PINE KNOLL SHORES — Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Illinois is set to finish beach nourishment in Pine Knoll Shores Thursday evening and begin work in a small part of Salter Path Friday.
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RALEIGH — North Carolina could become one of the first states to offer private flood insurance policies for homeowners as an alternative to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program.
OCEAN — A $2.7 million grant the N.C. Coastal Federation received recently for large-scale construction of living shorelines includes money for a large project to protect the Highway 24 causeway between Cedar Point and the bridges that lead into Swansboro to the west.
Morehead City — Anyone in Carteret County who wants to buy a fishing license will need to do so by phone or mail.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 12:12 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2020, to update a link.
BEAUFORT, MOREHEAD CITY — As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spur agencies, organizations and institutes to ramp up safety measures, local marine labs are locking down and turning to virtual classes.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College will soon be able to repair its shoreline damaged during Hurricane Florence thanks to a $812,555 grant received from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration/National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — The Liberty Island, the smaller of two dredges working on the $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project, left Tuesday morning, leaving the larger Ellis Island to complete the project alone.
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.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County earlier this month did not receive the three bids necessary under state law to review and award a contract for the Atlantic Harbor dredging project.
NEWPORT — A volunteer weather observing program is seeking more members in Carteret County, especially in rural areas and near the water.
NEWPORT — With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, local National Weather Service forecasters are holding more virtual weather spotter classes.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — The N.C. Coastal Federation will partner with town officials this fall to create a living shoreline in Bogue Sound just behind town hall.
BEAUFORT — With restaurants in North Carolina closed to dining in and fishing charters losing reservations, commercial fishing is feeling the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — TheEllis Island, the largest hopper dredge in the United States, is scheduled to join the Bogue Banks beach nourishment project Thursday, and the smaller dredge, the Liberty Island, might stay on the job in an effort to hasten completion.
EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners are going to wait another month to get any final input from residents and property owners before taking action on a proposed new well at Spell-McLean Park.
This article was updated at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday.
OCEAN/BOGUE — The U.S. Forest Service is planning a 1,031-acre prescribed burn Monday in the Croatan National Forest.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — In a little more than a week, the ongoing $28.2 million beach nourishment project on Bogue Banks will roll into an even higher gear.
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s senators last month introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress aimed at helping speed up the recovery process after a major disaster.
RALEIGH — Along with the return of spring blooms and pollen, March 1 marked the beginning of the 2020 ozone season, and the N.C. Division of Air Quality this year is offering forecasts for nearly the entire state.
morehead city — The N.C. Coastal Federation and N.C. Sea Grant are collaborating on a project to bring mariculture tourism to the Crystal Coast.
morehead city — Local marine researchers once again have access to the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences wet lab, now with upgraded flooring and other improvements.
emerald isle — Carteret County has received the necessary state Division of Coastal Management permit to proceed with the dredging of Atlantic Harbor.
MOREHEAD CITY — State fisheries managers and coastal property managers are working on changes to rules for shellfish leases in public trust waters.