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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - NC: Oceans

PHOTO: Cars are still allowed on 19 miles of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, but vehicles are restricted on another 11 miles of beach to preserve habitat for nesting birds and sea turtles. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

AVON, N.C. - This Memorial Day weekend, thousands of tourists will flock to Cape Hatteras National Seashore in hopes of taking in the fresh air and frolicking in the saltwater. Their temporary reprieve is a permanent home for sea turtles and other wildlife now reaping the rewards of greater protecti

PHOTO: Beaches like Nags Head generate at least $3 billion a year in revenue for North Carolina. Conservation groups are concerned that could change if oil and gas exploration is allowed along the coast. Photo credit: Wikimedia

NAGS HEAD, N.C. – Sunday marks the four-year anniversary of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast. While oil and gas exploration isn't currently permitted off the North Carolina coast that could change. Gov. Pat McCrory promised to push for it in his State of the State a

Photo: Red drum caught in a fishing net. Courtesy: NCWF

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Recreational anglers in North Carolina are hoping to reel in the commercial fishing of three popular fish. State lawmakers are considering House Bill 983, which would specify that red drum, striped bass and spotted sea trout could be caught only by hook and line. While the law e

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. - Scientists say the waters are rising fast off the coast of North Carolina as a result of climate change. A new report published by the U.S. Geological Survey finds that coastal waters from Cape Hatteras to Boston are rising three to four times faster than anywhere else in the w

RALEIGH, N.C. - As the fall season sweeps into North Carolina, it will take a while for the summer of weather extremes to be forgotten. Much of the state began the season with a drought and ended with flooding caused by extreme rainfall, in addition to the impact of Hurricane Irene. Scientists say

OUTER BANKS, N.C. - North Carolinians continue to clean up damage left from Hurricane Irene, but not only people are feeling the impact. The state's wildlife will take months, or even years, to recover from the powerful storm, scientists say. Hurricane winds can blow birds off course, destroy coasta

OCRACOKE, N.C. - This summer, oyster bed implantation is creating a virtual treasure chest of pearls for the environment and job creation on the North Carolina coast. More than 155 fisherman, coastal scientists and private contractors will wrap up one of the largest oyster bed projects in the state'

RALEIGH, N.C. - A North Carolina legislative subcommittee is working on changing recently-drafted policies for drilling off the state's shoreline in light of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Even more changes are expected now that Pres. Obama has canceled Virginia offshore drilling plans, and delayed e

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