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Wednesday 04/18/2018
Residents push for county response
Updated: April 18, 2018 - 7:29 pm

BEAUFORT — Residents from Morehead City, Beaufort and all over the county packed the commissioners’ boardroom Monday evening to talk offshore drilling.

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Friday 03/16/2018
IWLA talks river health
Posted: March 16, 2018

PELETIER — Increase the tidal flow. Decrease storm water runoff inflow.

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Wednesday 03/07/2018
Commentary: No listening at hearing on offshore drilling plan
Updated: March 07, 2018 - 3:50 pm

It was more like an oil-industry conference … and a cheesy one at that.

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Wednesday 02/28/2018
Drilling opponents pack Hilton to protest
Updated: February 28, 2018 - 6:32 pm

RALEIGH — In a rally with the raucous energy of a rock ‘n’ roll concert, hundreds of North Carolinians sent a clear message Monday to the administration of President Donald Trump: Don’t explore for, or drill for oil or gas off the state’s coast.

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Saturday 02/24/2018
Navy samples drinking wells
Updated: February 25, 2018 - 12:29 pm

Melissa Forrest, industrial hygienist with the U.S. Navy, waits for residents at a public open house Wednesday at Atlantic Elementary School. The Navy is sampling drinking wells within a one-mile radius of Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic for two chemical substances. (Jackie Starkey photo)

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Friday 02/09/2018
License proposal challenged
Updated: February 11, 2018 - 8:13 am

MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret County leaders blasted the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission again on Wednesday, this time joining other coastal communities opposing the panel’s recent proposal restricting eligibility for a standard commercial fishing license.

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Friday 01/26/2018
Cooper Promises Lawsuit Over Exemption
Posted: January 26, 2018

From Coastal Review Online-  WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – “This is what Washington needs to know. If North Carolina is not exempt from offshore drilling, we will sue the federal government. Not off our coast,” Gov. Roy Cooper told a roomful of elected officials and local leaders Monday during a press conference at Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Read more.

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Monday 01/22/2018
Government Shutdown Delays Leasing Program Meetings
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 8:05 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the federal government shut down, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is postponing several of its public meetings on the proposed five-year offshore leasing program.

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