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    News Briefs

    • DOT Awards Ocracoke Bulkhead Contract

      The state Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.9 million contract to build a 1,000-foot bulkhead to slow erosion at the ferry terminal on the north end of Ocracoke Island.

    • Climate Change Council to Meet July 16

      The N.C. Climate Change Interagency Council, which Gov. Roy Cooper created last year by executive order, is set to hold its fourth meeting July 16 in Winston-Salem.

    • NC Coastal Land Trust Preserves 5,400 Acres

      North Carolina Coastal Land Trust has transferred to the state Wildlife Resources Commission most of the 5,400 acres in Down East Carteret County it bought this month to be used as game lands.

    • Arboretum Planting Day Set for June 27

      Volunteers are welcome to join a native planting event 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the New Hanover County Arboretum when a media tour will be held to highlight the recently completed stormwater project to improve the water quality of nearby Bradley Creek.

    • Lookout at Night During Evening at the Cape

      Climb to the top of Cape Lookout Lighthouse at night, like lightkeepers did, during the seasonal Evening at the Cape program being offered in July, August, September and October.

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      • On Flood Control, The Dutch Are Masters

        The storm surge barrier near Rotterdam, Netherlands, a feat of engineering, is but one example of what coastal North Carolina can learn from the Dutch about flood prevention.

    • Featured Photo

      • Lookout Photo Places in NOAA Contest

        Roy Brownlow placed in the marine debris category of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management 2019 Coastal Management in Action photo contest for his image of remnants of abandoned vehicles on Cape Lookout National Seashore.

    • Featured Video

      • Nighttime on the Albemarle Peninsula

        ECU geologist Stanley Riggs and astronomer Brian Baker of the science education and literacy nonprofit A Time for Science are leading a study to better understand the nocturnal environment and dark skies of the Outer Albemarle Peninsula. The study is designed to map and characterize the visual landscape and sounds of the region.