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EMERALD ISLE — Although the Carteret County Beach Commission was set to meet Monday, Oct. 26 to make a big decision on whether to opt into a federal beach nourishment program for Bogue Banks, the meeting has been postponed until sometime in mid-November because of ongoing novel coronavirus p…

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EMERALD ISLE — Purple flags flew on Emerald Isle beaches last week, warning oceangoers of the presence in the water of sea butterflies, an organism related to snails, but capable of inflicting painful though generally harmless “stings” from their sharp bodies.

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ATLANTIC BEACH — Maintaining a small-town look and feel, developing the Atlantic Beach Causeway corridor and improving walkability are just a few of the goals laid out in the town’s updated Coastal Area Management Act Land Use Plan, which was unveiled in draft form recently.