The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently released a draft strategy for offshore oil and gas leasing. Now, the federal government is hosting a series of meetings around the country to gain public input. But leaders of the energy industry say the government’s draft plan of leasing areas isn’t enough.
On the next Coastline: The Obama administration just approved a draft map that could open up the North Carolina coast to offshore drilling. How soon could oil and gas exploration begin? How would it affect our economy? Our environment? Can offshore drilling and wind coexist?
In the last year, there have been a slew of departures from the two higher education institutions in the Cape Fear Region. UNCW’s Interim Chancellor, Dr. William Sederburg, spoke with WHQR.
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities represents 430 colleges and universities, including UNCW. Within that advocacy group, Dr. William Sederburg chairs a national task force that aims to make higher education a state policy priority. He says North Carolina is a perfect example of why such a goal is necessary:
New Hanover County is creating its Comprehensive Plan, which will determine how the community would like to see development occur over the next twenty-five years. Even the youngest citizens are offering input.
County planners visited Castle Hayne Elementary to speak with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Nicole Wolf-Camplin’s gifted classes. The students represent the next generation of residents, and their goals for the future of the county were very much in line with those set forth by the adult focus groups: