The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed designating all Bogue Banks beaches as critical habitat for the rufa red knot, a threatened small sandpiper.
The goal is to find enough sand to supply beach nourishment needs for the 47 remaining years in Carteret County’s 50-year beach nourishment master plan.
The Old Ferry Channel/Deer Creek dredging project in Cape Carteret is nearly complete.
The Coastal Cohorts — Bland Simpson, Jim Wann and Don Dixon — are set to mark the 35th anniversary of “King Mackerel and the Blues are Running” by raising money for coastal N.C. nonprofits.
Emerald Isle commissioners have given the town manager the go-ahead to negotiate a contract with an engineering firm to develop a stormwater management plan for the town.
Ronnie Smith of Morehead City, who served in the North Carolina House from 1992 until 2002, died Wednesday.
Carteret County’s Atlantic Harbor improvement project came in at just shy of $2.2 million, which includes engineering fees, dredging and construction of a 1,700-foot granite sill.
Construction of the granite sill is complete and the contractor began installing attenuators last week at the Atlantic Harbor Dredging and Living Shoreline Project in Down East Carteret County.
Cape Carteret Commissioners gave Manager Zach Steffey the go-ahead to establish a process to address potential local financial participation in a county plan to dredge creeks and canals in town.
Wave attenuators, intended to limit wave action that causes erosion and siltation, are to be installed beginning this week as part of the Atlantic Harbor improvement project.
The third phase of the Bogue Banks post-Florence beach renourishment project, which is to include the last stretch of western and central Emerald Isle, could go out for bids by Thursday.
The dredging work was completed this week of the Atlantic Harbor improvement project to make the harbor more accessible to commercial fishermen and other boaters.
Under a mandatory new Federal Emergency Management Agency map, some properties built in Cedar Point will have to use piers or pilings instead of solid-wall foundations.
The contractor began last week dredging on a long-awaited project to make Carteret County’s Atlantic Harbor and its entrance channel safer and more usable for commercial fishermen and other boaters.
The $28.2 million Phase 2 Hurricane Florence sand replacement project for western Atlantic Beach, all of Pine Knoll Shores, a small part of Salter Path and a part of western Emerald Isle is expected to begin in early next month.
A national group that works to restore natural habitat has created a map intended to help other advocates reconnect large, undeveloped East Coast areas to protect wildlife.