• Dare County Orders Evacuation

    Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Person reviews hurricane evacuation and re-entry procedures for the ordered evacuation as Hurricane Florence approaches.

  • NOAA, Corps Restore Marsh at Lejeune

    Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science recently worked with the Army Corps of Engineers to help Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune address sea level rise, shoreline erosion and pond formation that threaten salt marsh habitat at the base. 

  • Software Eyes Hurricanes

    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill researchers have spent two decades working on ADCIRC software package, a tool used for forecasting storm surge and coastal flooding during hurricanes.

  • New Bridge Set to Open in November

    Around 88 percent of construction is complete on the Bonner Bridge Replacement Project, according to the latest video update from Dare County.

  • Sill Project Underway in Wanchese

    Scientists at the Coastal Studies Institute are collaborating with The Nature Conservancy to build and study an oyster reef breakwater system to reduce erosion, provide shallow water habitat and foster establishment of native oyster populations along a high-energy section of estuarine shoreline on Roanoke Island.

  • New State Ferry Reaches Milestone

    Hubert-based US Workboats’ workers flipped the hull of the Ocracoke Express Monday, moving construction of the state ferry system’s first passenger-only ferry into its final stages.

  • How to Escape A Rip Current

    Three tourists drowned last week in the ocean off the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. There have also been close calls and rescues elsewhere on North Carolina beaches in recent days. Francis Smith, University of California Berkeley current oceanographer, explains rip currents, how to avoid them and how to escape them if pulled in.

  • Celebrate World Oceans Day

    On World Oceans Day June 8, people around the planet celebrate and honor the ocean. Learn more about our oceans from this NOAA’s National Ocean Service video.

  • Reinventing Power: Steve Harris, Wind Farmer

    Steve Harris of Elizabeth City is one of a few dozen farmers to build North Carolina’s first wind farm in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. Wind energy leases on agricultural land are bringing steady revenue to farmers faced with unpredictable crop yields and an aging workforce. Hear from Harris in this video published by the Sierra Club.

  • How Coyotes Conquered the Continent

    N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and N.C. State University researchers have produced a range history of the expanding coyote species that can help reveal the ecology of predation as well as evolution through hybridization.

  • Kitty Hawk Clears Canals, Ditches

    Kitty Hawk began in January removing vegetative debris caused by recent storms and other obstructions blocking the flow of the waterways.

  • Nags Head Plans for Re-Nourishment

    Dare County produced this video about Nag Head’s first beach re-nourishment maintenance project. Nearly 4 million cubic yards of sand is to be placed on 10 miles of beach during the $25.5 million project set to begin next spring.