Latest Hatteras Inlet Stories

2008-10-03 09:00:18

By DAMON TATEM PIER FISHING was good Thursday along the northern beaches but slower on Hatteras Island. Some bluefish, small speckled trout and a few scattered spot were landed throughout the day on Avalon pier. Nags Head pier anglers decked bluefish, several puppy drum, spot, some nice croaker and speckled trout during the morning. Nice-size tailor blues and 1-to- 1 1/2-pound croaker were taken in the afternoon. Plenty of keeper puppy drum, tailor bluefish, a few speckled trout,...

2008-08-28 09:00:47

The Virginian-Pilot Bodie Island Spit at Oregon Inlet reopened on Wednesday to off- road vehicles, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. The area, one of the most popular ORV fishing spots in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, has been closed to beach drivers and pedestrians for much of the summer to protect nesting shorebirds as required in a legal agreement. The ocean shoreline is open from Ramp 4 south for 2.1 miles to Oregon Inlet and from Ramp 4 north for 2.1 miles, according to...

2008-07-11 06:00:24

By CATHERINE KOZAK Beaches at Oregon Inlet, Cape Point and Ocracoke Island, N.C., are expected to be quieter than usual this July Fourth weekend - the first time they've been closed to off-road vehicles through the night. Access on foot or vehicle also is limited or nearly nonexistent at other times in those areas. But off-road vehicle access to some areas - in particular on the Pole Road at Hatteras Inlet - has recently improved. "That's great," said Dan Willard, manager at Red Drum...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'