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New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

“I’m Safe” feature lets people alert their loved ones with a push of a button Eastern NC, August 1, 2012 — The American Red Cross today launched its official Hurricane App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas. This free app is the second in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. It gives instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. Building on the Red Cross’ leadership in the social media space, the app also includes a number of features that allow […]

Windy SW in Hatteras but FLAT Atlantic!

Windy SW in Hatteras but FLAT Atlantic!

Well not completely flat, at least down at Cape Point; however, overall the Atlantic has been far too tame this summer.  Though, I guess its great for visitors/swimmers; not withstanding the icy cold upwelling for beaches north of Oregon Inlet, where the Atlantic has been tranquil and has rarely seen breaking surf on the outer sandbars.  For the summer 2011 Hatteras surf scene, its been too quiet with not much bigger than waist high found throughout the islands.  Surfline consistently reports “Poor/Extremely Poor” near daily, and OBX Surf Info has a similar story covering the northern OBX beaches.  Even our recent tropical storm Brett, did nothing for incoming swell/surf.  All in all, for those looking for waves, they have not […]

Risky Business: Inlet shoaling could harm fishing industry

Risky Business: Inlet shoaling could harm fishing industry

By Dakota Briggs Nighthawk News – Staff Writer Increased shoaling at Oregon Inlet and a lack of dredging funds from the federal government put the Outer Banks’ commercial fishing industry at risk this spring. Late last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it had allocated an additional $2.25 million for dredging in 2011. Since late winter, the channel depth has reached a low of 6 feet, when it should be around 14 to 15 feet deep, according to Coast Guard Captain Anthony Popiel. The sharp angle that the channel turns next to Bonner Bridge also presents commercial fishermen with the problem of maneuvering the waterway at high speeds, according to Popiel. A number of boats have run aground […]

Rock On!

Rock On!

For the last few days, fishermen have been enjoying a very good run of BIG striped bass (rockfish) from Oregon Inlet to Corolla (1-3 miles from shore). The fish have all been good size, lots going over 30 pounds included a few close to the 50lb. mark. Some days are also reporting ALL commercial boats catching their limit. With a few light wind days over New Years, the boats have been lined up for miles to launch out of popular public boat ramps.  Attached is a pic taken on January 1st from www.oregon-inlet.com. Click HERE for more fishing reports and Pictures.

UNCG, COA offer college courses through high school

UNCG, COA offer college courses through high school

As colleges require advanced classes for students to participate in, many students exceed expectations by taking college level classes to gain admittance. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro allows students to take college level classes while they are still in high school. Students tend to take Advanced Placement classes to help prepare themselves for college and also to earn college credits while still in high school. “Two years ago we had a student receive 15 college credits by taking these classes,” distance learning facilitator Gloria Meads said. Since the program began, the number of students participating has increased each year. This year there are eight students enrolled already, with eight to 10 more expected this spring. Eight students were […]