The $110 million National Infrastructure Project Assistance program grant is one of nine awarded nationwide and will go toward the estimated $294 million project to replace the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge completed in 1962.
Recent shoaling highlights shallow-draft navigation woes
A nor-easter in May exacerbated already difficult conditions for transportation and businesses that rely on navigable Outer Banks inlets, as officials contend with both federal and private dredge fleets that are stretched thin.
Third Tuesday talk to explore Cape Fear’s locks and dams
Dana Matics, assistant operations project manager with the Army Corps of Engineers, will give a talk April 19 on “Cape Fear River Locks and Dams: Past, Present, and Future” at the Southport Community Building.
Federal funds set for northeast NC smaller dredge projects
Second in a new special reporting series on federal infrastructure spending and North Carolina’s navigation needs looks at the federal funds secured to maintain navigational channels and inlets in Dare and Hyde counties.
Federal dollars now available for North Carolina waterways
Millions of dollars in federal spending are set to be put to use clearing shoaling in North Carolina’s inlets, harbors and channels. First in a new special reporting series.
Public can comment on ranking system for utilities funding
The public may comment until Nov. 1 on a proposed ranking system for prioritizing wastewater and drinking water construction projects for funding from the Viable Utility Reserve.
Carteret accepts $9.5M offer for county water system
Carteret County commissioners voted 4-3 Monday to accept an offer from a private company to purchase the county-owned water system for $9.5 million.
Cutter Steelhead arrives at new homeport Fort Macon
The Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead officially arrived Aug. 6 to its new homeport at U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon in Carteret County.
Coast Guard commissions cutter named for NC native
A recently commissioned Coast Guard cutter bears the name of an enlisted Coastguardsman from Carteret County, who received the Silver Star for his heroism during World War II.
CFPUA responds to discharge upstream of 1,4 dioxane
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has begun frequent water sampling in response to Greensboro reporting 1,4 dioxane discharge detected in wastewater that flows into the Cape Fear River.
Carteret board tables decision to sell water system
Carteret County commissioners have voted to table a decision to sell or retain the county water system until next month’s meeting.
Carteret County to consider $9.5M bid for water system
Carteret County commissioners will decide Monday during its regular meeting whether or not to accept a bid of $9.5 million from Carolina Water Service to purchase the county water system.
Waldroup named Cape Fear Public Utility Authority director
The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board has named Kenneth Waldroup as executive director.
State Water Infrastructure Authority committee to meet
The State Water Infrastructure Authority’s Viable Utility Reserve Committee will meet online 9:30 a.m. Friday to discuss distressed units.
Distressed status likely for Carteret water system, if not sold
A state authority has tabled its decision on labeling Carteret County’s small public water system as a distressed unit over its finances amid a volley of private bids to purchase the utility.
Bids for Carteret Water System Prompt Anger
Residents served by Carteret County’s public water system object to a potential sale to one of two firms competing to buy the utility.