News & Features

  • Dare County Agrees to Lead Dredge Project

    Dare County’s recent decision to handle the dredging of Manteo channel, which the county manager said is “good for everybody,” will allow the state-owned Elizabeth II currently stuck at its Roanoke Island Festival Park mooring to sail.

  • Debris Piles Present Mounting Challenges

    Coastal residents, local governments and state legislators are asking for help in dealing with the massive amount of debris, natural and man-made, that resulted from Hurricane Florence.

  • Partners Unveil Draft Mattamuskeet Plan

    Stakeholders working for a year and a half on a plan to address the problems that have resulted in Lake Mattamuskeet’s impaired status are set to present their draft report Tuesday.

  • Cooper: $1.5 Billion In Storm Recovery Needs

    As Hurricane Michael neared the Gulf Coast with North Carolina in the forecast track, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that $1.5 billion is needed for long-term Hurricane Florence recovery needs.

  • Coastal Communities Grapple With Debris

    Weeks after Hurricane Florence, communities along the N.C. coast are still dealing with vast amounts and various types of storm debris, bringing in contractors to help clear the roadside piles.

  • Transportation Costs Could Total $266 Million

    N.C. transportation officials presented damage reports, repair-time estimates and cost projections to a legislative committee Wednesday, framing Florence as North Carolina’s costliest storm.

  • Studying Bacteria In Florence’s Wake

    North Carolina scientists are gathering data in the wake of Florence in hopes they can get a better count of cases of a serious bacterial infection associated with flooding.

  • Deal Reached on Sunset Beach Dredging

    After about two years of discussions, the Sunset Beach Town Council appears to be heeding environmental concerns and advancing plans to dredge only a portion of Jinks Creek.

  • Flooded Again: Long-Term Fixes Needed

    A recent report found that government buyouts for getting people out of floodplains haven’t worked, partly because residents return or relocate to areas proven vulnerable to flooding.