News Briefs

  • STAR Center to Close for HVAC Upgrades

    The Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center at the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island will be closed for much of next week while upgrades are made to the facility’s HVAC system.

  • Brunswick Wastewater Permit Hearing Dec. 5

    The state Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public hearing in Bolivia Dec. 5 on Brunswick County’s wastewater draft permit modifications for its Northwest Water Treatment Plant in Leland.

  • Ferry System Adjusts Ocracoke Schedule

    The schedule for the Hatteras-Ocracoke Silver Lake ferry will be adjusted beginning Thursday to allow repairs to the section of N.C. 12 damaged by Hurricane Dorian.

  • EMC to Discuss Water Quality, Waste Facilities

    The N.C. Environmental Management Commission will hear the annual report on the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico agricultural rules and address assessment methods for impaired waters during its Nov. 13-14 meeting in Raleigh.

  • Hop Over to Hopvemberfest Sunday

    A portion of the proceeds from the third annual Hopvemberfest Sunday, which features N.C. beer and oysters, at Tortuga’s Lie in Nags Head will go the the North Carolina Coastal Federation.

  • Watch Property Insurance Talk Online

    Dare County has released a video of the recent community meeting about different types of insurance coverage, issues with specific policies and policy recommendations for coastal areas.

  • Deadlock Delays Dorian Relief Funding

    Bills to provide Hurricane Dorian disaster aid for coastal communities and related funding stalled this week as legislators prepared to adjourn until Nov. 13.

  • Kitty Hawk, Buxton Reserve Sites Reopen

    Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve in Kitty Hawk and the Buxton Woods Reserve on Hatteras Island reopened to visitors this week after being closed due to Hurricane Dorian damage.