News & Features

  • A Changed Season On the Outer Banks

    With vacation season in apparent full swing on the Outer Banks amid the pandemic, shops, restaurants and tourism sites are busy but business is different.

  • 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.