boating


Class – Boat Safely on the Cape Fear Waterways

WILMINGTON, NC Jan. 10, 2015 – The Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron, “America’s Boating Club,” will present its comprehensive introductory boating course beginning on Saturday, 21 February 2015 at the Cape Fear Community College. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators approved and USCG recognized course is presented […]


Mountain Island Lake Gets 24-Hour TowBoatUS Coverage

On the Water Assistance When You Need It CHARLOTTE, NC, July 15, 2014 – For years, boaters and anglers stuck with a dead battery, dead engine or empty fuel tank out on Mountain Island Lake had to hope that someone would get them back to the boat launch or dock. […]


MarineMax Wrightsville Beach Partners with Sailfish to Deliver the Difference

Clearwater, FL June 23, 2013 –MarineMax Wrightsville Beach announced today a partnership with Sailfish Boats to offer their line of inshore and offshore fishing focused boats. Sailfish Boats have long been known for their exceptional combination of advanced fishability, industry-leading cruising comforts, along with unique safety features that will set the […]


Oriental Upholds Ancient Tradition with 2013 Dragon Boat Festival

Oriental, NC July 19, 2013 – If you’ve ever wanted to be part of a unified, fun-loving team, come to Oriental’s 2013 Dragon Boat Festival on August 9-10 for an exciting and visually spectacular event! The festival, which will feature teams of over 20 people racing elaborate boats harkening to […]


Dragon’s Breath Regatta to Breathe Fiery Competition onto Oriental’s Waters

Oriental, NC July 16, 2013 – The 2013 Dragon’s Breath Regatta is set to bring fun competition to Oriental with races taking place on August 3-4 at the Oriental Marina and Inn. The regatta, which will include two races on Saturday, August 3rd and one on Sunday, August 4th is […]


Renovations to Cedar Island Boat Ramp Complete

CEDAR ISLAND, NC June 21, 2013 —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to a popular coastal Boating Access Area in Carteret County, and it is now open to the public. The Cedar Island Boating Access Area, on the Pamlico Sound, has been made completely accessible for boaters with […]


Fishing Pier Constructed on Cape Fear River at Lock & Dam No. 1

RIEGELWOOD, NC June 21, 2013 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently completed construction of a universally accessible fishing pier that runs along the Cape Fear River at Lock and Dam No. 1 in Bladen County. The wooden pier extends 30 feet out and is 90 feet wide across the […]


Update for “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 31, 2012) — The “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” safety campaign saw fewer alcohol-related boating arrests and accidents during Memorial Day weekend than the same holiday period last year. The 2011 Memorial Day weekend saw 50 operating-while-impaired arrests, compared to 42 this […]


DNR Courtesy Boating Inspections Set During Memorial Day Weekend

Columbia, SC – In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will again be conducting courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings. The Memorial Day holiday weekend is considered the first blast of […]