Commissioners in May directed town staff to draft land use plan amendments to address a complaint about policies regarding development of and the placement of fill in upland wetlands.
Researchers have developed a way to use aerial images to show how barrier islands change over time and how natural processes that reshape islands and destroy infrastructure like N.C. 12 can also help coastal wildlife thrive.
The public may comment until Nov. 1 on a proposed ranking system for prioritizing wastewater and drinking water construction projects for funding from the Viable Utility Reserve.
The outdoor display features images from a photography and reporting project that investigates the effects of sea level rise and erosion as seen from the small cemetery at risk of being lost to the waters of Pamlico Sound.
Oct. 11-15 is North Carolina Oyster Week this year and organizers, North Carolina Sea Grant, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, say the “shellebration” includes a series of in-person and virtual oyster-related events along the coast and in the Triangle.
Nearby residents can expect testing between 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation reminds the public that numerous collections sites are available along the coast for oyster shell recycling for use in habitat restoration.
Marilyn Berry Morrison, an outspoken advocate for the Roanoke-Hatteras Tribe of the Algonquian Indians of North Carolina, has led the effort for official state recognition of the tribe she calls “keepers of the land” and is still represented here on the Outer Banks.
Forecasters said Friday that a window of more conducive conditions is likely to open this weekend, making heightened winds and heavy rains, particularly along the coast, more likely.
The measure would require Duke Energy and other major electricity producers to cut carbon dioxide emissions 70% by 2030, with a goal of zero carbon by 2050.
The Division of Marine Fisheries warns that conducting aquaculture operations without the proper permits can result in a citation and officials could shut down the aquaculture operation.
Wilmington officials have resolved to reduce plastic pollution and improve the city’s recycling program through outreach, education and support of businesses that minimize use of plastic straws and utensil.
The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is accepting public comment until Nov. 30 on proposed amendments and readoption of 109 rules under a state-mandated periodic review schedule.
National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac outlined proposed work to restore and rehabilitate Cape Hatteras Lighthouse during a recent public meeting.
“All Hallows’ Eve” will feature ghosts, witches and other creatures Oct. 23.
Volunteers are helping with a five-year project known as the North Carolina Bird Atlas that began this past spring to catalog the size and distribution of the state’s bird populations.