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African Roots in Brunswick County

Topics: Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Southeast Coast

Southeast North Carolina's heritage is infused with the culture of West African descendants. The Gullah or Geechee people are known for their story-telling, rice-based cuisine and fishing traditions. More >


Making the Unknown Known

Topics: Central Coast, Energy, Marine Science, Southeast Coast

To prepare for possible wind-energy development, researchers are mapping the seafloor off the N.C. coast, a vast uncharted territory. More >


Coastal Sketch: Peggy Birkemeier

Topics: Coastal Sketches, Northeast Coast

For someone who says she's not a "beach person," Peggy Birkemeier, a N.C. Coastal Federation board member from the Outer Banks, has caught on nicely. More >


White Oak River: Round III

Topics: Central Coast, Low-Impact Development (LID), NCCF in the News, Stormwater, Water pollution, Water Quality

Another round of work will begin in Cedar Point in Carteret County to better control runoff that's polluting the White Oak River. More >


The Insect Assassin Sends Poachers to Prison

Topics: Legislature, Native Plants, Southeast Coast

Soon it will be a felony to poach Venus flytraps from the wild in North Carolina. This strange plant that lures, attacks and eats bugs only grows naturally in one place in the world: a 90-mile radius around Wilmington. More >


The Starriest Sky on the East Coast

Topics: National parks, Northeast Coast, Outer Banks, Pollution

Cape Hatteras National Seashore could become the first "dark sky park" in the world that's on a coastline. Its brilliant nightscape of stars is an environmental, economic and scientific resource. More >


One Commission to Review Them All

Topics: Legislature, Politics

The Rules Review Commission could ultimately alter key rules for enforcing environmental policy. Learn who the members are, what their power is and which constitutional question they're sparking. More >


CRC Won't Fill Science Panel Vacancies Yet

Topics: Coastal management, Politics, Sea-Level Rise

Uncertain of what an updated sea-level rise report would accomplish, two members of the N.C. Coastal Resource Commission's Science Panel resigned this year. The chairman won't fill any positions until the release of that report in 2015. More >

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