletter for students, parents, supporters, and friends called The Storm Report, which is nod to the school’s mascot, the Cape Hatteras Tropical Storms. From upcoming special events to recent initiatives in art, technology, music, media, and more, the newsletter is a round-up of everything there is to […]

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Robert Benjamin O’Neal

April 7, 1954 – March 21, 2023 OCRACOKE — Robert Benjamin (Ben) O’Neal, 68, of Ocracoke, NC passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Ben was a native of Ocracoke, NC and a graduate of Ocracoke High School. He had numerous jobs after high school; working with Army Corps of Engineers on a dredge in […]

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse lens makes a temporary move during museum renovation

The original Cape Hatteras Lighthouse lens is on the move. The roughly 20-foot-tall structure, which is housed within the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, is painstakingly being taken apart and relocated to a secure and on-site storage area while work progresses on the museum’s total renovation. Though the prospect of a museum renovation […]

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Reminder: Large item pickup for Hatteras Island, Unincorporated Dare County to begin March 27

The Dare County Public Works Department has announced that large item pickup for the unincorporated areas of Dare County will begin on Monday, March 27, and will run continuously for approximately 12-15 days. The large item pickup will be performed by a private contractor, Southern Disaster Recovery, and there will be a strict one pass only enforced due to budgetary […]

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Strong OBX presence at Visit N.C. Tourism Conference; expert says N.C. visitor economy can withstand recession

March 22, 2023 | Local News | From The: WOBX | 2

by Miles Daniels The annual Visit NC Tourism Conference was held in Asheville earlier this month, and as always there was a strong Greater Outer Banks presence. And the vibe around the Omni Grove Park Inn is that North Carolina’s visitor economy is set-up for another strong year, despite concerns about the overall economic climate in […]

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