News & Features

  • State Conditions Sunset Beach Dredge Permit

    The N.C. Division of Coastal Management has issued a permit to Sunset Beach to dredge south Jinks Creek but with conditions, including limiting excavation to less than half of the requested depth.

  • Lurking Invaders Threaten US, Experts Warn

    Thousands of nonnative creepers and critters could wreak havoc here, according to members of the recently deactivated panel that had long advised the Interior Department on invasive species.

  • Bird Advocates Hail NC Native Plants Law

    Wildlife advocates are praising a state law passed earlier this year that requires the N.C. Department of Transportation to give priority to native, bird-friendly species in its plantings.

  • NC’s Next Sea Level Rise Study to Eye 2100

    The next update to the state’s periodic review of sea level rise science will consider projections out to 2100, not just the rolling 30-year time table the previous Coastal Resources Commission had mandated.

  • State Drafts Plan to Study Dredge Spoils Sites

    With new Corps of Engineers restrictions on the use of federal dredged materials disposal sites, N.C. officials have drafted a plan to identify other locations and study the state’s needs.

  • Officials Weigh Next Steps After FEMA Denial

    Gov. Cooper and other state and county officials continue to press the case for assistance for individual victims of Hurricane Dorian after the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to deny the state’s request.

  • Cleanups Net More Than 200 Tons of Debris

    Efforts to clear wood, fishing gear and other debris that Hurricane Florence scattered along a 42-mile stretch of N.C. coastline collected more than 200 tons and numerous vessels.

  • Session Yields Spending Bills Amid Impasse

    As the stalemate over a final budget continues, leaders in the N.C. General Assembly are pressing forward with smaller-scale spending plans that include numerous coastal provisions.

  • NC Fisheries Woes Not Listed in NOAA Report

    Two of North Carolina’s most important and troubled fisheries were not included on the “overfished” or “overfishing” lists in the National Marine Fisheries Service’s recent annual status report.

  • UNCW Series Examines Climate Challenges

    A seminar Tuesday on managing and adapting as sea levels rise, along with other effects of climate change, kicked off UNCW’s monthly, collaborative series on coastal resiliency.