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HARKERS ISLAND — Shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday, a sailboat captain anchored in Cape Lookout Bight called 911 to report a fire on a former U.S. Coast Guard station dock. Officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

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ATLANTIC — The Atlantic Harbor improvement project is moving steadily toward completion, with work underway to construct a living shoreline of granite and aquatic vegetation around White Point, just offshore in Core Sound.

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HARKER ISLAND — Harkers Island property owners are one step closer to being able to challenge a state environmental permit that authorizes the construction of a fixed-span bridge from the mainland to the Down East island.

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CARTERET COUNTY — With the summer tourism season starting soon, state officials are preparing to slowly reopen Fort Macon State Park, while federal officials hope to begin reopening Cape Lookout National Seashore facilities this month.

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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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PINE KNOLL SHORES — The county received two bids Monday for the long-awaited Atlantic Harbor and entrance channel dredging project, and the County Beach Commission in a special meeting Tuesday morning recommended the contract be awarded to low bidder T.D. Eure of Beaufort.