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GOV Top Stories September 25th, 2022

PODCAST: N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell on helping rural N.C., challenging hospital “cartel”, and his future plans

North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell was on the Outer Banks last week on a trip that included chairing the N.C. Local Government Commission meeting held in Tyrrell County on Thursday, the first by that body to ever take place outside of Raleigh. Along with explaining what the state Treasurer does and what he has done…Read More from PODCAST: N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell on helping rural N.C., challenging hospital “cartel”, and his future plans

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VIDEO: Monthly occupancy tax collections in Dare County topped $200 million for first time in July

For the first time ever, Dare County occupancy tax collection in a single month crossed the $200 million mark. But the record figures reflect increased prices for hotel/motel rooms and vacation rentals, rather then an increase in the number of people visiting the Outer Banks. Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau,…Read More from VIDEO: Monthly occupancy tax collections in Dare County topped $200 million for first time in July

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BIZ GOV Top Stories September 21st, 2022

Outer Banks Forever and Swells’a Brewing team up to support OBX national parks

Ahead of National Public Lands Day,  Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Swells’a Brewing Beer Company, the only ocean-view brewery in the Outer Banks, have teamed up to support the Outer Banks national parks through 1% For The Planet. 1%…Read More from Outer Banks Forever and Swells’a Brewing team up to support OBX national parks

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GOV Top Stories Weather September 20th, 2022

Southern half of Kitty Hawk beach nourishment done, work likely to pause for Fiona’s waves

A pair of dredges have been able to complete the southern half of the beach renourishment project off Kitty Hawk, with equipment and one of the dredges headed to work off Southern Shores soon. But a pause of the sand pumping is likely later this week due to waves from Hurricane Fiona as it passes…Read More from Southern half of Kitty Hawk beach nourishment done, work likely to pause for Fiona’s waves

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GOV Top Stories September 20th, 2022

N.C. taskforce conducting survey about responsible development of offshore wind energy

The NC Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies (NC TOWERS), of which Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon is a member, wants to hear from you. This survey is designed to gather feedback from key stakeholders – like you – regarding the responsible development of offshore wind energy in North Carolina. It will be especially…Read More from N.C. taskforce conducting survey about responsible development of offshore wind energy

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Community GOV September 20th, 2022

Rep. Murphy hosts U.S. Service Academy Day in New Bern on Saturday

Third District Congressman Greg Murphy will be hosting a Third District U.S. Service Academy Day for all interested 7th-12th grade students this Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Craven Community College from 10:00am-12:30pm. All interested parents, educators, and prospective students are invited to attend. “Our Third District Service Academy Day is a wonderful opportunity for students,…Read More from Rep. Murphy hosts U.S. Service Academy Day in New Bern on Saturday

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GOV OBX Life Top Stories September 19th, 2022

N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill renamed for Marc Basnight

The cancer hospital at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill that opened in 2009 will now carry the name of the man considered most responsible for its founding. UNC Health announced Monday the renaming of the state’s only public cancer hospital to the North Carolina Marc Basnight Cancer Hospital. The Manteo native passed…Read More from N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill renamed for Marc Basnight

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GOV Real Estate Top Stories September 19th, 2022

State leaders hear from Nags Head officials about town’s septic health initiative

Nags Head Town Manager Andy Garman and Town Engineer David Ryan were asked to speak to the State Water Infrastructure Authority last week to discuss our Todd D. Krafft Septic Health Initiative Program and the related decentralized wastewater management plan update. The town’s Septic Health Initiative, a voluntary program available to Nags Head property owners,…Read More from State leaders hear from Nags Head officials about town’s septic health initiative

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BIZ GOV Weather September 19th, 2022

$7.6 million distributed to eligible fishing stakeholders in North Carolina for Hurricane Florence relief

More than $7.6 million in federal financial relief is on its way to eligible members of fishing industries that sustained income losses or damages from Hurricane Florence. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries issued funds last week to 103 seafood dealers and processors, for-hire fishing operations, bait and tackle shops, and ocean fishing piers deemed…Read More from $7.6 million distributed to eligible fishing stakeholders in North Carolina for Hurricane Florence relief

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Coastal management staff to draft revised septic setbacks for oceanfront properties

By Trista Talton, CoastalReview.org State rules on where septic tanks can be located on oceanfront properties are likely to change in the coming months. The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission Thursday gave the green light to Division of Coastal Management Director Braxton Davis to move ahead with proposed changes to existing rules, including setbacks and…Read More from Coastal management staff to draft revised septic setbacks for oceanfront properties