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    News Briefs

    • Event Marks Salmon Creek Site Transfer

      A ceremony Friday celebrated the transfer to the state earlier this year of 1,000 acres along Salmon Creek to create the state park system’s newest natural area.

    • Bodie Island Gets OK for New Hunt Blind

      The National Park Service has approved the construction of a new accessible hunting blind and wildlife viewing platform in the authorized waterfowl hunting area on Bodie Island.

    • $127M to Fund Water Quality Projects

      Communities across the state, including several along the coast, are receiving a total of $127 million to improve water and sewer systems, the Cooper administration announced Tuesday.

    • Group to Screen Offshore Drilling Films

      A Brunswick County environmental group announced that it will screen “Shore Stories,” six short documentary films that highlight the grassroots resistance to offshore drilling April 11 in Oak Island.

    • Southern Trails at Bald Head Reserve Reopen

      Parts of Bald Head Woods Reserve on Bald Head Island are open to visitors for the first time since Hurricane Florence forced closure, including trails in the southern portion of the reserve.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • terminal groin

        Analysis: Support For Terminal Groins Erodes

        Eight years after state lawmakers repealed a longstanding ban on hardened shoreline erosion-control structures, only one has been built, as other beach towns weigh costs, consequences.

      • Dare Waterways Commission Shifts Focus

        With attention long spent on navigation in Hatteras Inlet, Dare County Waterways Commission discussions recently turned to Oregon Inlet, where shoaling at the old bridge is too severe for dredge access, and other problem areas.

    • Science

      • Study: Expect Worsening Wastewater Woes

        Researchers say excessive rainfall, rising sea levels and other factors are compounding the problems that cause sewage spills, and towns may be overwhelmed trying to address more and more wastewater system failures.

    • Our Coast

      • Chamber Class Joins Marine Debris Cleanup

        An annual leadership program of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce recently wrapped up for 2019, after giving participants a lasting, hands-on lesson in coastal restoration.

    • Commentary

      • NC Environmental Policy Talks Mostly Secret

        In recognition of Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of access to public information, our Kirk Ross examines how the people’s work too often happens behind closed doors in Raleigh.

    • Featured Photo

      • Coast Guard, NASA Test Orion Replica

        Crews of U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon and the USCG buoy tender Maple worked March 10 with members of NASA and their Orion spacecraft development team to conduct open water testing for the Orion Crew Module. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

    • Featured Video

      • VIMS Develops Storm Surge Model

        Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are developing a modeling platform that they say provides a more detailed, accurate picture of the effects of storm surge on communities and their water quality. They say the SCHISM, or Semi-implicit Cross-scale Hydroscience Integrated System Model, which is an open-source, community-supported modeling system, may be used to build more resilient communities and improve the economic strength of coastal towns and counties.