Ferry Passengers Are Observing Guidelines

Officials are reporting good compliance with public health recommendations among passengers traveling aboard vessels in the state Ferry Division’s fleet. Jamie Kritzer, assistant director of communications for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, told Coastal Review Online Wednesday that ferry usage was in the thousands for routes to and from Ocracoke Island over the Memorial […]

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Earth Day, Coastal Education Go Online

With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day Wednesday, environmental and educational groups are offering creative ways to celebrate while maintaining social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The first Earth Day was held in 1970, marking the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, according to the Earth Day global organizer, the Earth […]

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NC’s Next Sea Level Rise Study to Eye 2100

The next five-year update to the state’s 2010 sea level rise assessment report will look all the way out to 2100, the science advisory panel to the state Coastal Resources Commission decided during its Oct. 18 meeting. The CRC Science Panel’s 2010 North Carolina Sea Level Rise Assessment Report, which included sea level rise projections […]

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NCDOT Gets OK for Short-Term Erosion Fix

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has in the works a short-term fix for erosion at the Hatteras ferry terminal on Ocracoke Island but is also working with the National Park Service on a long-term solution. During its meeting at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Beaufort Lab on Pivers Island Wednesday, the Coastal Resources […]

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Group to Honor Etheridge, Life-Saving Crew

Capt. Richard Etheridge, a slave who was raised on Roanoke Island and taught to read and write, was the nation’s first African-American keeper of a United States Life-Saving Service Station. The Pea Island Life-Saving Station, of which Etheridge was appointed as keeper in 1880, also made history as the only station with an all-black crew […]

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Fresh Christmas Trees Useful After Holidays

Fresh-cut Christmas trees once decorated for the holidays are being returned to nature, now that the season is coming to a close. Several towns and organizations are collecting the trees that will be used for dune stabilization and restoration or the trees are being turned into mulch. On the Outer Banks, Better Beaches OBX has […]

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