MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) - The N.C. Department of Transportation says it's adding another boat to the emergency ferry service set up after the Bonner Bridge was closed. NCDOT's Ferry Division said the M/V Frisco will begin serving the emergency route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe on Monday.
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory is trying to pressure environmental groups into dropping their lawsuit against North Carolina's plans to replace a key Outer Banks bridge. Yesterday he blamed the Southern Environmental Law Center and other groups for delaying construction on the Bonner Bridge, the only road link between Hatteras Island and the mainland.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The outgoing head of a conservative-leaning legal organization, Greensboro's ex-mayor and a former Charlotte city council member are on a new state panel that will hear unresolved unemployment benefit appeals. Gov. Pat McCrory announced his appointments to the Board of Review yesterday. It will become the agency's final ruler on appeals.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A lawsuit against Attorney General Roy Cooper and his campaign for a 2000 political commercial may finally go to trial this spring. A judge has set a tentative April 28 trial date in the defamation case filed in 2000 by Republican Dan Boyce and others.
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