News & Features

  • Oyster Summit to Spotlight Mariculture

    The daylong 2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit set for March 12 in Raleigh will focus on habitat restoration, the growing mariculture industry and related economic benefits and opportunities.

  • Outer Banks Towns Dig For Flooding Fixes

    Outer Banks officials are tapping state grants, partnering on studies and taking other steps to address increasingly persistent flooding and faulty, inadequate drainage systems.

  • How A Beach Town Manages Coyote, Deer

    Eradication is not the goal for Emerald Isle’s efforts to control wildlife within its town limits, rather officials seek to strike a balance so residents and wildlife can safely coexist.

  • Group Seeks Corps’ OK On Dredge Spoil Plan

    The N.C. Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association has presented a plan to the Corps of Engineers to again allow towns and businesses to place dredge spoil in federally maintained disposal sites.

  • Reckoning with Climate Change Ahead

    In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina General Assembly has given more attention to climate change, though some legislators remain skeptical.

  • Questions Arise Over Dredge Firm Selection

    An alternate member of the Oregon Inlet Task Force has questioned the proposed selection of a new company with no significant dredge experience as contractor to maintain Oregon Inlet.

  • Nonprofit Outlines Plan for Topsail Projects

    Resource Institute of Winston-Salem, which was granted last year $5 million in state money, is set to lead a task force in prioritizing a list of 23 storm-mitigation projects proposed by the three Topsail Island towns.

  • Sunset Beach Must Redo Dredge Application

    The state Division of Coastal Management has informed Sunset Beach that its application to dredge part of Jinks Creek must be resubmitted because of missing information, delaying the project until late 2019 or early 2020.

  • Florence’s Toll: Room Tax Revenues In Focus

    The loss of hotel and motel rooms, rental cottages and condos from Hurricane Florence damage has yet to become clear as North Carolina beach town officials begin their annual budget process.

  • Kitty Hawk Living Shoreline to Protect Road

    A collaborative effort among residents, local and state entities and organizations to save a historic road in Kitty Hawk has led to the first time the state Department of Transportation has contributed to a living shoreline project as a way to protect a street.