News Briefs

  • See an Alligator? Snap a Photo

    The Wildlife Resources Commission, in an effort to learn more about alligators, has set up a system for the public to report sightings.

  • Google Time Lapse Shows Coastal Changes

    Changes to the North Carolina coast are dramatically illustrated in a time-lapse feature of Google Earth that allows users to view aerial images made over a roughly 30-year span.

  • Cook Adds Provision to Repeal Plastic Ban

    Sen. Bill Cook on Thursday added language to an environmental regulatory bill to include a provision repealing the longstanding ban on plastic bags on the Outer Banks.

  • Photography Book Captures Coastal Beauty

    Photographer David Blevins showcases the beauty of North Carolina’s barrier islands in a new book with colorful photographs of the islands’ wildlife and natural features.

  • Stormwater Addressed at Blockade Runner

    The Blockade Runner resort in Wrightsville Beach has a new, improved stormwater system — just in time for the world’s largest gathering of stand up paddleboard athletes.

  • Another Bill Filed to Limit State’s Wind Energy

    Another bill has been has introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly calling for increased military oversight of wind energy installations, despite military support for the current approval system.

  • Cape Lookout Honors Volunteer of the Year

    Cape Lookout National Seashore announced Friday that volunteer Marcel Plathe has been selected as Volunteer of the Year 2016 for contributing over 460 hours of service at the park.

  • Science March Planned in Beaufort April 22

    The public is invited to participate in a local “March for Science” event in Beaufort in Carteret County on April 22, in conjunction with similar marches across the nation being held the same day.

  • DEQ Secretary Wins Committee Approval

    Michael Regan, Gov. Cooper’s pick to lead the Department of Environmental Quality, received Thursday a Senate committee’s unanimous approval, advancing his pending confirmation.

  • Lawmakers Urge Trump to Spare Sea Grant

    A letter signed by 22 Democratic and independent senators urges President Trump to reconsider his proposed elimination of funding for the National Sea Grant College Program.