A powerful tornado caused severe damage to homes in the Ocean Ridge Plantation neighborhood in Brunswick County on Feb. 15. Credit: NWS

Critical Steps to Avoid Roof Damage from Tornadoes and Hurricanes

February 26, 2021 | Katie Mosher

Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal construction and erosion specialist, has been tracking news and National Weather Service reports of the damage from the recent deadly tornado in Brunswick County. Rogers’s key message: Before starting a roofing project, ask your insurance agent if you qualify for insurance incentives.

NC Sea Grant Extends Deadline for Proposals for Community Collaborations

February 17, 2021 | Allison Fisk

North Carolina Sea Grant’s Community Collaborative Research Grant program is accepting proposals now through March 5, 2021. The program brings communities and university researchers together to study high-priority environmental and economic issues in North Carolina.

Terri Kirby Hathaway reads to a group of kids.

Hathaway Honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

February 4, 2021 | Katie Mosher

The recognition comes as Hathaway retires from 35 years working for the state as a marine educator.

Knauss Fellows Begin Service

February 3, 2021 | Dave Shaw

NOAA and the National Sea Grant Office have announced placements for the 2021 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program — and the application period is open now for next year’s fellowships.

Visitors learning about oyster farming

New Survey Asks How NC Oysters Fit into Tourists’ Travel Plans

February 1, 2021 |

The results will help improve the North Carolina Oyster Trail, which connects tourists with local businesses and other sites of interest.