News & Features

  • State Extends Time For Input On New IHAs

    The Division of Coastal Management has added another month for public comments on proposed redrawn inlet hazard area boundaries and associated development rules that have some beach towns concerned.

  • Nags Head OKs Diversion of Recyclables

    Nags Head commissioners have given the town’s contractor for recycling pickup until June 30 to continue diverting all of the town’s recyclables to an incinerator amid a tough market for the materials.

  • Recycling Issues Compound Debris Problem

    Efforts to improve domestic markets for recycled materials and give the public more accurate recycling information would do much to keep plastic waste out of the coastal environment, advocates say.

  • Report Details Increasing Climate Threats

    Preliminary findings from an N.C. Institute for Climate Studies report include a range of significant changes affecting the state through 2100, including rising seas, wetter storms and frequent flooding.

  • Sunset Beach Threatens to Take $1.2M Lot

    Sunset Beach has sued the new owner of a $1.2 million oceanfront lot near Tubbs Inlet, saying it’s considering taking the land via eminent domain and building a public parking lot and access.

  • Group Rolls Out Marine Debris Action Plan

    The first of its kind for the state, the North Carolina Marine Debris Action Plan released earlier this month is a coordinated effort to prevent and remove marine debris along the state’s coast.

  • NC 12, Channel Shoaling Concerns Escalate

    Discussions during a recent meeting of the Dare County Waterways Commission indicate that persistent threats to the Ocracoke highway and north-end ferry dock have become more urgent.

  • Rule Change May Threaten Coastal Areas

    The recent reversal of a rule that limited where sand from federally restricted coastal zones may be placed may help towns with beach renourishment but could also put sensitive resources at risk.