Coastal Review Online


Will Sewer Be Good for the White Oak?

Topics: Stormwater, Water Quality

A small town in Carteret County where almost $500,000 in federal grants has been spent to control runoff into the lower White Oak River is considering installing centralized sewer, which could lead to even more runoff into the river. More >


Our Coast: The American White Pelican

Topics: Our Coast, Outer Banks, Wildlife

The N.C. Coastal Federation's naturalist, Sam Bland, travels to Pea Island Wildlife Reserve for the rare sighting of white pelicans. This time, over 150 have stopped by on their migration. More >


Huge Sandbag Wall at N. Topsail Gets OK

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal management

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission yesterday gave North Topsail Beach the green light to build a massive sandbag wall to protect beachfront houses. More >


Beaver Moon Doesn't Disappoint

Topics: Central Coast, Nature

The cloud cover lifted and the hearts on the boat soared. A full moon hung over Bogue Sound, inspiring the artistic souls of the nature photographers on board. More >


Putting Runoff on the Run

Topics: Low-Impact Development (LID), Southeast Coast, Stormwater, Water Quality

Several retrofit projects designed to reduce stormwater runoff are currently being installed along roadways and other high pollution sites in Wrightsville Beach. More >


County May Help Pay the Mason Inlet Tab

Topics: Coastal management, Southeast Coast

Thanks to a new state law, New Hanover County may begin to consistently funnel money to help maintain relocated Mason Inlet. More >


View from N.C. Beaches: Surf, Dolphins and Oil Rigs?

Topics: Business and Industry, Energy, Politics

Gov. Pat McCrory says testing for oil and gas should include state waters, too. If resources are found within three miles from shore, he would consider drilling there. More >


A Ringside Seat to an Ancient Ritual

Topics: Nature, Wildlife

Bird watchers gather on Ocracoke each fall to scan the skies for migrating kestrels, hawks and other raptors. More >

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