News & Features

  • 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.

  • Surf City Addresses Deck Rules, Stirs Debate

    Surf City town council adopted an ordinance allowing oceanfront property owners of unbuildable lots to build single-level decks no larger than 500 square feet, which is causing debate.

  • Law Tweaks Coastal Barrier Resource Act

    A new law amends the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, which bars federal spending including flood insurance in designated environmentally sensitive areas, but most of North Topsail Beach remains unchanged.

  • Sand Mine Rezoning OK’d, SUP Vote Delayed

    After hearing from worried residents, the New Hanover County Planning Board voted Thursday to rezone 63 acres for a proposed sand mine, but a special use permit decision was put off until March.

  • Corolla Horses OK, But Va. Disease A Concern

    A fatal disease afflicting the Chincoteague pony herd in eastern Virginia has not appeared among the wild horses of Corolla on the Outer Banks, but herd managers are keeping a watchful eye for symptoms.

  • STEM Project Helps Kids Understand Storm

    A Duke University Marine Lab project helped young Boys and Girls Club members apply science, technology, engineering and math to better understand storm surge and their experiences during Hurricane Florence.