North Carolina

Outer Banks Beach Repair Continues Amid Bridge Controversy

Stopgap replenishment of beaches along North Carolina’s Outer Banks barrier islands is continuing. But so is the controversy over long-term access to the fragile islands. More

Mountain Laurel Railings

Custom-made mountain laurel railings add an artistic twist to a deck design More

Feds Will Spread More Sand on the Outer Banks

It’s a short-term tactic with long odds of success, but the government is ready to renourish the slender beaches that lie between North Carolina Route 12 and the Atlantic. More

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Asheville, North Carolina Market Shows Strong Recovery

Builders in Asheville, North Carolina are back to a healthy level of construction — but the houses are smaller and not so pricey. More

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Outer Banks Bridge Project

A proposed replacement for the aging Bonner Bridge linking North Carolina’s Outer Banks to the mainland has overcome one legal roadblock, but the road ahead is still hard. More

Outdoor Living, Supersized

At 3,700 square feet, this project by Paradise Decking in North Carolina dwarfs... More

North Carolina Moves to Sandbag LEED in Fight Over Lumber Sourcing

Lumber interests are pushing to get North Carolina off the LEED bandwagon. More

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North Carolina Grapples With Local Design Restrictions

The North Carolina House of Representatives has approved a bill that would prohibit local governments from using zoning ordinances to regulate building-design elements for single-family homes or duplexes More

Outer Banks' Access Highway: It's an Emergency

Battered by hurricanes and nor’easters, N.C. 12—the Outer Banks’ fragile lifeline—is on life support. More

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