Drone captures teen’s heroic rescue of mom and son caught in powerful North Carolina rip current

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A mother and her son were saved from certain death when a college sophomore spotted the duo struggling in a rip current at Topsail Beach on the North Carolina coast. The incident happened over the July 4th holiday weekend, and a drone operated by the rescuer’s friend caught everything on camera.

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Aerial mapper fights back against surveying board

Aerial mapper and surveyor Michael Jones is fighting the North Carolina surveying board after it said he was operating without a license – something Jones said isn’t needed as he wasn’t marking property lines in his aerial photos with legal accuracy.

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Walmart begins drone deliveries in North Carolina

Walmart has begun its limited drone delivery service in Fayetteville, North Carolina. For now, Walmart will only be delivering select groceries by drones as a part of a trial run to test the system and make sure it’s ready to go mainstream.

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Student using drones to sample water from algal blooms

Will Reckling, a doctoral student at North Carolina State University’s Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) is using drone technology to collect water samples from harmful algal blooms off the North Carolina coast.

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Flytrex and Causey Aviation Unmanned receive FAA approval to deliver food by drone in North Carolina

As part of the UAS Integration Pilot Program, Flytrex and Causey Aviation Unmanned received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to start making food deliveries by drone in Holly Springs in North Carolina.

Interview with DJI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Award winner North Carolina DoT

During the AUVSI Xponential 2019 show, we had the chance to talk with three members of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina DoT turned to drones to make visible not only the storm damage but also the extensive flooding that took place in the state.

Updated with a full transcript of the interview.

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