News Briefs

  • Class to Give Fisheries Management Overview

    North Carolina Sea Grant is offering a three-part class beginning Nov. 26 to provide an overview of the state’s marine fisheries management being held at CMAST in Morehead City or available as a webinar online.

  • OWLS Readies for Annual Taste of Carteret

    The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter 25th annual Taste of Carteret Nov. 15 in Morehead City will give ticketholders a chance to vote for $1 on the name of the diamondback terrapins that are joining OWLS’ educational ambassadors.

  • N.C. Estuarine Research Reserve Seeks Input

    NOAA is looking for feedback by Nov. 27 on the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve draft revised management plan and will host three meetings along the coast to review the plan and collect comments.

  • Derelict Vessel Cleanup Workshops Offered

    Workshops are being held in Washington and Wilmington in November for local government representatives with existing abandoned vessel ordinances and the coastal counties that have or are considering putting an ordinance in place.

  • EJ Advisory Board to Meet Nov. 20

    The Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board is set to meet Nov. 20 in Raleigh.

  • Cape Lookout to Commemorate 160 years

    On Friday, the Cape Lookout National Seashore will commemorate the 160th anniversary of Cape Lookout Lighthouse being lit for the first time Nov. 1, 1859, and allow visitors to climb at no charge.

  • CRC’s Erosion Rates Hearing Oct. 30

    The Coastal Resources Commission has rescheduled for Wednesday morning in Swan Quarter a public hearing on oceanfront erosion rates that was originally scheduled for Oct. 8 in Ocracoke.

  • SELC Challenges Water Protections Repeal

    Southern Environmental Law Center filed Wednesday a lawsuit on behalf of several conservation groups challenging the repeal of clean water protections under the Clean Water Act.

  • Outer Banks Beach Sweep Set for Saturday

    Outer Banks chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has organized its 33rd Outer Banks beach sweep set for Saturday morning, to be followed by the Outer Banks Brewing Station’s TrashFest noon to 4 p.m. with live music, food and more.

  • NC Fossil Club to Host Fair in Wilmington

    Dig into fossil and geologic history during the North Carolina Fossil Fair 2019 set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science in Wilmington.

  • Wreck Uncovered on Hatteras Beach

    The wreck of what may be an English ship that stranded in February 1883 was found this month on the beach across from the Wreck Tiki Bar and Food in Hatteras Village.

  • NC 12 Traffic Detour to Start Monday

    Starting Monday, traffic will be detoured for about two weeks during a pavement preservation project about 4.5 miles of N.C. 12 at the north entrance of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.