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NCDOT using drones as new tool for natural disaster response

RODANTHE, N.C. (WAVY) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to use drones as a new tool for natural disaster response.

Recently, a team from NCDOT’s Division of Aviation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office teamed up with the Highway Division 1 Office on a test exercise designed to explore the benefits of drones as a disaster response planning tool. 241 more words


North Carolina preparing for massive 'solar show'

RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) —  The 2017 Solar Eclipse promises to be a rare event, drawing the interests of astronomers and citizens alike.

Many people will be flocking to areas in North Carolina, including the southwestern portion of the state. 186 more words


New ferry service will require improvements at Hatteras, Ocracoke terminals

OCRACOKE, N.C. (WAVY) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is proposing a new passenger ferry service from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke Island.

NCDOT says a new ferry service will require improvements at both the Hatteras Terminal and the Ocracoke Terminal. 141 more words


Residents pleased road project won't impact cemetery in the Outer Banks

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WAVY) – Plans to improve a narrow, curvy road in the Outer Banks are moving forward, and residents are pleased the project won’t impact a local cemetery. 397 more words


Bryan Boulevard to open in July following construction

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Drivers rejoice, the section of Bryan Boulevard that has been closed since April is expected to open on July 3.

The NC Department of Transportation closed Bryan Boulevard near the Old Oak Ridge Road interchange in late April to make the final connection to future Interstate 73. 9 more words


More construction ahead for U.S. 74 from Indian Trail Fairview Road to Sardis Church Road

More road construction is coming to Indian Trail as multiple intersections will be closed along U.S. 74. The $9.5 million project has begun and will shut down lanes between 9 p.m. 124 more words

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Gardening at 65 MPH

North Carolina gardeners face some tough challenges and Don Lee may head up one of the best group of gardeners in our state. You can read the entire story online at the Blowing Rocket.

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