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.
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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.
MOREHEAD CITY — It was all about being prepared for the next hurricane and how to get help with recovery Saturday during the first Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Expo at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.
EMERALD ISLE — Sea turtle nest numbers are setting records in the southeastern United States this summer, and Carteret County is no exception.
BEAUFORT — The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Wednesday at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Beaufort Laboratory/N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve Office at 101 Pivers Island Road in Beaufort.
BEAUFORT — Local, state and federal officials, as well as supporters of the local Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve gathered Wednesday to celebrate the N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve’s 30th anniversary.
Reporter's note: This article was corrected June 11 at 11:13 a.m. to correct a typo.
Editor's note: This article was updated after presstime to correct a name.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Marine Fisheries Advisory Board convened for the first time since February of last year to discuss what they feel is a misguided attempt to save the southern flounder population.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Monday afternoon to proceed toward a nourishment project that could put 2.6 million cubic yards of sand on the beach in Pine Knoll Shores, central and western Emerald Isle, Salter Path and western Atlantic Beach by th…
MOREHEAD CITY — Coastal residents from around Carteret County and beyond came to the Crystal Coast Civic Center Monday to let the state know they oppose offshore seismic surveying.
CARTERET COUNTY — At noon Saturday, environmentalists at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach and at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle joined hands in a gesture of opposition to offshore oil and gas exploration and support for protecting the coastal environment.
MOREHEAD CITY — Coastal residents shouldn’t focus solely on a hurricane’s category, but need to remain alert all throughout hurricane season and remember it only takes one hurricane to change a person’s life.
Update, 8 a.m. Friday - The National Weather Service' local office in Newport issued a new briefing at 5 a.m. Friday. Local meteorologists are now forecasting a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms for portions of eastern North Carolina.
Updated: 5 a.m., Tuesday, April 2.
BOGUE BANKS — The $20.1 million beach nourishment stalled a bit late last week because of bad weather and sea conditions, but it’s still on track for completion well ahead of schedule.
BEAUFORT — A local seafood dealer is collaborating with scientists from N.C. State University, N.C. Sea Grant, Carteret Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi to see if soft-shell crabs can be raised in a farm setting.
MOREHEAD CITY — Some residents may have noticed an “out-of-this-world” sight recently with offshore testing of a NASA space capsule.
Corrected 4:45 p.m. March 16, 2019, to correct the project completion date.