In the last of three parts, we take a look at how hurricane forecasting, state planning for emergencies and building codes have changed since Hazel hit 60 years ago today.
In the second part of the storm’s 60th anniversary series, we relive Hurricane Hazel with survivors from Brunswick, New Hanover and Carteret counties.
Sixty years ago this week, the most powerful hurricane to strike North Carolina devastated much of our coastline. In the first of three parts, we relive Hazel with people who lived through the landfall.
Researchers at UNCW have teamed up with other scientists to study a species of toxic algae that causes red tide but may also help repair the brains of stroke victims.
Goosefish like this one, deep water coral, cusks and mussels are just some of the creatures that researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are finding in the deep submarine canyons along the East Coast.
A recent report on the effects of climate change and sea level rise on National Seashores is all the more relevant in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
UNC researchers think that oyster reefs in certain settings can be very effective in storing carbon and may be an essential line of defense against global warming.
Jets breaking the sound barrier, shifts in tectonic plates, earthquakes and meteoric explosions have all been blamed for the mysterious booms that occasionally rattle windows along the coast.
Derelict crab pots, once destined for landfills, are back in coastal waters with a new lease on life as oyster reefs.
A wild fire devastated a portion of the Holly Shelter Game Lands in Pender County last year, but it’s still a refuge for rare plants, diminutive gopher frogs and native butterflies.
A detailed map, a GPS and a good compass would come in handy for a walk in the Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County.
The Lockwoods Folly River in Brunswick County is a bountiful gift from nature that requires a little help from its human friends.
The Lockwoods Folly River has been a center of culture and commerce in Brunswick County for generations.
Diversity marks the full course of the Lockwoods Folly River in Brunswick County. Come meet a fetching river in this, the first of a three-part series.