Beach manners — a matter of etiquette and the law By IRENE NOLAN Previously Posted July 1, 2016

(Editor’s Note:  Irene first wrote the following story as a blog entry for July of 2016. As she notes, she had a regular “Beach Manners” story for years, and after the success of last year’s entry, she planned on continuing the tradition in the years to come. Her tips on beach etiquette are still essential […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

UPDATE:   All five advisory panels vote against shrimp petition By IRENE NOLAN

At a meeting in New Bern yesterday, all five of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission advisory panels voted to recommend that the MFC deny a petition from the N.C. Wildlife Foundation to strengthen shrimp trawl regulations. However, the fight to preserve shrimp trawling in North Carolina sounds and ocean waters is not over yet. The […] Community News |  Full Article

Getting to the Point

On Dec. 21, the National Park Service published in the Federal Register its final changes to the off-road vehicle rule for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore that became effective five years ago next month — in February 2012. Three of the  changes addressed areas that Congress mandated the Park Service to re-examine in its final […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article