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Pound net extension proposed in Croatan Sound

Billy Gaither Midgette Jr., of Wanchese, proposes to extend an existing pound net set. The pound’s’ location is in the vicinity of Hog Island, Croatan ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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Virtual update on Rodanthe bridge set

State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual information meeting March 4 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Mechanical harvest of oysters halted

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation SF-4-2021 closed the mechanical harvest of oysters from the public bottom effective at sunrise, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. The intent ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.


A family’s remarkable record of service

By Joan L. Collins Many, especially locals who live on the Outer Banks, are aware of the story of Keeper Richard Etheridge and the Pea ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Contributed.

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Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Inlet badly shoaled, dredging coming this month

Both Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Inlet are badly shoaled. At two different meetings, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its dredging schedule to address ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy.

Endangered baby right whale found dead on East Coast beach

By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press The plight of endangered right whales took another sad turn Saturday, when a baby whale, possibly two months old, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

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Pound net set proposed in Swan Creek area

Kenneth Ray Allen, Pantego, proposes to set one pound net in Dare County. The proposed location is Alligator River, vicinity of Swan Creek. The pound ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Public hearing scheduled for Hyde County shellfish lease proposals

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Hyde County at 6 p.m., Tuesday, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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Avon beach nourishment meeting set

Dare County Board of Commissioners has formally announced a public meeting on Avon beach nourishment, to be held virtually Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 starting at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy.


Outer Banks Flotilla of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary receives National Flotilla of the Year Award

By Kathi Neal, Outer Banks Flotilla During its recent Change of Watch ceremony, the Outer Banks Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Contributed.

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