Stories by Coastal Review

Officials, public celebrate new Jockey’s Ridge visitor center

By Corinne Saunders | Reprinted from
Officials last week celebrated the newly renovated visitor center at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, marking the completion of a $2 million project that ran about a year behind schedule. Full story

Jun 1

Analysis finds wreck on Currituck Beach may be Metropolis

By Kip Tabb | Coastal Review
When 85 men, women and children lost their lives Jan. 31, 1878, as the Metropolis broke into pieces in the Currituck Banks surf, it was the final chapter in the story of a ship that should not have put to sea and, according to new research, may still rest on a Currituck beach. Full story

May 30

Offshore wind developers boost outreach to allay concerns

By Jennifer Allen | Reprinted from
An offshore wind developer has upped its public presence to take on concerns about its proposed project 27 miles off the Outer Banks. Full story

Mar 28

NC coast new home for complex ocean-observing system

Massachusetts-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists and engineers are on their way to deploy test moorings off the coast of Nags Head to better understand conditions before relocating the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s Pioneer Array ocean-observing system, which most recently was collecting data about 75 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Full story

Feb 23

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