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Waterways

South Carolina, Virginia ports set cargo records in October

“We are getting increasing evidence that, in addition to a strong economy, some of this volume spike may be accounted for by customers advancing shipments to avoid pending tariffs slated to take effect in January,” said SCPA President and CEO Jim Newsome.

Southeast
Waterways

Newsome pushes infrastructure investments for port’s growth

S.C. Ports Authority (SCPA) President and CEO Jim Newsome last week told 600 customers and leaders outlined the organization’s successes and strategic infrastructure investments to continue growth during the annual State of the Port address at the Charleston Area Convention Center.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

Should coastal residents who stay put in face of flooding get tax breaks to fortify their property? Ballot question sparks debate

A constitutional amendment on the ballot Tuesday would give localities the option to offer tax breaks to property owners in areas facing recurring flooding.

Mid-Atlantic
Local

New Beach Badge Prices For Day Rates

There will be no reduced-price beach badges for residents since it would be breaking the law to offer them, said Mayor John G. Ducey during the most recent Township Council meeting.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

EPA Awards $350,000 To Maryland For Protecting Shorelines, Streams And Wetlands

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has awarded $348,648 to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to improve and stabilize living shorelines, and stream and wetlands restoration projects in nontidal wetlands.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

Navy to limit sonar, explosions in more areas off East Coast to protect endangered whales

The Navy is expanding its mitigation areas off the East Coast for the endangered right whale.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

South Carolina’s saltwater fishing licenses are dirt cheap. But they buy a wealth of fun

Compared to all the coastal states from Virginia to Florida, the cost of South Carolina’s saltwater fishing license is, simply put, ridiculously low.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Beach Towns Seeking Assistance For Beach Restoration After Storm

The Federal cost-share for the Carolina Beach project will be $4.27 million with the State funding $2.30 million for a total cost of $6.57 million. The Federal cost-share for the Kure Beach project will be $7.95 million with the State funding $4.28 million for a total of $12.23 million.

Mid-Atlantic
Local

Hurricane Florence: Historic storm brings a historic price tag

Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina officials hoping FEMA will reimburse most expenses, from the cost of debris removal to repairing damaged government buildings

Mid-Atlantic
Local

Emerald Island Crafts $45M FEMA request

Other major expenses include rental and purchase of stormwater pumps, hoses and generators to augment those the town already had in place.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

CRC: Let’s talk flood maps

The rules will now go to a 60-day public comment period, running from Monday, Feb. 20, to Thursday, April 20.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

Offshore drilling dominates conversation among SC candidates for Congress

Offshore drilling has become one of the largest issues debated by Lowcountry candidates for Congress. Why?

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

North Carollina Talies $12.7 Billion Toll from Hurricane Florence

Indirect effects are drops in B2B transactions. Induced effects are payroll and personal income drops and loss of commerce. Resiliency efforts reflect funding needs.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Long Beach gets $20M to protect bayfront hit by Sandy

The federal funding will go toward building bulkheading that officials say is needed to prevent future damage to the wastewater treatment plant and electrical substation.

Mid-Atlantic
Federal

Endangered piping plover reaps rewards of Delaware's $38 million restoration at Prime Hook

Biologists say a $38 million restoration project at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is benefiting a slew of species, including piping plovers.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

Long Beach, Hempstead Town In Talks To Make Private Beach Public

The stretch of beach, which is currently owned by a Lido Beach condo, is one of the last private beaches on the Barrier Island

Mid-Atlantic
Tourism

Tourism Board looks to buy property; negotiate with Nags Head

At its October meeting, the Dare County Tourism Board moved forward with two initiatives.

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