Planned deepening and widening of Wilmington harbor, the first project subject to a new fast-track federal process, was authorized in December, but the environmental review remains unfunded.
The N.C. Division of Coastal Management has approved the Corps’ request to eliminate the environmental window for dredging at the ports in Morehead City and Wilmington.
An undeveloped 12-acre tract with water frontage in Morehead City that had been set aside for conservation in 2003 is back on the market after a court decision lifted restrictions on the deed.
The state Court of Appeals filed Dec. 15 the decision that funds from the Smithfield Agreement for environmental enhancement projects will be held by the state treasury rather than a private bank account, as it has been.
Appalachian State University is collaborating with Rachel Noble and her team of researchers at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences to set up a coronavirus tracking system at the Boone campus.
The Environmental Protection Agency is set to roll out a new plan that includes nearly two dozen acres of unrestricted residential land use on the former Kerr-McGee wood-treatment site in Navassa.
North Topsail Beach won’t use a town-wide property tax increase solely to pay for a $672 million, 50-year federal beach renourishment project, but the creation of two new tax districts appears likely.
Smithfield Foods has resolved more than a dozen nuisance cases filed by eastern North Carolina residents since a court ruling in favor of the neighbors of a former Bladen County hog farm was upheld last month.
The National Audubon Society’s appeal in an ongoing legal challenge to stop Ocean Isle Beach’s planned terminal groin project heads to court next month.
North Topsail Beach Aldermen have instructed the town’s attorney to notify the Corps of Engineers that the town will join a beach renourishment agreement with the Corps and Surf City.
Levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water from the Cape Fear River are as high as they were before the state and Chemours entered into a consent order in February 2019.
CPI will shut down its polluting power plant near Southport by March 31, 2021, according to a draft agreement between the company and DEQ’s Division of Air Quality.
The public has an opportunity Tuesday to comment on the proposed removal of the lower Cape Fear River’s swamp classification.
Sunset Beach is now seeking state and federal permits to place beach-compatible sand offshore, after oceanfront property owners refused easements for the controversial Jinks Creek dredge project.
The Corps says eliminating the environmental limit on when hopper dredging of federal channels is allowed at North Carolina ports would save millions of dollars.
Recent convictions for seafood mislabeling reflect a larger, persistent and long-term problem that has public health, environmental and economic consequences.