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New drone laws take effect Dec. 1 (access required)

As drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), become more common, North Carolina’s laws are changing to stay up-to-date with this fast-growing industry.  Two laws that were passed in July will take effect on Friday, Dec. 1. House Bill ...

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McCarthy Building Companies collaborates with PrecisionHawk to scale its drone services in construction (access required)

One of the nation’s largest general contractors, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., is collaborating with Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk, a provider of enterprise-grade, commercial drone technology, to help scale its growing drone program. Using PrecisionHawk’s open software architecture, the companies will develop custom ...

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N.C. DOT begins drone-permitting system (access required)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has launched a permitting system for commercial and government drone operators in North Carolina. The department said the system is designed to assist operators in understanding restrictions on drone uses. To obtain a permit, ...

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Company’s drone technology takes off (access required)

Charlotte UAV designed and built a 50-pound plus carbon-fiber prototype that the company says can stay aloft for an hour (right). To the left is a 3-pound hobby-grade drone that can fly for about 15 minutes. Photo courtesy Charlotte UAV

The sky’s the limit for drone aficionados. Long considered a special-operations tool for the military, unmanned aerial vehicles have taken on civilian applications by law enforcement, the film industry, and news media. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg ...

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