North Carolina Divisions of Marine Fisheries and Air Quality employees Wednesday afternoon collected 1,500 pounds of debris on Carrot Island, part of the Rachel Carson Reserve in Beaufort. The cleanup was held in recognition of National Volunteer Week and Earth Month.
Workers use a 600-ton floating crane to dismantle the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, from which material will be used at offshore reef sites in coordination with the state Division of Marine Fisheries. Crofton Industries, a subcontractor of PCL Construction, also used the crane to help with setting caps and girders weighing about 130 tons each for the replacement bridge. Photo: Crofton Industries
Crews of U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon and the USCG buoy tender Maple worked March 10 with members of NASA and their Orion spacecraft development team to conduct open water testing for the Orion Crew Module. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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.
The sunset casts a golden glow over the beach earlier this week at the Point, the westernmost tip of Emerald Isle on Bogue Banks in Carteret County. Photo: Sam Bland
This pile of marine debris has been collected since Monday from the uninhabited islands around Swansboro by a crew of commercial fishermen, boat captains and marine contractors and is being stored at Casper’s Marina in downtown Swansboro. The 2019 Post Hurricane Florence Marine Debris Collection Project, coordinated by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, is expected to continue for about a year. Photo: Jennifer Allen
The sun begins to set behind the Atlantic Beach high-rise bridge in this photo by Jennifer Allen on Wednesday, an unseasonably warm February evening.
The folks at Hammocks Beach State Park shared Tuesday this photo of the sun rising over the park in Swansboro. Rangers are offering a chance to see the park after the sun sets with two special programs.
The Emerald Isle Police Department warns beachgoers in a Facebook post Jan. 9 to keep an eye out for the potentially harmful Portuguese men-of-war being spotted along the beach in this Bogue Banks town.
A shrimp boat is silhouetted as the sun sets in Emerald Isle recently in this photo by Doug Waters.
Miriam Sutton of Beaufort captured this image of a monarch butterfly in November while out on a stroll around historic Carteret County town during the annual migration season.
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
A gliding shorebird is cast in silhouette as the sun sets over Bogue Inlet and Bear Island. Photo: Sam Bland
Mature and immature blue herons hunker down during the deluge of Hurricane Florence. Photo: Sam Bland
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
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.