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  • NCDOT Seeks Permit to Dredge Ferry Route

    The Corps of Engineers is accepting written comments until April 24 on a proposed dredging and maintenance project on a 2.5-mile section of the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route called Sloop Channel in Hyde County.

  • Professor Says Public Can Slow Virus’ Spread

    Rachel Noble, a professor of marine and environmental microbiology at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, says this week in a letter distributed to media outlets in Carteret County that coastal residents can take basic steps to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

  • Poll Shows Strong Interest In Climate Action

    A poll by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters finds broad support in the state for stepped-up efforts to combat climate change and increase the use of renewable energy to prevent the worst public health and economic effects of climate change.

  • New Oyster Rules Aim to Reduce Vibrio Cases

    The state Division of Marine Fisheries announced Monday new harvest regulations to help reduce the chance of illness after eating oysters will go into effect this spring in state waters.

  • North Topsail Mayor Drops Appeal, Resigns

    Four-term North Topsail Beach mayor Dan Tuman has dismissed his appeal against the N.C. State Board of Elections and resigned as mayor, as Joann McDermon is set to be named winner of the November race.

  • Ferry Division Announces Alternate Schedules

    NCDOT’s Ferry Division has adopted an alternate schedule to begin Friday for the ferry system in response to the COVID-19 outbreak that will allow for deeper cleaning of the ferries while also adapting to lower demand.

  • Army Corps Puts Moratorium on Permitting

    Citing COVID-19 concerns, Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District has put a moratorium on issuing any new shoreline permits, licenses and other activities requiring personnel to visit a site and placed restrictions on access at locks and dams.