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    News Briefs

    • Entrance Fees to Increase at Wright Memorial

      The admission price at the Wright Brothers National Memorial will rise starting June 1, as part of a plan by the National Park Service to fund maintenance and construction projects across the country.

    • Air in Coastal NC Cities Among the Cleanest

      The air quality in Wilmington and the New Bern-Morehead City area ranks with the cleanest of cities nationwide, according to the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report.

    • Cooper Talks Offshore Drilling, Renewables

      Gov. Roy Cooper, during a stop on the Outer Banks last week, discussed his administration’s focus on protecting the coastal environment, the risks posed by offshore drilling and the benefits of renewable energy.

    • USDA to Remove Feral Swine From Reserve

      Currituck Banks Reserve is closed April 23-27 while U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services personnel work to remove invasive feral swine and survey the damage they’ve caused.

    • NCDOT Settles Lawsuit Over Havelock Bypass

      Sierra Club and Southern Environmental Law Center will drop a lawsuit seeking to stop the U.S. 70 bypass around Havelock in exchange for several steps by the NCDOT to protect the rare longleaf pine habitat.

    • Take Part in Earth Day Activities, Cleanups

      Coastal Review Online presents a guide to events to bring awareness to the environment and cleanup efforts planned up and down the N.C. coast in observance of Earth Day, April 22.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • GenX In Homes: 300 Join Health Effects Study

        The tap water in Mary Alice and Skip Hinshaw’s home recently tested well above most of the nearly 200 homes in New Hanover County sampled for GenX in the first part of an ongoing human exposure study.

    • Science

      • Students Dig Into Decades of Turtle Data

        Two grad students in the math department at UNCW are crunching three decades’ worth of raw data on sea turtle nesting at Bald Head Island as part of an effort to better understand their behavior.

    • Featured Photo

      • Blue Tubes Installed in Emerald Isle

        Ricky Lanier, left, and Jerry Talton of Emerald Isle’s parks and recreation department install a receptacle for plastic bags called a Blue Tube at the town’s western beach access Wednesday as Kristin Gibson, an AmeriCorps coastal community engagement specialist working with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, and Sabrina Hylton, director of guest services at Emerald Isle Realty, look on. BlueTubes sponsored by Emerald Isle Realty were placed at the town’s two beach accesses and hold clean, used plastic bags. Visitors can grab a bag, pick up trash and throw it away. Photo: Mark Hibbs

    • Featured Video

      • Kill Devil Hills to ‘Attack’ Litter Problem

        Kill Devil Hills is calling for volunteers for its Trash Attack! community cleanup 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and young artists to submit posters for its Earth Day poster contest.