02/12/10

Picture of the Week

It’s a clear day at Oregon Inlet, the gateway for dozens of charter and fishing boats to the Gulf Stream, just 15-20 miles off of Hatteras Island. Photo by Shiralee “Shug” Timmons of Surf or Sound Realty.


12/10/09

Hatteras and the Outer Banks recognized as the #1 Marlin Fishing locale in the US

Marlin Magazine recently posted a top ten list of the best marlin fishing in the United States, and while the top locales ranged from California to the Florida Keys, it was Hatteras and the Outer Banks that nabbed the #1 position, making it the best marlin fishing spot in America. Continue reading


12/4/09

Fall and Winter Fishing Heats Up in December

Never mind that it’s winter – the bite goes on along the Carolina coast, and on Hatteras Island particularly, many anglers attest that the fall fishing has never been better.

The top spots are Oregon Inlet just north of Rodanthe, Cape Point in Buxton, and Hatteras Inlet. But no matter what stretch of beach, inshore or offshore, many fishermen are heading home happy, with their coolers full. Continue reading


03/2/09

The restoration of the Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station

Photo by Shiralee Timmons
Photo by Shiralee Timmons

After 20 years of being abandoned, the Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station is currently undergoing a much needed facelift. The state-owned historic building is being raised 10 feet into the air and being placed on pilings, allowing sand to blow freely underneath, and help protect the weather-beaten structure.

In addition, the concrete floor is being replaced with wood, and the roof and three-story tower will be renovated as well. The nine-month project, estimated to cost $700,000, is expected to be completed during the summer of 2009. Continue reading


12/9/08

Picture of the Week

The beauty of Hatteras Island does not change with the seasons. Winter is a great time for a secluded retreat and stunning early sunsets. Photo on the left by Shiralee Timmons of Surf or Sound and photo on the right by Joy Crist of Surf or Sound.