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    News Briefs

    • Working Watermen Commission Plan OK’d

      The Dare County Board of Commissioners approved earlier this month the proposed framework of the recently revived Commission for Working Watermen, opening the door for member appointments to be made.

    • NCDOT Awards Contract for Two New Ferries

      The state Ferry Division has awarded a Louisiana-based company a contract for the construction of two new river-class vehicle ferries, set to replace the smaller Hatteras-class ferries M/V Kinnakeet and the M/V Chicamacomico.

    • Holiday Lights Recycling Program to Begin

      New Hanover County’s Public Library and Environmental Management Department are working for the second year with Keep New Hanover Beautiful to collect holiday lights for recycling.

    • Students Return to Duke Lab Dorms

      Duke University Marine Lab announced Monday it has welcomed back 33 undergraduate students residing in four dorms damaged by Hurricane Florence.

    • Permit Issued for Bogue Banks’ Sand Plan

      The Army Corps of Engineers has completed its environmental study and permitted Carteret County’s proposed 50-year plan for re-nourishing beaches along Bogue Banks.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Blood Tests Show 4 PFAS, But No GenX

        The results of blood samples from a health study of Wilmington public water customers revealed four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, but no GenX was detected.

    • Science

      • Research: Hurricanes’ Effects on Estuaries

        Research by Hans Paerl and his colleagues at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences sheds new light on the effects increasingly frequent hurricanes could have on the Neuse River estuary and Pamlico Sound.

    • Featured Photo

      • Bogue Sunset

        A gliding shorebird is cast in silhouette as the sun sets over Bogue Inlet and Bear Island. Photo: Sam Bland

    • Featured Video

      • Combating Global Warming with Seaweed

        Three University of North Carolina Chapel Hill students cultivating seaweed in Sea Level say they plan to revolutionize seaweed farming to create jobs, reduce plastic pollution and clean carbon from the atmosphere.