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    News Briefs

    • Flooding Threatens Coastal Water Quality

      The aftermath of Hurricane Florence has put at risk water quality due to flooding two coal ash plants and several hog lagoons plus partially treated sewage spilling into the Cape Fear River.

    • Carteret County Opens Sites for Storm Debris

      Three temporary debris sites opened Friday in Carteret County to accommodate the vast amount of vegetative debris and construction and demolition debris caused by Hurricane Florence.

    • Jacksonville Officials Warn of Congestion

      Because of heavy traffic on the Jacksonville bypass, work on the damaged traffic signals at the intersection of N.C. 24, U.S. 258 and N.C. 53 Intersection has been delayed and travelers should avoid the area.

    • Cooper Seeks Special Legislative Session

      Gov. Roy Cooper has requested that the N.C. General Assembly convene for a special session in October to address initial funding needs related to Hurricane Florence recovery.

    • DHHS Seeks Volunteers in Health Fields

      North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services officials are encouraging nurses, physicians, behavioral health professionals and others interested in volunteering to help people affected by Hurricane Florence to get connected with the appropriate resources and organizations.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Parts of NC Coast Remain Isolated, Flooded

        A week after Hurricane Florence and just as some beach towns begin to allow re-entry for residents and contractors, parts of eastern North Carolina are cut off by flooding and otherwise impassable highways and roadways.

      • Cooper: ‘Significant Resources’ Needed

        Gov. Roy Cooper, during an appearance with other state and federal officials Wednesday in Newport, said he and President Trump had spoken about North Carolina’s urgent and long-term needs in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

    • Science

      • Research: Hurricanes’ Effects on Estuaries

        Research by Hans Paerl and his colleagues at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences sheds new light on the effects increasingly frequent hurricanes could have on the Neuse River estuary and Pamlico Sound.

    • Our Coast

      • Our Coast’s History: NC’s Oyster War

        Back in the 1880s, as the Chesapeake Bay oyster fishery declined from overharvest, out-of-state shellfishermen moved into North Carolina waters, prompting swift response from Tar Heel legislators.

      • Craft Brewers Go to 11 in Charitable Giving

        Jud and Amber Watkins of Wrightsville Beach Brewery created a line of “give-back beers” to help meet their founding goals of supporting nonprofits with 11 percent of proceeds.

    • Commentary

      • Florence Recovery: We’re Trying

        We’ve been unable to publish since Hurricane Florence made landfall but we’re back online for the first time since Thursday and doing our best to report on conditions on the North Carolina coast.

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    • Featured Video

      • Dare County Orders Evacuation

        Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Person reviews hurricane evacuation and re-entry procedures for the ordered evacuation as Hurricane Florence approaches.