News Briefs

  • State Commission Sets GenX Hearing

    The state’s Environmental Review Commission has scheduled a meeting and public hearing for Wednesday in Wilmington to investigate the discharge of GenX into the Cape Fear River.

  • Solar Education Meeting Set In Dare County

    Dare County’s Cooperative Extension will host a solar education meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, to explain the technology, construction, regulations and economics of the utility-scale solar photovoltaic system.

  • Celebrate Vultures Sept. 1-3

    Vultures are nature’s clean-up crew and help prevent the spread of many diseases. Learn about these fascinating yet threatened birds during Vulture Awareness Celebration Sept. 1-3 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

  • Mountains-to-Sea Trail Dedication Sept. 9

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new 10-mile trail section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail through the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s North River Wetland Preserve in Otway will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 9.

  • Agency Heads Respond to GenX Questions

    Department of Health and Human Services’ Secretary Mandy Cohen and Department of Environmental Quality’s Secretary Michael Regan responded Monday to a recent letter from seven state senators who questioned Gov. Roy Cooper’s handling of the GenX contamination and related funding request.

  • Majority Say No To Drilling, Seismic Testing

    The majority of citizens attending the three public hearings the Department of Environmental Quality held last week voiced their opposition to the proposed federal oil and gas leasing program along the Atlantic coast.

  • Duke Energy Seeks Wind Power Providers

    Duke Energy Carolinas said Tuesday it wants to add wind energy providers to help it diversity and meet standards that mandate the company generate 12.5 percent of its retail sales in the state by renewable energy.

  • Cooper Vetoes Broad Deregulation Bill

    Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed on Monday Senate Bill 16, a sweeping deregulation measure the governor called a dangerous rollback of water quality protections.

  • Groups Challenge Corps on Terminal Groin

    The Southern Environmental Law Center, representing Audubon North Carolina, has filed a legal challenge to the Corps of Engineers’ approval of a terminal groin at Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Dare County Offers Help in Reducing Runoff

    Dare Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking applicants until Aug. 25 for the Community Conservation Assistance Program for financial and technical help with stormwater best management practices.