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    News Briefs

    • Cooper Names Commission, Board Members

      Gov. Roy Cooper Friday announced appointments to several dozen boards and commissions, including Marine Fisheries Commission, the state Emergency Response Commission and N.C. State Board of Registration for Foresters.

    • New Faces Chosen In Some Coastal Districts

      Harper Peterson appears to have edged out Sen. Michael Lee of New Hanover County, as Rep. Bob Steinberg takes outgoing Sen. Bill Cook’s place and Bobby Hanig wins the Outer Banks’s district House seat.

    • Judge: Agency Violated Laws on Red Wolves

      U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated provisions of the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act in rolling back protections of red wolves in eastern North Carolina.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

    • Science

      • Research: Hurricanes’ Effects on Estuaries

        Research by Hans Paerl and his colleagues at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences sheds new light on the effects increasingly frequent hurricanes could have on the Neuse River estuary and Pamlico Sound.

    • Our Coast

      • Book Revives Memories of Nags Head Woods

        The recently reissued 1987 book, “‘Everyone Helped His Neighbor’: Memories of Nags Head Woods,” by Lu Ann Jones and Amy Glass, brings to life an Outer Banks community that is no more.

      • Renovated Center Showcases First Flight

        Once planned for demolition, the National Park Service instead restored the early-1960s modernist visitor center at the Wright Brothers Memorial, which recently reopened after the two-year, $5.8 million project.

    • Commentary

      • Improving NC’s Floodplain Buyout Program

        David Salvesen and Todd K. BenDor of UNC-Chapel Hill explain in today’s guest commentary their research on identifying ways to improve the floodplain buyout process in North Carolina.

    • Featured Photo

      • Bogue Sunset

        A gliding shorebird is cast in silhouette as the sun sets over Bogue Inlet and Bear Island. Photo: Sam Bland

    • Featured Video

      • Daisey Explains Water Quality Protection

        Ann Daisey, community conservationist, explains in this video produced by Dare County how Dare Soil and Water Conservation District works to help businesses, public and private landowners and municipalities with natural resource management, specifically water quality issues, and the services offered.