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

Hatteras Inlet’s Navigable Condition and Emergency Ferry Channel Covered at Waterways Commission Meeting

As the fishing tournament season kicked off this week in Hatteras, members of the Dare County Waterways Commission were relieved that conditions in Hatteras Inlet are finally in good shape.   “We’ve got the best channel we’ve had in four or five years,” Commissioner Steve “Creature” Coulter, a Hatteras charter boat captain, said at Monday’s […] Local News |  Full Article

Trams Coming to Ocracoke, and Other Updates from the Passenger Ferry Stakeholders Meeting

By CATHERINE KOZAK Funding has finally been secured for trams that will serve customers on the new passenger ferry in Ocracoke village, with the state agreeing to provide up to one-half the operating costs for four years. “It’s great news,” Hyde County Manager Bill Rich said at last week’s Passenger Ferry Stakeholders Committee meeting in […] Local News |  Full Article