WHO/WHAT: The N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee will discuss conservation programs updates, updates to the protected plant list, restitution costs for plant crimes and review a draft preserve management plan. WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. Meeting set-up will begin at 12:50 p.m. to log-in and establish connections. WHERE: In alignment with the…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rick Scott (R-FL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to President Donald Trump outlining significant concerns regarding reports that Oracle Corp. confirmed a deal with ByteDance to become a “trusted technology provider” for TikTok’s U.S.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to posthumously award Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor. “Emmett Till’s brutal murder, and his grieving mother Mamie’s incredible courage and resolve in its aftermath, galvanized the Civil Rights movement and changed…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — On Thursday Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments for boards and commissions in North Carolina. Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Arboretum Board of Directors:  Dr. Darin J. Waters of Asheville as a member at-large. Waters is an Assistant Professor of History and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Outreach and…

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RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast: Fall Litter Sweep Canceled NCDOT needs your help after ongoing impacts from COVID-19 have canceled the department’s Fall Litter Sweep. Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of…

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