MOREHEAD CITY — There’s still time for Carteret County residents and others to give input on proposed revisions to state groundwater quality standards.
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ATLANTIC BEACH — Beach nourishment ended in Fort Macon State Park and moved into eastern Atlantic Beach this week, with sand coming from the harbor at the N.C. Port of Morehead City.
MOREHEAD CITY — A local researcher is at the forefront of studying how wastewater can be used to detect and track the novel coronavirus, helping public health officials in North Carolina better understand COVID-19 and how it spreads throughout communities.
EMERALD ISLE — On Friday, local commercial fisherman Marty Frost of Salter Path and his grandson, Hunter Trott, steered their boat to shore with a load of derelict crab pots, collected on behalf of the N.C. Coastal Federation.
CORRECTION: This article was updated at 11:53 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, after a subject was incorrectly quoted.
MOREHEAD CITY — Local environmentalists and others are invited to join Coastal Carolina Riverwatch Thursday to learn more about its work to project clean water.
EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday night to concur with the Carteret County Beach Commission’s recommendation to not opt into a federal beach nourishment program for Bogue Banks.
MOREHEAD CITY — Three conservations groups have jointly given notice they’ll be filing a complaint against federal fisheries managers, alleging they’ve weakened rules protecting sea turtles.
OCEAN — Local high school students have an opportunity to receive an award for their environmental support from the N.C. Coastal Federation.
EMERALD ISLE — The town got a rare visit from a seal Wednesday, and the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol protected the juvenile on the beach until it left sometime after 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
WILMINGTON/GREENVILLE — There’s still time for coastal residents in Carteret County and beyond to take part in a survey on their experiences with Hurricane Dorian in 2019.
HARKERS ISLAND — The majority of Shackleford Banks horses are female, according to a 2020 annual report released Tuesday by National Parks Service officials with Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Foundation for Shackleford Horses.
ATLANTIC BEACH — The Atlantic Beach Town Council is backing the Carteret County Beach Commission in its decision to maintain the existing master plan to nourish and maintain the beaches of Bogue Banks.
EMERALD ISLE — Equipment for the soon-to-start Emerald Isle beach nourishment project should arrive by next week, with work scheduled to begin between Jan. 24-31.
OCEAN — Given that 2020 was such a difficult year, the N.C. Coastal Federation said it is pleased to share “some really remarkable and encouraging accomplishments.”
MOREHEAD CITY — There’s still a few days left for local researchers to apply for a grant from N.C. Sea Grant.
EMERALD ISLE — For the second year in a row, the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused town officials to cancel the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival.
OCEAN — A Carteret County-based coastal conservation nonprofit and partnered commercial fishermen are preparing to collect lost fishing gear.
BOGUE BANKS — Carteret County residents with natural Christmas trees have an opportunity to donate them at Fort Macon State Park to help maintain the dunes.
HARKERS ISLAND/BEAUFORT — Cape Lookout National Seashore remains open to visitors throughout the year, and the National Park Service said there are a number of activities available during winter.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Local commercial fishermen and charter/headboat crews will get more bluefin tuna quota in January.
MOREHEAD CITY — State fisheries managers ask residents and visitors who are out on the water or near it to keep an eye open for cold stunned fish.
MOREHEAD CITY — A local sea turtle expert said last week he’s concerned about a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal that the state eliminate the “window” in which channel maintenance by hopper dredge is allowed at the ports of Morehead City and Wilmington.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County’s Shore Protection Office hopes to work with state legislators in 2021 to get a recurring source of funds to help local governments pay for beach nourishment projects.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Local charter and headboat crews may no harvest bluefin tuna from the general category fishery until Friday, Jan. 1.