Dare County Commissioners approved Monday a contract for the design, construction and operation of a dredge that will clear and maintain Oregon and Hatteras inlets and other shallow draft inlets in the state under the direction of the Oregon Inlet Task Force.
Dare Board OKs Deal For Manteo Dredging
Dare County commissioners have approved spending $1.9 million from DEQ for the Shallowbag Bay dredging project to help move the 16th century replica vessel Elizabeth II, that’s been stranded near the Manteo waterfront.
BOEM May Host Meeting in Outer Banks
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is expected to host an open house May 14 in Kill Devil Hills on the proposed 2019-24 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
Remembering the Historic Mirlo Rescue
The Chicamacomico Historical Association is set to host five days of events this month on Hatteras Island memorializing the dramatic World War I rescue of the crew of the Mirlo.
Dare, Hatteras Aim For Transportation Grant
Hatteras Village is hoping that Ocracoke Express passenger ferry service, expected to be running later this year, will bring in a major federal grant to be used for multiuse paths along N.C. 12 and a tram service between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.
Coastal Advocates Vow to Fight Drilling Plan
Environmental advocates and elected officials in Dare County are gearing for a fight against the recently released plan by the Trump Administration to open most of the U.S. coast to offshore drilling.
Moratorium: Wind Developers Mull Options
Wind energy developers with projects in the works in eastern North Carolina are keeping a wary eye on the state in the wake of a recently imposed 18-month moratorium.
Battle Brews Over Frisco UFO House
The owner of the Frisco “UFO house” wants to preserve the unusual landmark, an area attraction since the early 1970s, and turn it into a souvenir shop, but county officials say the structure meets no building codes.
Lost Colony Production To Celebrate 80 Years
America’s longest-running outdoor symphonic drama, “The Lost Colony,” celebrates its 80th year this Friday at its opening show, which features high-tech upgrades and alumni appearances.
Wright Brothers ‘Storyteller’ Turns the Page
Known as a masterful storyteller and top expert on the Wright brothers and early aviation, historian Darrell Collins recently retired after 40 years with the National Park Service.