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    News Briefs

    • Beer Fundraiser to Benefit Shark Research

      The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is hosting Suds for Sharks Conservation Fundraiser Monday evening, along with Crystal Coast Brewing Co. in Morehead City, where the family-friendly event is taking place.

    • Licensed Trapper Snares 17 Coyotes

      Nags Head hired a licensed trapper who caught eight male and nine female coyotes on town-owned property within the 13-week season that ended in February.

    • Governor Issues Guidance on Public Records

      Gov. Roy Cooper’s office released on Friday draft guidance for state agencies, cabinet-level employees and commissions on best practices to allow the public access to records and meetings.

    • Agencies Look For Lost Cargo Containers

      The Coast Guard, NOAA and EPA are monitoring the more than 70 cargo containers that were recently lost about 17 miles east of Oregon Inlet from a Maersk cargo ship.

    • White Oak River Open Forum Wednesday

      The White Oak River Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is holding an open forum Wednesday on the future of the river and possible solutions for restoration.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Groups Try New Strategy on Debris Problem

        Local governments and environmental groups are taking a new, more strategic approach to address the problem of rubbish, derelict fishing gear and abandoned vessels along the N.C. coast.

    • Science

    • Our Coast

      • March Birding: Fewer Species this Month

        Though March is a transitional month for birdwatchers, there are a handful of birds to keep an eye out for including the swallow-tailed kite, Bonaparte’s gulls, yellow-throated warblers, cedar waxwings and more.

      • Our Coast’s People: Nathan Richards

        Nathan Richards, head of the Marine Heritage Program at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, began his marine archaeology career in Australia. He and his team recently solved the mystery of the Pappy’s Lane shipwreck in Rodanthe.

    • Commentary

    • Featured Photo

      • Touch Tank Committee Meeting

        Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Carteret, reaches toward a small ray swimming in the touch tank at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Tuesday during a tour of the facility for legislators and staff in town for a meeting of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources. Photo: Mark Hibbs

    • Featured Video

      • Winds Whip Sand at Jockey’s Ridge

        The nor’easter that swept up the East Coast brought 50- to 60-mph winds to the Outer Banks, creating this scene at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Video: wild obx