News Briefs

  • Officials Seek Meeting With Chemours

    The New Hanover County chairman and Wilmington’s mayor have written to Chemours seeking a meeting with residents to discuss progress and future plans regarding GenX in the region’s drinking water supply.

  • Ports to Help Southport Fund Shoreline Work

    Southport and the North Carolina Ports Authority will share the cost of design for a lower Cape Fear erosion-control project, the first step in designing the Brunswick County town’s waterfront.

  • Buxton Re-Nourishment Shows Results

    A recent survey of the 2017-18 Buxton beach re-nourishment project shows the shoreline has quickly adapted to the added sand and the work has held up, protecting N.C. 12 from coastal storms.

  • Alligator Hunt an Effort to Reduce Population

    Limited alligator hunting will be permitted in Hyde County’s Swan Quarter, Fairfield and Engelhard as an effort to reduce alligator numbers in areas where there are frequent conflicts.

  • Stein, Others Call for Action on ‘Glider Rule’

    North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has joined other state attorneys general in signing a letter demanding that the EPA reverse an order that suspended for a year a 2016 rule on truck emissions.

  • Lawsuit Filed To Halt GenX Emissions

    A lawsuit filed on behalf of Cape Fear River Watch asks that the Department of Environmental Quality use its authority to force Chemours Co. from releasing GenX and related compounds from its Fayetteville Works Facility.

  • Imported Crab Meat Linked to Illness

    The CDC is warning consumers not to eat fresh crab meat if there is any possibility it originated in Venezuela, which has been linked to a dozen illnesses in the U.S. between April and July.

  • NOAA OKs New Funds for Oyster Sanctuary

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has recommended $950,000 for continued work on the Swan Island Oyster Sanctuary to expand the 25-acre project to almost 40 acres in 2019.

  • Thousands of Purple Martins Return to Roost

    More than 100,000 purple martins are set to make their annual return to the west end of the William B. Umstead Bridge, also known as Old Manns Harbor Bridge, in Dare County.