MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on the draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan 2021 amendment and appendix.
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CARY — State officials Sept. 11 honored Dr. Matthew Godfrey of Beaufort as North Carolina Wildlife Conservationist of the Year during the state Wildlife Federation’s 57th annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet.
MOREHEAD CITY — Coastal Carolina Riverwatch has completed drafts for three of five assessments on priority water quality concerns and is working on the next one, plastic pollution.
MOREHEAD CITY — Climate change poses a significant threat to fishing and coastal communities in North Carolina, including those in Carteret County, but there are ways to address it.
EMERALD ISLE — After months of discussion and planning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin dredging Bogue Inlet.
MOREHEAD CITY — State officials are debating whether or not local governments can use state beach and water access fees to pay for beach restoration projects.
MOREHEAD CITY — Saturday, volunteers joined Carteret Big Sweep staff in collecting more than a ton of litter and debris from around Carteret County for the 36th International Coastal Cleanup Day.
MOREHEAD CITY — There’s still time for those who work in the seafood industry in Carteret County and the rest of the state to apply for 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act relief funds.
MOREHEAD CITY — Commercial and recreational fishermen, as well as scientists and others in Carteret County, have an opportunity to provide state fisheries managers with their input.
MOREHEAD CITY — Property owners and developers in Carteret County and elsewhere along the coast need to keep artificial turf at least 30 feet from water bodies, according to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Coastal Resources Commission.
RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has voiced his support for funds to protect wildlife, especially species in danger of extinction.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — The Pine Knoll Shores Board of Commissioners approved submitting a letter of interest to the N.C. Department of Public Safety as a first step in its pursuit of a federal grant to build a living shoreline along the north shore of the Bogue Banks town.
RALEIGH — State officials are set appeal the latest motion in a lawsuit filed over alleged mismanagement of fisheries resources in North Carolina.
SWAN QUARTER — Carteret County residents and others who like to visit Lake Mattamuskeet, to the north of the county, have an opportunity Monday to find out about plans to restore the lake.
RALEIGH— Younger hunters in Carteret County have an opportunity go out on a hunt Saturday, Sept. 25.
EMERALD ISLE — The deadline for commenting on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to designate hundreds of thousands of acres, including 150 miles of North Carolina beaches, as “critical habitat” for the rufa red knot passed Monday.
CARTERET COUNTY — Due to increasing costs and a diminishing market for recycled goods, Carteret County will reduce the number of drop-off recycling sites offered to residents beginning Thursday.
MOREHEAD CITY — Grad students in Carteret County and elsewhere have an opportunity to apply for assistance with N.C. Sea Grant and the N.C. Water Resources Research Institute.
BEAUFORT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to dredge the navigation lane in Bulkhead Channel in early October.
MOREHEAD CITY — Coastal Carolina Riverwatch has appointed a new waterkeeper to watch over the water bodies of Carteret and Onslow counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation recently signed a letter urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the public comment period on a proposal to designate hundreds of thousands of acres, including 150 miles of North Carolina beaches, as “critica…
MOREHEAD CITY — Anyone in Carteret County with an interest in the management of estuarine striped bass has several opportunities to give input to state fishery managers on a draft fishery management plan amendment.
MOREHEAD CITY — Graduate students in Carteret County and beyond have an opportunity to apply for funds to conduct research in the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary.
NEWPORT — Local meteorologists remind beachgoers in Carteret County and elsewhere the threat of dangerous surf and rip currents is forecast to begin Tuesday.
MOREHEAD CITY — This September, Carteret Big Sweep is encouraging volunteers to “Connect And Collect” as part of Ocean Conservancy’s 36th International Coastal Cleanup, the world's largest volunteer effort to remove and record trash from roadsides, waterways, beaches and the ocean.