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    News Briefs

    • Duke Energy Proposes Solar Rebate Program

      A typical rooftop solar array would be eligible for a $4,800 rebate under a program Duke Energy has proposed to help its North Carolina customers offset the cost of installing solar panels on their property.

    • River Water Transfer Hearing Canceled

      The public hearing on the Pender County Utilities’ request to transfer more water to meet the system’s projected water needs Jan. 18 in Burgaw has been canceled due to weather conditions.

    • Brunswick Rescinds Offshore Drilling Support

      Brunswick County rescinded Tuesday its resolution to support offshore drilling and seismic testing, leaving Carteret County to be the only coastal government body to be in favor of offshore exploration.

    • Update on Navassa Cleanup Set for Tuesday

      The EPA, state officials and the trust overseeing cleanup of the creosote-contaminated Kerr-McGee Corp. site in Navassa are set to host a meeting for an update and information session Jan. 23.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Stalemate On GenX: Senate Says No Urgency

        Despite the House’s unanimous support of a bill with money to address GenX in drinking water supplies in the southeastern part of the state, Senate leaders say they need more time to consider options.

      • Senate Adjourns With No Vote On GenX Bill

        Republicans and Democrats in the state House of Representatives want to give state regulators more money to address the GenX issue, but Senate leaders refuse to support the measure.

    • Science

      • App Offers Guidance On Living Shorelines

        The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience program has partnered with scientists at the NOAA Beaufort Lab to create an online tool for assessing the suitability of living shorelines along the central North Carolina coast.

    • Our Coast

    • Commentary

      • Newspaper Archives: The Turpentine State

        North Carolina historian David Cecelski discusses how the British press covered North Carolina in the 18th and 19th centuries, and their focus on the vital products of its vast pine forests.

    • Featured Photo

      • A View From Above: Icy Albemarle Sound

        The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, on NASA’s Earth Observing System satellite Terra captured this image Jan. 7, that shows ice in the Albemarle Sound after a powerful nor’easter dumped snow across the East Coast and another blast of bitterly cold air drove frigid temperatures lower still.

    • Featured Video

      • Climate Facts: It’s Cold Outside

        A “bomb cyclone” blizzard in 2018 capping off two frigid weeks on the East Coast left many wondering: How can the Earth be warming if it’s so cold?