BEAUFORT — A commercial fishing advocacy group has dropped its civil complaint against the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission that alleged the commission had violated the N.C. Open Meetings Law.
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CAPE LOOKOUT — Hurricane Dorian in early September cut more than 50 new inlets through North Core Banks, and Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Jeff West said Thursday it’s going to be a long time before the fragile banks return to anything like normal.
CEDAR ISLAND — A manager of the Cedar Island wild horse herd said more than half the animals are presumed dead due to Hurricane Dorian-related storm surge.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Bogue Banks beaches lost about 3.6 million cubic yards of sand during Hurricane Florence in September 2018 and continued to lose more after the storm, up through the spring of this year.
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.
HARKERS ISLAND — North Carolina’s First Lady Kristin Cooper spent her Saturday morning on Harkers Island listening to the concerns of local fishermen on topics ranging from Hurricane Florence recovery to state regulations.
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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NEWPORT — The scene was hectic Thursday afternoon at the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter, which was filled with injured and orphaned animals that are being cared for by the staff during Hurricane Dorian.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County Shore Protection Office Manager Greg Rudolph said Wednesday all “assets are in place” to ensure that if Hurricane Dorian appears to cause significant beach erosion when it moves through the area later this week, the erosion can be measured.
MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries announced Wednesday that as of Thursday, all coastal waters in North Carolina will temporarily close to shellfishing.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Shore Protection Office will begin taking photos of the beach along Bogue Bank Tuesday, as it does before all storms that are expected to potentially have significant impacts on the strand.
CARTERET COUNTY — All campgrounds, recreation areas and gated roads in the Croatan National Forest will temporarily close starting at noon Tuesday, due to the expected effects of Hurricane Dorian.
HARKERS ISLAND —Hurricane Dorian is forecast to be a potential threat to Cape Lookout National Seashore, as current projections show the storm passing across or very near to the coast of eastern North Carolina.
MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is asking fishermen to keep a close eye on the progress of Hurricane Dorian and to start getting ready for the storm now.
This story is the first in an anniversary series on Hurricane Florence, which struck in September 2018, and the storm’s lingering effects on Carteret County.
INDIAN BEACH — The town fire department led efforts Saturday afternoon to contain and clean up 30-50 gallons of gas in the waters of a marina at Sea Isle Plantation.
EMERALD ISLE — County officials are making progress toward starting long-planned dredging projects in Atlantic Harbor in Atlantic, East Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort and Old Ferry Channel near Cape Carteret.
MOREHEAD CITY — Analysis of nearly 120 years of tropical storm and hurricane landing data and associated rainfall in coastal North Carolina shows climate change is creating a feedback loop that suggests increased flooding and flood damage is likely along the coast in the future.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — As environmental changes that threaten natural ecosystems mount in coastal communities, two innovative Carteret County men have created a product they hope can be used to create and restore estuarine habitats and help stop shoreline erosion.
BEAUFORT — In the face of a changing coastal environment, a local scientist-fisherman duo is working to help restore oyster populations in Carteret County waters.
MOREHEAD CITY — State fisheries managers have released a new overview of commercially important fish stocks, and a commercial fishing advocacy group and the state branch of a recreational fishing conservation nonprofit seem supportive of its results.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County officials hope to begin a beach nourishment project on Bogue Banks by mid-November for western Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, the far western end of Emerald Isle and a portion of Salter Path left out of the last project completed this spring.
NEWPORT — The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter is applying for grants to fund capital improvements to the facility that is used to rehabilitate hundreds of injured and orphaned wildlife each year.