News & Features

  • Resilience Is Key In Wilmington Park Plan

    An online program Monday will highlight Wilmington’s North Waterfront Park and the recent verification by a nonprofit group that recognizes resilient, ecologically sound and accessible waterfront design.

  • Town Eyes New Tax Districts For Sand Project

    North Topsail Beach won’t use a town-wide property tax increase solely to pay for a $672 million, 50-year federal beach renourishment project, but the creation of two new tax districts appears likely.

  • Center Files New Lawsuit Over River Species

    The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a second lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to act as required to conserve the Carolina madtom and the Neuse River waterdog.

  • Tension Builds Over Old Aquaculture Practice

    North Carolina’s shellfish relay program, in which farmers remove natural oysters from a polluted area to their own leases, is more than 100 years old, and some say the practice can’t end soon enough.

  • Decision Ends Chapter In Hog Farm Disputes

    Smithfield Foods has resolved more than a dozen nuisance cases filed by eastern North Carolina residents since a court ruling in favor of the neighbors of a former Bladen County hog farm was upheld last month.

  • Wildlife Groups Challenge Red Wolf Rules

    Conservation groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Monday for claiming it can’t release any more captive wolves into the wild, although the management strategy had proved successful in the past.

  • North Topsail to Join Sand Project Agreement

    North Topsail Beach Aldermen have instructed the town’s attorney to notify the Corps of Engineers that the town will join a beach renourishment agreement with the Corps and Surf City.