Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC

Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids near Cape Lookout and Harkers Island, North Carolina, beginning August 7. Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Barden Inlet has progressed over the past few months, making the waterway inaccessible to many vessels. The aids to navigation listed below no longer accurately mark the waterway. The current position...

Rear Adm. Austin presents Gold Lifesaving Medal replicas at ceremony on Harkers Island, NC

Rear Adm. Austin presents Gold Lifesaving Medal replicas at ceremony on Harkers Island, NC
Retired U.S. Life-Saving Serviceman and U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Ira Lewis shares stories of patrolling beaches during World War II with Coast Guard Lt. j.g. William O’Connor and Chief Warrant Officer Greg Gage at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island, North Carolina, Feb. 11, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer John...

Substances found on NC beaches not oil based

FORT MACON, N.C. — Coast Guard pollution investigators analyzed samples of substances found on the beaches at Harkers Island and Atlantic Beach Thursday confirming that they are not oil-based.