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Bald Head Woods Reserve Open to Visitors

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Bald Head Woods Reserve, located on Bald Head Island just east of the Cape Fear River, is now completely open to visitors after a nearly 10-month closure due to Hurricane Florence.

State accepting applications for projects to be funded by VW Settlement

Monday, July 1, 2019

The application period for the first round of funding under the Volkswagen Settlement program opens today. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has posted the applications for Diesel Bus and Vehicle projects that significantly reduce emissions and for Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) DC Fast Charge Infrastructure projects.

Water quality swimming alert issued for sound-side site in Beaufort County

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

State recreational water quality officials today are alerting the public that initial testing at a sound-side site in Beaufort County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.

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