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    News Briefs

    • Public Calls for Stronger EPA Action on PFAS

      Residents and state officials demanded Tuesday during a meeting in Fayetteville that the EPA take a more active role to address potentially toxic substances detected in the air, water wells and the Cape Fear River.

    • BOEM to Survey Offshore Sand Resources

      The public has until Sept. 10 to comment on a draft environmental assessment for proposed surveys to identify, map, monitor and research offshore sand resources for beach re-nourishment and other uses.

    • Farm, Food and Friends Dinner Aug. 26

      Carteret Local Foods Network will host a Farms, Food and Friends 2018 Dinner Club meal Aug. 26 at the N.C. Coastal Federation’s Earthwise Farm in Ocean, between Morehead City and Cape Carteret.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • On Ballot this Fall, an Historic Power Struggle

        Five former N.C. governors urged voters to reject the constitutional amendments the legislature has approved for the ballot in November’s election, as the Southern Environmental Law Center and the NAACP launch a court challenge.

    • Science

      • New Tool Makes Oyster Restoration Easier

        Scientists and stakeholders have created a mapping tool that indicates optimal locations to restore oyster reefs, which is being put to use creating a sanctuary in Pamlico Sound.

    • Our Coast

      • Native Returns to Revive Down East Industry

        Susan Fulcher Hill, a native of Williston with biology and food science degrees, and her husband, Robert, have launched an oyster hatchery in the former Willis Brothers Seafood building.

      • Ocracoke Group to Restore 1901 Lodge

        The Ocracoke Preservation Society has purchased the old Island Inn and embarked on a plan to restore the original part of the structure, the 1901 Odd Fellows Lodge, as a visitor center.

    • Commentary

      • Analysis: A Cry for a Life Preserver

        Our founding editor Frank Tursi, who retired in 2016, shares his analysis and opinion regarding the recent Union of Concerned Scientists report on the effects rising seas could have on coastal communities.

    • Featured Photo

      • Swans on Queens Creek

        Reader Barry Fetzer recently captured this image of two swans on Queens Creek near Swansboro in Onslow County. Originally spelled Swannsborough, the town however, took its name in 1783 from Samuel Swann, a resident who served in the North Carolina House of Commons.

    • Featured Video

      • Software Eyes Hurricanes

        University of North Carolina Chapel Hill researchers have spent two decades working on ADCIRC software package, a tool used for forecasting storm surge and coastal flooding during hurricanes.