News & Features

  • 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.

  • Towns Eye Dune Systems for Stormwater

    Kure Beach officials are awaiting results of a feasibility study of a proposed project to reduce stormwater discharge from ocean outfalls as Caswell Beach advances on a similar plan.

  • Drilling Opponents Set to Join Hands

    Opponents of offshore drilling and seismic testing plan to participate Saturday in Hands Across the Sand events all along the N.C. coast to spotlight their numbers.

  • Regan, Mayors Tout Unity Against Drilling

    Area mayors and the state’s environmental secretary during a gathering Wednesday in Manteo emphasized the power of united opposition to protect the N.C. coast from offshore drilling’s risks.

  • House Budget Funds Recovery, Resilience

    The House’s version of the state budget includes new spending on disaster relief and recovery and resiliency plans, but DEQ funding to address emerging contaminants comes up short.

  • Despite Objections, CRC OKs Port Expansion

    The Coastal Resources Commission granted a variance allowing the Wilmington port to expand its turning basin but bristled over ports officials’ handling of the request and lack of transparency.

  • Creative Caregivers Lend Help After Storms

    People in Wilmington and other coastal North Carolina communities are coping with lingering effects of recent hurricanes, with assists from community groups and visiting professionals.

  • NCDOT to Talk Cape Fear Crossing Options

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation is holding Monday and Tuesday open houses and public hearings on the proposed Cape Fear Crossing project officials say will ease traffic congestion on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

  • Ports Authority Set to Appeal Permit Denial

    The State Ports Authority will try to persuade the Coastal Resources Commission this week that a proposed expansion project’s economic benefits outweigh any environmental concerns.