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FEMA Drafting New Flood Zone Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently drafting new flood zone maps. The proposed changes will greatly affect many residence of Carteret County and the Crystal Coast. The last time flood zone maps were updated was back in 2003 using information dating back to the 1980’s. The greatest area of proposed change will impact those properties in the V flood zones along our coast line. V flood zones require a more stringent set of building codes and...
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Fishing Report For Crystal Coast Cobias

Cobias. Hold on to your hats, gaffs, rods and reels. The weather has been wild and wooly this past week and so has the fishing. We’ve got a classic Crystal Coast cobia catch report to get out to you. June is the month where the cobias fishing along the Crystal Coast is best. Cobias are migrating up the coast line this time of year towards Virginia and Maryland. They will move along our shorelines and into the sounds and backwaters…

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Coastal News and Issues

Coastal News and Issues. Several very important coastal issues are being discussed on a state and federal level. Several bills are in the North Carolina legislature that could affect boating and fishing along our coast. Other possible restrictions may be coming from the federal government that could prohibit or alter how we recreate along the beaches and in the surf of the Crystal Coast….

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Two 800 Pound Gorillas in the Game Fish Room

Game fish status for three species of fish is back in the news and in the North Carolina Legislature. But while certain groups are debating the status of speckled trout, red drum and striped bass everyone is missing the two 800 pound gorillas that are sitting in the room. If North Carolina isn’t careful House Bill 983 is going to unleash them both….

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Flood Insurance Rate Change Coming

Flood Insurance. Get ready! The National Flood Insurance Program will be raising rates October 1, 2013. Will you be affected? Will there be additional rate hikes coming to the coast? In 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies, to make a number of changes to the way the NFIP is run…

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Homeowner Insurance Rates to Increase

Homeowner Insurance Rates. On March 5, 2013 Wayne Goodwin, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner signed an agreement with insurance companies allowing a statewide rate increase of homeowner insurance of on average 7 percent. The actual rates vary tremendously according to individual territories within the state. The North Carolina Rate Bureau, which represents the insurance companies, had requested an overall statewide….

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Coastal Property Insurance Pool

The Coastal Property Insurance Pool, formerly known as the Beach Plan, was created in 1969 by the North Carolina General Assembly to provide an adequate market for essential property insurance, ensuring the economic welfare of the beach and coastal areas of North Carolina. The Coastal Property Insurance Pool is not a facility of North Carolina state government; however, the plan of operation is subject to…

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Captain Joe Shute’s Crystal Coast Fishing Report

Yesterday was another great day of fishing offshore. The weather cooperated as well as the fish. There were excellent catches of very large wahoo from 50 to 70 lbs along with some nice size yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna and dolphin. The only thing slowing up this weeks offshore fishing will be the weather. Inshore we are still seeing some bluefish and a handful of Atlantic bonito. The gray trout fishing around…

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