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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