News & Features

  • Topsail Beach’s Request for Sand Site Stalled

    The Corps will not seek an exception to federal restrictions in order to designate an area of Banks Channel as a sand source for Topsail Beach re-nourishment projects, but town officials aren’t giving up the idea entirely.

  • Myers: Modernize Endangered Species Act

    State wildlife director Gordon Myers testified before a Senate committee Wednesday, saying states need more flexibility, authority in enforcing the Endangered Species Act.

  • Military to Resume Cleanup of Wood Island

    Military officials are set to begin this month another cleanup of potentially explosive material from Wood Island, a former bombing target just off Emerald Isle in Bogue Sound.

  • North Topsail Looks to Fast-Track Groin Study

    A firm in contention to conduct the environmental study for North Topsail Beach’s proposed hybrid terminal groin/jetty project plans to use data from a previous study to fast-track the process and save money.

  • Marine Debris Cleanup Effort Expanded

    An annual project that puts commercial fishermen to work ridding northeastern North Carolina waterways of derelict fishing gear expanded this year to include the state’s entire coast.

  • Area Residents Wary of Airlie Road Projects

    Airlie Road is a state-designated scenic byway that’s a familiar and historic part of the Wilmington landscape, but many fear a proposed residential development and other changes in the works will destroy the character of the area.

  • Oil: Keeping Atlantic Ban Meets Climate Goals

    Any future oil drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, which Obama placed off limits during his final days in office, could push global warming to 4 degrees or beyond, says a recent report.

  • UNC Collaboratory Set to Begin Research

    Studies on oyster farming and hurricane resiliency are among first batch of research projects the new North Carolina Public Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill is set to begin.

  • In Carova, Battle Rages Over Development

    A family’s plans for commercial development on Carova Beach have led to a decades-old fight over zoning, property rights and how to protect a sensitive coastal area.

  • Who’s Trying to Kill Amazon’s Wind Farm?

    Community officials in northeastern North Carolina are excited about the economic potential of the nearly operational wind farm here that a group of legislators are trying to scuttle.