News & Features

  • GOP Blasts Cooper’s Veto of House Bill 56

    Republican legislators called “troubling” Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto Thursday of the wide-ranging environmental bill that included, among other controversial provisions, only local funding to address GenX in Wilmington’s drinking water.

  • Navassa’s Soil Contamination Contained

    Samples from more than 50 wells on and around the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site show that creosote contamination is not spreading beyond the 251-acre Superfund site, officials said Tuesday.

  • Event Offers Taste Of Beekeeping’s Rewards

    The Crystal Coast Beekeepers Association’s annual honey tasting event in Morehead City this week attracted not just fans of the sweet, golden goo, but also experienced and aspiring beekeepers.

  • Catching Waves to Save Historic Shoreline

    The effort to restore and protect the eroded shoreline at the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site hinges largely on technology that absorbs the energy of destructive waves created by passing ships.

  • Analysis: Environmental Bills Shaped In Secret

    Closed-door negotiations have increasingly become the norm in the North Carolina General Assembly, especially with contentious environmental measures such as the recently passed House Bill 56.

  • Military Shows Concern Over Climate Change

    Concerns over possible coastal habitat changes on military bases prompt a government-funded, multi-year study of Onslow County’s New River, which flows through Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, by scientists from the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences and other universities.

  • Legislative Commission Enters GenX Fray

    The legislature’s Environmental Review Commission met in Wilmington Wednesday, where they heard for the first time from local officials and the public about the GenX contamination of the region’s water supply.

  • Moratorium: Wind Developers Mull Options

    Wind energy developers with projects in the works in eastern North Carolina are keeping a wary eye on the state in the wake of a recently imposed 18-month moratorium.

  • Visitors Get Hands-On Coastal Experience

    A summer visit to the North Carolina coast by a group of school children from Belarus is part of a program that seeks to help children living in areas with residual radiation from the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant.