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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.

    • Photo Contest to Promote Estuaries Week

      NOAA Office for Coastal Management is celebrating National Estuaries Week, Sept. 15-22, with its third annual photo contest of any of the 29 national reserve sites, including the four in North Carolina.

    • Catch Wild Caught Festival This Weekend

      Enjoy homegrown music and fresh-caught seafood during the seventh annual Wild Caught Local Seafood and Music Festival Aug. 17-18 at the Gloucester Community Center in Down East Carteret County.

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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

      • 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.

      • Our Coast’s History: Winslow’s Oyster Maps

        Navy Lt. Francis Winslow’s 1887 survey of oyster populations in N.C. waters provided data and insight still useful today, but his groundbreaking work did little to endear him to local watermen.

    • 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.