News Briefs

  • Input Sought on Natural Resources Plan

    The public is invited to comment on the draft plan and environmental assessment that identifies proposed projects to restore natural resources damaged from releases at the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site in Navassa.

  • Report Finds Ports Need Environmental Plan

    A legislative study finds that the State Ports Authority lacks a system for managing the environmental footprint of its operations, a shortcoming that threatens the ports’ sustainability.

  • ‘Estuscarium’ to Offer Educational Fun

    Join the North Carolina Estuarium Oct. 26 for the third annual “Estuscarium,” a Halloween-themed, educational event featuring games and activities for young ghosts and goblins.

  • FEMA Grants Request for More Assistance

    FEMA granted Gov. Cooper’s request for 12 additional counties to become eligible for Public Assistance reimbursement as part of the Hurricane Dorian major disaster declaration, bringing the total to 26 counties in the state.

  • Horse Sense and Survival Tour Oct. 26

    Join Cape Lookout National Seashore for a Horse Sense and Survival tour Oct. 26 to learn more about how the wild horses survive, their behaviors and the management practices needed to maintain a wild horse herd.

  • SBA Approves Disaster Declaration Request

    The Small Business Administration has granted Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for counties that suffered damage from Hurricane Dorian, making additional assistance available to residents there.

  • New Hanover Gets $4M to Remove Debris

    The Emergency Watershed Protection Program awarded New Hanover County $4.4 million in federal assistance to remove debris and sedimentation from streams and waterways in unincorporated areas of the county.

  • Fish and Wildlife Won’t Release Red Wolf Data

    The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit Monday against the Fish and Wildlife Service for refusing to release information on the critically endangered red wolf population in Eastern North Carolina.

  • NAACP: Port Study Ignores Heritage Corridor

    The Brunswick County branch of the NAACP says the study for the State Ports Authority’s plans for widening and deepening the Wilmington harbor fails to acknowledge its potential effects on the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and environmental justice communities.

  • Larval Fish Survival Topic of Science Lecture

    ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute are hosting as part of its “Science on the Sound” series a presentation on larval fish of North Carolina on the ECU Outer Banks Campus in Wanchese.

  • Study: Topsail Parcel Development Restricted

    An analysis by the North Carolina Coastal Federation finds that local, state and federal restrictions severely limit any development potential for the parcel recently listed for sale at the southern tip of Topsail Island.