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PRE news brief: State takeover of county department, another drowning in ENC and voter registration deadline

The main regional stories we're sharing on Morning Edition on Public Radio East:

  • The state is taking over operations at the Nash County Department of Social Services.
  • A 49-year-old man drowned near the Oceanana Pier in Atlantic Beach on Saturday.
  • Voter registration deadlines are approaching for the October and November municipal elections in North Carolina.
  • The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a community discussion on improving mental health care in North Carolina.
  • Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Court of Appeals Judge Allison Riggs to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.
  • NCDOT's Fall Litter Sweep is coming up this weekend.
  • North Carolina is getting another chunk of opioid settlement money, this time from Kroger.
  • North Carolina came in last in a new report that ranks the best places to be a worker in the United States.
  • A Town Hall meeting in Swansboro will talk about the best uses for a Historic Preservation Fund grant.