Harold Thomas, who retired in August as the director of the North Carolina Ferry Division, was honored today with the Outstanding Government Service Award during the Governor’s Awards for Excellence ceremony.
Numerous events are scheduled in the coming weeks to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Wilmington Massacre of Nov. 10, 1898.
The U.S. Forest Service is taking public comment through Nov. 18 on projects to repair and enhance parts of Flanners Beach, Fisher’s Landing, Pine Cliff and Siddie Fields recreation sites in the Croatan National Forest.
A blue heron hunts in the marsh grass near Conch’s Point on Calico Creek in Morehead City. Photo: Dylan Ray
Matthew Ferster of Shallotte was recently sentenced for three counts of death by impaired boating under Sheyenne’s Law, which was approved in 2016.
UPDATED: The Currituck-Knotts Island ferry will make its early morning and late afternoon school runs Oct. 25-26 but service will be suspended for the rest of the day to allow for a paving project near the Currituck terminal to proceed.
The museum in Elizabeth City is offering the talk Nov. 15 with a state archaeologist on the effort to conserve the dugout canoes excavated from Lake Phelps in Pettigrew State Park.
Companies are looking for truck drivers, flaggers, heavy equipment operators, and field technicians for the removal of contaminated soil from the Superfund site.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation has received $1.53 million from the North Carolina Land and Water Fund to support its living shoreline cost-share program and large-scale wetland restoration in Carteret County.
The Department of Transportation plans to conduct a routine inspection of the N.C. 133 bridge to Oak Island over the Intracoastal Waterway this week.
Doctoral candidate Allyson Ropp will present “Wrecked on Chicamacomico: An Examination of the Shipwrecks along Wimble Shoals, Rodanthe, North Carolina” Thursday at the Coastal Studies Institute.
The state awarded Sound Rivers more than $250,000 to put in place a stormwater project at West Craven Middle School in Vanceboro to protect the Neuse River.
The county board wrote that the situation with shoaling in the channel used by ferries that serve Ocracoke Island had become dire, lengthening travel times and “limiting life-saving services in one of the most treacherous areas along the entire East Coast.”
The two, tiny loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings named Pico and Aleta were named by students.
The Earl C. Davis Memorial Bridge, right, is still in use Wednesday as the only route for motorists on and off of Harkers Island, while construction continues on its replacement.
The festival takes place at six national wildlife refuges that together cover parts of six northeast North Carolina counties and is the annual fundraiser for the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society.