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    2018 Dominated by GenX, Florence, Election

    Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in September during a press briefing on Hurricane Florence. Photo: Kirk Ross Although this year started with a continued focus on the GenX story that broke…

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    On Ballot this Fall, an Historic Power Struggle

    …during the press conference Monday at the old Capitol. Photo: Kirk Ross During a Monday press conference from the well of the House at the old State Capitol, Martin said…

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    The Black Boxes Around Environmental Bills

    Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives are shown taking the oath of office during the Jan. 11, 2017, swearing-in ceremony opening the 2017-18 session. Photo: Kirk Ross It’s…

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    ‘Don’t Drill!’ Reverberates in Raleigh

    Offshore drilling opponents rally Monday in Raleigh where a meeting was held on the Trump administration’s new National OCS Program for 2019-2024. Photo: Kirk Ross RALEIGH — The first buses…

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    Limited GenX Data, Public Messaging At Issue

    …Director Phillip Tarte, left, and panel chair Jamie Bartram. Photo: Kirk Ross WILMINGTON – After a three-hour set of briefings, numerous questions and a discussion of next steps, a 16-member…

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    Cooper Rolls Out State Response to GenX

    Mandy Cohen, N.C. secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, speaks Monday during Gov. Roy Cooper’s, far right, appearance in Wilmington. Photo: Kirk Ross WILMINGTON — The North…

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    Lawmakers Tour New River Inlet

    …shoaling during the committee tour of the area. Photo: Kirk Ross SNEADS FERRY — Capt. Mack Liverman scanned the channel as his grandson Jeffrey Frye steered the Lady Ellen toward…

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    Amid Evacuations, NC 12 Open … For Now

    Rep. Allen McNeill and NCDOT officials survey the recent sandbag repairs to maintain the ferry station loop at the north end of Ocracoke Island. Photo: Kirk Ross OUTER BANKS —…

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    CRO Brings Home 12 Press Awards

    Coastal Review Online staff and writers, from left, Trista Talton, Kip Tabb, Sam Bland, Mark Hibbs, Jennifer Allen and Kirk Ross, pose during the North Carolina Press Association editorial awards…

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    DEQ Develops Case to Halt GenX Emissions

    …Raleigh. Photo: Kirk Ross This report has been updated to include a statement from Chemours. RALEIGH – After a late-March legislative tour of the Department of Environmental Quality Reedy Creek…