A school teacher in Wilmington, Terry Brinson supervised her students as they planted flowers in a rain garden at the school. Watching her students grow is her greatest joy.
Groups like the N.C. Coastal Federation spend a lot of time and effort building oyster reefs to create marine habitat and improve water quality. But do the reefs really work? Do the lifeless piles of shells actually become a sort of living organism?
The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association gave the federation its 2012 Coastal Green Built Award, a symbol of the growing relationship between the two disparate groups.
Students at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington braved nasty weather last week to get their hands dirty and help create cleaner waters and a more stable shoreline at Oak Island.