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    News Briefs

    • Commission Offers Q&A Sessions on Coyotes

      The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is offering coyote management workshops throughout the state, including a few in coastal counties, through September.

    • Lionfish Spearfishing Tourney Aug. 3-6

      Discovery Diving in Beaufort and Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association have organized the fifth annual”If you Can’t Beat ’em, Eat ’em” Spearfishing Tournament Aug. 3-6 to raise public awareness of the lionfish invasive species problem in the Atlantic Ocean.

    • Park Boat Ramps Made Public in Budget

      Despite public opposition to opening a public motorboat launch in Hammocks Beach State Park, language in the state budget requires all state parks to make their existing ramps available to the public.

    • Meetings Set For Lake Mattasmuskeet Plan

      A series of public meetings beginning Aug. 8 will offer area residents opportunity to comment on a proposed watershed-restoration plan for Lake Mattamuskeet.

    • GenX Forum Slated For Wednesday

      Clean Cape Fear, along with Cape Fear Community College’s Sustainability Committee, is hosting its next Water Wednesday July 26 at Cape Fear Community College in the Lecture/Recital Auditorium in Union Station.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • NOAA Funds Aquaculture Debris Cleanup

        A recently announced federal grant will be used to help pay for removal of debris from an abandoned aquaculture operation littering public trust waters in Carteret County.

      • Cooper Rolls Out State Response to GenX

        Gov. Roy Cooper went to Wilmington Monday to outline a state action plan to deal with the GenX contamination, promising to deny the company’s discharge permit and investigate potential criminal violations.

    • Science

      • Summer Recipe: How to Make An Algal Bloom

        Not all algal blooms are considered harmful, but the right mix of warmth and nutrients can yield a funky blue-green slime that is potentially toxic to humans, their pets and marine life.

    • Our Coast

      • Documentary to Focus on The Hammocks

        The nonprofit Friends of The Hammocks and Bear Island and UNC-TV are teaming up to produce a documentary on the history of the area near Swansboro and seeking help from those who remember.

    • Commentary

    • Featured Photo

      • Storms Spawn Twisters

        Severe weather produced water spouts and a tornado Monday morning on the Outer Banks, as shown in this photo made near Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Photo: Jennifer Miller

    • Featured Video

      • Identifying Rip Currents

        Scientists from the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute and Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue use fluorescein dye to track rip currents within the surf zone as illustrated in this short video from 2015. The video does not have sound.