Flowing approximately 140 miles through southeastern North Carolina into eastern South Carolina, the Waccamaw River is considered one of the Southeast’s wildest and most beautiful rivers. A sportsman’s and paddler’s paradise, the area also delights birders seeking sightings of rare warblers and swallow-tailed kites. The Waccamaw River has been designated a National Blue Trail by American Rivers to promote outdoor recreation and conservation along the waterway. The ~3,000 acre
In 2013, the emerald ash borer made its debut in North Carolina. The devastation of forests north and northwest caused by this invasive beetle was already well-known, so its discovery was met with dread. The ash forests were dying, and quickly. The future did not look good for North Carolina’s ash trees. Over the next few years, the emerald ash borer continued to spread across the state. As of August 2018, the tree-killing beetle has been found in 36 out of the 100 counties.
The North Carolina State Ports Authority, which has begun a Wilmington Harbor improvement project feasibility study, is set to hold an informational meeting 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Coastline Conference and Event Center, 501 Nutt St. “The feasibility study will consider effects on marine resources, protected species, water quality, fish and wildlife resources, cultural resources, essential fish habitat, socio-economics resources, coastal processes, aesthetics and re