Stories by Coastal Review

Endangered red wolf killed by vehicle on US 64 in East Lake

Coastal Review
Officials say a 2-year-old wild male red wolf was killed April 15 by a vehicle strike on U.S. Highway 64 in the East Lake area of Dare County Full story

May 2

Corps says it will remove pipe, test soil at Buxton for fuel

Coastal Review
The Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it is taking action related to intermittent evidence of petroleum odors and sheen at a Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach. Full story

Apr 30

NC Ferry routes change to spring schedule

Reprinted from
With the onset of warmer weather and longer daylight hours, the North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry System is adding runs effective Tuesday. Full story

Mar 26

CRC adopts 16 rules to keep natural resources protected

By Trista Talton | ‚ÄúReprinted from¬†,‚ÄĚ
More than a dozen rules state coastal management officials say are crucial to day-to-day operations will remain on the books for now. The Coastal Resources Commission on Wednesday unanimously adopted the 16 rules as ‚Äútemporary,‚ÄĚ a move that will keep the rules in the state Administrative Code for one year or until they are reinstated as permanent rules. Full story

Mar 14

Dare County requests immediate action to restore Buxton Beach

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Citing threats to the environment and public safety, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Monday that requests that the Coast Guard take immediate action to restore the Buxton beach access to its ‚Äúpre-military condition.‚ÄĚ Full story

Mar 5

On this day: Etheridge becomes Life-Saving Station Keeper

By Joan Collins | Special to Coastal Review
MANTEO ‚ÄĒ Today is an important time to remember the legacy of Keeper Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers. On Jan. 24, 1880, Etheridge, who grew up enslaved on Roanoke Island and fought with the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War, became the first Black person in the nation to command a U.S. Life-Saving Service, or USLSS, station. Full story

Jan 24

Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project needs extra hands

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is asking commercial watermen and women to help in January to find and collect lost fishing gear in sounds along the northern and central coasts. Full story

Nov 15

Cahoon reelected Coastal Resources Commission chair

By Mark Hibbs | Coastal Review Online
This story is part of a new reporting partnership with the Coastal Review Online and the Outer Banks Voice.
The 7-4 vote to reinstate Renee Cahoon came after new commission member Jordan Hennessy’s motion to delay a vote on the chair until after the entire board had been seated. Full story

Nov 9

Scientist urges more Vibrio awareness as risk moves north

Catherine Kozak |
Recent data finds that warming coastal waters from climate change impacts have resulted in Vibrio wound infections spreading north along the East Coast, and those with health issues are urged to immediately seek medical attention if exposed. Full story

Aug 22

Settlement reached in challenge over red wolf management

By Catherine Kozak | Coastal Review
COLUMBIA ‚ÄĒ Whether red wolves will end up thriving in the wild is still a conservation conundrum, but now the critically endangered species is officially back in the game. Full story

Aug 14

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