News & Features

  • Reworked Bill to Limit Wind Energy Advances

    A version of a bill to restrict where wind energy development may happen in North Carolina that had stalled earlier this session passed the Senate this week but may undergo another revision.

  • Confrontation Stirs Beach Access Debate

    A confrontation between a Duck resident and two homeowners at a beach access May 29, which was posted on social media, ended with an arrested for trespassing and sparked discussions about public access to the beach.

  • Retooled Shellfish Leasing Bill Advances

    Legislation authorizing expanded shellfish leasing in state waters advanced this week in the N.C. General Assembly, giving hope for success after a similar bill failed last year.

  • Five Research Teams Seek Answers on PFAS

    Scientists from seven North Carolina universities who make up the PFAST Network Research Initiative are working in teams to study per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and their effects on human health and the environment.

  • Samples Suggest Unreported Coal Ash Spills

    Contamination levels from coal ash in Lake Sutton’s sediment indicate a long-term process of unreported, unmonitored spills, according to findings of a Duke University study announced Monday.

  • Federation Shows Off Restoration Project

    North Carolina Coastal Federation staff hosted reporters and others Thursday for a tour of the nearly completed restoration at the North River Wetlands Preserve in Carteret County.

  • Senate Lowers Bottom Line on PFAS Funding

    A big difference in the Senate’s version of the state budget and the House’s and governor’s proposals is how it addresses emerging contaminants such as polyfluoroalkyl substances.

  • Senate Budget Puts Tighter Hold on DEQ

    The Senate released Tuesday its $24 billion, two-year spending plan, with big differences from the House and Cooper budgets that include environmental programs and DEQ funding.

  • Brown to Revive Bill Limiting Wind Energy

    Sen. Harry Brown says he plans to bring back legislation that stalled earlier this session that would make nearly the entire N.C. coast off limits to wind energy development.