Stories by Coastal Review Online

Groups charter buses for Raleigh meeting on offshore drilling

The North Carolina Coastal Federation and 13 other groups opposed to offshore drilling have chartered buses to make it easier for coastal residents to attend the only public meeting in N.C. on the proposal to allow drilling off the coast.

Feb 8


Study of NCDOT Ferry Division eyes raising fares, cutting runs

The 45-page report, commissioned last year by the General Assembly, recommends that the DOT evaluate crossing schedules for each route and draft a new long-range plan that could revamp route pricing methods.

Jan 24


Access through Roanoke Inlet was the prize colonists sought

In the decades after the colonists disappeared, there never was a significant permanent population on Roanoke Island because the island was not the prize. It was the inlet.

Jan 15


Birth of two inlets: Accounts of the big storm of 1846

Oregon and Hatteras Inlet were formed in the summer of 1846. Afte a particularly stormy few months, a hurricane punched through the weakend shoreline. Surveyers described the scene.

Jan 8


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Shallowbag Bay dredging project leaves Elizabeth II stranded

A largely state-financed dredging project underway in Manteo harbor will not clear the channel that is used by the state-owned ship. And the area being dredged is not causing problems now for shallow-draft vessels.

Dec 18


U.S. Senate budget proposal would end red wolf program

The move, which came at the urging of Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., is part of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s $32 billion spending bill for the Department of Interior and environmental agencies released last week.

Nov 30


For 10 years, trails have served as gateways to natural world

There are some 1.1 million acres of protected land surrounding the state’s birding trails, land that can offer both the casual hiker and avid birder a chance to experience something remarkable.

Nov 5


While a new island grew, southern Hatteras was shrinking

While the sandbar known as Shelly Island rapidly grew off The Point this year, the southern tip of Hatteras Island continued to be eaten away. Hatteras Inlet has consumed 1.5 miles of the spit since Hurricane Isabel in 2003.

Nov 1


Burr tunes in to problems at Mattamuskeet, surrounding Hyde

While traveling in the northeastern corner of the state, Burr took a detour to hear Hyde’s concerns about federal support for flood mitigation, hurricane recovery and restoration of Lake Mattamuskeet’s watershed and lodge.

Oct 30


The other lost colony: Colington settlement failed in the 1600s

Colingotn Island is named for Sir John Colleton, Baronet of England, who was first to claim ownership of the island and one of the eight Lords Proprietors who were granted almost all of the lands south of Virginia by Charles II.

Oct 10


Unexpected numbers of turtles found during nourishment

Since the late May start of the re-nourishment project in Duck until the end of July, 66 turtles had been safely scooped up by trawlers that clear the area in front of the working dredge to prevent incidental capture.

Sep 10


Appeal period begins for debated flood insurance maps

North Carolina partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to produce the updated FIRMs so that property owners could better understand their flood risks

Aug 18