News & Features

  • Sunset Beach Threatens to Take $1.2M Lot

    Sunset Beach has sued the new owner of a $1.2 million oceanfront lot near Tubbs Inlet, saying it’s considering taking the land via eminent domain and building a public parking lot and access.

  • Group Rolls Out Marine Debris Action Plan

    The first of its kind for the state, the North Carolina Marine Debris Action Plan released earlier this month is a coordinated effort to prevent and remove marine debris along the state’s coast.

  • NC 12, Channel Shoaling Concerns Escalate

    Discussions during a recent meeting of the Dare County Waterways Commission indicate that persistent threats to the Ocracoke highway and north-end ferry dock have become more urgent.

  • Rule Change May Threaten Coastal Areas

    The recent reversal of a rule that limited where sand from federally restricted coastal zones may be placed may help towns with beach renourishment but could also put sensitive resources at risk.

  • Bogue Banks Project ‘A Go’ for February

    The $28.2 million Phase 2 Hurricane Florence sand replacement project for western Atlantic Beach, all of Pine Knoll Shores, a small part of Salter Path and a part of western Emerald Isle is expected to begin in early next month.

  • NEPA Redo Would Speed Drilling Approval

    Donald Trump’s proposal to “modernize” the National Environmental Policy Act would fast-track the permitting process for infrastructure, including oil drilling off the N.C. coast.

  • Effort On to Create NC’s First Oyster Trail

    Partners in the North Carolina Shellfish Initiative are set to launch this spring North Carolina’s first oyster trail, a way to promote economic development through oyster restoration and aquaculture.