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  • NC Attorney General makes bid to have Clean Water Act rollbacks dismissed

    North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed a motion Tuesday for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed earlier this year challenging the rollback of key parts of the federal Clean Water Act. “These federal protections are critical for the people of eastern North Carolina, and our state at large —

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  • A first win in Franklin County

    The company petitioning to turn a sand mine on the banks of the Tar River into an asphalt and cement plant has pulled its application to rezone the land. Wade Moore Equipment, based out of Maryland, retracted an application to rezone nearly 190 acres from Light Industrial/Conservation District to Heavy

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  • Tar and Neuse rivers hit major flood stage … again

    In what seems like a regular occurrence, both the Tar and Neuse rivers hit major flood stage last week from a non-hurricane-related rain event. The intense rainfall caused widespread flooding, road closures, prompted emergency rescues and unfortunately resulted in several deaths. The Neuse, currently in major flood stage, continues to

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  • Update on Franklin County Rezoning Application

    There is currently a rezoning application before the Franklin County Board of Commissioners that would allow the construction of an asphalt and concrete plant, rock quarry, and mulch yard right next to the Tar River in Louisburg. Wade Moore Equipment, a Maryland-based company, is requesting to rezone 189.38 acres at

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  • Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Speaks for the River at Hearing in Kittrell

    Last Thursday, the hearing before the Vance County Board of Adjustment picked back up. The initial hearing on a conditional use permit for a LCID landfill in Kittrell was held back in September – at that time the Vance County Board of Adjustment continued the meeting for 60 days to

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