The watery wilderness that is the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is 30 years old this year. The red wolves, the red cockaded woodpeckers, the black bears and, yes, the alligators should be rejoicing. More >
Heavy metals from coal-ash ponds at the Sutton power plant near Wilmington continue to contaminate groundwater. As the state steps up coal-ash management, what’s next for the high-risk plant? More >
Dining culture at Wrightsville Beach wasn't always flip flops and ice-cold white wine. Our food columnist tells how it's changed over the last 100 years. More >
A historic document could unlock leads about the mysteries of English colonization on Roanoke Island, perhaps even the fate of the so-called “Lost Colony."
Two rallies -- one in Onslow County and the other in Raleigh -- were held Monday to protest N.C. State University's proposed sale of the Hofmann Forest. More >
Find out why this Sunset Beach resident won an award for being a dedicated, persistent and effective advocate for our coast. More >
The federal Endangered Species Act requires the protection of habitat that listed species need to recover. But the creation of so-called "critical habitat" almost always leads to conflicts and usually lawsuits. More >
Yes, it's rained. A lot. With the incessant rain has come a slew of state advisories about swimming in some coastal waters because of high bacteria levels. More >