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    News Briefs

    • DEQ Moves to Revoke Chemours’ Permits

      The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality announced Thursday that it is moving to revoke Chemours’ permit to discharge process wastewater because the company failed to comply with its permit and failed to report an Oct. 6 spill.

    • Plan to Move Port Channel Prompts Request

      Carteret County Shore Protection office asked the Army Corps of Engineers to ensure the proposed plan to move the Morehead City port channel from Shackleford Banks west toward Atlantic Beach won’t result in serious erosion of the eastern end of Bogue Banks.

    • New Partnership To Conserve Lands, Waters

      North Carolina Forever, a new partnership dedicated to conserving and protecting the state’s lands and waters, was formally launched Tuesday. Members come from a range of organizations and both political parties.

    • Living Shoreline Lecture Nov. 30 in Wanchese

      The UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese is set to host Nov. 30 a lecture on shoreline erosion control strategies as part of its monthly “Science on the Sound” lecture series.

    • Former Mayor, CRC Member Pleads Guilty

      Former Caswell Beach mayor Harry Simmons pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling from a Brunswick County organization that lobbies for beach protections.

    • DEQ: Further Action Against Chemours

      The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality plans to take additional action against Chemours because an increased concentration of GenX was found in wastewater discharge at its Fayetteville Works facility.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Onslow County to N. Topsail: Focus on Inlet

        North Topsail Beach officials were advised this week to focus on inlet navigation rather than the town’s chronic north-end erosion in their appeal to Onslow County for help paying for a proposed terminal groin.

      • Water Issues Are Sheinbaum’s Life Calling

        Britt Sheinbaum has studied water quality and water conflict across the globe. Now a Wrightsville Beach resident, she is working on a Lower Cape Fear Basin water quality protection blueprint.

    • Science

      • Coastal Barrier Resources Act Focus of Study

        A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill will study the effect the Coastal Barrier Resources Act has had on development along the coasts of North Carolina, Texas, Florida, Alabama and Delaware.

    • Our Coast

      • Our Coast’s Food: The Best Clam Chowder

        Debate continues regarding the best kind of clam chowder, but on the North Carolina coast, Down East or Hatteras-style clam chowder reigns supreme because it’s made with mostly clams.

      • Winter Birds Are Arriving On The Outer Banks

        Jeff Lewis, an expert on birds and bird-watching, writes for his November column about winter birds, like the yellow-bellied sapsucker, brown creeper, winter wren, waterfowl and other birds you might find this time of year on the Outer Banks.

    • Commentary

      • Sam’s Field Notes: Bats Get A Bum Rap

        They’re the stuff of ghost stories and Halloween scares, but bats are not the blind, blood-sucking demons they’ve been made out to be. However, they are in trouble.

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    • Featured Video

      • Shoreline Project Underway In Manteo

        Manteo with the help of volunteers and private sector partner Quible & Associates worked to rebuild the shoreline using oyster shells.