Stories by Coastal Review

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 | CoastaReview.org
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 CoastalReview.org 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habitat and management strategies for critically endangered red wolves in northeastern North Carolina has been withdrawn by the… Full story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 CoastalReview.org 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  |  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