Category: Transportation

American Airlines offers six new daily flights at airport

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) announced this week a significant enhancement in service. American Airlines is increasing the number of daily flights at EWN connecting travelers through Charlotte to destinations of their choice all around the world. This expansion demonstrates…

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In the ‘bow thruster’ area, the father/son duo intentionally tripped ‘a mystery breaker’

To diagnose this Ship’s pesky problems? Improvise (and hold your breath!)

By Jeff Fleming | 12V Marine LLC There are many complex features and equipment on ‘Icon of the Seas’ cruise ship. It is difficult, if not impossible, to know how they all function. When working on electrical components, sometimes you…

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New Bridge Over Neuse?

County asks for ‘Feasibility Study’

Minnesott Beach predicts ‘devastating effect’ PAMLICO COUNTY – This is a hot potato. However, no need to become terribly agitated just yet. Everyone involved agrees that any proposed structure (to replace the current ferry) is several decades away — if…

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Counties, Towns Unite to Oppose Ferry Tolls

Collection Shacks’ linger from thwarted 2013 attempt   MINNESOTT BEACH – Seen here just inside the gate of the departure point for crossings of the Neuse River, this small enclosure – in place for more than 10 years — was…

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Ferry Tolls – vote imminent

From Ken Heath, Mayor of Arapahoe Also, from Diane Miller, Oriental town manager Can You Make A Few More Calls? We’re getting to the finish line, but could still use some help getting the Legislature to keep our ferries toll…

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“We’re Getting Ripped Off On Gas!”

Pamlico County motorists complain of wide disparity in fuel prices Editor’s note: Many thanks to Brandon Pipkin, Chris Grose, Bobby Cahoon, and others who contributed their first hand accounts to this story. GASOLINE PUMP – There is no price in…

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Good Golly, Miss Molly !!

Even more millions to be poured on U.S. 70 in Craven County

NEW BERN– Yet another segment of an important corridor in eastern North Carolina will be upgraded to interstate standards, thanks to a $242 million state contract awarded last week. The N.C. Department of Transportation will improve 6.4 miles of U.S….

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Democrats continue ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ deception

By Dexter Liu USA ECONOMY – In advance of the mid-term elections the NC Democrats issued a press release touting Biden’s “accomplishments” – highlighting positive results from the passage of the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Titled “New Toyota EV Investment Highlights President…

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Second of Two Parts

Expert reveals little known ‘Mileage Killers’

‘Drafting’ behind 18-wheelers helps, but kind of risky! Last week we discussed vehicle tips to help increase your gas mileage. Now that your vehicle’s shortcomings have been examined, let’s talk about driving tips to save fuel.   From 1936 to…

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Part 3 of 4: ‘It’s the System, Stupid!’

Milking ‘The Grid’ for all it’s worth

Editor’s note: A former engineer with Motorola, Mr. Allison is a frequent contributor to this newspaper. As electric vehicles, 5G Internet, and cyber-currencies proliferate, Allison explains how utilities must adapt in order to accommodate increasing demands upon The Grid. USA…

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Part 1 of 4: ‘It’s the System, Stupid!’

Electric Vehicles actually increase carbon emissions!

Last week, Dexter Liu completed a well-written three-part analysis on the electric vehicle and why it is not ready for prime time.  I agree.  Here are additional considerations. Since the Tesla Model 3 weighs about the same as the Chevrolet…

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