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    News Briefs

    • NC Joins Case Against Trump Emissions Rule

      California, North Carolina and 22 other states have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the Trump administration from preempting California’s ability to set its own vehicle emission standards.

    • Water Quality Advocate Todd Krafft Dies

      Todd Krafft, Nags Head’s water quality coordinator and environmental planner and manager of the town’s Septic Health Initiative, died Monday in Kill Devil Hills. He was 46.

    • Relief Team Offers Links to Help Ocracoke

      Ocracoke relief workers said that because of overwhelming response they have turned to organizations with the resources to coordinate volunteer forces and donations for the village wrecked by Hurricane Dorian.

    • Carteret Gets $18M to Restore Beaches

      FEMA and the state announced Friday that more than $18 million will go to reimburse expenses restoring Bogue Banks beaches damaged during Hurricane Florence.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • ‘Forever Chemicals’ Execs Under Fire

        For the first time, executives from Chemours, DuPont and 3M were called before a U.S. House environmental oversight committee to discuss their accountability in PFAS contamination plaguing North Carolina and the country.

    • Science

      • Researchers Automate Whale Data Collection

        Researchers have developed an automated method that uses artificial intelligence and computer models to determine the species of whales photographed using drones and measure their length.

    • Our Coast

      • Remembrance Marks African Slaves’ Arrival

        An event this past weekend at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site featuring Freedmen’s Colony descendants observed the 400th year since enslaved Africans were first brought to America.

      • ‘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.

    • Commentary

      • Lessons from Dorian: Oil, Water Still Don’t Mix

        Guest columnist Jean-Luc Duvall of Environment North Carolina writes that the oil pollution resulting from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas could also happen to the N.C. coast if offshore drilling is allowed here.

    • Featured Photo

      • Event to Showcase Cape Lookout at Night

        Cape Lookout Lighthouse shines on the night sky in this image by the National Park Service. Visitors to Cape Lookout National Seashore can experience the lighthouse under the night sky, like the lighthouse keepers did, during the ranger-led Evening at the Cape program, offered one weekend a month from June to October.   

    • Featured Video

      • Hurricane Florence: A Year Later

        This video shot Sept. 27, 2018, by Onslow County Government shows the coastal county just weeks after Hurricane Florence struck last year. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Category 1 storm’s arrival in Eastern North Carolina, where it lingered for three days and bringing in rainfall up to 42 inches. The storm damaged more than 11,000 homes and businesses in Onslow County, costing residents more than $515 million and leaving behind more than 800,000 cubic feet of debris, according to the county.