Coast Guard suspends search after radio beacon alert, debris found off NC coast

The Coast Guard suspended its search on Thursday after an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon alert lead responders to debris approximately 126 miles southeast off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina.   Coast Guard crews from Air Station Elizabeth City, the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton and Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System vessels searched approximately […]

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NCDOT battles defamation lawsuit over still unfinished passenger ferry

While the NC Ferry Division will again rent a passenger ferry for Ocracoke this summer, it is battling a defamation lawsuit brought by the company still building a custom passenger ferry. Last May, US Workboats (formerly known as Armstrong Marine Inc.) in Hubert, near Swansboro, sued the NC Ferry Division over breach of contract, claiming […]

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Avon takes a step forward towards a potential beach nourishment project

A potential beach nourishment project in Avon took a step forward at the February 4 meeting of the Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC), as the Board unanimously selected contractor Coastal Science and Engineering to submit a contract for a feasibility study. County Manager Bobby Outten explained to the Board that the Capital Improvements Planning […]

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Recent Weather Patterns Interrupt Dredging Efforts in Dare County Waterways

The Dare County Waterways Commission, accompanied by representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT), met in the Fessenden Center Annex in Buxton on Monday night to discuss recent developments in dredging projects throughout the county. Unfortunately, these entities have all have faced obstacles […]

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