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emerald isle — The $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project is now expected to be complete Wednesday, except for planting vegetation on newly created dunes.

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ATLANTIC — The Atlantic Harbor dredging project is going “great” one week after it started, according to Greg Rudolph, manager of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office in Emerald Isle.

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This article and headline were updated at 12:16 p.m. Friday, April 17, with a full report. An earlier version was updated to to correct a typo in the photo cutline. 

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ATLANTIC — The contractor has begun dredging on the long-awaited project to make Atlantic Harbor and its entrance channel safer and more usable for commercial fishermen and other boaters.

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PINE KNOLL SHORES — The Liberty Island, the smaller of two dredges working on the $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project, left Tuesday morning, leaving the larger Ellis Island to complete the project alone.