With Weather Delays, it’s Down to the Wire for Hatteras Inlet Dredging BY CATHERINE KOZAK

BY CATHERINE KOZAK BY CATHERINE KOZAK It’s getting down to the wire for a dredging project in Hatteras Inlet to be started and completed by month’s end, but members of the Dare County Waterways Commission are keeping their fingers crossed that weather will be more cooperative by the weekend. Joen Petersen, chief of plants for […] Local News |  Full Article

Hyde Sees Costs Rise in Passenger Ferry Plan

As North Carolina’s first high-speed passenger ferry is coming together nicely at the shipbuilder’s shop, plans are still evolving for transporting people once they land. The Ocracoke Express is targeted to be in the water by mid-summer, supplementing service on the state Department of Transportation Ferry Division’s busiest vehicular ferry route between Ocracoke and Hatteras […] Local News |  Full Article

 Buxton Beach Nourishment Project May be Extended to Mid-February Deadline By CATHERINE KOZAK

 Buxton Beach Nourishment Project May be Extended to Mid-February Deadline By CATHERINE KOZAK By CATHERINE KOZAK By CATHERINE KOZAK Rough weather has repeatedly delayed the Buxton beach nourishment project, and now the contractor is expected to ask Dare County for an extension of their contract.   During a presentation at the Dare County Board of […] Local News |  Full Article

September Dredging and Potential Survey Discussed at Waterways Commission Meeting BY CATHERINE KOZAK 

BY CATHERINE KOZAK  BY CATHERINE KOZAK  Dredging is set to begin next month in Hatteras Inlet at a stubbornly clogged channel that has been impassable on its west end for months. At Monday’s meeting of the Dare County Waterways Commission in Manteo, Dare County Manager Bobby Outten said that there would be a 10-day window […] Local News |  Full Article

Surfing Scientists Develop Wave Forecast Tool

Surfing and science has always been a relationship of convenience, if not necessity. But when surfers are scientists who are wizards at interpreting ocean data, the art of finding good waves can be transformed into scientific certainty – or close to it. A new surf-prediction model developed by a partnership of two coastal scientists and […] Watersports |  Full Article