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McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline

Gov. Pat McCrory says a proposed natural gas pipeline traveling through eastern North Carolina will serve as a tool to attract more jobs and industries to the state. McCrory visited Pembroke on Tuesday to highlight the announced construction of a 550-mile pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina, ending at current Piedmont Natural Gas facilities in Robeson County.

NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing

State officials say the N.C. Highway Patrol is stepping in to provide security so a public meeting on fracking can be held in Sanford. State Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman Jamie Kritzer says troopers will handle security Friday along with State Capitol Police officers.

Oil and gas exploration moves forward in Atlantic

videoThe Obama administration announced the first step toward oil and natural gas exploration off the Atlantic coast.

Obama administration opens East Coast to oil, gas search

A decision by the Obama administration is going to be welcomed by the oil industry, but not by environmentalists.

Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development

The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input and have opened a comment period which lasts until Sept. 15.

Conservationists, capitalists battle over seismic testing

video It was standing room only at the Kure Beach Town Council Meeting with hundreds more standing outside hanging on every word of the debate.

Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism

video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells.

3 govs seek reconsideration of offshore oil, gas

The Republican governors of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are appealing to the Obama administration's choice for interior secretary to open up waters off their states' coasts to gas and oil exploration.

Streak in gas price hikes ends at 27 days

Gasoline prices have finally dropped after 27 days. The nationwide average for regular unleaded slipped less than a penny to $3.764 per gallon on Tuesday.

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New Hanover County Commissioners approve new $53 million government center

New Hanover County will be getting a new government center after a vote by county commissioners Tuesday evening.

Wilmington City Council approves WWII Heritage signs, Rail Trail master plan

The city famous for hosting the annual Azalea Festival received the distinction in 2020 of becoming America's first World War II Heritage City. Leaders voted Tuesday night to ensure anyone driving into the city is aware of that.

West Brunswick girls basketball falls to Ashley in season opener

The Ashley Screamin' Eagles used a 21 point halftime lead on Tuesday night to approve to 4-1 on the year beating West Brunswick, 68-44.

UNCW comeback falls short in back to back with Towson

Visiting UNCW stormed back from a 15-point deficit with five minutes left to pull within one possession, but came up short in a 78-74 loss as Towson swept an early-week Colonial Athletic Association series on Tuesday at SECU Arena.