News & Features

  • On Ballot this Fall, an Historic Power Struggle

    Five former N.C. governors urged voters to reject the constitutional amendments the legislature has approved for the ballot in November’s election, as the Southern Environmental Law Center and the NAACP launch a court challenge.

  • Wilmington Port Looks to Lure Bigger Ships

    The N.C. Ports Authority is seeking public input on plans to better accommodate larger and more fully loaded ships at Wilmington, including ideas that worry environmental groups and others.

  • Dare Moving Ahead on Inlet Dredge Plan

    A private contractor is expected to be selected this month to carry out the state’s new $15 million plan for addressing shoaling problems in shallow-draft inlets.

  • Carova Beach Parking Dispute Continues

    A judge has rejected a request for a temporary injunction that would have halted a new county fee on nonresident beach parking in Currituck County, but a Virginia off-road club vows to keep fighting.

  • Topsail Beach Board Upholds Building Permit

    Topsail Beach’s board of adjustment has denied a building permit challenge by nearby property owners who say that construction on the oceanfront would put their land at greater risk of flooding.

  • Federation Set to Honor Coastal Stewards

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation celebrates Saturday in Morehead City the volunteers and organizations working to protect the coast during its annual Pelican Awards and Taste of the Coast.

  • Shallotte Officials Update Riverfront Plan

    Officials in Shallotte, after years of work on a proposed project to create a riverfront town center, recently introduced the town’s new development partner for the $88 million plan.

  • With State Funding, Is Bird Island Fight Over?

    Conservationists are claiming victory in their long fight to preserve the undeveloped stretch at the south end of Sunset Beach known as Bird Island, but the state’s deal with developers is still pending.