News Briefs

  • Set Sights on Star Party Feb. 5 in Nags Head

    See stars in a new way at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head Feb. 5 during a Star Party that will feature programs, interactive planetarium, children’s activities, stargazing and telescopes.

  • Next Quarterly Navassa Meeting is Feb. 26

    The next public information meeting about the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. – Navassa Superfund Site in Navassa will take place the evening of Feb. 26 in the town’s community center.

  • NCDOT Draft Transportation Plan Unveiled

    N.C. Department of Transportation unveiled Thursday its draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029, which includes several dozen projects on the coast, during the monthly Board of Transportation meeting in Raleigh.

  • Shutdown Likely to Delay Hatteras Projects

    Some services at national parks in northeastern North Carolina that were unavailable because of the partial government shutdown reopened during the weekend, but the shutdown will most likely delay two planned projects at Cape Hatteras.

  • Coastwide Crab Pot Cleanup Set to Begin

    Commercial watermen and women will begin collecting this week derelict crab pots in state waterways as part of the North Carolina Coastal Federation sixth annual crab pot cleanup.

  • Cooper Urges President to End Shutdown

    Gov. Roy Cooper wrote Wednesday a letter to President Donald Trump urging an end of the federal shutdown to speed hurricane recovery and help the state’s farmers.

  • Citizen Shark-Tracking Project Program Set

    Citizens can learn how to be an underwater shark detective during the monthly Science on the Sound lecture series Jan. 24 at the Coastal Studies Institute on the ECU Outer Banks Campus in Wanchese.

  • New Phase of Bonner Bridge Project Begins

    While the new Bonner Bridge remains on track for a February or March, N.C. 12 is being shifted for the duration of “jug handle” bridge construction, a part of the second phase of the Bonner Bridge replacement project.