News & Features

  • Groups File to Block NEPA Rule Changes

    Environmental advocates have filed for an injunction to block the Trump administration’s overhaul of National Environmental Policy Act rules, just as the NEPA process begins for Wilmington projects.

  • Motions Filed In Appeal Challenging CRC

    An attorney for a couple suing the Coastal Resources Commission says reams of scientific studies on sea level rise and erosion are irrelevant to his clients’ property rights case.

  • State Seeks Input on Chemours’ Next Steps

    The state is taking comments until Sept. 17 on the latest steps to prevent GenX and other PFAS pollution from entering the Cape Fear River through contaminated groundwater from the Chemours’ Fayetteville Works Site.

  • Lean Times Ahead for Parks, Conservation

    The pandemic has increased funding pressures on the state’s already strained Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and trust funds for clean water projects and parks.

  • Analysis: DEQ Braces for Budget Cuts

    With staggering revenue shortfalls from the pandemic and the yearslong budget stalemate, slashed funding for state environmental programs and project delays are inevitable.

  • Hyde Seeks FEMA Grants to Raise 114 Homes

    Hyde County is applying for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to elevate 114 houses in Ocracoke Village, which was inundated during Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.

  • Dare County Dredge A Step Closer

    Dare County officials have given the go-ahead for a private partner to proceed with a contract with a Louisiana firm to build a dredge.

  • A Changed Season On the Outer Banks

    With vacation season in apparent full swing on the Outer Banks amid the pandemic, shops, restaurants and tourism sites are busy but business is different.