RALEIGH, N.C. — The state will temporarily suspend most highway construction projects that cause lane closures to help reduce the anticipated influx of traffic over the July Fourth holiday weekend. The N.C. Department of Transportation will reopen closed lanes where possible on major routes from Thursday evening, July 2, until the morning of July 7. This…

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RALEIGH, N.C. – N.C. Forest Service officials urge the public to use extreme caution with fireworks to reduce the risk of igniting wildfires during Independence Day celebrations. “With the current COVID-19 pandemic and cancelations of local fireworks shows, more North Carolinians may resort to setting off backyard fireworks,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “During a…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Legislation requiring Governor Roy Cooper to obtain Council of State approval before imposing additional restrictions and prohibitions on North Carolinians passed the General Assembly last week. Senate Bill 105: Clarify Emergency Powers strengthens the Emergency Management Act requiring approval from a majority of the Council of State for emergency actions taken by…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — This week, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and more than 500 law enforcement agencies will kick off the state’s annual 4th of July anti-drunk driving campaign, dubbed ‘Operation Firecracker’, with increased enforcement patrols. ‘Operation Firecracker’ runs from June 29 through July 5. This year, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is soliciting motorists to encourage everyone…

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