Ocracoke Express passenger ferry began Friday making three trips a day until Sept. 10 between Hatteras and the Silver Lake Terminal in Ocracoke Village.
The Division of Coastal Management urges the public not to celebrate July Fourth at Masonboro Island Reserve this year because of the potential spread of COVID-19 at mass gatherings.
Earth-moving equipment from T.D. Eure Marine Construction in Beaufort operates near a barge Monday, June 22, in the Atlantic Harbor of Refuge where a project is underway to build a 1,720-foot living shoreline to help keep dredge spoils from blocking the entrance channel to Atlantic Harbor. Photo: Dylan Ray
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carteret Big Sweep has been having a difficult time recruiting volunteers and the volunteer litter program needs students to join in the effort.
Face masks are required statewide and North Carolina will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks because of concerning trends of COVID-19 spread, the Cooper administration announced Wednesday.
Oyster farmers have experienced huge crop losses as a result of the pandemic, but because oysters are not considered specialty crops by the USDA, shellfish growers aren’t eligible to receive federal aid such as the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
A congregate living facility in Brunswick County has met the state’s standard for an outbreak of COVID-19 with 17 residents and seven employees having tested positive.
The Division of Marine Fisheries is asking for public comments on the draft spending plan for $5.4 million in federal relief provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
The Cooper administration announced Thursday a new executive order to address the social, environmental, economic and health disparities in communities of color that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry reminded residents Monday to get ready for the 2020 hurricane season that runs June 1-Nov. 30.
Officials are reporting good compliance with public health recommendations among passengers traveling aboard vessels in the state Ferry Division’s fleet.
This handwritten sign reading “Fishermen Only” at the Ocracoke Seafood Co. on Silver Lake at Ocracoke Island sets guidelines in line with COVID-19 restrictions determined by the state. As Phase 2 of North Carolina’s reopening begins, Elizabeth Dyer with the company’s retail market said the company is taking strict precautions, including cleaning routines. “We require masks for our patrons and even have complimentary disposable masks and hand sanitizer.” said Dyer. “There is a one-way flow of traffic and lines of tape to enforce social-distancing.” Photo: Dylan Ray
N.C. Ferry Division officials announced Friday an increase in round trips for ferries starting Saturday to accommodate the expected increase in demand and easing of certain COVID-19 restrictions.
Records crowds are expected at North Carolina beaches this holiday weekend, and health experts offer suggestions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus for those ready to put their toes in the sand.
North Carolina’s stay-at-home order will be lifted at 5 p.m. Friday as the state transitions to Phase 2’s “safer at home” recommendations.
Coastal electric cooperatives have taken measures to help members keep their lights on during the stay-at-home order, which researchers say has reduced emissions and improved air quality.