News Briefs

  • Aquarium Treating Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

    North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island officials announced Thursday that 20 cold-stunned sea turtles had been admitted the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center, and more were on the way.

  • World Bank To Halt Oil Development Loans

    World Bank Group announced Tuesday during the One Planet Summit in Paris that it would no longer finance upstream oil and gas, or the component of the petroleum industry that finds and produces crude oil and natural gas.

  • Hammocks Beach Master Plan Released

    After two years of discussion, the master plan for Hammocks Beach State Park 290-acre mainland area was released Tuesday by North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation.

  • DOE Marks $18.5M For Offshore Wind Study

    Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced Tuesday that the Department of Energy will provide $18.5 million for offshore wind research, specific to the United States, with the goal to reduce the cost.

  • Options Eliminated For Cape Fear Crossing

    Planners have rejected half of the 12 originally proposed alternative routes for a project to improve transportation around New Hanover and Brunswick counties and the North Carolina Port of Wilmington.

  • UNC Students To Present Shorelines Projects

    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill students will present their Capstone Project research findings this month. Students based the Morehead City Field Site will present Dec. 8 and those at the Outer Banks Field Site on Dec. 14 in Wanchese.

  • Christmas Bird Count Set For Dec. 14-Jan. 5

    Bird-watchers of all skill levels are encouraged to join in the 118th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which helps the organization determine the health of the continent’s bird population.

  • Cape Lookout Readies for Winter

    Cape Lookout National Seashore has announced its winter hours. Effective Dec. 10, the Beaufort Visitor Center will be closed and the Harkers Island Visitor Center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.

  • Bald Head Ferry Authority Meeting Dec. 14

    The first meeting of the Bald Head Island Transportation Authority is set for Dec. 14 in Bolivia. The ferry system that was once privately owned is now under Brunswick County’s management.