News & Features

  • Corps Expands Jinks Creek Plan Review

    The Army Corps of Engineers is doing a more comprehensive review of a proposed project to dredge parts of Jinks Creek in Sunset Beach, triggering a 30-day public comment period.

  • House Set to Vote on Disaster Recovery Bill

    Money for storm recovery, water quality monitoring, a resiliency study and other coastal needs is included in a disaster funding bill making its way through the General Assembly this week.

  • Extent of Dorian’s Wrath Comes Into Focus

    Days after Hurricane Dorian moved off the North Carolina coast, the prospect of a long recovery from the storm’s effects on Ocracoke and Hatteras Island is becoming increasingly clear.

  • Dorian Grazes NC Coast Overnight

    Hurricane Dorian weakened as it approached the North Carolina coast Thursday but still caused power outages and damage to structures during the day and torrents of rain after dark.

  • Powerful Surge in Store for Sounds, Rivers

    Dorian could bring dangerous flooding along Pamlico Sound and the Pamlico and Neuse rivers, according to Richard Luettich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences and a developer of a surge forecasting tool.

  • Warnings, Watches Issued for NC Coast

    The National Hurricane Center late Tuesday issued a hurricane warning for much of the North Carolina coast, meaning preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

  • Dorian: Evacuations Ordered Along NC Coast

    Visitors in numerous coastal North Carolina communities are being told to leave as a weakened but still powerful Hurricane Dorian is forecast to reach the state’s coast by late Thursday.

  • Draft Plans for Cedar Point Park Take Shape

    A draft of the master plan for Cedar Point’s new park on the White Oak River is in the works, and officials are nearly set to share the document via the town website and gather public feedback.

  • Port Officials Review Expansion Study Draft

    Ports officials last week downplayed environmental challenges identified in the first draft of a feasibility study for the proposed deepening and widening of the Wilmington shipping channel.

  • Fisheries Panel OKs Southern Flounder Plan

    The state Marine Fisheries Commission on Friday adopted controversial management plan changes for southern flounder, an effort to sustain one of the state’s most valuable fisheries.

  • Kirkman: Port Study Could Avert Controversy

    Carteret County’s economic development director says a recent study of what it would take to make the state port’s Radio Island property ready for industry can help the ports authority avoid past mistakes.