News: April 2016

Right whale is near and dear to Carteret County

If seismic blasting is allowed to occur in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina, it could wipe out the remaining population of right whales. This is the learned opinion of 28 marine scientists who say the loud noise generated by seismic, underwater testing would be gravely harmful to the health of the … read more

Chamber reaffirms opposition to seismic blasting

Although the federal government has delayed by at least five years the issuance of oil and gas leases for drilling in the North Atlantic Ocean, the threat of seismic blasting continues to linger. The Chamber’s Executive Committee recommends that the U.S. Department of the Interior move swiftly to ban seismic survey work as well. The … read more

Exciting days are just around the bend

Scenic Byway signs are coming soon The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway beckons travelers to take a “Sunday drive” along the route that winds through Down East Carteret County…and beyond. The marketing plan includes the use of traditional wayfinding devices, including signage along the route and the installation of byway orientation panels that will be … read more