• New Stormwater Rules Set to Take Effect

    New state stormwater rules with a new express permitting process, the result of three years of development involving various stakeholders, are set to take effect on New Years Day.

  • Town Shows Off Simple Stormwater Solutions

    Oak Island’s efforts to deal with stormwater problems, such as pollution and flooding, were showcased during a recent tour for officials from other towns and members of the public.

  • Landscapers Cry Foul Over New Permits

    One of the main objections voiced at a public hearing in New Bern on a package of proposed stormwater rules focused on provisions that exclude landscape architects from submitting applications for the new fast-track permitting process.

  • Will New Runoff Rules Protect Waterways?

    State officials are seeking public comment on a major overhaul of stormwater rules. We explore whether the new rules will better protect our coastal waters or are merely a means for faster permitting.

  • Historic Building Sprouts A Green Roof

    A 1950’s era building in downtown Wilmington is getting a lot of oohs ad aahs after New Hanover County redesigned it into a modern office space that incorporates numerous energy-saving and sustainability features, including a planted roof that reduces stormwater runoff.

  • Work Begins on Stormwater Ponds

    Long-planned work on two eyesore ponds to improve stormwater drainage and protect nearby Deer Creek and Bogue Sound got underway last week in Cape Carteret.

  • Work on Problem Ponds to Begin Soon

    After years of talk and planning, work is likely to begin by next month on the first phase of a stormwater project that will transform two eyesore ponds in Carteret County and lessen the flow of polluted runoff into a creek.

  • Study: Polluted Runoff Reaches Beaches

    A draft report on a study nearly a decade in the works shows that bacteria levels regularly exceed standards near drain pipes that dump stormwater in the ocean off Dare County beaches.