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Senate bill on Hatteras access gains Democratic support

Supporters of a Senate bill to set aside the National Park Service’s current rules on off-road vehicles at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore found a Democratic friend Wednesday at a Senate committee hearing.
full story in the Island Free Press »

Hurricane Irene forces Outer Banks Evacuation

Dare County Orders Evacuation of Residents The Dare County Control Group has ordered a mandatory evacuation for all Dare County residents beginning at 8:00 a.m., Friday, August 26. Residents throughout Dare County should make evacuation plans in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. The storm poses a serious threat for all of Dare County, which is now […]

Cape Point Temporarily Closes to ORV Access

Date: March 21, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111 Deputy Superintendent Darrell Echols announces the temporary ORV access closure of the popular Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the consent decree. On March 18, 2011, just south of Ramp 44 along the ocean shoreline, National Park Service staff observed Piping Plover breeding […]

Camping on OBX

Group camping is only available at Oregon Inlet Campground.  Fees for group camping are $4.00 per person per night (for groups of  7-30 people) including infants and toddlers. The group camping reservation number is 252-441-0882 and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Rules Violation Costs Team Big Rock Title

The lack of a $15 fishing license cost the Citation $912,825, not to mention first place and a spot in the record books in the 52nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament. Ouch? You bet so. “It hurts,” said angler Andy Thomossan, who caught a record 883-pound blue marlin Monday that he and everyone […]

Fishing Report June 16, 2010

Surf Fishing Report: Pompano fishing is good further south. Sea Mullet and Bluefish on the northern beaches. Water temp is 75 degrees. Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Pier Fishing Report: Avalon: Nags Head: Outer Banks: Inshore Boats Report: Bluefish, Amberjack & Spanish. Fair Cobia fishing. Offshore Boats Report: […]

Fishing Report June 15, 2010

Surf Fishing Report: Blues & Sea Mullet. Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Black Drum, spot & Croaker. Pier Fishing Report: Avalon: Blues, Spanish & Sea Mullet. Nags Head: Blues. Outer Banks: Blues. Inshore Boats Report: Spanish, Blues and Amberjacks. Offshore Boats Report: Limits of Dolphin, scattered Yellowfin, Wahoo, […]

Fishing Report June 13, 2010

Surf Fishing Report: Blues & Sea Mullet. Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Black Drum, spot & Croaker. Pier Fishing Report: Avalon: Blues, Spanish & Sea Mullet. Nags Head: Blues. Outer Banks: Blues. Inshore Boats Report: Spanish, Blues and Amberjacks. Offshore Boats Report: Limits of Dolphin, scattered Yellowfin, Wahoo, […]

Feds extend ban on red snapper fishing from N.C. to Fla.

The Associated Press © June 9, 2010 ORLANDO, Fla. Fishermen will be prohibited indefinitely from catching red snapper in federal waters from North Carolina to the Florida Keys under a measure passed by a federal fisheries management council Wednesday. The ban, passed 9-4 by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, also prohibits the fishing of […]

The Third Deliberate Vandalism Act of the 2010 Season Expands Closure at Ramp 4

Hatteras Closure Sign

Date: June 8, 2010 Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111  Ext. 148 The third deliberate vandalism act of the 2010 season to a shorebird resource protection area has resulted in an expansion of the closure located 0.9 of  a mile south of Ramp 4 on Bodie Island Spit in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.