ASHEVILLE — The National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) surveys, which take place every five years, will be conducted in the national forests in North Carolina starting Oct.1 and will run through Sept. 30, 2023.
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CARY — Water educator Lauren Daniel of Swansboro and fly-fishing guide Tom Roller of Beaufort picked up their previously announced conservation honors Sept. 10 from the N.C. Wildlife Federation.
HARKERS ISLAND — With Tropical Storm Fiona heading toward the northeastern Caribbean islands and a possible threat to the East Coast of the United States next week, some county residents and officials paused Sept. 13 to remember the four-year anniversary of Hurricane Florence.
MOREHEAD CITY — The Coastal Carolina Riverwatch Board of Directors has appointed Riley Lewis as White Oak waterkeeper.
CARTERET COUNTY — It is no secret humans generate a lot of trash.
MOREHEAD CITY — Commercial fishermen in Carteret County have generally landed between 5 million and 9 million pounds of fish and shellfish per year for the past 15 years, including 7.4 million pounds in 2020, the latest year available.
CARTERET COUNTY — Volunteers are needed for a coastal cleanup event slated for 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 17.
CARTERET COUNTY — The Carteret County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Carteret County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming household hazardous waste collection event.
MOREHEAD CITY — As recreational flounder fishing season continues until the end of September, the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking the carcasses of flounder to help guide future management decisions.
MOREHEAD CITY – Millions of viewers watch Discovery’s Shark Week, but for the Crystal Coast and the researchers at UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences, Shark Week lasts all year. In conjunction with Discovery’s 34th Shark Week, running from Sunday, July 24 through Saturday, July 30, Dr. Joel …
RALEIGH — Following a 42-year career with the N.C. Aquariums, including 20 years as director of the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and the past four as president and CEO of the N.C. Aquarium Society, Jay Barnes has announced his plan to retire early next year.
RALEIGH — Tom Roller of Beaufort has been named North Carolina’s 2022 Marine Conservationist of the Year, and Lauren Daniel of Peletier has been named Environmental Educator of the Year.
HARKERS ISLAND – Cape Lookout National Seashore is hosting another opportunity Saturday, July 23 for park visitors to join the Horse Sense and Survival tour with Resource Manager Dr. Sue Stuska.
EAST COAST — Beachgoers up and down the North Carolina coast have been seeing large numbers of shearwaters, a migratory seabird, washing up dead or barely alive on the strand this week.
MOREHEAD CITY - The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries today announced that the 2022 recreational flounder season will open at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 1 and close at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking public comment on a draft guide with ways the offshore wind industry and lessees can mitigate impacts to fisheries.
MOREHEAD CITY — Researchers and shellfish growers say that this season has been rife with mass oyster die-offs.
NEWPORT — Trish Slape, the former director of the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter, remembers her late son, Sgt. James Allen Slape of Morehead City, killed in Afghanistan, running around the wildlife shelter as a child.
MOREHEAD CITY — COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Carteret County, reflecting the same trend being reported across the state and nation.
Saving the Dark, a 2018 documentary detailing the impacts of light pollution at night and the benefits of new technology to preserve dark night skies will be part of Cape Lookout National Seashore’s ongoing series of astronomy programs 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 17 at the Harkers Island visitor…
BEAUFORT — The candidate filing period for the Carteret County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor position begins at noon Monday, June 13 and will run until noon on Friday, July 1.
RADIO ISLAND —Offshore wind power can be a “four-win” scenario for Carteret County, worth a fortune down the road in terms of economic development and job creation…generated by “new activity” proposed for Radio Island at the Port of Morehead City.
CAPE CARTERET — Rebecca Drohan, White Oak waterkeeper for Coastal Carolina Riverwatch, is leaving that position at the end of July.
HARKERS ISLAND —Cape Lookout National Seashore is pleased to announce the 2022 Horse Sense and Survival tour schedule.
WILMINGTON — Memorial Day weekend is considered by many as the unofficial start to the recreational boating season. As boaters take to the water, there is an increased likelihood for search and rescue situations, mechanical failures and accidents.