A University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences study finds that living shorelines help with nitrogen removal over time, which can improve water quality.
Reader Barry Fetzer recently captured this image of two swans on Queens Creek near Swansboro in Onslow County. Originally spelled Swannsborough, the town however, took its name in 1783 from Samuel Swann, a resident who served in the North Carolina House of Commons.
Officials in Emerald Isle and other Bogue Banks towns are hopeful that a $5 million fund included in the recently approved state budget will go to pay for their planned beach re-nourishment projects this winter.
Boats and the new bridge connecting the Radio Island causeway and Beaufort are silhouetted by a recent sunset. Beaufort officials marked the final raising of the more than 50-year-old U.S. 70 drawbridge the new span replaces during a ceremony Wednesday. The old Grayden Paul Bridge was closed to traffic May 15. Photo: Carl Lewis
The Hatteras Island Genealogical and Historic Preservation Society, the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association and local, federal and state organizations are working together to save the historic Salvo community cemetery from shoreline erosion.
The N.C. Supreme Court has sided with Currituck County in lengthy legal dispute with a Virginia developer and others over a proposed commercial development in the four-wheel-drive area of Currituck Banks.
With the project to remove the Frisco Pier on hold due to the beginning of the sea turtle nesting and hatching season, the parking lot beside the former structure has re-opened to the public.
Bob Vogel, a former superintendent at the Cape Lookout National Seashore and now regional director in Washington, D.C., is one of a handful of veteran National Park Service officials included in a proposed short-notice reshuffling of positions.
A presentation advocating seismic surveys and the possibility of offshore drilling off the North Carolina coast did not sway the Dare Board of Commissioners from their stance that it carried an unacceptable risk.
Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Carteret, reaches toward a small ray swimming in the touch tank at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Tuesday during a tour of the facility for legislators and staff in town for a meeting of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources. Photo: Mark Hibbs
The Environmental Protection Agency says deregulation actions during the past year will save Americans more than $1 billion in costs, but another recent study appears at odds with the findings.
N.C. Highway 12 was again closed Wednesday morning between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe, as well as on Ocracoke Island as a result of severe overwash during the night.
Currituck County commissioners have approved a plan to require permits to park vehicles in the off-road area of the county’s northern beaches.
N.C. Highway 12 remained closed Monday following a weekend storm and high tides Monday night and Tuesday morning were expected to bring more ocean overwash.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington have identified trace amounts of GenX in rainwater collected on campus, about 70 miles from Chemours’ facility.
The green gill oyster, native to eastern North Carolina, is now being offered in a Durham restaurant and is one of the most expensive items on the menu.