UNC Coastal Studies Institute to Open in Manteo

An inter-university partnership among several UNC schools opened the UNC Coastal Studies building in Manteo on Tuesday.

The UNC Coastal Studies building was made in an effort to promote research and educational opportunities among universities as well as provide community outreach in the coastal areas. UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University, UNC-Wilmington, Elizabeth City State University, as well as ECU came together to dedicate the new building to maritime studies.

The 83,791-square-foot, environmentally sustainable facility was built over two years on approximately 240 acres of marsh in Manteo. State appropriations funded the $32.6 million dollar project that is hoping to

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