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    • Dredging Near Ocracoke Village Underway

      Dredging in Big Foot Slough in Pamlico Sound began Wednesday to make traveling between Ocracoke and Cedar Island and Swan Quarter safer for larger vessels.

    • Trump Confirms NC, Va Drilling Moratorium

      President Trump on Friday announced that he is extending the moratorium on offshore drilling to North Carolina and Virginia during a campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia.

    • NC Water, Land Projects Awarded $14.6M

      North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund awarded $14.6 million to 39 projects to protect the state’s land and water, including projects on the coast.

    • N.C. 12 Reopens to Motorists

      Though N.C. 12 reopened Thursday on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, motorists should drive with caution because sand and water remain on the roadway.

    • Agencies Observe Estuaries Week with MOU

      North Carolina and Virginia agencies have announced a new memorandum of understanding reaffirming a commitment to work together on environmental issues in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system in celebration of National Estuaries Week, Sept. 19-26.

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    • News & Features

      • Questions Linger on Offshore Drilling, Seismic

        While the president has yet to confirm Sen. Tillis’ announcement that North Carolina had been added to a moratorium on offshore drilling, permits for seismic exploration appear to be moving forward.

      • Clean Energy Advocates Tout Opportunity

        An economy powered by renewable-based, more secure grid will be more resilient and provide new economic opportunity, according to a group of clean energy entrepreneurs.

    • Science

      • Ocean May Be Key to Feeding World: Study

        A recent study projects that the amount of food produced from the ocean could increase by as much as 74% by 2050, but the researchers point to big obstacles, namely policy and regulation.

    • Our Coast

      • Cape Fear Lifesavers’ Daring 1893 Rescue

        The second in a two-part series by author Kevin Duffus takes readers along with the Cape Fear lifesavers to save the crew from the wreckage of the Charles C. Dame on Frying Pan Shoals.

      • Saving the Crew of the Charles C. Dame

        Author Kevin Duffus takes readers to the 1890s in this two-part series that looks at the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the daring rescues during dangerous storms by its crews on the North Carolina coast.

    • Commentary

    • 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.