The Creation and Establishment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore - The Great Depression Through Mission 66

The Creation and Establishment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore - The Great Depression Through Mission 66

As an NCBBA member we thought you might enjoy reading about the history and creation of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Thanks to Past President Harry Nash for passing this along.

This 250-page document can be found by clicking the link below. It is a remarkable walk through the history of our beautiful park.

2022 Annual Meeting and BBQ!

Tickets on Sale Now!

Come join fellow NCBBA members on Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 2:00-6:00pm at the Community Center in Rodanthe right on Hwy 12 for some fun and good eating as we get together again for our Annual Meeting & Pig Pickin.

We’ll first start off at 2:00 with our meeting where members will hear about the activity of our organization from over the past year and we’ll also hear from the NPS Superintendent, Mr. Dave Hallic, about what goals they were able to accomplish along with the future plans the Park Service have lined up. If you’ve never heard Dave Hallic speak about the NPS and what they are doing you’ve certainly missed out on some very informative topics. He and his staff are constantly working to make sure that visitors coming to the Island experience the best time possible during their visit.

After the meeting the fun continues with a meal consisting of Barbeque & Chicken along with all the sides and dessert and of course, we’ll have your favorite beverages as well.

On top of all of this, we will have some great raffle items that members can vie for and this year we will also be auctioning off a couple of original Wayne Blessing framed paintings. These paintings are breathtaking and would make a great addition to any member’s home.

Tickets for this year’s event will be $10 for adults and $5 for those 15 and under. You certainly can’t go anywhere else and experience all we will provide our members for that price. Go to for more ticket information. So, mark your calendar for May 28th from 2-6 pm in Rodanthe and we’ll see you there….




NCDOT Distinguished 30-Year Star Award presented to Carol Mowers

NCDOT Distinguished 30-Year Star Award presented to Carol Mowers

By Tom Brueckner Director, # 6156 Life

 Carol gets star awardStar Award

On September 16th the NC Department of Transportation recognized the NCBBA for its participation in the Adopt-A-Highway Program which began May of 1991 by acknowledging our commitment to preserving the beauty and cleanliness of North Carolina roadsides. The NCDOT awarded us the 30-Year distinguished Star award and two 30-Year stars for our Adopt-A-Highway signs. In the letter to us is stated, “Nearly 5,000 Adopt-A-Highway groups have adopted approximately 10,000 miles of state-minded roads. Last year approximately 30,000 volunteers from all 100 counties picked up nearly 700,000 pounds of litter. Adopt-A-Highway volunteers save the taxpayers millions of dollars annually in roadside cleanup costs! This success would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of volunteers like you”.

The NCBBA’s A-A-H program proudly covers Highway 12 beginning just south of the Marc Basnight Bridge to ½ mile north of the Coquina Beach Ramp #2 entrance, a 2.5-mile stretch doing both sides of the road. Director Carol Mowers #10999 along with her husband, Dave Mowers #11935 head up the program. You all probably know Carol as our membership and merchandise Director, but she is extremely dedicated to our Adopt-A-Highway program and has managed the AAH program for a number of years. The NCBBA proudly presented the 30-Year Distinguished Star Award to Carol Mowers at our November board meeting for her dedication and hard work.

2022 Red Drum Tournament Registration Open

NCBBA 13th Annual Red Drum Tournament

October 19-22, 2022

New for 2022 - $500.00 cash prize for judge's tournament within the tournament. Not only will all judges be eligible for standard prizes, but all two-shift judges will be eligible for a judge's only cash prize tourney

Around the clock fun with 60 hours of continuous fishing on the beaches of Hatteras Island.

You will enjoy 60 hours of continuous fishing on the beach of your choice between ramps 23 and 43 making our tournament unique. No assigned stations. If fishing with a team no requirement to fish together. Teams may be comprised of between 3 and 6 members. We had several family teams last year vying to win The Joe Moore Team Challenge.

Spend a week on Hatteras Island in October and you can choose to fish up to three tournaments.... including---our 60-hour Red Drum Tournament.

Support our causes while having a blast with family, friends or solo during our 60-hour tournament and surrounding events.

Follow us on Facebook for updates on the tournament.

Science Committee Report on Wildlife Nesting

Science Committee Report

Al Adam, Vice President # 13459

A much anticipated Science Committee Report has been prepared and presented by The American Ornithological Society Committee on Science Arbitration.

It is a comprehensive report evaluating the past and present management of beach-nesting wildlife species at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area. It contains 60 plus pages of data, charts and details about characteristics of various nesting birds and sea turtles, the things that likely influence their results and theories about other things that may influence their results.

Due to its size we have posted printed some of it in this newsletter but we have posted the entire report on our website for your review. Science Committee CAHA-report_final-AOS.pdf

I have only gotten into the first 17 pages of the report thus far and have developed a number of questions related to what I have seen to this point. Those questions, per Superintendent Hallac, may be presented to the authors, of which there are seven and two assistants. Some of my questions thus far are likely the results of my lack of familiarity with certain terms and others are as simple as wishing to know how some of the species target numbers may have been arrived upon. For instance the target for nesting pairs at Cape Point is 30, while the historical high is 15. As a career commissioned employee I was always aware of targets and the importance of keeping them realistic. We always wanted or needed more but kept in mind that goals should not be arbitrary....and I'm not saying these are, I just would like to understand their basis.

I would appreciate it if those of you who are interested who read the report and either solicit the authors for answers to any questions or send your questions to me and I will collect them and submit them in their entirety later this fall. I have little or no doubt that this information will come into play during any future reviews of access and resource protection concerns. One thing that is becoming apparent is that we will be trying to do more with less in many areas as erosion takes its toll on many areas of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.