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  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The N.C. Division of Water Resources has awarded $22 million to 13 coastal towns and counties to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence. “Coastal communities are still in the rebuilding and recovery phase more than a year after Hurricane Florence left its devastating impact,” said Michael Regan, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than $54.9 million to reimburse expenses to restore hurricane- and tropical storm-related beach damage. The funds include reimbursing the replacement of sand and plants on public beaches in the towns of Emerald Isle and Holden Beach. Emerald Isle will replenish with more than 2 million […]

  • 19 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $18 million to reimburse expenses restoring beaches damaged during Hurricane Florence. According to the release, the funds reimburse nourishing sand and replacing plants at beaches located in the towns of Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores following damage from Hurricane Florence’s storm surge. The […]

  • 17 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Dutra Group from San Rafael, California, has won a $23.2 million contract for two North Carolina maintenance dredging projects.  Bids were solicited via the internet with three received, according to the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) latest announcement. Under the agreement, work will be performed in Southport and Wilmington, North Carolina, with an estimated […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    On December 22, after passing her sea trials and regulatory inspections, the newest vessel in Weeks Marine’s fleet – the Magdalen, was officially delivered by Eastern Shipbuilding just in time for the holidays. On December 28, she sailed from Panama City, Florida, on her maiden voyage to the East Coast. The Magdalen is one of […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) meeting, scheduled for September 27-28 at the New Hanover County Government Center in Wilmington, has been canceled due to potential impacts on the Outer Banks from Hurricane Maria. Items on the agenda will be moved to the meeting on November 7-8, which will be held at the Hilton Double […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission will meet July 11-12 to discuss flood maps, coastal resilience, land use planning and several other coastal topics. The commission will meet at the Holiday Inn in Greenville, at 1 p.m. July 11. Items on the commission’s agenda include: Flood maps – The commission will hear a presentation on the development of […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A recent NOAA study, published in the journal PLOS One, shows “living shorelines” – protected and stabilized shorelines using natural materials such as plants, sand, and rock – can help to keep carbon out of the atmosphere, helping to blunt the effects of climate change. This study, the first of its kind, measured carbon storing, […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Senate yesterday passed a balanced $21.47 billion state budget. The budget provides additional appropriations to the Shallow Draft Inlet Dredging Fund, total estimated funding in FY 2015-16 is at $20 million. It reserves $4 million of that fund for Oregon Inlet dredging needs. While also appropriating $900,000 to the Department of Administration […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The state recently awarded more than $2.2 million in grants for 37 projects that will help North Carolina towns and counties restore streams, reduce erosion, study future water supplies and benefit other water resources. The N.C. Division of Water Resources awarded $2,244,877 as a part of its 2014 spring grant cycle for the Water Resources […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As a part of President Obama’s continuing commitment to help coastal communities recover from Hurricane Sandy and promote resilient coastal systems, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and East Carolina University, located in North Carolina, signed a two-year cooperative agreement totaling $200,000 to evaluate sand resources for coastal resilience and restoration planning. The cooperative […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District recently awarded a $19.9 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) to provide dredging services to protect Highway 12, the only north-south highway along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. This coastal protection project involves placing approximately 1.7 million cubic yards of beachfill material immediately […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan recently said that a bipartisan agreement to reauthorize key water infrastructure projects contains several key provisions to maintain North Carolina’s critical waterways and protect coastal communities against future storm damage. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) authorizes important projects carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers, including dredging, […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre announced that the Wilmington Port, Brunswick County Beaches, Pender County Beaches, and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway have received $24,548,804 in federal funds. Congressman McIntyre stated, “This is a great day for North Carolina’s coast! Ensuring federal funds for our coastal communities is one of my highest priorities, and we are thrilled that […]

  • 14 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the completion of a project to stabilize and restore the ecological functions of the Emerald Isle and Pine Knoll Shores shorelines on Bogue Banks island, North Carolina, which were damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011. BOEM and Carteret County signed an agreement in December 2012 that authorized […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that $585,000 in federal funds have been secured for dredging essential coastal projects in Southeastern North Carolina. Congressman McIntyre stated, “More good news for our coastal projects! Securing resources to help our inlets, waterways, and beaches has always been a priority of mine, and we will keep fighting to […]

  • 28 January 2013

    U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre has been named Southeast Region Tourism “Partner of the Year” for his work and commitment to enhancing and protecting North Carolina’s coast. Congressman McIntyre stated, “From Sunset Beach to Currituck, North Carolina’s beaches, waterways, and inlets are both an economic and environmental treasure! Helping local communities and our citizens to maintain […]

  • 23 March 2012

    North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) Interim CEO Jeff Strader reported on Thursday that on the whole, the state of North Carolina’s Ports is strong. In the last year the ports in Wilmington and Morehead City saw business growth and revenue increases, and overall there is a renewed sense of importance for the role which […]

  • 8 December 2011
    Project & Tenders

    North Carolina’s congressional delegation members have addressed President Obama seeking the money for dredging the Wilmington Harbor. The funding would also include renourishment of Brunswick County beaches and Bald Head Island. According to the Sand Management Plan outlined by the Army Corps of Engineers, it is necessary to distribute sand to the beach communities in […]

  • 21 November 2011

    The State of North Carolina initiated a maritime strategy study in September 2011that intends to identify the role that North Carolina ports…   By Zack Cyrus (luminanews) [mappress] Source: luminanews, November 21, 2011;

  • 22 September 2011

    The Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE), in collaboration with NC Sea Grant, will host the North Carolina Coastal Symposium 8:30… By Wayne Faulkner (business) [mappress] Source: business, September 22, 2011

  • 11 August 2011

    With no Army Corps of Engineers money for the dredging, beach communities in southeastern North Carolina are being asked to pay… (therepublic) [mappress] Source: therepublic, August 11, 2011

  • 20 July 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began dredging operations on July 10 at the North Carolina State Port Docks, the Radio Island Barge Docks… (thetriton) [mappress] Source: thetriton, July 20, 2011;

  • 19 November 2010

    Creating a dedicated state fund to help pay for coastal projects such as beach nourishment and inlet dredging is one of the recommendations… By Gareth McGrath (starnewsonline) [mappress] Source: starnewsonline, November 19, 2010;

  • 21 April 2010

    Opponents of a massive cargo terminal along North Carolina’s coast have filed a complaint challenging the conclusions of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study recommending that state and federal officials move forward with a feasibility study… [mappress] Source:wral,April 21,2010;

  • 23 November 2009
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Inc., Oak Brook, Ill., was awarded on Nov. 18, 2009, a $5,559,750 firm-fixed-price contract for the maintenance dredging, Wilmington Harbor Outer Ocean Bar, Brunswick County, North Carolina… Source: Defpro, November 23, 2009;

  • 17 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Town of Nags Head, North Carolina, yesterday (July 16th) presented an update on the current beach nourishment operations. As reported, the construction has been progressing north from the submerged pipeline located near Mile Post 16 (about the 7100 block of South Virginia Dare Trail, just north of Jennette’s Pier). However, the subline near Mile […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Sand pumping operations were scheduled to start Monday, May 13, in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but strong offshore winds and waves have slowed offshore pipe mobilization, delaying the start of beach nourishment a few days, the City of North Myrtle Beach said in its latest release.  The project, which will see sand placed on […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division from out-going commander Maj. Gen. William H. Graham during a ceremony at Fort Hamilton on July 20.  The U.S. Army’s 54th Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, officiated and performed the symbolic transfer of the division colors […]