Shoaling at Rodanthe Harbor Emergency Channel Generates Concern at Waterways Commission Meeting

With the Rodanthe Harbor emergency ferry channel dangerously shoaled two weeks from the start of hurricane season, members of the Dare County Waterways Commission on Monday expressed alarm that there are no funds or immediate plans to clear the sand from the water route that would be needed if access to N.C. Highway 12 was […] Local News |  Full Article

Regan, Mayors Tout Unity Against Drilling

Even as the Trump administration has put its East Coast offshore oil plans on hold, North Carolina’s environmental officials are rallying the forces to prepare a united front against the proposal. “We have to remain vigilant in opposition to drilling off our coast,” Michael Regan, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Quality, said Wednesday […] Local News |  Full Article

With Three Dredging Projects at Hatteras Inlet, Commission Examines Issues at Oregon Inlet, Other Sites

With a dredging project at the South Ferry Channel expected to start soon, another of the Rollinson Channel recently completed, and a third planned in the coming months in the Sloop Channel, members of the Dare County Waterways Commission for a change heard more concerns on Monday about waterways other than Hatteras Inlet. Challenges have […] Local News |  Full Article

South Ferry Channel Clear, Waterways Commission Turns Attention to the New Outer Banks Dredge

To the relief of Hatteras Inlet mariners, the new year is starting with clear passage on the South Ferry Channel and pending dredge work at the breakwater in Hatteras village, resolving two stubborn problems and providing an upbeat backdrop for the changing of the guard at the first 2019 meeting of the Dare County Waterways […] Local News |  Full Article

Frustration Mounts for Multiple Dredging Projects at Waterways Commission Meeting BY CATHERINE KOZAK

With waterways still clogged as a result of hurricanes Florence and Michael, and several projects on the horizon, the Dare County Waterways Commission on Tuesday had a full plate to discuss at its monthly meeting. Mariners have been bumping on shoals in Oregon Inlet and Sloop Channel in Hatteras Inlet, but the South Ferry Channel […] Local News |  Full Article

New Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef on the Horizon BY CATHERINE KOZAK

Despite the Outer Banks’ disproportionately large contribution in fishing license fees, the region has been shorted its share of artificial fishing reefs compared with the rest of the North Carolina coast. But the Outer Banks Anglers Club is looking forward to approval within months of a permit that will allow construction of a new recreational […] Local News |  Full Article