News & Features

  • NCDOT Gets OK for Short-Term Erosion Fix

    After losing more than 70 feet of shoreline in the past year, NCDOT has been granted special permission to install sandbags in ways not generally allowed by state rules.

  • Swamp No More: New Plan Ahead for River

    No longer classified as a swamp, work is to begin on a new plan to address the Lower Cape Fear River water quality problems that prompted the attempted regulatory end run.

  • Study Examines PFAS Data From 3 States

    A three-year study is underway to better understand the extent of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances contamination in North Carolina, Colorado and Michigan and its effects on residents.

  • Recyclers Grapple With Contamination Costs

    Garbage mixed with recyclables is compounding problems and raising costs in the recycling industry, as here on the coast, operators ask folks to be mindful of what they throw in the bin.

  • Swan Island Oyster Reef Nearly Complete

    Work is wrapping up this week on a three-year habitat restoration project in Pamlico Sound that’s intended as an insurance policy for the state’s oyster population.

  • CRC to Discuss Challenge to Setback Rules

    The Coastal Resources Commission meets Wednesday in Beaufort and will likely go behind closed doors to discuss a lawsuit over the denial of permits to rebuild an oceanfront house on Seagull Drive in Nags Head.

  • Drilling Opponents Look West For Support

    Elected officials on the N.C. coast are turning toward the state’s interior and shifting attitudes there as signs of increasing support in the ongoing fight against offshore drilling.