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    News Briefs

    • Fish Farming Bill Introduced in Senate

      A bill sponsored by coastal senators in the North Carolina General Assembly proposes allowing individuals to lease waters along the state’s coast for aquaculture.

    • Offshore Opposition Meeting Set for June

      Organizations in opposition to offshore oil and natural gas exploration invite the public to a meeting on June 6 in Wilmington to discuss ways to prevent offshore activities in the Atlantic.

    • Jones to EPA: Review PotashCorp Rule

      Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., has written a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt urging review of a regulation regarding mercury emissions at Potash Corp.’s mine in Aurora.

    • Stormwater Measures Tour Set for June 2

      The North Carolina Coastal Federation and the East Carolina University invite the public to learn more about stormwater management systems installed in Cedar Point and the Croatan National Forest during a tour on June 2.

    • Public Invited to Help Document King Tides

      The North Carolina King Tides Project is asking the public to photograph king tide flood events to help researchers better understand what the state’s coast will look like in the future.

    • Adult Summer Camp Set for Beaufort

      The North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting a two-day adult summer camp in Beaufort at the end July, where attendees will learn about conservation on the coast.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Town: Park Without Ball Fields Not Worth It

        Faced with a state report discouraging plans to develop much of the last maritime forest in Emerald Isle for ball fields, town officials say the proposed land deal may not happen without them.

    • Science

    • Our Coast

      • Researchers Reveal OBX Shipwreck Stories

        As the 75th anniversary of the sinking of two World War II vessels off the Outer Banks approaches, researchers dive deep to uncover secrets that went down with the ships all those years ago.

      • Lost Colony Production To Celebrate 80 Years

        America’s longest-running outdoor symphonic drama, “The Lost Colony,” celebrates its 80th year this Friday at its opening show, which features high-tech upgrades and alumni appearances.

    • Commentary

      • NC Missing at New York’s Billion Oyster Party

        Guest columnist Tom Looney recently attended a celebration of oysters in New York, noting North Carolina’s absence despite being ideally positioned to compete in the growing shellfish aquaculture market.

    • Featured Photo

      • ‘The Flower Moon’

        The May full moon, called the Flower Moon, rises over the Bogue Inlet pier on Emerald Isle. Photo: Sam Bland

    • Featured Video

      • Nesting Loggerhead Spotted on NC Beach

        A female loggerhead sea turtle was spotted making its way back to the ocean after laying a nest on North Topsail Beach on May 9. The resident who filmed the journey said the site was a once in a lifetime experience.