Stories by Coastal Review

Geographer explains origins of Outer Banks place names

Roger Payne recently published his second reference guide to the names of places along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. By Jennifer Allen  |  CoastalReview.org Bodie Island, Jockeys Ridge, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk,… Full story

Aug 25


For first time, Hatteras museum on track for state funding

By Catherine Kozak | CoastalReview.org HATTERAS — Thirty years ago, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum was officially designated a nonprofit educational organization. That was three years after the maritime museum on… Full story

Jul 5


Cooper authorizing Ocracoke passenger ferry lease

Gov. Roy Cooper has signed a bill authorizing the state Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division to lease a passenger ferry for operation between Ocracoke and Hatteras. The $700,000 funding provision was included… Full story

Jun 15


Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project Complete

Coastal Review Online More than 3,000 crab pots were collected from coastal waters earlier this year during a collaborative effort to address marine debris. The Commercial Fishing Resource Fund Program provided $115,599… Full story

Apr 6


Murphy Says Jetties Needed at Oregon Inlet

By Catherine Kozak | Coastal Review Online WANCHESE — As Oregon Inlet continues to thwart nearly every effort to tame it, North Carolina Congressman Greg Murphy, a Republican from Greenville, is lending his… Full story

Mar 11


Owners can reclaim recovered crab pots

Coastal Review Online Whole crab pots in good condition recovered from northeastern North Carolina waters during the seventh Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project can be reclaimed by their rightful owners. The North… Full story

Jan 29


WesternGeco Withdraws Survey Application

Coastal Review Online | Staff Report A Texas-based geophysical services company has withdrawn its application for permission to conduct seismic surveys for oil and natural gas of the coast of the Carolinas.… Full story

Sep 11


Legislative Error Wipes Out Bond Program

Footage of the Nags Head beach renourishment project near Mile Post 18 on Aug. 6, 2019. Authority for a special type of bond financing used for such projects and other types of… Full story

Apr 14


‘Jug-Handle’ Bridge Work An Intricate Dance

By Kip Tabb  |  Coastal Review Online A project the size of the “jug-handle” bridge north of Rodanthe is like some intricate dance routine carried out with mammoth custom-built gantry cranes, massive… Full story

Feb 22


NC 12, Channel Shoaling Concerns Escalate

By Catherine Kozak for Coastal Review Online Ocracoke Island’s north end may have to be restored to its wild state if current conditions continue. That is one of the options offered in… Full story

Jan 21


Study eyes onshore risks of offshore drilling

By Trista Talton  |  Coastal Review Online WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Drilling for oil off the North Carolina coast would pose a substantial threat to the environment onshore, according to a newly released study by… Full story

Dec 6


Deadlock Delays Dorian Relief Funding

By Kirk Ross Legislation that would provide additional state disaster aid for Ocracoke Islanders and other communities damaged by Hurricane Dorian as well as replenish the pool of state money used to… Full story

Nov 4