MFC meeting brings new regulations for commercial and recreational fisheries

At its business meeting this week, the commission closed commercial mullet fishing on the weekends and the recreational flounder season for 2024. At its May business meeting, which it held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, in Beaufort, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission voted on new regulations for striped mullet harvest, updated the public about […]

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Expanded ranger-led educational programs begin Memorial Day Weekend at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

An expanded schedule of ranger-led educational programs begins Memorial Day Weekend at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. The additional programs run from Memorial Day through much of the summer, and there is no cost to attend any of the ranger-led programs. The schedule of weekly programs is listed below […]

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Tommy Good

Tommy Good of Frisco, NC, unexpectedly passed away last week; he was 80 years old. The cause was cancer that had been undetected for some time. Tommy grew up on Hatteras Island with three brothers, Roy, George, and Gerald, and one sister, Delora. After trying a few different jobs, one on a pilot boat and […]

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Project to replace sandbags on Ocracoke Island is complete; Both lanes of N.C. Highway 12 open

An extensive project to repair pavement and replace sandbags along N.C. Highway 12 on the north end of Ocracoke Island is complete, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The single-lane closure that has been in effect since April has also ended, and both lanes of the highway are open. Earlier […]

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William Frederick Heinkel, Jr.

August 20, 1957 – May 18, 2024 FRISCO — William Frederick Heinkel, Jr., known to many as “Bluewater Billy,” was born on August 20, 1957, in Chicago, IL. He passed away on May 18, 2024, in Frisco, NC, at the age of 66. Bill graduated from Langley High School in McLean, VA, and moved to […]

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Danny Creighton Worsley

March 8, 1950 – May 21, 2024 OCRACOKE — Danny Creighton Worsley, a beloved member of the Ocracoke community, passed away on May 21, 2024, in Ocracoke, NC at the age of 74. He was born on March 8, 1950, in Rocky Mount, NC. Danny led a fulfilling life, dedicating his career to various roles […]

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Lifeguards return to five Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches on Memorial Day Weekend

Lifeguards are returning for the summer season to Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s five lifeguarded beaches starting on Saturday, May 25. From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, lifeguards are on duty daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations: Coquina Beach Day Use Area (Bodie Island) Located across from the Bodie Island […]

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