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    News Briefs

    • Officials Seek Meeting With Chemours

      The New Hanover County chairman and Wilmington’s mayor have written to Chemours seeking a meeting with residents to discuss progress and future plans regarding GenX in the region’s drinking water supply.

    • Ports to Help Southport Fund Shoreline Work

      Southport and the North Carolina Ports Authority will share the cost of design for a lower Cape Fear erosion-control project, the first step in designing the Brunswick County town’s waterfront.

    • Buxton Re-Nourishment Shows Results

      A recent survey of the 2017-18 Buxton beach re-nourishment project shows the shoreline has quickly adapted to the added sand and the work has held up, protecting N.C. 12 from coastal storms.

    • Alligator Hunt an Effort to Reduce Population

      Limited alligator hunting will be permitted in Hyde County’s Swan Quarter, Fairfield and Engelhard as an effort to reduce alligator numbers in areas where there are frequent conflicts.

    • Stein, Others Call for Action on ‘Glider Rule’

      North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has joined other state attorneys general in signing a letter demanding that the EPA reverse an order that suspended for a year a 2016 rule on truck emissions.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Shallotte Officials Update Riverfront Plan

        Officials in Shallotte, after years of work on a proposed project to create a riverfront town center, recently introduced the town’s new development partner for the $88 million plan.

    • 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

      • That Which We Call A ‘Starfish’

        What’s in a name? Would the creatures we know as “starfish” or “sea stars” be as stellar if called something else? Our Jared Lloyd wades into the debate over how best to refer to these echinoderms.

      • Sturgeon Business A New Kind of Family Farm

        The operators of a Down East aquaculture business launched about 10 years ago and now producing sturgeon meat and caviar say their long, challenging journey began with a vision for sustainable family farming.

    • Commentary

    • 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.