News Briefs

  • Working Watermen Commission Plan OK’d

    The Dare County Board of Commissioners approved earlier this month the proposed framework of the recently revived Commission for Working Watermen, opening the door for member appointments to be made.

  • NCDOT Awards Contract for Two New Ferries

    The state Ferry Division has awarded a Louisiana-based company a contract for the construction of two new river-class vehicle ferries, set to replace the smaller Hatteras-class ferries M/V Kinnakeet and the M/V Chicamacomico.

  • Holiday Lights Recycling Program to Begin

    New Hanover County’s Public Library and Environmental Management Department are working for the second year with Keep New Hanover Beautiful to collect holiday lights for recycling.

  • Students Return to Duke Lab Dorms

    Duke University Marine Lab announced Monday it has welcomed back 33 undergraduate students residing in four dorms damaged by Hurricane Florence.

  • Volunteers Needed to Patrol for Sea Turtles

    The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles is hosting a meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ocracoke Community Center for volunteers interested in patrolling for sea turtles washed ashore this fall and winter.

  • Grant to Support Harbor Shoreline Work

    A recently announced $1.1 million grant will go to help two coastal N.C. communities pay for living shoreline projects to address erosion that threatens their harbors.

  • Cooper Names Commission, Board Members

    Gov. Roy Cooper Friday announced appointments to several dozen boards and commissions, including Marine Fisheries Commission, the state Emergency Response Commission and N.C. State Board of Registration for Foresters.