Most anglers and vacationers here today can’t recall the Outer Banks without the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. Sure, there are the old-timers who’ve been fishing these waters for decades that remember, but for most of us, the fishing center is a fixture, totally paired in our minds with offshore ...
When I speak with Minta Meekins, general manager of the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, it’s immediately clear she was raised on the Outer Banks. Her vowels roll in the Elizabethan brogue that’s native to the region, words like “website” lilting to “websoight” and “fish” to “feesh.” It’s an auditory...