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Beacon Bits: News Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 15

Welcome to Beacon Bits, our bi-weekly news briefs delivery system. Twice a week we'll dig around for morsels of local news...

Lennoxville Boat Ramp Closed for Eco-Friendly Upgrades

The boat ramp on Lennoxville Road in Beaufort will be getting an eco-friendly facelift thanks to a joint venture between the state...

Record Turtle Nesting Season Forces More Beach Closures at Cape Lookout

Annually, sea turtles make a quick trip to the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore to nest. The number of recorded sea...

Traveling North? Here’s Why You Should Wash Your Car Before Returning Home

The North Carolina is home to a $91.8 billion agriculture industry. We're among the top producers of sweet potatoes and strawberries in...

DOI Stresses Importance of Flood Insurance, Will Offer CE Credits for Agents

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set up five flood insurance conferences statewide to inform the public, insurance and real estate...

Coastal Leaders Sign Resolution Against Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Drilling

As of May 16, twenty-one officials representing municipalities from Bald Head Island to Elizabeth City and NC Department of Environmental Quality Secretary...

Public Comment Sought on Atlantic Seismic Survey Proposal

The public may attend a meeting at 6 pm, May 20, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City to make...

Local Groups Respond to Atlantic Offshore Drilling Plan Delay

The Department of Interior has indefinitely sidelined its plans to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic according to Secretary David Bernhardt via...

World Meteorological Organization Retires Storm Name ‘Florence’

Hurricane Florence took the lives of 51 people and caused $24 billion in damage when she plowed into our state in September....

Hooper, Baldwin to Request County Pass No-Drill Resolution

During the public comment period at tonight's Carteret County Board of Commissioners' meeting, Penny Hooper, chair of Citizens Protecting the Atlantic Coast,...

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