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

County continues search for southern Hatteras water leak By IRENE NOLAN

Dare County utilities crews have still not located a suspected water leak on southern Hatteras Island. The Dare County Cape Hatteras Water System, which serves the villages of Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras, reported on Dec. 1 that it had experienced higher than normal water demands since Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 9. Initially, system officials […] Local News |  Full Article