BEAUFORT — Carteret County Shore Protection Office Manager Ryan Davenport said Thursday the county is still waiting for permits necessary to begin the project to dredge east Taylors Creek and use the sand to nourish the public beach and other areas on Radio Island.
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MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries reminds Carteret County fishermen and others to report any cold-stunned spotted seatrout they may see in North Carolina coastal waters.
BEAUFORT — Road and street flooding in Carteret County seems to be directly linked to the tides, according to local and state officials.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fisheries researchers and fishing gear designers in Carteret County and beyond have an opportunity to apply for federal funding.
DOVER, Del. — Carteret County residents and others with experience in fisheries management have an opportunity to apply for a position with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
RALEIGH — State environmental managers may create a permitting system for allowing dredge and/or fill material discharge into isolated wetlands and waters, including those in Carteret County.
MOREHEAD CITY — State fisheries managers are proposing more changes to southern flounder regulations to reduce flounder removals by 72%.
NEWPORT — The N.C. Coastal Federation has met the goal, and then some, of its end-of-year fundraising effort for the organization’s Recycle for Reefs program.
NEWPORT — The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter is accepting decoration-free Christmas trees and wreaths to help orphaned and injured animals.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret County residents and others have an opportunity in February to voice their thoughts on 14 shellfish lease applications in the county.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Researchers in Carteret County and beyond have an opportunity to apply for federal funding for bycatch reduction projects.
RALEIGH — Carteret County residents and others have an opportunity to comment on state officials’ proposed plan for funding water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret County fishermen, both commercial and recreational, and others have an opportunity to provide input on proposed state southern flounder regulations, including phasing out large mesh gill nets.
BEAUFORT — The low bid for a project to dredge east Taylors Creek and use the sand to nourish the public beach and other areas on Radio Island came from a local firm and was well under the original estimated cost for the work.
MOREHEAD CITY — There’s still time for environmental researchers in Carteret County and beyond to submit proposals for a research grant from N.C. Sea Grant.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County officials announced Tuesday afternoon they have hired Ryan Davenport of the state Division of Coastal Management as shore protection officer manager, replacing Greg Rudolph, who resigned in November after 20 years in the job in order to pursue new opportunities.
MOREHEAD CITY — Local crabbers are being reminded blue crab harvest will be closed beginning in January.
OCEAN — A Carteret County-based environmental nonprofit has received $2 million in state appropriations to create living shorelines.
MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries wants to remind residents and visitors to Carteret County and beyond to report any cold-stunned spotted seatrout they may see in state coastal waters.
HARKERS ISLAND — Cape Lookout National Seashore has been certified as the first International Dark Sky Park on the Atlantic Coast.
MOREHEAD CITY — Local commercial fishermen don’t have much longer to fish for Atlantic croaker before a brief season closure begins.
BEAUFORT — Interstate fishery managers are seeing more red snapper in federal waters, including those off North Carolina, and other species should be able to handle the change.
MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. General Assembly earmarked $2 million in the recently adopted state budget for a shoreline stabilization project on Sugarloaf Island designed to protect the island from the damaging environmental effects of shoreline erosion.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to ask county commissioners to appoint Atlantic Beach Councilman Austin Waters to fill a vacant commission seat.
NEWPORT — Former Carteret County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph recently began working for Geodynamics, the county’s Newport-based beach surveying firm, now owned by global firm NV5.