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    News Briefs

    • Bigfoot Slough Area Dredging Scheduled

      The Army Corps of Engineers is tentatively scheduled to begin a dredging effort in the Bigfoot Slough area of Pamlico Sound next week and the NCDOT Ferry Division has reduced service between Ocracoke and Cedar Island and Swan Quarter.

    • Federation Launches Shell Recycling Program

      The North Carolina Carolina Coastal Federation recently kicked off its Restaurant to Reef Oyster Shell Recycling program with its first reef built entirely from oyster shells collected by local restaurants.

    • Cooper Urges Trump to Protect the NC Coast

      Gov. Roy Cooper in a letter Tuesday urged President Donald Trump and his administration to include North Carolina in the recently announced moratorium on oil drilling for the next 10 years.

    • DMF’s CARES Act Spending Plan Approved

      N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ spending plan for federal coronavirus fisheries assistance has been approved by NOAA Fisheries and is waiting for notification from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission that the $5.4 million has been awarded.

    • Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Kicks Off

      NCDOT is kicking off its 2020 bicycle and pedestrian safety campaign in several communities, including the Outer Banks, Wilmington, Beaufort, Greenville, New Bern Pine, Knoll Shores and Washington.

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    • News & Features

      • No Agreement in Conservation Deed Dispute

        A land owner seeking to remove conservation deed restrictions on their undeveloped property in Morehead City and the state attorney general’s office failed to reach agreement during recent mediation.

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    • Featured Photo

      • Rainy Afternoon on Harkers Island

        Undeterred by looming clouds and the threat of rain, passengers board the Island Ferry Express Thursday at Cape Lookout National Seashore’s Harkers Island visitor center to head to South Core Banks for a glimpse of the lighthouse, which is closed to climbing this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Featured Video

      • Nags Head’s Fishing Piers

        “Long the Cultural and Social Centers of the Town,” learn in this video by Nags Head more about the history of the town’s three fishing piers, how to be an ethical angler, and what’s biting when.