Press Releases

The Division of Marine Fisheries license office in Manteo will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22, reopening on Monday Nov. 27. 

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued a Title V air quality permit to Dura-Supreme, LLC – Statesville. The permit will allow the company to construct and operate a wood cabinet manufacturing facility in Iredell County.

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) Science Panel will meet Nov. 27 by web conference to continue their work on sea level rise and inlet hazard areas. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The public may listen by computer or phone.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently established a new state record for Almaco Jack (Seriola rivoliana).

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will hold fall local advisory committee meetings Dec. 4-14 for the following reserve sites. All meetings are open to the public.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission today took a further step toward recovery of the striped mullet fishery, voting to send the Draft Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 for public and advisory committee review.

North Carolina’s Drought Management Advisory Council (DMAC) has identified nine counties in the Extreme Drought category (D3 category), for the first time since 2017, as part of expanding drought conditions across the state.

RALEIGH – In recognition of America Recycles Day, DEQ Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser and members of the Secretary’s Circular Economy Council are highlighting the state’s recycling infrastructure with a focus on moving toward a more circular economy.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources (DWR) advises the public to avoid contact with green or blue water in a canal near Bay Tree Lake in Bladen County due to an algal bloom that has lingered in the area since Oct. 27.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is accepting public comment on a draft Title V air quality permit for Anson Gas Producers, LLC.

Comments will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2023, at 5 p.m.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold an in-person public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Pamlico County at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Pamlico County Courthouse, Courtroom, 202 Main Street, Bayboro.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Hyde County at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. The hearing will be held in-person at the Hyde County Government Center, 30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter and by WebEx.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. The hearing will be held in-person at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Central District Office, 5285 Highway 70 West, Morehead City and by WebEx.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has reached a settlement agreement with Wake Stone Corporation regarding the Triangle Quarry Mining Permit

North Carolina’s Drought Management Advisory Council (DMAC) has expanded its Severe Drought category (D2 classification) for parts of 31 counties as of Nov. 7. Impacted counties range from Cherokee County in the west to Moore County in the east. Severe Drought is the second category of the four drought classifications based on the U.S. Drought Monitor. Portions of an additional 39 counties in western North Carolina are considered to be in Moderate Drought category (D1 classification).