Two cases of potentially fatal Vibrio infections reported in Dare County; bacteria thrives in hot ocean waters

BY: - July 25, 2023

Two cases of Vibrio, a potentially serious and sometimes fatal illness, were reported in Dare County from July 20 to 25, the local health department announced today. The new cases bring the statewide total to 47 so far this year, according to North Carolina health department data. This number is significantly higher than the 31 […]

Federal court blocks mass voter purges in NC after NAACP sues

BY: - August 9, 2018

A federal court has ordered that three counties in North Carolina must stop purging voters based on private party challenges. Here is the release from the North Carolina NAACP, a plaintiff in the suit. A federal court ruled for the North Carolina NAACP, Moore County Branch of the NAACP, and individual voters yesterday in a […]

Monday afternoon maptime: 10,000 fish die in Sparrow Bay near Beaufort

BY: - August 29, 2016

Fish kills in North Carolina, 2015 (yellow) and 2016 (blue). Click on an icon to read more details of the kill. The Atlantic menhaden had a rough week in Sparrow Bay. At least 10,000 of the fish died along a three-mile strip of the bay in Beaufort, the largest fish kill reported yet this year. […]