Body of one crewman recovered, another still missing from capsized shrimp trawler

The remains have been recovered of one of the crewmembers missing from a shrimp trawler that capsized in the Pamlico Sound last week. The body of Keyron “Breezy” Davis was recovered Friday morning. The Hyde County Sheriff’s Office told WCTI-TV his body was found using sidescan sonar. Along with the Sheriff’s Office, commercial fishing vessels and volunteer […]

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Crews respond to brush fire on Pea Island near refuge visitor center

  UPDATE: The fire that started just before 7 p.m. about 1/4 mile south of the Pea Island National Wildlife Visitor Center was declared extinguished at 8:23 p.m. A wind-fueled brush fire ignited Saturday night in Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on the oceanside of N.C. 12 near the refuge visitor center. Crews reported they […]

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Columbia seafood company head gets year in prison for selling falsely-labeled crab meat

The owner of a Tyrrell County seafood processor has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling millions of dollars in foreign crab meat that was labeled as local blue crab to major retailers. Phillip R. Carawan, owner, president and CEO of Capt. Neill’s Seafood Inc. in Columbia, admitted to […]

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Two rescued, two missing after Hyde County shrimp trawler sinks in Pamlico Sound

The captain and a crewmember were rescued, but two other crewmen were still missing, after a shrimp trawler reportedly ran into trouble and sank Tuesday evening in the Pamlico Sound. The Coast Guard confirmed to OBX Today that an incident occurred last night, and a press release was pending. Family members say the F/V Papa’s […]

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‘Tis the season … for ‘Christmas’ seals resting on Outer Banks’ beaches

It’s that time of year again, when seals like take to a break on area beaches. And if you see a seal or any other marine mammal while your along the oceanfront, make sure to report it to the Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Seals, especially pups, often visit the Outer Banks during the winter months. […]

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Recreational bluefish limit will be slashed to just 3-per-day starting in 2020

The number of bluefish recreational anglers can keep per day along the entire Atlantic coast will be significantly cut in 2020 after projections that total catches will exceed an annual harvest limit set by regulators. Last week, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council recommended and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved a three-bluefish daily limit […]

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Legislature could take up reworked hurricane disaster relief bill next week

The North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Wednesday to work on another court-ordered alteration to the state’s Congressional maps, but there could also be action coming on a hurricane relief package. Last month, the state House and Senate approved dueling bills to help fund repairs and cover damage caused by storms in North […]

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Homeowners insurance rates across the region will be increasing next May

Property insurance rates will be be heading up next spring after a deal was struck between state regulators and insurance companies, with a nearly ten percent increase coming for Outer Banks homeowners.The N.C. Department of Insurance announced negotiations had been completed with the N.C. Rate Bureau on a request to raise rates for both homeowner […]

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