News & Features

  • Water Quality Researchers Highlight Studies

    How did Florence’s flooding affect water quality? Researchers discussed their ongoing work on this and other questions during the recent Water Resources Research Institute conference in Raleigh.

  • State Permitting for Marsh Sills Simplified

    N.C. officials this week approved a general permit for a type of shoreline erosion control called marsh sills, easing the application process and putting it on par with that for bulkheads.

  • EPA to OK For Use 100 Acres of Navassa Site

    The Environmental Protection Agency says it will allow nearly half the Superfund site in Navassa, where wood was treated with creosote for decades, to be developed without restriction.

  • Middle School Girls Gear up for GEST

    Girls Exploring Science & Technology, or GEST, introduces sixth- through eighth-grade girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, activities.

  • Lockwood Folly Off Limits For Shellfishing

    With the latest Division of Marine Fisheries proclamation, nearly all shellfish waters in Lockwood Folly River in Brunswick County, an area popular for oystering and clamming, are closed indefinitely.

  • Bogue Banks Sand Project Nears Final Leg

    The $20 million, post-Florence renourishment of beaches on Bogue Banks should be completed by April 30, just ahead of the busy tourist season, but damaged public beach accesses may not be repaired as quickly.

  • CRO Brings Home 26 NC Press Awards

    Coastal Review Online won 26 awards, including a first-place award for general excellence, Thursday from the North Carolina Press Association for news coverage during 2018.

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    Analysis: Support For Terminal Groins Erodes

    Eight years after state lawmakers repealed a longstanding ban on hardened shoreline erosion-control structures, only one has been built, as other beach towns weigh costs, consequences.

  • Dare Waterways Commission Shifts Focus

    With attention long spent on navigation in Hatteras Inlet, Dare County Waterways Commission discussions recently turned to Oregon Inlet, where shoaling at the old bridge is too severe for dredge access, and other problem areas.