KINSTON – The North Carolina Global TransPark Authority has hired Mark Pope to be its economic development director, effective July 15. A Lenoir County native and East Carolina University alumnus, Pope has been president of the Wayne County Development Alliance since August 2018. From 2005 to 2018, he was economic development director in Lenoir County. He previously…

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RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. Clean Up, Repairs Continue after Hurricane Isaias State transportation crews are completing cleanup and repair efforts after Hurricane Isaias.  The category 1 storm came ashore in Brunswick County overnight Monday and became the first hurricane to impact North Carolina this…

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RALEIGH, N.C. – State transportation crews, particularly east of Interstate 95, spent Tuesday clearing trees felled by Hurricane Isaias and erected “road closed” or “high water” signs and barricades where floodwaters topped roads. The category 1 storm, which came ashore in Brunswick County, caused 45 state-maintained roads to close temporarily but caused little damage. Most of…

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RALEIGH, N.C. – To be open and transparent and to comply with Session Law 2019-251 of the N.C. General Assembly, the N.C. Department of Transportation will issue a news release each Friday publishing the weekly “NCDOT Cash Watch Numbers” report, which is a snapshot of NCDOT expenditures. For holidays when NCDOT offices are closed, the…

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by Lindsay Marchello Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. N.C. State Fair: North Carolinanians won’t get to sample overindulgent fried foods or take a spin on some of the fair’s dizzying rides this fall. COVID-19 has killed…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. FIRST Commission will meet virtually on Friday, July 31, to review revenue and finance options to secure sustainable transportation investments in North Carolina. The Commission is tasked with evaluating North Carolina’s current and future transportation investment needs and advising the Secretary of Transportation of new or better ways to ensure…

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is resuming motorcycle road skills tests beginning Tuesday, July 28, at 70 of the state’s 78 current operational driver license offices. The road tests will be available to the public by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as the weather permits. An appointment can be…

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RALEIGH – To be open and transparent and to comply with Session Law 2019-251 of the N.C. General Assembly, the N.C. Department of Transportation will issue a news release each Friday publishing the weekly “NCDOT Cash Watch Numbers” report, which is a snapshot of NCDOT expenditures. For holidays when NCDOT offices are closed, the release…

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