News & Features

  • GenX In Homes: 300 Join Health Effects Study

    The tap water in Mary Alice and Skip Hinshaw’s home recently tested well above most of the nearly 200 homes in New Hanover County sampled for GenX in the first part of an ongoing human exposure study.

  • DEQ Develops Case to Halt GenX Emissions

    The Department of Environmental Quality is moving through a process to stop Chemours’ GenX emissions, even if it means Chemours’ shutdown, as legislators consider their next steps ahead of the session that begins next month.

  • Superfund Site Ideas Honor Town’s Heritage

    Concepts presented Tuesday for redeveloping Navassa’s former creosote plant site include not only commercial lots but also recreational amenities and features that recognize the town’s history and culture.

  • Public Weighs In on Holden Beach Groin

    Most who spoke Friday during a Holden Beach town commissioners meeting voiced opposition to the $34.4 million plan to build a terminal groin at the east end of the beach.

  • N. Topsail Board Refuses Revetment Contract

    The North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen has refused to accept the lone contract proposal offered so far to repair the sandbag wall built to protect beachfront homes and condos from erosion.

  • Hyde County Adopts Derelict Vessel Rule

    Hyde this week became the fourth coastal N.C. county to approve an ordinance addressing the problem of abandoned vessels in public waters, the county’s first step that applies only to Ocracoke’s harbor.

  • Little Support for Ferry Route Cuts, Fare Hikes

    Recommendations for cutting state ferry runs and increasing fares ran aground last week during a legislative committee meeting, but legislators appeared more supportive of proposed partnerships for passenger ferries.

  • Public to Get First Look at New Hanover UDO

    The first of a three-phase project modernizing the county’s unified development ordinance is set to be unveiled Thursday during the New Hanover County Planning Board’s meeting.

  • Ocracoke Readies For Trams, Passenger Ferry

    With a funding commitment from the state for trams on Ocracoke village, Hyde County officials are readying for the state’s first high-speed passenger ferry that will shuttle visitors between the island and Hatteras.