News & Features

  • Blood Tests Show 4 PFAS, But No GenX

    The results of blood samples from a health study of Wilmington public water customers revealed four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, but no GenX was detected.

  • Flood Shows Benefits of Conservation Deal

    Conservationists say the Coastal Land Trust’s purchase earlier this year of about 3,000 acres along the Waccamaw River proved beneficial during Hurricane Florence’s flooding.

  • NC’s New Stance On Climate Change, Energy

    The governor’s remarks last week on climate change and energy policy signaled a stark departure from the state’s past direction, but despite continued challenges in the legislature, attitudes may already be changing.

  • Outer Banks Anglers Welcome Reef Plan

    The Outer Banks, among the state’s leaders in revenue from coastal recreational fishing licenses, has been underserved, some say, by the North Carolina’s artificial reef program, but that’s about to change.

  • Topsail Towns Discuss Florence’s Lessons

    Officials from Topsail Island’s three towns gathered last week to hear the advice of a coastal engineering expert, talk shoreline protection and confer on their long road to recovery from Hurricane Florence.

  • Town Voters to Decide on Land Buy for Park

    Voters in the western Carteret County town of Cedar Point will decide whether a 56-acre tract on the White Oak River will be purchased for a park and spared from development.

  • Dare County Agrees to Lead Dredge Project

    Dare County’s recent decision to handle the dredging of Manteo channel, which the county manager said is “good for everybody,” will allow the state-owned Elizabeth II currently stuck at its Roanoke Island Festival Park mooring to sail.