RALEIGH — A bill is moving through the state General Assembly, introduced by House members who seek to protect juvenile fish in six species.

    From Coastal Review Online- RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper late Friday signed a bill making long-sought changes to North Carolina’s shellfish leasing program that was unanimously approved in the General Assembly.

    From the Ocracoke Observer- MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Coastal Management today issued an emergency permit to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) to construct an approximately 1,000-foot bulkhead at the South Dock Ferry Terminal on the north end of Ocracoke Island.

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    EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County and Bogue Banks officials will move forward in the bid process for a long-planned beach nourishment project this winter.

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    EMERALD ISLE — Beaches here and all along Bogue Banks were battered by Hurricane Florence, losing a total of 3.6 million cubic yards of sand and heightening the urgency for a nourishment project.

    EMERALD ISLE — The town plans to submit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency a request for about $45 million in reimbursement funds for damage caused by Hurricane Florence, $40 million of that to replace 2.2 million cubic yards of sand lost from the town’s 12-mile-long beach strand.

    From Coastal Review Online- RALEIGH – As the state awaits another round of high winds and heavy rains from Hurricane Michael, Gov. Roy Cooper began making the case this week for a long-term $1.5 billion Hurricane Florence recovery plan. Read more.

    BEAUFORT — Town officials announced late Friday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dredge the southern reach of Bulkhead Channel near the rock jetty beginning Monday.

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    Harkers Island — The issue of sea level rise and coastline erosion is something that warrants discussion, as well as how it should be addressed.

    Carteret County — A growing movement to reduce the amount plastic waste that ends up in our oceans has the support of several county businesses who are committed to cutting back on the use of disposable straws.

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    BEAUFORT — Residents from Morehead City, Beaufort and all over the county packed the commissioners’ boardroom Monday evening to talk offshore drilling.

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    PELETIER — Increase the tidal flow. Decrease storm water runoff inflow.

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    RALEIGH — In a rally with the raucous energy of a rock ‘n’ roll concert, hundreds of North Carolinians sent a clear message Monday to the administration of President Donald Trump: Don’t explore for, or drill for oil or gas off the state’s coast.

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    MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret County leaders blasted the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission again on Wednesday, this time joining other coastal communities opposing the panel’s recent proposal restricting eligibility for a standard commercial fishing license.

    From Coastal Review Online-  WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – “This is what Washington needs to know. If North Carolina is not exempt from offshore drilling, we will sue the federal government. Not off our coast,” Gov. Roy Cooper told a roomful of elected officials and local leaders Monday during a pres…

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the federal government shut down, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is postponing several of its public meetings on the proposed five-year offshore leasing program.

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    EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners Tuesday night are scheduled to vote on several actions necessary to move toward a major beach nourishment project in late 2018 and early 2019.

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    RALEIGH — The state Division of Coastal Management (DCM) has asked four companies to submit more information about proposed seismic testing for offshore oil and gas because the original proposals did not consider the latest scientific studies on the harmful effects to marine life.