News Briefs

  • Brunswick County Mum On Offshore Drilling

    In a 4-1 vote, Brunswick County Commissioners voted Monday to remove a resolution against offshore drilling from their agenda, maintaining its stance to have no official opinion on this issue.

  • Plastic Pollution Films Screening March 27

    “Straws” and “A Plastic Ocean,” two short documentaries on plastic pollution will be presented free by the Crystal Coast Waterkeeper in Joslyn Hall, Carteret Community College, 6 to 8 p.m. March 27.

  • Recycle Oyster Shells at Coastal Federation

    You can now recycle your oyster shells at the North Carolina Coastal Federation office in Ocean. The nonprofit organization has partnered with the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries to be an oyster shell recycling site.

  • VW Settlement Information Sessions Planned

    DEQ is hosting five stakeholder information sessions, including in Wilmington, to explain and discuss the proposed plan to use North Carolina’s share of a national settlement with Volkswagen.

  • Wildlife Habitat Management Workshop Set

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is offering April 27 in Leland a Green Growth Toolbox Workshop, hosted by the Brunswick County Planning Department and Brunswick Community College.

  • Science on the Sound Lecture March 29

    The Coastal Studies Institute and East Carolina University are hosting a lecture on shoreline erosion control strategies March 29 as the next installment of the monthly “Science on the Sound” lecture series.

  • Initiative Recovers 3,500 Lost Crab Pots

    The 76 commercial watermen who participated in the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project this January, which was led by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, recovered 3,496 lost crab pots along the state’s coast.

  • Beer Fundraiser to Benefit Shark Research

    The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is hosting Suds for Sharks Conservation Fundraiser Monday evening, along with Crystal Coast Brewing Co. in Morehead City, where the family-friendly event is taking place.

  • Licensed Trapper Snares 17 Coyotes

    Nags Head hired a licensed trapper who caught eight male and nine female coyotes on town-owned property within the 13-week season that ended in February.

  • Governor Issues Guidance on Public Records

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s office released on Friday draft guidance for state agencies, cabinet-level employees and commissions on best practices to allow the public access to records and meetings.

  • Agencies Look For Lost Cargo Containers

    The Coast Guard, NOAA and EPA are monitoring the more than 70 cargo containers that were recently lost about 17 miles east of Oregon Inlet from a Maersk cargo ship.

  • White Oak River Open Forum Wednesday

    The White Oak River Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is holding an open forum Wednesday on the future of the river and possible solutions for restoration.