Stories by Coastal Review

1898 Oregon Inlet Life-Saving Station must go, but where?

By Catherine Kozak |
The Old Oregon Inlet Life-Saving Station is one of the most beautiful historic buildings on the Outer Banks, situated at a dramatic coastal location that would befit a movie setting.  But it’s got to go. Full story

Dec 28

Carbon capture project proposed for ocean waters off Duck

By Catherine Kozak | It was flashback to high school chemistry class for some, but Duck residents were up to the challenge last week at an information session about a carbon capture demonstration project proposed off their beach. Full story

Nov 22

Coastal management staff to draft revised septic setbacks

State rules on where septic tanks can be located on oceanfront properties are likely to change in the coming months. Full story

Sep 16

NC visitor spending increased 45% last year

Compared to 2020, visitor spending across the state was up 45% in 2021. Full story

Aug 21

Public to soon see Hatteras museum’s long-stored artifacts

By Catherine Kozak |
With $4.2 million in the state budget for exhibit space, hundreds of never-seen artifacts at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum will at last be able to be brought out of storage. Full story

Apr 17

Bridge will bypass Pea Island, but refuge access to remain

Sometime soon, possibly before spring, the 2.4-mile “jug handle” bridge bypassing the troubled S-curves just north of Rodanthe will open to traffic, and after it does, folks will still be able to access the national wildlife refuge here. Full story

Jan 8

Feds withdraw plan to scale back red wolf protections in NC

By Catherine Kozak | Reprinted from MANTEO — A controversial proposal to limit longstanding protective habitat and management strategies for critically endangered red wolves in northeastern North Carolina has been withdrawn by the… Full story

Nov 15

Duke to study offshore wind energy’s effects on marine life

By Lena Beck | Reprinted from The United States Department of Energy has awarded Duke University a $7.5 million grant to research the impact that offshore wind development can have on wildlife… Full story

Nov 13

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  | 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 | 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