NEWPORT — The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro released two baby otters back into the wild last week that were rescued in April in Carteret County.
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OCRACOKE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tentatively scheduled to begin a dredging effort in the Bigfoot Slough area of Pamlico Sound next week, after inclement weather caused by the remnants of Hurricane Sally clears the region.
MOREHEAD CITY — The Carteret County Health Department reported a raccoon spotted Wednesday has tested positive for rabies, the 10th confirmed case in the area this year.
EMERALD ISLE — The 2020 sea turtle nesting-and-hatching season on Emerald Isle’s beach strand ended Tuesday when nest No. 14, the final one left to “boil,” was inundated by a higher than normal tide.
MOREHEAD CITY — A North Carolina seafood industry nonprofit has reached out to help Gulf of Mexico fishermen affected by recent tropical weather.
CAPE CARTERET — Town commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night to adopt a budget amendment to fund Cape Carteret’s share of a county-led project to dredge a silted arm of Deer Creek.
OCEAN — The N.C. Coastal Federation’s plans to build a new headquarters and boat ramp on recently acquired land bordering Bogue Sound in Ocean encountered a setback with the Carteret County Planning Commission’s decision this week to partially table a rezoning request for the property.
MOREHEAD CITY — A superior court judge will decide whether a conservation deed restriction on more than a dozen acres of land in Morehead City should be removed so the property may be developed after the land owner and state attorney general’s office could not reach a settlement agreement in…
MOREHEAD CITY — Financial aid for members of the fishing and seafood industries may be coming from the National Marine Fisheries Service.
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.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — North Carolina’s marine life will once again be on display for visitors starting Monday.
BEAUFORT — Local officials and meteorologists encourage residents and visitors to prepare well ahead of tropical storms and hurricanes.
EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners Tuesday night adopted two resolutions necessary to proceed with a major beach nourishment project in early 2021.
CAPE CARTERET — Carteret County officials hope to begin dredging Old Ferry Channel, in Bogue Sound between Cape Carteret and Emerald Isle, and probably at least some of Deer Creek in Cape Carteret in December.
ATLANTIC — After months of work,theCarteret County portion of the large and complicated Atlantic Harbor improvement project is finished.
MOREHEAD CITY — International Coastal Cleanup Day is coming Saturday, Sept. 19 and Carteret Big Sweep is going to participate in spite of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
BEAUFORT — With some students returning to school and extra curricular activities, the N.C. Coastal Federation is ready to provide kits to help them learn about coastal science.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Local commercial red snapper fishermen have until Saturday to get their catches in from the south Atlantic federal waters between 3-200 miles offshore of North Carolina.
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation will offer five free online deer hunting and processing seminars the week of Sept. 14-18.
OCEAN — A local environmental nonprofit is going to receive funding to remove marine debris, including abandoned and derelict vessels.
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home from the Hunt campaign reminds hunters to follow state and federal laws and practice safe hunting techniques as dove season opens Saturday.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Yet another beach nourishment project is scheduled for Bogue Banks this winter.
RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper Wednesday announced North Carolina will continue to fight against seismic testing along the state’s coast.
CEDAR ISLAND — Carteret County is partnering with Hyde County and the North Carolina Ferry Division to provide local matching funds toward a critical dredging project for the ferry channel between Cedar Island and Ocracoke.
CAPE CARTERET — The N.C. Coastal Federation is trying to find funding to fix a major problem at the engineered wetlands stormwater management system it constructed in Cape Carteret.