Officials at the first public meeting of an interagency work group said that while prevention could be far less costly than cleanup, limited programs or funding options are available to deal with erosion-threatened oceanfront homes before they collapse.
Appeals court upholds decision on mid-Currituck bridge
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit affirmed a December 2021 district court decision that found environmental rules were followed on proposed bridge plans.
Coastal Studies Institute to offer daytime summer camps
Registration opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday for the summer camps geared toward ages 10 to 15.
Landowners find Black lifesaving hero’s forgotten grave
Retired Coast Guard Cmdr. Gavin Wente and his wife Renee didn’t know when they bought their property last year that it included the unrecorded gravesite of Capt. Lewis Wescott, who participated in one of the most daring ocean rescues in Outer Banks history.
NC coast new home for complex ocean-observing system
Ocean Observatories Initiative, through Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is doing preliminary testing before relocating next year an ocean-observing system to off the coast near Nags Head.
Dare moves toward Avon Harbor dredging project
Dare County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution in favor of advancing the dredging of Avon Harbor, a project that will also provide sand for soundside shorelines.
Rodanthe sand project unlikely, but new study to begin
Beachfront property owners in Rodanthe want beach nourishment to protect their erosion-threatened houses, but the questions of how much sand and how to pay for it are unanswered.
Miss Katie dredge on track to work in Hatteras Inlet
The new state dredge Miss Katie is on track to be able to work in the Connector Channel by early February.
Construction threatens natural beauty that lured residents
As Carova residents prepare for higher seas, stronger storms and other effects of climate change, some residents are more focused on the human impacts.
Exclusive Carova showcases costs of coastal development
Despite federal disincentives and increasing perils from climate change, new houses continue to pop up in this enclave for the wealthy at the remote northern end of Currituck Banks.
Nags Head drops multifamily use from commercial district
Commissioners, responding to nearby property owners’ objections to a planned workforce housing project, voted 4-1 last week to remove multifamily dwellings as a permissible use in the general commercial zoning district.
Dare moves toward a Rodanthe beach nourishment study
After approval by the Dare County Board of Commissioners during their Tuesday meeting, a feasibility study on a Rodanthe beach nourishment project is expected to begin in six months.
As development looms, effort on to protect Corolla horses
An initiative announced in November aims to acquire and preserve habitat for the wild Banker horses of the Currituck Outer Banks one-third acre at a time.
Dare launches new recreation, revamped community maps
The new online recreation map and updated community map launched Friday are to help residents, visitors and property owners find nearby amenities and attractions.
Live Christmas tree disposal options offered along coast
Residents can donate their trees to Fort Macon State Park and Surfrider Bogue Banks for dune stabilization or drop it off at a county convenience site.
December lecture series to feature ‘maritime Indians’
In his presentation entitled “Maritime Indians: The Coastal Algonquians of the Outer Banks,” Dr. Chris Oakley with ECU will highlight his research on the coastal Algonquians native to the region.