Park Service implements pre-nesting closures

To protect breeding habitat for shorebirds, Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff members are implementing pre-nesting closures in several beach locations.  During the winter, staff conducted annual assessments of preferred breeding habitat for piping plover, Wilson’s plover, American oystercatcher and colonial waterbirds.  All pre-nesting closures will be marked by March 15.  Pre-nesting areas for colonial waterbird […]

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Jeanette ‘Janet’ Gray Finnegan

BUXTON– Jeanette “Janet” Gray Finnegan, 102, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015at her home. A native of Buxton, she was the daughter of the lateCharles Poole Gray and Odessa Scarborough Gray. Janet attended EastCarolina University, received her undergraduate degree from OldDominion University and her master’s degree from William and Mary. Shethen served as the principal […]

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Report says restoring coastal habitat is good for economy

The benefits of restoring North Carolina’s coastline extend beyond the state’s environment, infusing millions of dollars into local economies, according to a recent report that will be unveiled in Raleigh today. “Coastal Restoration and Community Economic Development in North Carolina,” a study of RTI International, examined the economic effects on local economies of four N.C. […]

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Tri-villages have first meeting to gauge interest in zoning

Rodanthe’s first zoning workshop, an unstructured, casual gathering held on a rainy night, became Thursday’s go-to event. About 70 residents and property owners attended the open house at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building to give their view on whether the three villages should have stricter zoning rules.  Attendees were asked to fill out a form with […]

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