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RALEIGH — Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have announced the approved season dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2022-23 waterfowl, webless migratory game bird (including doves) and extended falconry seasons. The dates are available on their website and will be published in the 2022-23 Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest this August.

Published in Lifestyle

The likelihood of over half of states securing constitutional carry before North Carolina is all but inevitable now. Alabama and Ohio passed constitutional carry this month, and Georgia, Indiana, and Nebraska are close. Gov. Mike DeWine’s signature in Ohio makes it the 23rd state. Constitutional carry, based on Vermont’s state constitution, simply means that if one can legally own a firearm, they should be able to carry that firearm concealed or not. (North Carolina allows for open carry). Simply put, free citizens shouldn’t be required to pay fees and receive a permission slip for an inherent right enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — The N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed state regulators' ruling against a proposed solar energy plant for North Carolina. Appellate judges accepted regulators' argument that the plant would have forced overly costly upgrades to the state's electric grid.

Published in Local News

The restaurant business is hard work. Long hours, narrow profit margins, fierce competition — given the challenges, it’s not surprising that 60 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year.  

Published in Opinion

Gov. Roy Cooper is closing in on 60 vetoes since he took office, but few will be lower than his impending veto to repeal the Jim Crow-era pistol permit system. A law in North Carolina for over 100 years, there is plenty of evidence the legislation was implemented in 1919 to keep blacks unarmed.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — The N.C. Senate has approved a final deal with the House for a bill to defer certain ABC renewal fees. Negotiations over a final version of the bill stretched out over three months.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — A bill temporarily shortening the length of time required for a driving learner’s permit was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper this week.  Republican bill sponsors proposed Senate Bill 69 in response to the growing waiting list of new drivers seeking a spot in mandatory driver’s education classes after the state Division of Motor Vehicles and driving schools were shut down during COVID.

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WASHINGTON — A conservative group within the U.S. House of Representatives is backing Rep. Richard Hudson’s plan to strengthen protection for gun owners who carry concealed firearms in public.

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HAMLET — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality has granted a synthetic minor air quality permit to a company that plans to create biochar from discarded railroad ties.

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HAMLET —  A week ahead of a public hearing, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality held a virtual meeting last Monday evening to discuss studies and field questions surrounding the proposed International Tie Disposal plant.

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