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Our Coast: Sea Pansies and Blue Buttons

Our naturalist Sam Bland spotted these two unusual finds that washed up from the deep ocean on a beach walk in Emerald Isle. More…

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Meet the Summer Interns

This is the first summer that the N.C. Coastal Federation's office in Wrightsville Beach has had the space to host five interns. Find out what they're doing.  More…


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  • 08.19.2014

    State Provides Some Money for Hammocks Beach

    The state budget recently signed into law includes $3 million for the purchase of the long-sought 289-acre mainland addition to Hammocks Beach State Park in Onslow County.  More…
  • 08.18.2014

    Lawmakers Weaken Wetlands Protections

    In what has become an annual rite, the N.C. General Assembly Friday passed more regulatory changes that weaken environmental protections. Small pockets of coastal wetlands were in the crosshairs this time. More…
  • 08.15.2014

    Neighborhood Gets a Runoff Refit

    Some driveways have been repaved and other steps will be taken to reduce polluted runoff in Raintree, an existing housing subdivision in Wilmington.  More…