Coastal Review Online, or CRO, is a daily, nonprofit news and feature service covering the N.C. coast. It is produced by the N.C. Coastal Federation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group dedicated to protecting and preserving the N.C. coast.
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CRO signed up to submit content to Google News on Monday as part of an effort to reach a wider audience. By Tuesday, CRO headlines had begun appearing in the service’s story lists.
To help be sure you receive CRO content via Google News, sign in or create a Google account and personalize your interests to add “Coastal North Carolina.” CRO stories may show up under other content headings, depending on the subject matter.
Of course, to get the most from CRO, continue to visit www.coastalreview.org.