Showing posts from February, 2012

Stewart Couch- A Celebration of Life

BUXTON – Raymond Stewart Couch, 61, passed suddenly on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, near Rivas, Nicaragua while vacationing with friends.

Stewart Couch was the owner of Hatteras Realty. He was a gifted businessman, and a true pioneer in the vacation rental industry, having built the company from a fledgling operation of 12 cottages in 1982 to a nationally-known vacation rental property management company managing nearly 600 homes, employing almost 200 people during the height of the vacation season.

Stewart was a world traveler, having spent over 40 years traveling to the far reaches of the globe to experience the world’s most renowned surf breaks. His respect and passion for the history, heritage and recreational liberties of Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks reinforced the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as a world-class vacation resort.

He will be remembered for his zany sense of humor, which added an invaluable element to his considerable communication skill…

Updated Information For Driving Permits on Cape Hatteras Seashore

The final rule has been established to require permits for ORV use on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. In this blog we have gathered the latest information on permit costs, location of designated permit offices, and the effective date on this new ruling.

To obtain an ORV permit, you must complete a 7-minute educational video program, and acknowledge in writing that you understand and agree to abide by the rules governing ORV use at the Seashore, and pay the appropriate permit fee.You may purchase a 7 day permit for $50, or an annual permit for $120, at either of the 3 permit office locations.The ORV permit offices are located at Coquina Beach, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center (Buxton), and the Ocracoke Visitor Center.These offices will be open year-round, seven days a week (except Christmas Day), from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with expanded hours on weekends and holidays during the summer season. You must purchase a permit for each ORV you plan on driving on desig…