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Water samples collected Wednesday showed elevated bacteria levels that exceed state and EPA standards at these beaches.
State recreational water quality officials announced today that bacteria levels at swimming sites in Bald Head Island meet state and Environmental Protection Agency standards for swimming and other contact with the water.
The former site of a chemical company in New Hanover County is one of 22 properties no longer on the the federal Superfund's National Priorities List.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped 26 counties from North Carolina's requirement for vehicle emissions inspections.
On Tuesday, EPA approved emergency fuel waiver requests on behalf of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ahead of Hurricane Florence.
14 months of uncertainty, more than 600 wells tested, most of which were contaminated, a river polluted and thousands of people impacted. The US Environmental Protection Agency researching claims that Chemours is the reason behind it all.
The state has issued a swimming alert for one portion of Holden Beach after tests showed high levels of bacteria.
The Trump administration is proposing to roll back Obama-era mileage standards that were designed to make cars more fuel efficient and reduce pollution.
The Cape Fear River in southeastern North Carolina is not a swamp after all.