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Biden EPA nominee vows to preserve resources, boost economy

President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency says he learned the importance of preserving the outdoors while hunting and fishing with his father and grandfather in rural North Carolina.

Home Depot to pay $20.8M fine for lax contractor oversight

Home Depot will pay a $20.8 million fine for failing to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform home renovations follow lead-safe work practices.

Biden picks North Carolina environmental chief to lead EPA

President-elect Joe Biden has offered the leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency to Michael Regan, a North Carolina regulator who's made a name pursuing cleanups of industrial toxins and helping low-income and minority communities hit hardest by pollution.

Environmental watchdog group alleges EPA allows company to violate environmental law

The watchdog group says Hongda Group, headquartered in High Point, failed to inform the EPA about the import of more than 100,000 pounds of the hazardous chemical anthraquinone.

Swimming alert issued for portion of Bald Head Island

A swimming alert has been issued at a sound-side site in Brunswick County that showed levels of bacteria higher than the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

EPA offers $50K for new ways to destroy PFAS in firefighting foam

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday announced an initiative that targets new ways to safely destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as GenX.

EPA releases list of disinfectants to use against COVID-19

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

EPA updates PFAS Action Plan, criminal investigations underway

The Environmental Protection Agency has released an update on its PFAS Action Plan, which shows multiple criminal investigations are underway concerning PFAS-related pollution.

Report: Brunswick County tops national list for PFAS contamination

Drinking water in part of Brunswick County is considered the most toxic in the United States, according to new testing. Wilmington is ranked number 5.

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Llamas help disc golfers in Carolina Beach by serving as caddies

The Southeast Llama Rescue held a fundraiser Saturday in Carolina Beach to help abused, neglected or unwanted llamas. 

Volunteer brings neighborhood together to collect food for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

One man brought his Wilmington neighborhood together Saturday to collect bags of food for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. 

Traffic to shift on Market Street

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is planning to shift traffic on a major Wilmington street.

Carla Wallenda, member of famed high-wire act, dies at 85

Wallenda was the daughter of Karl Wallenda and began appearing in the family's act at an early age. She began topping the family's seven-person pyramid at age 15.