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Bald Head Woods Coastal Reserve open to visitors after Hurricane Dorian

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Bald Head Woods Reserve on Bald Head Island in Brunswick County reopened to visitors today after closure due to Hurricane Dorian. With the opening of Bald Head Woods, all North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve sites are open after the storm.

Governor Roy Cooper recognizes “America Recycles Day” in North Carolina

Friday, November 15, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed today America Recycles Day in the state to promote the importance of recycling and recognize the conscientious habits of North Carolinians that improve our quality of life and support a clean, economically vibrant and sustainable environment.

Low levels of GenX, two other PFAS compounds detected at Gray’s Creek Elementary School; parents notified of sampling results

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Parents of Gray’s Creek Elementary students were notified this afternoon by Cumberland County School system officials of drinking water testing results at the school from samples taken in late October. Samples results show GenX levels of 6 parts per trillion and total PFAS levels of 53 parts per trillion, including levels of two, individual per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at 34 parts per trillion and 13 parts per trillion.

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