GETTING TO KNOW…CHUMM’s Dennis Carroll, the helping hand on Hatteras

Hatteras Island is a special place for many of our visitors and residents—an area largely untouched by development and one reminiscent of the entire region before the northern beaches were transformed by commercial and vacation accommodation development. But living there has always been a challenge — one Hatteras Islands residents readily accept. The community thrives […]

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For troubled OBX fishing industry, COVID-19 is one more blow

The Outer Banks’ commercial fishing industry has seen its share of problems over the past few years. Federal neglect of the Oregon and Hatteras Island inlets has caused shoaling, making it difficult for even smaller fishing vessels to reliably navigate local waterways. Big trawlers no longer offload their catch in Wanchese, resulting in the closing […]

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Dare Board: No New Taxes; Controversy on Hatteras Island

Dare County residents should not see any tax increases in 2020 if the Board of Commissioners adopts the $168.8 million budget proposed by County Manager Bobby Outten at Monday night’s meeting. Outten’s proposed budget includes $108 million for the 2019-2020 fiscal year’s General Fund and just under $68 million for other expenses, including $21 million […]

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Lingering N.C. Fisheries Association Issues Persist into 2019

Captain George’s was the venue for the recent 2019 North Carolina Fisheries Association’s Annual Meeting, which addressed issues that included conflicts with special interest groups, shrimp trawl bans and aquaculture in the sounds. The NCFA is the primary organization promoting, providing education and, in recent years, defending North Carolina’s commercial fishing industry. NCFA board presided […]

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Umphlett announces resignation from Dare County Board

February 21, 2017 | Local News | By: Russ Lay | From The:

Dare County Commissioner Margarette Umphlett will resign from the county’s governing body effective March 31. The surprise announcement came at the end of the Board of Commissioner’s meeting Monday. Reading from a prepared statement, Umphlett, fighting back tears, thanked her fellow board members for their friendship and support during her time on the board. While […]

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