CAPE CARTERET — County school officials are concerned about the impact of residential growth in the western part of the county on schools, especially White Oak Elementary.
BOGUE BANKS — On Jan. 17, four days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it had approved $281 million for beach nourishment work on Bogue Banks and in North Topsail and Surf City in Onslow and Pender counties, Raleigh’s The News & Observer ran an opinion piece.
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CORRECTION: This article was updated at 10:36 a.m. Jan. 22, 2020, to update the price of the generator and add information provided by the town about cost savings.
This article was updated at 10:29 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, to correct a date.
EMERALD ISLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday it has approved a $44 million allocation to bolster the county’s Bogue Banks Beach Master Nourishment Plan, which establishes a schedule, with federal cost-sharing, for nourishing beaches on the island over a 50-year period.
EMERALD ISLE — Bogue Banks’ next beach nourishment project is ready to roll, with dredging and pumping of sand set to begin the first week of February, a little earlier than originally planned.
Editor's note: This article was last updated at 4:41 p.m. Jan. 11, 2020.
EMERALD ISLE — After a respite for the holidays, construction work on the high-rise bridge from the western end of Bogue Banks to the mainland has resumed.
EMERALD ISLE — Town officials are working to coordinate the beginning of a major public-private redevelopment project off Islander Drive.
Editor's note: This article was last updated at 8:57 a.m. Dec. 24, 2019, with additional information.
EMERALD ISLE — A wreck on Highway 58 near the construction zone for the maintenance project on the Emerald Isle side of the high-rise bridge to the mainland caused short traffic delays this morning as police and wreckers cleared the damaged vehicles.
EMERALD ISLE/ATLANTIC BEACH — U.S. Coast Guard personnel from both ends of Bogue Banks were called to a stranded fishing vessel near Browns Inlet.
EMERALD ISLE — It’s taken 14 months, but town officials are getting ready to repair significant damage Hurricane Florence caused to the police department in September 2018.
EMERALD ISLE — The town hopes to begin work relatively soon on a project to improve the aesthetics and lighting and add parking spaces along Islander Drive, but officials are still waiting on engineers’ final designs.
This story is part of an ongoing anniversary series on Hurricane Florence, which struck in September 2018, and the storm’s lingering effects on Carteret County and its residents.
EMERALD ISLE - Carteret County’s next Bogue Banks beach nourishment project appears to be a go, as one of two bids opened Friday afternoon came in under the county’s estimate.
EMERALD ISLE —The town, with help, has finished picking up construction and demolition debris from public right-of-ways near where a tornado touched down and destroyed or damaged many homes and several businesses Sept. 5 as Hurricane Dorian approached the county.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County’s plan for a major Bogue Banks beach nourishment project to begin in November was bolstered financially Friday when the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it approved $18 million in reimbursement money for the cost of replacing sand lost during Hurri…
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EMERALD ISLE — Gov. Roy Cooper paid a visit to Carteret County Saturday to observe damage from a tornado that touched down at Boardwalk RV Park and determine if the state can make a major disaster declaration following Hurricane Dorian.
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BOGUE BANKS — Hurricane Dorian is passing by Myrtle Beach, S.C., and will soon arrive along the North Carolina coast, though its effects have already been seen in Carteret County.