New Coastal Districts In Focus As Filing Ends

Rematches in state Senate races in districts along the Cape Fear River and key departures from the North Carolina General Assembly have set the stage for the 2020 elections now that candidate filing has closed. North Carolina’s primaries are synced with Super Tuesday in presidential election cycles, so the 2020 primary falls on March 3. […]

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Deadlock Delays Dorian Relief Funding

Legislation that would provide additional state disaster aid for Ocracoke Islanders and other communities damaged by Hurricane Dorian as well as replenish the pool of state money used to match hundreds of millions of dollars in federal disaster relief stalled this week in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session. The state House and […]

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Officials Weigh Next Steps After FEMA Denial

Published in partnership with Carolina Public Press Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the state’s congressional delegation say they will continue to press the case for assistance for individual victims of Hurricane Dorian after the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s recent decision to deny the state’s request. State officials received a letter Tuesday saying the damage […]

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Senate Mulls Fisheries, Shellfish Overhauls

Bills to establish a new shellfish leasing program and extensive changes to the state’s marine fisheries oversight began moving through the Senate this week. Sen. Norm Sanderson, R-Pamlico, introduced both measures Wednesday morning in a review-only session of the Senate’s Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources Committee. Sanderson said Senate Bill 554, Marine Fisheries Reforms, […]

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