Adam Wagner,

Adam Wagner

Wilmington, NC, United States

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Past articles by Adam:

Pipeline Hack Puts North Carolina Industry on Guard

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and resulting gas shortages across North Carolina show the need for more pipelines and gas storage, officials from the energy and petroleum industry told a state Senate committee. → Read More

North Carolina Bill Gives Storm Aid, Focus on Resilience

“Resiliency and mitigation is a larger part of this bill than similar bills we’ve taken up,” said Rep. Chuck McGrady, a Hendersonville Republican, who later characterized the effort as a “pivot.” → Read More

Assessing All Risks Vital to Understanding Hurricane Impact

While wind speeds capture headlines, North Carolina’s history proves that people in storm-susceptible areas should heed the risk of inland flooding, storm surge, tornadoes and falling trees, among other hazards. → Read More

What Is N.C. County Prioritizing in Hurricane Recovery?

The recovery plan for New Hanover County in North Carolina includes housing, making infrastructure such as creeks more resilient, bolstering the economic recovery, and better positioning the county for future storms. → Read More

New Hanover deputy manager named Buncombe County manager

By Adam Wagner and Gareth McGrath StarNews Staff Avril Pinder to start her new job March 4 NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A deputy New Hanover County manager has been named to the top position in Buncombe County. Avril Pinder was named the new Buncombe County manager Tuesday afternoon after a unanimous vote by the county's board of commissioners. “I am delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of… → Read More

Traffic gridlock? Memorial Bridge, US 421 to close this weekend

Businesses said they only found out about the US 421 closure, which will allow crews to repair a rail crossing along the busy corridor, late this week → Read More

Surprise! CSX plans to close US 421 near landfill

Businesses said they only found out about the closure, which will allow crews to repair a rail crossing along the busy corridor, late this week → Read More

How to Stay Safe Around Polluted Floodwaters, Beaches

New Hanover County, N.C., officials warned residents to avoid floodwaters due to the possibility of infection-causing bacteria and other environmental risks present. → Read More

Hurricane Florence: Environmental Woes Follow Storm's Floodwaters

From fish kills to water quality conditions to sewer spills, there have been issues cropping up nearly daily. → Read More

No, the Lower Cape Fear River isn't swamp water. And the EPA agrees.

Wilmington formally opposed the classification in a June ordinance → Read More

BREAKING: New Hanover to oppose Trump offshore drilling plan

County to join state, dozens of NC governments opposed to the administration's proposal → Read More

BREAKING: New Hanover, Wilmington to sue opioid distributors

Officials say only right those who contributed to epidemic help shoulder its costs → Read More

DEQ: Chemours halts process that leads to GenX

Announcement comes as researchers prepare to launch health study to see how chemical affects humans → Read More

Running out to buy a water filtration system? Not so fast.

N.C. Consumers Council says to take time, caution before spending money on reverse osmosis, similar systems. → Read More

GenX polluting the Cape Fear since 1980

Chemours made the announcement during a private meeting with Wilmington-area officials → Read More

A legacy of pain for Camp Lejune water contamination victims

Veterans, families have lingering questions about contamination even as VA starts disability compensation → Read More

Shark populations are increasing again

Fishermen targeting sharks in the 1970s led to decline → Read More

Concerns delay proposed wind farms off N.C. coast

WILMINGTON | As the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) prepares to lease the first of three North Carolina wind energy sites, progress on a → Read More

New shrimping rules move ahead

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Thursday approved a petition for rulemaking that could ultimately limit how shrimpers operate up and down the North Carolina coast in an effort to save the young fish captured in their bycatch. → Read More

Contentious shrimping proposal due for vote Thursday

The commission is expected to vote Thursday on the petition, which would limit how, when and where shrimpers could operate. → Read More