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Worker killed falling into vat of oil near Disney World

Authorities say a worker has died after falling into a vat of oil at a facility near Walt Disney World.

Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years

Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way.

Topsail Beach commissioners oppose offshore oil drilling

A second beach town in Pender County votes to show their opposition to offshore drilling off their coastal waters.

NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

New York City sued five major oil companies, claiming they have contributed to global warming, on the same day officials announced they will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds.

Trump admin proposes seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling

The Trump administration is seeking public comment on a plan to use seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean floor.

US says 872 ‘hardship’ case refugees to come in

A senior U.S. official says 872 refugees will be allowed into the United States this week despite the Trump administration executive order suspending the U.S. refugees program.

Obama admin blocks seismic surveys in Atlantic Ocean

The Obama administration is denying permits for energy companies to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean to map potential drilling sites for oil and natural gas.

OPEC agrees to cut output to push up oil price

OPEC has agreed to cut 1.2 million barrels a day from its present output - the first cutback in eight years -after its 14 members put aside differences to agree on individual production levels.

Oil prices hit by downward revision to global oil demand

Oil prices took a pounding Tuesday after a leading industry group said global oil demand growth is slowing by more than previously thought, largely because of a more pronounced economic slowdown during the third quarter of the year.

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Volunteers, businesses honored for helping after deadly Brunswick County tornado

It's been more than four months since a deadly tornado ripped through southern Brunswick County, and those who helped with the recovery effort are now being recognized.

Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

McCrae Dowless pleads guilty to benefit fraud

According to court documents, Dowless, 65, defrauded the Social Security Administration by concealing his work and income while receiving monthly benefits payments. 

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

The bill puts much of that extra money in a savings reserve and an infrastructure construction fund, and makes deeper tax cuts than Republicans originally pitched.