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  • Students Help Build Rain Garden

    Sarah Bodin, front right, of the North Carolina Coastal Federation assists students from the Career Management class at Swansboro High School in building a rain garden Tuesday at Swansboro’s town hall. The work to capture rainwater and reduce the amount of polluted runoff reaching nearby waterways is part of a larger project funded in part by the Section 319 Grant Program of the Clean Water Act. Photo: Mark Hibbs

  • Dorian’s Swells Arrive Ahead of Storm

    Long-period waves, those with a greater than normal distance from crest to crest, race up the beach to the dune line Sunday at Fort Macon State Park just before high tide, days before slow-moving Hurricane Dorian is forecast to reach the N.C. coast.