MOREHEAD CITY — State recreational water quality officials Tuesday lifted a water quality swimming advisory at a sound-side site in Carteret County.
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CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County residents and others who want to plant native species can contact the N.C. Forest Service to place tree seedling orders.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Big Sweep has rallied students to help beach towns clean up litter from now until Labor Day weekend.
EMERALD ISLE — As officials had expected, Carteret County released the next Bogue Banks beach nourishment project for bids Thursday, with an opening set for 5 p.m. Thursday, July 30.
RALEIGH — State officials are looking into appealing to a federal court the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s decision to allow seismic surveying off the North Carolina coast.
EMERALD ISLE — Sea turtle nesting season has reportedly rebounded to a good level after a slow start this year in the westernmost town on Bogue Banks.
HARKER ISLAND — The National Park Service is partnering with several local organizations to seek International Dark Sky Park designation for Cape Lookout National Seashore.
BOGUE BANKS — State officials in early June completed a plan to improve resilience to severe weather and other climate stressors coastal communities have long experienced.
MOREHEAD CITY — Residents and visitors to Carteret County have the opportunity Saturday to fish free in the waters of the Crystal Coast.
MOREHEAD CITY — Those with fisheries-related research or public relations project proposals have an opportunity to apply for funds from the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resources Fund.
MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting proposals for the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program for federal fiscal year 2021.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle resident Danny Shell continues to work behind the scenes to stress the need for beachgoers to know the risks of rip currents before they enter the ocean.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Recreational and commercial fishermen in Carteret County will have an opportunity to fish for red snapper is mid-July in federal waters off North Carolina.
EMERALD ISLE — It’s been about two months since the last Bogue Banks beach nourishment project ended April 29, but Carteret County officials are moving to go out for bids for the third phase of what’s known as the post-Hurricane Florence project.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission got a briefing Monday on the pros and cons of proceeding with a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 50-year master plan for Bogue Banks beach nourishment, but made no decision and willconsult with officials in the towns on the island.
HARKERS ISLAND — Teachers and home-schoolers in Carteret County and beyond have a chance to learn more about the wild horses of Shackleford Banks.
MOREHEAD CITY — The Shellfish Lease and Aquaculture Program at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has launched a new interactive mapping tool to assist the public in finding information about shellfish leases in North Carolina.
MOREHEAD CITY — An advisory against swimming was posted Wednesday at a soundside site in Carteret County, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Carteret County residents and others with ideas for helping fishing communities and sustainable fisheries have an opportunity to apply for federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
EMERALD ISLE — Although revenue from the county’s occupancy tax this year is down dramatically because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the manager of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office thinks the beach nourishment fund is healthy.
BEAUFORT — While some litter cleanup efforts have been sidetracked due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, others are continuing as Carteret County strives to be clean and free of trash.
EMERALD ISLE — State recreational water quality officials Monday lifted a precautionary swimming advisory issued last week after heavy rains June 16 required stormwater to be pumped onto the ocean beach and into the sound.
MOREHEAD CITY —A damaged section of shoreline at Carteret Community College underwent repairs on Father’s Day weekend thanks to members of local Scout troops and other volunteers.
MOREHEAD CITY — N.C.Division of Marine Fisheries Director Steve Murphey announced Monday the 2020 commercial flounder seasons.
MOREHEAD CITY — State recreational water quality officials Wednesday advised beachgoers to be aware of the floodwaters being pumped to the ocean surf in Emerald Isle.