News Briefs

  • National Wildlife Refuges Topic of Next Talk

    The supervisory wildlife biologist will highlight the research and education programs at two northeastern North Carolina refuges during the Nov. 21 “Science on the Sound” lecture series at Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese.

  • Nags Head Mayor Fights Offshore Drilling

    Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon is joining this week 30 leaders from 13 coastal states in Washington, D.C., to urge lawmakers on Capitol Hill to maintain offshore drilling protections passed this summer by the House of Representatives.

  • Renovated Beaufort Boat Access Now Open

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s boating access off Lennoxville Road is now open to the public after a project to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff from the site was completed.

  • STAR Center to Close for HVAC Upgrades

    The Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center at the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island will be closed for much of next week while upgrades are made to the facility’s HVAC system.

  • Brunswick Wastewater Permit Hearing Dec. 5

    The state Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public hearing in Bolivia Dec. 5 on Brunswick County’s wastewater draft permit modifications for its Northwest Water Treatment Plant in Leland.

  • Ferry System Adjusts Ocracoke Schedule

    The schedule for the Hatteras-Ocracoke Silver Lake ferry will be adjusted beginning Thursday to allow repairs to the section of N.C. 12 damaged by Hurricane Dorian.

  • EMC to Discuss Water Quality, Waste Facilities

    The N.C. Environmental Management Commission will hear the annual report on the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico agricultural rules and address assessment methods for impaired waters during its Nov. 13-14 meeting in Raleigh.