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NC Governmental and Commercial Permitting

Operators of UAS aircraft (aka “drones”) for the purpose of commercial and governmental usage are required to obtain operational permits.  A component of receiving a permit is the completion of a UAS Knowledge Test managed under the auspices of the NC Department of Transportation.  22 more words


New terminal, welcome center for Currituck-Knotts Island ferry route opens

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — The new terminal and welcome center for the Currituck-Knotts Island ferry route was unveiled Wednesday.

The $2 million facility replaces a smaller, outdated one that was built in 1985.  101 more words


Group opposed to NCDOT Rodanthe bridge proposal takes legal action

RODANTHE, N.C. (WAVY) – A group that’s been vocal in its opposition against an NCDOT bridge proposal is now taking legal action.

“Save Our Sound OBX” told 10 On Your Side it has retained Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, an international law firm, in its fight to prevent a 2.4 mile-long “jug handle” bridge from being constructed through the Pamlico Sound. 450 more words


All lanes on Elizabeth City Bridge now open

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Crews completed the final phase of the U.S. 158/Elizabeth Street Bridge rehabilitation project Friday.

The bridge is now open to full traffic flow. 168 more words


Don't cry over spilled potatoes... unless you're stuck in traffic because of them

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Just before Noon on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a location where a truck spilled potatoes, lots of potatoes.

A semi-truck and trailer was attempting to make a right hand turn at the intersection of Halstead Blvd. 288 more words


Rodanthe residents protest bridge proposal

RODANTHE, N.C. (WAVY) — A group of Rodanthe citizens protested outside of a public meeting on Tuesday to voice concerns about a proposed bridge.

“Save our sound,” shouted the small group in unison, referring to the Pamlico Sound. 637 more words


House Approves Bill To Kill I-77 Tolls | WFAE

The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill calling on NCDOT to cancel the I-77 widening project north of Charlotte. The bill now goes to the Senate, where Senate leaders have said they don’t see a need to cancel the project. 25 more words