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    • Cooper Vetoes Billboard Bill

      Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that opponents said would have would have restricted local governments’ ability to regulate billboards.

    • Endangered Species Act Changes Challenged

      Environmental and animal protection groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday over its new regulations that the organizations say dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act.

    • DEQ Seeks Input on Outreach Plans

      The state Department of Environmental Quality is looking for feedback on draft plans for public participation and reaching those who speak a language other than English.

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    • Our Coast

      • ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ an Outer Banks Story

        Colington native Tyler Nilson, co-writer and co-directer of “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” to be screened Friday at Manteo’s Pioneer Theater, says the film reflects coastal life and characters.

      • North Carolina and the Turpentine Trail

        Historian David Cecelski writes about North Carolina losing its stranglehold on the naval stores industry after the American Civil War, forcing workers to follow the “turpentine trail” in search of untapped longleaf pine forests in other southern states.

    • Commentary

      • Fish to Eat? License Fee May Be Waived

        For those who fish for food and receive certain government assistance, a subsistence waiver can save the annual $15 recreational fishing license fee, but few who qualify may be aware.

    • Featured Photo

      • Sonar Data Used to Image Shipwreck

        An image of a shipwreck off the North Carolina/Virginia coast, likely a World War II freighter, was captured Thursday via synthetic aperture sonar data collected by ThayerMahan Inc. and Kraken Robotics on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ship Okeanos Explorer as part of a technology demonstration. NOAA says this type of data can be used to identify, assess and monitor underwater cultural heritage sites, and the resolution is high enough to contribute to archaeological studies. Image: NOAA/ThayerMahan Inc./Kraken Robotics.

    • Featured Video

      • Outer Banks Bridges Work Update

        Work on two Outer Banks bridges is making progress, with more than 25% of the old Bonner Bridge demolished plus a third of the marine-based part of the project and the first decks have been installed and poured of the 2.4-mile “jug handle” bridge at Rodanthe.