Boosting Local Efforts Key In Resiliency Plan

Access to grants for local governments, tools for better planning and more local participation and training are among the strategies in a multiagency push that’s the next step toward incorporating climate science and resiliency planning throughout North Carolina. Thursday, the state Climate Change Interagency Council, which includes all cabinet-level agencies, wrapped up its review of […]

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Disaster, Parks Funding In COVID-19 Relief Bill

The North Carolina General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a new coronavirus relief package that also includes hurricane, tornado and earthquake assistance. In a brief, two-day session, the legislature passed Thursday the 52-page bill by wide margins in both chambers, clearing the Senate first in a 44-5 vote and followed by the House, which approved the bill 104-10. The […]

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Dorian Damage to Ferry Division Tops $4M

Ferry service employees had to work quickly after Hurricane Dorian to adapt in order to keep the response moving to a devastated Ocracoke Village, North Carolina Department of Transportation officials told a legislative panel last week. The House Transportation Oversight Committee met Thursday to hear an update on the NCDOT Ferry Division’s hurricane response as […]

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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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