News Briefs

  • Lookout Closes More Beach to Vehicles

    Because of the record number of sea turtle nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore, more miles of the beach have been temporarily closed to off-road vehicles.

  • Dare County Reentry Permits Now Online

    Dare County Emergency Management has launched an online reentry permit process to allow for the permits to be obtained at any time, although the agency recommends applying now.

  • Shackleford Herd Lost Oldest Mare in 2018

    The oldest mare on Shackleford Banks and 10 other horses on the banks died last year but the average mortality rate has remained nearly constant for 20 years, according to the latest annual report on the herd’s health.

  • Astronomy Night to Celebrate Moon Landing

    Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Crystal Coast Stargazers Club are offering a special Astronomy Night July 20 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

  • Duke Marine Lab Opens Doors to Visitors

    Visitors got an up-close and hands-on feel for the research that happens at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort Saturday during the lab’s annual open house event.

  • NC Coastal Conference Registration Open

    North Carolina Sea Grant announced Thursday details, including registration information, about the 2019 North Carolina Coastal Conference set for Nov. 19-20 in Wilmington.

  • Astronaut to Speak at Moon Landing Event

    Astronaut Eric A. Boe will speak July 20 during the first lunar landing 50th anniversary celebration at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills.

  • Ocracoke Bulkhead Construction to Begin

    The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin construction later this month on a 1,000-foot bulkhead on the north end of Ocracoke Island in an emergency effort to slow erosion.

  • Hurricane Forum Focuses on Preparation

    A National Weather Service meteorologist and Dare County officials held a community forum Tuesday in Buxton to share hurricane preparation steps and online tools.

  • UNCW Professor Chosen to Head Committee

    University of North Carolina Wilmington biology professor Brian Arbogast was selected to serve as chair of the American Society of Mammalogists conservation committee,