News Briefs

  • Grants Available For Resilience Planning

    The Duke Energy Foundation has announced $1 million in funding to help North Carolina communities increase their resilience to major storms through advanced preparation and planning.

  • Wrightsville Beach Says PFAS in Town Water

    Wrightsville Beach has taken one water well offline because of concern over GenX and other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances that also showed up at lower levels in other town wells.

  • DCM Denies Permit for Port Project

    The state Division of Coastal Management has denied a permit the State Ports Authority had sought for dredging and construction related to expanding the Wilmington port’s turning basin.

  • Fourth Humpback Whale Washes Ashore

    A 2-year-old, 27-foot-long female humpback whale washed ashore over the weekend on a Corolla beach, the fourth in eight weeks found along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

  • Cape Hatteras Readies for Summer

    Cape Hatteras National Seashore is planning activities for the summer, including a celebration of the 1999 relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

  • Event Marks Salmon Creek Site Transfer

    A ceremony Friday celebrated the transfer to the state earlier this year of 1,000 acres along Salmon Creek to create the state park system’s newest natural area.

  • Bodie Island Gets OK for New Hunt Blind

    The National Park Service has approved the construction of a new accessible hunting blind and wildlife viewing platform in the authorized waterfowl hunting area on Bodie Island.

  • $127M to Fund Water Quality Projects

    Communities across the state, including several along the coast, are receiving a total of $127 million to improve water and sewer systems, the Cooper administration announced Tuesday.

  • Group to Screen Offshore Drilling Films

    A Brunswick County environmental group announced that it will screen “Shore Stories,” six short documentary films that highlight the grassroots resistance to offshore drilling April 11 in Oak Island.

  • Southern Trails at Bald Head Reserve Reopen

    Parts of Bald Head Woods Reserve on Bald Head Island are open to visitors for the first time since Hurricane Florence forced closure, including trails in the southern portion of the reserve.