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NC coastal jetties construction bill to become law

Gov. Beverly Perdue has agreed to loosen North Carolina's 25-year-old policy of preventing the construction of jetties designed to trap sand and protect coastline homes and other buildings from beach erosion.

Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

Gov. Bev Perdue has declares a State of Emergency for much of eastern North Carolina because of wildfires and the threat of continued dry conditions.

Eastern North Carolina wildfires take toll on the public’s health in coastal counties

The NC Division of Public Health has been monitoring hospital visits for acute respiratory conditions in the Piedmont and Eastern regions of the state and has observed an increase in visits to hospital emergency departments in the following coastal counties for the week of June 18-24: Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Dare, New Hanover and Pender.

Legislative redistricting proves very unpopular at public meeting

It was civics in action at UNCW Thursday night. The 2010 Census results mean the need for legislative redistricting. So the state legislature is changing the lines regarding our representation in the state House and Senate and the US House of Representatives.

27 eastern counties now under burn ban

Burn bans are in effect for 27 eastern NC counties, including Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties.

FIRST ON 3: Onslow County declares State of Emergency because of fire

A wildfire burning mainly in Pender County has led Onslow County to declare a State of Emergency. County Commission Vice Chair Paul Buchanan signed the order this afternoon.

Smoke from NC wildfire cancels Marine exercise

Smoke from wildfires in North Carolina has caused New River Air Station to cancel a training exercise.

“Severe Drought” spreads across North Carolina

Dry weather continues to grip the Carolinas - with more than one quarter of the state now under a "Severe Drought" according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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