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Catawba Buffer Zones Are Delayed (access required)

CHARLOTTE — State environmental regulators, facing intense opposition, have put off action to impose buffer zones along the streams that drain into the Catawba River. Regulators say they will explore voluntary approaches to protect the river from sediment and other ...

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Sea Turtle Restrictions Eased (access required)

PINE KNOLL SHORES — The death of one more sea turtle will no longer mean the automatic end to a beach nourishment project along Bogue Banks. At the request of project leaders, the state has eased permit restrictions that would ...

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Tobacco Growers Push For Quota Buyout (access required)

RALEIGH — U.S. tobacco growers will find it increasingly difficult to compete with foreign leaf without a federal buyout of the quota system, a panel told members of a tobacco marketing group. The high cost of leasing land associated with ...

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Randleman Dam Ruling To Be Clarified (access required)

RALEIGH — A lower court judge who rejected a challenge of the Randleman Dam construction must provide more information on his decision, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. The ruling was largely procedural and will not stop construction of ...

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Motorcycle Rally Runs Into Opposition (access required)

ETOWAH — A proposed motorcycle rally that organizers say would attract $3 million in spending is being opposed by Henderson County commissioners and some residents. The county board of commissioners last month said it opposed the rally proposed for 125 ...

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