News Briefs

  • Survey Seeks Input on Sunday Hunting

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking for input in the form of a survey to help the agency better understand how the public uses game lands.

  • NC Climate Change Council to Meet Jan. 22

    The North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies is slated to present information on its climate science report when the state Climate Change Interagency Council meets Jan. 22 in Raleigh.

  • Bill Would Require More Changes at DEQ

    A legislative committee approved a draft bill Monday that would require the state’s environmental agency to make further changes to its organizational structure.

  • Community Project Grants Deadline Jan. 31

    Nonprofit organizations have until Jan. 31 to apply for the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Community Enrichment Grants to benefit Dare County and Outer Banks communities.

  • Shrimp Fishery Plan Comments Sought

    The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting comments until Jan. 21 on potential management strategies for an upcoming amendment to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan.

  • Library Garden Winter Series Kicks Off Jan. 15

    Gardeners can get some pointers for their spring garden during the 2020 Library Garden Winter Series being offered by N.C State Extension’s Dare County Master Gardeners at Kill Devil Hills and Manteo libraries.

  • Inlet Hazard Update Workshops Set

    The state Division of Coastal Management will hold workshops this month to review proposed Inlet Hazard Area boundary updates and associated Coastal Resource Commission rule amendments.

  • Author Set to Discuss Outer Banks History

    ECU professor Larry Tise will discuss Jan. 23 in Wanchese his newly published work, “Circa 1903,” which details life on the Outer Banks when the Wright brothers arrived.

  • Heath Remembered for Environmental Laws

    A memorial service was held Saturday in Chapel Hill for Milton Heath, who died Oct. 20 at 91 and was influential in North Carolina’s passage of numerous environmental laws, including the Coastal Area Management Act.

  • State Environmental Commission Set to Meet

    The Environmental Management Commission’s agenda for its meeting Jan. 8-9 in Raleigh includes a request to proceed to public notice with the removal of the swamp designation from a section of the Cape Fear River.