News & Features

  • School Boards Eye Filtration to Remove PFAS

    Schools in Brunswick and New Hanover counties are moving to install water filling stations and reverse osmosis filters to protect students from industrial contaminants found in drinking water.

  • Summit Casts Net For Seafood Consumers

    The eighth annual NC Catch Summit set for next week will be held for the first time in Raleigh, a move from the coast to engage more seafood consumers in the conversation.

  • Beach Projects Help But Choices Lie Ahead

    Officials in coastal N.C. communities say beach renourishment is essential to the economy, and federal dollars flow to sand projects in the wake of hurricanes, but priorities may change with rising seas and more storms.

  • State Extends Time For Input On New IHAs

    The Division of Coastal Management has added another month for public comments on proposed redrawn inlet hazard area boundaries and associated development rules that have some beach towns concerned.

  • Nags Head OKs Diversion of Recyclables

    Nags Head commissioners have given the town’s contractor for recycling pickup until June 30 to continue diverting all of the town’s recyclables to an incinerator amid a tough market for the materials.

  • Recycling Issues Compound Debris Problem

    Efforts to improve domestic markets for recycled materials and give the public more accurate recycling information would do much to keep plastic waste out of the coastal environment, advocates say.

  • Report Details Increasing Climate Threats

    Preliminary findings from an N.C. Institute for Climate Studies report include a range of significant changes affecting the state through 2100, including rising seas, wetter storms and frequent flooding.