Judge will allow suit over N.C. fisheries management to move forward

A Raleigh judge says a lawsuit filed by dozens of North Carolina residents and a recreational fishing advocacy group against state regulators can move forward. The Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina, along with 86 other plaintiffs, filed the suit against the State of North Carolina in November over what they call “abject failure” to […]

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Pair of green sea turtles to be released Wednesday at Coquina Beach

A pair of green sea turtles that have been undergoing treatment at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will be headed back into the ocean on Wednesday morning. The endangered reptiles have been cleared by the veterinary team at the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center for release. Wednesday’s release is scheduled for […]

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Currituck-Knotts Island ferry crews shift to cover Hatteras Inlet rest of week

The N.C. Ferry Division announced Tuesday it will not be operating the Currituck-Knotts Island route through Friday, which has left some residents of Knotts Island fuming. The crews that operate the M/V Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr., are being called to Hatteras Inlet to cover operations on the state’s busiest ferry route ahead of the […]

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Fuel supplies slowly getting back to normal along Outer Banks

Fuel inventories are getting back closer to normal following the wave of panic buying last week spurred by the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. But stations throughout North Carolina were still having trouble keeping up with demand, with GasBuddy.com’s availability tracker reporting 42 percent of the stations statewide had fuel available as of Sunday evening. Gas outages […]

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Federal investigation of deadly Bonner collapse likely to take months

A federal investigation is underway of the incident that killed a worker Wednesday evening during the final stages of demolition of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. Since it happened over a navigable waterway, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken charge of the probe which could take […]

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One-fourth of Dare County residents now fully vaccinated, highest percentage in N.C.

The latest data from the state shows Dare County has fully vaccinated the highest percentage of its residents against COVID-19 of any county in North Carolina. Dare was at 25.5 percent of its population age 18 and older that has received all the necessary shots as of Monday’s report from the N.C. Department of Health and […]

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ICYMI: Exhaust from Florida rocket launch visible over the Outer Banks, much of East Coast

Early risers Sunday morning (thanks in part to the time change) had a wild sight overhead along the Outer Banks and even as far inland as the Triad But what some of you saw has an easy explanation. SpaceX launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites on the Starlink v.0 L21 mission from historic Launch […]

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