Southern Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands Accidently Go Offline During Sunday Roadwork

Sunday’s replacement of aging drainage culverts under N.C. Highway 12 in Frisco caused an interruption in cell and internet service for southern Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island that lasted roughly 12 hours. While working at the site in between Delmer Willis Road and Sunset Strip in Frisco, a Century Link fiber optic cable was accidentally […]

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Working Watermen Commission Takes on Timely Issues

The revitalized Dare County Commission for Working Watermen held their inaugural meeting on Wednesday, March 21, and tackled several pressing issues that are connected to the local fishing industry. The commission originally formed in 2008, but quietly ceased meeting in December of 2012 without formally disbanding. After public comments made by journalist and researcher Susan […]

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Photoshoot and Presentation Provide More Local Voices Against Offshore Drilling

A photoshoot and presentation aimed at garnering more local voices for the fight against offshore drilling and seismic testing was held in Hatteras village on Tuesday night, attracting roughly 40 community members who posed for the camera. The photoshoot is part of a years-long campaign orchestrated by Not the Answer NC, which showcases the faces […]

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Critics Say N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Emergency Meeting Could Set Troubling Precedent

On Wednesday, March 13, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (NC MFC) held an Emergency Meeting in Kinston, N.C. to discuss directing the Division of Marine Fisheries Director, Steve Murphey, to issue a proclamation restricting the use of gill nets in the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. The meeting stemmed from a similar request made by […]

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Chicamacomico Banks VFD Garners Better Rating, and Better Insurance Rates for Homeowners

Results from a state insurance rating inspection conducted in November of the Chicamacomico Banks Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) were recently released, and the department received a stellar “4” rating which could positively impact homeowners’ insurance rates in the Tri-villages. The inspection, formally known as an “evaluation of the fire insurance classification,” is required on a […]

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