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Mark Hibbs, Catherine Kozak and Jennifer Allen were honored at the N.C. Press Association 2020 awards banquet in Raleigh.

Coastal Review Online, or CRO, is an award-winning, daily online news service covering the North Carolina coast. We are committed to providing unbiased coverage, free of charge and we need your support to make this reporting possible.

CRO has won over 100 awards from the N.C. Press Association, and our readership has grown to over 760,000 readers across the nation in 2020. We count on supporters like you to help make our unrivaled reporting possible.

CRO is published by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting and restoring the North Carolina coast, and it costs $200,000 annually to produce.

Your support will help us continue to provide highly respected coverage that readers can count on for trustworthy reporting and insights on coastal issues.

How you can help

Join the CRO Press Club: Support CRO with a one-time gift of any amount, or become a sustainer by setting up a recurring donation. Press Club members will be recognized annually on the CRO website.

Be a Sponsor: In 2021, after tremendous growth in readership nationwide, we are thrilled to offer a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for individuals, businesses and groups. Sponsors will be featured on our article pages, seen by over 60,000 readers each month.

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