The Fessenden Center in Buxton has launched a new walking program for islanders, visitors, and homeowners alike to stay fit while enjoying the off-season beauty of Hatteras Island.
Fessenden staff will lead participants who want to stay fit and enjoy the quiet scenery of the island landscape on walks throughout the winter. The “Walk through Winter” program is scheduled three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 p.m. until about 2:00 p.m. from Dec. 1 through March 20.
Louis B. Daniel III, director of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, issued a proclamation on Thursday, Jan. 22, opening the bay scallop season in the Core and Pamlico sounds with some restrictions. The bay scallop fishery has been closed for several years because DMF officials said the stock was depleted. Continue reading
Locals and visitors alike were treated to a tremendously rare event on Hatteras Island on January 20th, accumulating snow. Beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m., the snow flowed down in flurries, sticking to the cold ground and continued well into the evening. Most residents ventured outside and played in the snow all evening, and woke up to a white winter landscape, reminiscent of the famous scene in A Christmas Story… except with sea oats and scrub oaks. Continue reading
While on Hatteras Island be sure to pick up some local fresh shrimp from a nearby seafood store. There are a variety of ways that you can have shrimp and if you feel like dining in consider this shrimp creole recipe that will surely become a favorite for everyone in your party. This recipe originated in Louisiana but feel free to alter it to your taste. If you enjoy spicy meals you can add some Tobasco sauce to your liking. Continue reading
Consider yourself an award wining fisherman? Then you just might benefit from North Carolina’s Citation Program. While a “citation” can generally have a bad connotation, (think speeding ticket), the citation program regulated by the NC Marine Fisheries is a way for local and visiting anglers alike to prove that their big catch reeled in on the Outer Banks is more than just a tall fish tale. Continue reading