News & Features

  • Onslow County to N. Topsail: Focus on Inlet

    North Topsail Beach officials were advised this week to focus on inlet navigation rather than the town’s chronic north-end erosion in their appeal to Onslow County for help paying for a proposed terminal groin.

  • Water Issues Are Sheinbaum’s Life Calling

    Britt Sheinbaum has studied water quality and water conflict across the globe. Now a Wrightsville Beach resident, she is working on a Lower Cape Fear Basin water quality protection blueprint.

  • Meet Wildlife Shelter Patients at Fundraiser

    Meet some of eastern North Carolina’s critters while supporting the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter Nov. 17 during Taste of Carteret in Morehead City. The dinner and silent auction is the animal hospital’s largest fundraiser of the year.

  • Wilmington, Port Seek State Help On Rail Fix

    A pricey proposal to improve rail access at the Wilmington port and accommodate expected urban growth would relocate the existing rail line from its route through the city to the other side of the Cape Fear River.

  • Beaufort Applies For Marine Debris Grant

    Beaufort commissioners recently approved applying for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marine debris removal grant to begin cleaning up Taylor’s Creek and adjacent waters.

  • Analysis: Securing Safety of Drinking Water

    Amid concerns over GenX and other compounds in drinking water supplies, state and local officials have yet to reach consensus on how to identify unknown contaminants, how to regulate them and how to keep the public informed.

  • Greenpeace Ship Makes Call At Wilmington

    The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise arrived in Wilmington earlier this week as a part of an East Coast tour to raise awareness about offshore oil drilling and seismic testing.

  • Burr Hears Lake Mattamuskeet Concerns

    Sen. Richard Burr recently met with Hyde County officials to hear their concerns about federal money for flood mitigation, storm recovery and restoration of Lake Mattamuskeet’s watershed and its lodge.

  • Panel Weighs In On Passenger Ferry Plan

    Questions about parking, public information and other logistics are among the key details to be worked out before the state’s first passenger ferry, which is proposed for the Hatteras-Ocracoke route, is placed into service.

  • Environmentalist, Oil Exec Face Off at Forum

    Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, and John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Co., shared their perspectives on offshore drilling Tuesday in Wilmington.

  • New State Fund to Go Toward Sand Projects

    The legislature, in its recent override of Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 56, created a new state fund to help local governments pay for beach re-nourishment projects, but where that money will come from remains uncertain.