The North Carolina Coastal Federation received $1.6 million to restore 1,100 acres of timberland to wetlands within the Newport River watershed.
Cape Carteret Commissioners unanimously voted to apply for a $100,000 grant to build the remaining 1.2-mile segment of the Cape Carteret Trail.
The more than 1,200 who responded to a town survey wanted no development in any part of the 30-acre McLean-Spell Park in Emerald Isle.
“We have an interested party,” owner Mike Stanley said this week.
Carteret County commissioners voted to rezone more than 80 acres for a development near Peletier, off N.C. 58, in the western part of the county.
The idea is to use an unused acre at the boat ramp to build a dock and a 50-by-50-foot building with refrigerated storage for shellfish growers.
Atlantic Beach Councilman Danny Navey was approved in a unanimous vote Monday after the resignation of two newly appointed members prior to what was to be their first meeting and the departure of longtime member Larry Baldwin, who resigned Jan. 7.
Rep. Pat McElraft announced last week that she will not be running for reelection to the North Carolina General Assembly in 2022.
Carteret County is in the permitting process for a new boat launching facility with 170 parking spaces and six boat ramps planned off Highway 24 in Ocean.
Carteret County has hired Division of Coastal Management staffer Ryan Davenport to serve as next shore protection office manager.
Doug Huggett will provide temporary services to the County Shore Protection Office until a permanent replacement is found for office manager Greg Rudolph, who is retiring effective Nov. 12.
Longtime Carteret County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph has resigned, effective Nov. 12.
Carteret County officials hope to begin a proposed project to dredge east Taylor’s Creek and use the sand to nourish areas on Radio Island by the end of the year.
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.