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 […] Local News |  Full Article

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 […] Local News |  Full Article

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 […] Fishing |  Full Article

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 […] Local News |  Full Article

N.C. Board of Transportation votes to name new Oregon Inlet Bridge after Marc Basnight

At their meeting on Thursday morning, March 7, the North Carolina State Board of Transportation unanimously voted to name the new bridge across Oregon Inlet the “Marc Basnight Oregon Inlet Bridge.” The segment of the old bridge that will become a pedestrian walkway will retain the Herbert C. Bonner name. The resolution also rescinds the 1983 […] Local News |  Full Article