Among the record 289 sea turtle nests logged this year on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, scientists found the first two nests ever recorded in modern times in North Carolina for a creature that usually likes warmer waters: the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle.
When Richard Vinroot arrived last September at Camp Lemonnier, a small U.S. military installation in Djbouti, on the east coast of Africa, he quickly found out that being a North Carolina alumnus was a powerful connection in that part of the world.
When the administration of Gov. Pat McCrory extended private prison maintenance contracts last year over the objections of senior prison officials, McCrory officials said the private maintenance would save the state $1 million a year.
As the Triangle has grown to become a staple of various “top 10” lists with high median incomes, great universities and booming growth, this is a wonderful time to stop and be thankful for our many blessings.