Department of Interior official meets with locals about Bonner Bridge replacement and beach access

Boiled down to its essence, replacement of the decrepit bridge over Oregon Inlet comes down to building a new span at about the same place as the existing one. So why, after nearly two decades of planning, is the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge replacement project still stuck in a bureaucratic impasse? That’s one dilemma Assistant […] Local News |  Full Article

(Catherine Kozak, a former reporter for The Virginian-Pilot in the Nags Head office, is now a freelance writer for The Island Free Press and other publications.)    

BY CATHERINE KOZAK BY CATHERINE KOZAK The fight over winnings in last month’s 2010 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament continues after attorneys and representatives of the disqualified boat owners and the tournament locked horns and didn’t budge during an informal meeting this week.   The fight over winnings in last month’s 2010 Big Rock Blue Marlin […] Local News |  Full Article

Big Rock still has no winner — with almost $1 million in first-prize money at stake

There is still no official winner in last week’s Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. Almost $1 million in prize money is riding on whether a mate on the Hatteras-based Citation, the boat that caught a record-breaking blue marlin that should have taken the top prize, had a  North Carolina recreational fishing license, which is required […] Local News |  Full Article

Shipwreck museum has some new exhibits and programs but completion is still way down the road

By CATHERINE KOZAK By CATHERINE KOZAK Twenty-one years since its formal inception, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum will soon be the recipient of an actual shipwreck — an impressively historic one. The wreck discovered recently in Corolla, possibly as old as the 1607 Jamestown settlement, is expected to be trucked down Highway 12 to […] Local News |  Full Article