• 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.

  • Effort to Clean River Begins on Lawns

    Cedar Point officials, ECU and the N.C. Coastal Federation have teamed to reduce stormwater runoff into the White Oak River, which the EPA says is impaired.