News Briefs

  • Wanchese Campus Set For Open House

    East Carolina University’s Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute are hosting an open house Feb. 29 at the ECU Outer Banks Campus location in Wanchese.

  • State Seeks Two For Shellfish Committee

    The state Marine Fisheries Commission seeks applicants for a new Shellfish Cultivation Lease Review Committee that will hear appeals of agency decisions regarding shellfish leases.

  • Brunswick Water Treatment Project Gets OK

    NCDEQ has given Brunswick County the go-ahead to increase capacity at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant in Leland and add technology to remove certain emerging compounds from the drinking water.

  • Bill Phases Out Many Single-Use Plastics

    A bill introduced this week in Washington, D.C., would require manufacturers to eliminate certain single-use plastic products and hold corporations accountable for wasteful products they produce.

  • Golden LEAF Announces Storm Assistance

    Golden LEAF has announced more than $2.5 million for disaster recovery projects coastal North Carolina communities affected by hurricanes, including Ocracoke Island.

  • NCDOT Begins Project to Protect N.C. 12

    No major traffic impact is anticipated during a three-month project expected to begin Wednesday to install more sand and sandbags along portions of N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island.

  • Duke Lab Wins Presidential Team Award

    The Duke Marine Lab Hurricane Response Team members are being awarded the Duke Presidential Award for its efforts to help the Beaufort campus prepare for, respond to and recover from the 2018 Hurricane Florence and 2019 Hurricane Dorian.

  • Bat Conservation Focus of Science Program

    Coastal Studies Institute’s monthly Science on the Sound lecture series will highlight North Carolina bats, dispelling myths about the flying critters and conservation efforts.

  • Outer Banks Parks 2019 Review Meetings Set

    Superintendent David Hallac will give an overview of last year’s visitation patterns at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial Feb. 27 in Ocracoke and March 10 in Buxton.

  • Beach Cleanup Yields 4 Dumpsters of Debris

    Chicamacomico Banks Fire & Rescue collects more than four dumpsters of debris during beach cleanup along a stretch of Rodanthe shoreline that was cluttered with debris from late fall storms.