FarmsSHARE, a statewide food assistance program that was meant to be temporary during the pandemic, has grown into a network that continues to feed those in need and supports small farms.
$600K in grants go to 10 eastern NC resilience projects
The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency and Duke Energy Foundation selected the 10 projects for funding through the Duke Energy Resilience Accelerator Grant Program.
Portsmouth middle passage marker to be unveiled June 10
New research has found documents confirming that Portsmouth Village was a middle passage arrival site, meaning it was directly involved in the trans-Atlantic human trade.
Watershed protection nomination to go before commission
The Coastal Resources Commission, during its meeting June 15 in New Bern, is to decide whether a nomination to make a Beaufort watershed an area of environmental concern should move forward.
Microfossils major part of museum’s public science project
Coordinators of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Cretaceous Creatures public science project aim to reach eighth grade classrooms in all 100 counties this coming school year.
Chemours misses deadline to complete groundwater barrier
After failing to finish the work by March 15 as initially required, Chemours Co. was given until May 31 to complete a mile-long underground barrier, but the DuPont spinoff company has again failed to meet the deadline.
Coastal food waste reduction projects receive grant funding
Projects in Wilmington and Hubert are among the 11 awarded funding through a grant program to help reduce food waste in landfills.
State revises rules for closing shellfish waters near marinas
The rule change ensures that the state remains in compliance with National Shellfish Sanitation Program requirements, officials said.
Officials, public celebrate new Jockey’s Ridge visitor center
Officials last week celebrated the recently completed $2 million renovation of the visitor center at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.
Brunswick County travelers, residents asked for feedback
Brunswick County and representatives from the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study are inviting the traveling public to share their input on the future of the Holden Beach Causeway Corridor.
Angler Chris Ellis says time on the water makes you better
Chris Ellis of Sneads Ferry, who loves to fish and is successful at it even when others aren’t catching, advises focusing on the experience for personal growth.
Open house on Wilmington Harbor project set for June 13
The public will be able to speak with Corps staff who will be at different stations to talk about the plan to deepen and widen the main shipping channel in the Cape Fear River.
Swimming advisory lifted for Oak Island beach site
State recreational water quality officials had announced the advisory Friday when stormwater from flooded streets and roads was being pumped onto the beach.
Windsor to celebrate northeastern NC’s assets June 17
The inaugural Windsor Riverfest is a celebration of the region, its culture, people and the river environment.
Analysis finds wreck on Currituck Beach may be Metropolis
East Carolina University researcher Matthew Pawelski used computer modeling and imaging to make precise comparisons of wreckage and known details of a lost former Civil War naval vessel refitted commercial use.
Swim advisory issued for near Crowell Street in Oak Island
Officials with the N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program said the stormwater was being pumped to minimize flood damage and to ensure roads are accessible by emergency vehicles.