Tag Archives: coronavirus

  • Living Shoreline Work Underway

    Earth-moving equipment from T.D. Eure Marine Construction in Beaufort operates near a barge Monday, June 22, in the Atlantic Harbor of Refuge where a project is underway to build a 1,720-foot living shoreline to help keep dredge spoils from blocking the entrance channel to Atlantic Harbor. Photo: Dylan Ray

  • Hard-Hit Oyster Growers Ineligible For Aid

    Oyster farmers have experienced huge crop losses as a result of the pandemic, but because oysters are not considered specialty crops by the USDA, shellfish growers aren’t eligible to receive federal aid such as the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

  • Cooper Establishes New Equity Task Force

    The Cooper administration announced Thursday a new executive order to address the social, environmental, economic and health disparities in communities of color that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • ‘Fishermen Only’

    This handwritten sign reading “Fishermen Only” at the Ocracoke Seafood Co. on Silver Lake at Ocracoke Island sets guidelines in line with  COVID-19 restrictions determined by the state. As Phase 2 of North Carolina’s reopening begins, Elizabeth Dyer with the company’s retail market said the company is taking strict precautions, including cleaning routines. “We require masks for our patrons and even have complimentary disposable masks and hand sanitizer.” said Dyer. “There is a one-way flow of traffic and lines of tape to enforce social-distancing.” Photo: Dylan Ray