New requirements for gear configurations for shrimp trawls take effect July 1 to reduce bycatch in areas of Pamlico Sound and parts of the Pamlico and Neuse rivers.
Portion of NC 12 to Close for Construction
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close a section of N.C. 12 in Frisco from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 24 to replace pipes under the road.
Southern Outer Banks Inspire Students
This painting by a Swansboro High School student joins 60 other impressions of the Southern Outer Banks in a student art exhibit to be on display at Cape Lookout National Seashore’s two visitor centers through the summer.
Themed “Connect with the Rhythms of Nature on the Southern Outer Banks,” the art exhibition will be on display at the Harkers Island Visitor Center March 9-Sept. 9 and the Beaufort Visitor Information Center starting March 25, when the park information center reopens for the season.
Another Dead Humpback Washes Ashore
The dead humpback whale that washed up on a beach in Corolla Sunday is the seventh stranding so far this year on Outer Banks beaches.
Court Dismisses ‘Jug-Handle’ Bridge Appeal
A federal appeals court Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s decision that transportation officials did not violate environmental laws in approving the “jug-handle” bridge over the Pamlico Sound.
Roamer, Face of Currituck Wild Horses, Dies
Roamer, a stallion who became an ambassador for the northern Outer Banks’ wild mustangs, died this weekend following complications from colic.
Report: Florence Broke 28 Flood Records
The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed what many residents of the Carolinas already knew: Hurricane Florence brought record flooding.
Dare, Nags Head Protest Seismic Decision
The Dare County chairman and Nags Head’s mayor have sent a letter protesting the National Marine Fisheries Service’s recent decision to approve seismic testing for oil and natural gas off the East Coast.
Training Mine Removed From Beach
Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials say a training mine containing no ordnance was discovered Nov. 25 on the beach south of Salvo. National Park Service Rangers anchored it in place until a Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from Norfolk, Virginia removed it. Photo: National Park Service
Students Return to Duke Lab Dorms
Duke University Marine Lab announced Monday it has welcomed back 33 undergraduate students residing in four dorms damaged by Hurricane Florence.
New Walking Trail in Works for Ocracoke
Ocracoke Wetlands Preserve Nature Walk between the Community Park ballfield at the end of Maurice Ballance Road and Loop Shack Hill is expected to begin in mid to late 2020.
ECU Announces New Coastal Program
East Carolina University announced Wednesday a new academic unit called Integrated Coastal Programs to be led by Reide Corbett encompassing the Department of Coastal Studies and the Coastal Studies Institute at ECU’s Outer Banks Campus.
Michael’s Surge Floods Manteo
Businesses and streets in downtown Manteo are inundated Thursday night by storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Michael, which receded fairly quickly after catching many off guard. Photo: Cory Hemilright
DHHS Seeks Volunteers in Health Fields
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services officials are encouraging nurses, physicians, behavioral health professionals and others interested in volunteering to help people affected by Hurricane Florence to get connected with the appropriate resources and organizations.
Corolla Wild Horse Mare Delivers Filly
Born Aug. 22, a filly, the newest addition to the Corolla wild horse herd, stands with her mother just after her birth in this photo by Cathy Forgnone.
Dare Commissioners Nix Plastic Straw Ban
Dare County commissioners voted 4-3 Monday to reject a ban on plastic drinking straws proposed by a United Methodist Church youth group.