News & Features

  • Recycling Remains On Hold in Nags Head

    Uncertainty and rising costs prompted Nags Head commissioners to halt the town’s curbside recycling program in May, but service still hasn’t resumed as visitors arrive in droves.

  • Kerr-McGee Restoration Projects Selected

    More than $12 million worth of habitat restoration projects have been identified in the first phase of a plan to offset environmental damage at the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site in Navassa.

  • Audubon Challenges CBRA Sand Mining Rule

    The National Audubon Society has sued Interior Secretary Bernhardt over a decision to allow federal funds to pay for mining sand from Coastal Barrier Resources Act zones.

  • Hard-Hit Oyster Growers Ineligible For Aid

    Oyster farmers have experienced huge crop losses as a result of the pandemic, but because oysters are not considered specialty crops by the USDA, shellfish growers aren’t eligible to receive federal aid such as the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

  • New Hanover To Tweak Development Rules

    New Hanover County officials are set to begin fine-tuning the unified development ordinance adopted earlier this year, as environmental advocates call for transparency and public involvement in the process.

  • Dare Coalition Event A Call to Do Better

    About 500 attended the Dare Minority Coalition’s event last week in Manteo, which called out racial injustices and disparities but also celebrated the solidarity in the message that Black Lives Matter.

  • New Hanover Regional Panel Weighs Options

    Three hospital systems vying to partner with New Hanover Regional Medical Center presented their proposals to a committee last week, with options ranging from an outright sale to a long-term lease.

  • CRC Allows Larger Sandbags to Protect NC 12

    The Coastal Resources Commission has approved the Department of Transportation’s request to use oversized sandbags as a temporary measure to guard a vulnerable stretch of the coastal highway from erosion.