Allie Stewart, USFWS

Lake Mattamuskeet Finalizes Restoration Plan

Since 2017, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has worked on developing a plan to manage flooding and water quality around Lake Mattamuskeet - a migratory waterfowl refuge. Their plan to address ongoing flooding and water quality issues has entered a new phase of development. PRE’s Jamie Rodriguez has more.

Read More

Local News

NCDPS

The North Carolina General Assembly have again fallen short in overriding several of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes. Wednesday's unsuccessful votes for the GOP mean directives within the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders that keep many businesses closed remain intact. Four vetoes upheld in House or Senate votes were related to bills Cooper’s orders during the pandemic. A fifth veto upheld addressed a bill about concealed weapons inside certain churches.

NCDPS

North Carolinians will no longer need to get an order from their doctor to receive a coronavirus test. The state announced the change on Tuesday in a move to boost testing in minority communities that are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The state's top health official, Mandy Cohen, warned that North Carolina lacks the chemical reagents it needs to conduct tests faster. This has caused the state to see delays of up to a week for residents to get back their COVID test results.

Lake Mattamuskeet Finalizes Restoration Plan

Jul 7, 2020
Allie Stewart, USFWS

Since 2017, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has worked on developing a plan to manage flooding and water quality around Lake Mattamuskeet - a migratory waterfowl refuge. Their plan to address ongoing flooding and water quality issues has entered a new phase of development. PRE’s Jamie Rodriguez has more.

Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a broad health measure because of a provision within that addresses the confidentiality of death investigation records. Opposition to the item has served as a rallying cry for demonstrators for racial justice outside the Executive Mansion. The Monday veto by the Democratic governor came even as it appeared his administration was OK to let the full bill become law, then work with the Republican-controlled General Assembly to repeal the section at issue. Cooper said the provision could limit transparency in death investigations.

Dominion

The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have announced they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project due to delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.” Despite a recent victory before the U.S. Supreme Court over a critical permit, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy said in a statement Sunday that “recent developments have created an unacceptable layer of uncertainty" for the $8 billion, 600-mile project designed to cross parts of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

More Local News

Latest from NPR

Confederate Adm. Raphael Semmes, in green-patinaed bronze, sword at his hip, long stood sentry on Mobile's Government Street, the main corridor through Alabama's historic port city.

Now all that remains is the 120-year-old statue's massive granite pedestal and a commemorative plaque.

"Adm. Raphael Semmes, CSA, commander of the most successful sea raider in history, the CSS Alabama," reads David Toifel, a member of the Adm. Raphael Semmes Camp #11 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Mobile.

Two major international golf competitions, the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup, have announced that they are postponing their event dates by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers say they rescheduled the Ryder Cup because it was not clear fans would be able to attend safely this year.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

More News

STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER!

Water Quality Reports Fridays during "All Things Considered"

Story Corps Connect

You’re a part of a historic moment. Capture it through remote conversation with a loved one today.

Follow us