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Wednesday, 06 April 2022 15:33

NCDOT named as finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has been named as a finalist in the fifth annual Association for Uncrewed Vehicles Systems International XCELLENCE Awards. 

Published in Lifestyle
Friday, 15 October 2021 11:43

Elon University, NCDOT to host Elon Drone Day

ELON — To address the ever-growing popularity of commercial and recreational drone use, Elon University’s School of Communications in partnership with the N.C. Department of Transportation and others will be hosting Elon Drone Day on Nov. 8.

Published in Lifestyle

In recent years, drones have captured the imagination nationwide. There are over 1.7 million FAA-registered drones in the U.S. And increasingly, they’re used not just for fun, but for work.

Published in Opinion

NAGS HEAD — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation and its Environmental Analysis Unit have teamed up to fight invasive plants with a new tool: drones.

Published in Local News

HAMLET — The partitioned banquet and meeting area at Cole Auditorium was filled with a high-pitched buzzing sound Thursday afternoon.

Published in Local News
Monday, 03 June 2019 15:08

Ag Dept.: Don’t fly drones near wildfires

RALEIGH — An increased use of drones, or unmanned aerial systems, around active wildfires are putting wildland firefighting operations at risk. These devices fly within the same altitude as aerial firefighting aircraft, which is between ground level and 200 feet. Firefighting aircraft do not have any methods of detecting drones other than by seeing them. Visually detecting drones is nearly impossible due to their small size.

Published in Local News
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RALEIGH — With summer right around the corner, residents and visitors in North Carolina will be taking to the skies in record numbers with their personal drones.

Published in Local News