News & Features

  • Port Officials Review Expansion Study Draft

    Ports officials last week downplayed environmental challenges identified in the first draft of a feasibility study for the proposed deepening and widening of the Wilmington shipping channel.

  • Fisheries Panel OKs Southern Flounder Plan

    The state Marine Fisheries Commission on Friday adopted controversial management plan changes for southern flounder, an effort to sustain one of the state’s most valuable fisheries.

  • Kirkman: Port Study Could Avert Controversy

    Carteret County’s economic development director says a recent study of what it would take to make the state port’s Radio Island property ready for industry can help the ports authority avoid past mistakes.

  • Lake Mattamuskeet Plan Gets State’s OK

    The state has approved the Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan, an effort to address water quality and flooding issues that’s taken more than two years to develop.

  • Impasse Snags PFAS, Clean Water Funding

    Research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and millions of dollars in funding for clean water and parks and recreation trust funds are caught up in the ongoing state budget deadlock.

  • Park, Partners Sculpt Plan to Curb Debris

    Summer interns patrolling for sea turtles at Hammocks Beach State Park found few visitors but gobs of trash, setting in motion a campaign with stakeholders using a sculpture to educate folks about marine debris.