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Pelican Award: Burrows Smith

Topics: Low-Impact Development (LID), Pelican Awards, Southeast Coast

He told his engineers to trash their plans once he learned how he could help the environment and save money. Find out why the N.C. Coastal Federation gave this developer a Pelican Award. More >


Can You Hear Me Now?

Topics: National parks, Northeast Coast, Wildlife

Experimental probes detect motion in sea turtle nests at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, giving park managers flexibility and the hatchlings a cell phone connection. More >


Our Coast's Food: Muscadines

Topics: Coastal Culture, Food

Clerks at snooty wine shops may turn up their noses at the notion, but our food writer celebrates North Carolina's native grape. More >


Bulldozers and Turtles? Oh My

Topics: Beach Renourishment, Coastal management, Wildlife

Soon the public will have a chance to comment on a series of proposals aimed to change the way inlets are managed, such as extending the time "window" for dredging and beach re-nourishment into turtle and bird nesting seasons. More >


The Tale of a Fish House Liar

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Coastal Sketches

Rodney Kemp is somewhat of a celebrity in Morehead City for telling entertaining stories about local history. And sometimes they're actually true. He's keeping alive the old coastal tradition of the fish house liar. More >


Deal Would Allow Bonner Bridge Replacement

Topics: N.C. 12, Northeast Coast, Outer Banks, Transportation

The state and environmental groups are working toward a compromise that would allow work to begin on the stalled replacement for the aging Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet in Dare County. More >


A Sign of Fall: Mullet Fishing on Bogue Banks

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Fisheries, Nature

Autumn officially started last night, and soon the fishermen of Salter Path will latch their dories to the old tractors and head out to the beach in search of jumping mullet. More >


What Will a Groin Do to Rare Birds at Rich Inlet?

Topics: Coastal management, Southeast Coast, Terminal groins

That's the million-dollar question. Though the federal review of the possible environmental effects of the proposed terminal groin on Figure Eight Island is nearing completion, federal agencies charged with protecting birds haven't yet started assessing what the groin might do to troubled bird species. More >

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