News Briefs

  • Cooper Urges Quick EPA Assessment of GenX

    Gov. Roy Cooper, in a letter dated Monday, urged Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to speed up assessment of the chemical GenX found in the area’s drinking water supply and set standards for it.

  • NC Gets Grant to Enforce Water System Rules

    The Environmental Protection Agency awarded on Monday more than $3 million to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to support implementation and enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

  • ‘Living At The Water’s Edge’ signing July 22

    Carteret County authors, Barbara Garrity-Blake and Karen Willis Amspacher are set to sign copies of their book, “Living at the Water’s Edge: A Heritage Guide to the Outer Banks Byway,” July 22 in Morehead City.

  • Navassa Residents Asked to Complete Survey

    Anyone who lives in Navassa, works or owns a business or other property in town is asked to participate in an online survey by Aug. 7 to help define the community’s vision for possible redevelopment of the contaminated Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site.

  • National Group Honors Sea Grant’s Hathaway

    Terri Kirby Hathaway, marine education specialist for North Carolina Sea Grant, recently received the National Marine Educators Association’s Honorary Lifetime Membership Award.

  • Plans OK’d For Passenger Ferry Facilities

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans have been approved by the National Park Service to build a system to support the Hatteras-Ocracoke Passenger Ferry scheduled to start running in 2018.

  • Reward Increased for Info on Wolf Death

    Federal wildlife agents and a nonprofit conservation group are offering a $12,500 reward for information that leads to a successful prosecution in the poisoning death of an endangered red wolf in January in Tyrell County

  • Corolla Wild Horse Fund Hires New Director

    Linda Adkins has been named the new executive director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, which manages the herd of roughly 120 colonial Spanish mustangs that roam the northern Currituck Outer Banks.

  • See A Wild Turkey? Tell Wildlife Commission

    Now through Aug. 31, the state Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public to report observations of wild turkeys, information that helps the commission gauge population trends.