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    News Briefs

    • Coastal Plants Focus of Sept. 18 Program

      ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute will host a lecture Wednesday on seacoast plants of the Carolinas as part of its “Science on the Sound” monthly lecture series.

    • FEMA Grants Available for Home Elevation

      A meeting for residents of the unincorporated areas of Dare County who experience frequent flooding can learn more FEMA grants available for home elevation 3-6 p.m. Tuesday in Manteo.

    • Roanoke Island Flood Report to be Presented

      Dare County will host a community meeting Sept. 23 to learn the results of the Department of Transportation’s Roanoke Island drainage report, which was prompted by extensive flooding in July 2018.

    • Beaufort Boat Access Closed for Upgrades

      The Wildlife Resources Commission’s boating access off Lennoxville Road in Beaufort is temporarily closed for upgrades to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff from the site.

    • NC Disaster Relief Fund Raises Nearly $6M

      The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund raised $5.9 million since Hurricane Florence struck in September 2018, helping thousands of families with housing, repairs and other needs in the past year, the governor’s office announced Thursday.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Corps Expands Jinks Creek Plan Review

        The Army Corps of Engineers is doing a more comprehensive review of a proposed project to dredge parts of Jinks Creek in Sunset Beach, triggering a 30-day public comment period.

    • Science

    • Our Coast

      • Remembrance Marks African Slaves’ Arrival

        An event this past weekend at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site featuring Freedmen’s Colony descendants observed the 400th year since enslaved Africans were first brought to America.

      • ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ an Outer Banks Story

        Colington native Tyler Nilson, co-writer and co-directer of “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” to be screened Friday at Manteo’s Pioneer Theater, says the film reflects coastal life and characters.

    • Commentary

      • Fish to Eat? License Fee May Be Waived

        For those who fish for food and receive certain government assistance, a subsistence waiver can save the annual $15 recreational fishing license fee, but few who qualify may be aware.

    • Featured Photo

      • Event to Showcase Cape Lookout at Night

        Cape Lookout Lighthouse shines on the night sky in this image by the National Park Service. Visitors to Cape Lookout National Seashore can experience the lighthouse under the night sky, like the lighthouse keepers did, during the ranger-led Evening at the Cape program, offered one weekend a month from June to October.   

    • Featured Video

      • Hurricane Florence: A Year Later

        This video shot Sept. 27, 2018, by Onslow County Government shows the coastal county just weeks after Hurricane Florence struck last year. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Category 1 storm’s arrival in Eastern North Carolina, where it lingered for three days and bringing in rainfall up to 42 inches. The storm damaged more than 11,000 homes and businesses in Onslow County, costing residents more than $515 million and leaving behind more than 800,000 cubic feet of debris, according to the county.