News & Features

  • Florence Now Cat 2; Surge, Rain Big Threats

    Hurricane Florence is still dangerous as the now-Category 2 storm is expected to churn along the southeastern N.C. coast for hours, creating life-threatening and catastrophic flooding and storm surge in addition to damaging winds.

  • Amid Evacuations, NC 12 Open … For Now

    As thousands depart North Carolina’s Outer Banks this week in advance of Hurricane Florence, state transportation officials are busy working to keep N.C. 12 open to traffic.

  • Hampstead Developer Gets Planners’ OK

    Pender County commissioners are set to consider a rezoning request related to a proposed 49-lot residential development in Hampstead after the developer agreed to changes and the planning board recommended approval.

  • Corps to Consider Removing Locks, Dams

    The Corps of Engineers is set to study what to do with the old navigational locks and dams on the Cape Fear River, such as demolish them or let the state or local governments take ownership.

  • New Dawn, New Rules for Solar in Currituck

    Work is set to begin this winter on Currituck County’s third solar farm, as county officials prepare to consider in the weeks ahead new zoning rules for solar energy projects.

  • Rising Seas: Park Managers Are Taking Heed

    A National Park Service report released in May put N.C. parks at the highest risk from sea level rise and storm surge. Park officials say they have already taken steps to minimize climate change-related problems as studies continue.

  • On Ballot this Fall, an Historic Power Struggle

    Five former N.C. governors urged voters to reject the constitutional amendments the legislature has approved for the ballot in November’s election, as the Southern Environmental Law Center and the NAACP launch a court challenge.

  • Wilmington Port Looks to Lure Bigger Ships

    The N.C. Ports Authority is seeking public input on plans to better accommodate larger and more fully loaded ships at Wilmington, including ideas that worry environmental groups and others.