News Briefs

  • Approaching Dorian Kicks Up Tornado Threat

    Coastal North Carolina was under the threat of tornadoes as Hurricane Dorian, a Category 2 storm with 110 mph maximum sustained winds, approached the state’s coastline Thursday morning.

  • Tryon Palace to Highlight Eastern NC Plants

    Tryon Palace in New Bern has events planned for green thumbs in the coming months, including a program in September focusing on the best plants for Eastern North Carolina and a fall plant sale in October.

  • Hunting No Longer Allowed on Carrot Island

    Rachel Carson Reserve officials remind the public that hunting is no longer allowed on Carrot Island, effective June 30, because of the town’s recent annexation of the protected, undeveloped island.

  • Risk Communication Training Set

    During a four-week online NOAA pilot program that begins in mid-September, participants will learn tools to be proactive and effective in communicating coastal hazard risks.

  • Hovey Files Lawsuit Over Duck Beach Access

    Three months after a confrontation with homeowners over use of a Duck beach access, Bob and Tanya Hovey have filed a complaint against the Sand Dollar Shores Homeowners Association and the town.

  • Southern Flounder Season to Close Sept. 4

    With the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission’s adoption last week of the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2, the commercial and recreational season for southern flounder will close Sept. 4.

  • Passenger Ferry Service to Close Sept. 5

    Since launching May 20, the Ocracoke-Hatteras passenger ferry service has transported 27,153 passengers and NCDOT officials hope to reach 30,000 before Sept. 5, the last day the passenger ferry will run for the season.

  • Chemours Submits to State PFAS Action Plans

    Department of Environmental Quality staff are currently reviewing a PFAS reduction plan Chemours submitted Tuesday pursuant to the February consent order that addresses emissions from the company’s Fayetteville facility.

  • Hazardous Waste Collection Days Set

    A partnership of Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties, the Coastal Environmental Partnership is collecting household hazardous waste in Morehead City Sept. 28 and Bayboro and New Bern, both on Oct. 12.