NCDOT Suspending Lane Closure Construction Activities for Most Major Road Projects over July 4

To assist drivers during the busy July 4 holiday this week, the N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend most road construction activities that can cause lane closures on major routes across the state.  Where possible, lanes closed for construction will be reopened from early morning Tuesday, July 3, through the evening of Thursday, July 5. […] Local News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Offers Sea Turtle Nest Excavation Programs

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is offering park visitors an opportunity to observe excavations of recently hatched sea turtle nests during the months of August and September. An “excavation” is the process completed by biologists to document what remains in the nest after a natural hatch has occurred. Each spring and summer female sea turtles–loggerhead, green, […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Blackbeard’s Pirate Life Uncovered at Special Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Exhibit

July 2 marks the opening day of a special exhibit at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum that ties in nicely with the upcoming 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise in the fall of 2018. “Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge: 1718” is a traveling exhibit that was created by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, […] Island Features |  Full Article

Analysis: NC’s Battle for Regulatory Control

Environmental advocates are warning that a constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall will dramatically shift implementation of environmental policies, allowing for greater direct control by the legislature. Last week, in the closing days of this year’s short session, legislators approved six constitutional amendments for the November ballot, among them a revision to the constitution’s […] Community News |  Full Article