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    News Briefs

    • Salvo Cemetery Gets Bulkhead, Rock Barrier

      A bulkhead and armor rock barrier was recently installed at the shoreline of the nearly 150-year-old Salvo Day Use Cemetery, bordered on all sides by Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

    • Bogue Banks Sand Projects Appear Likely

      Officials in Emerald Isle and other Bogue Banks towns are hopeful that a $5 million fund included in the recently approved state budget will go to pay for their planned beach re-nourishment projects this winter.

    • Burr Receives Conservation Hero Award

      U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. was recognized last week by the National Audubon Society for his work with the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which supports important habitat for birds.

    • Federation’s NE Office to Host Open House

      The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Wanchese office is showcasing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 its newly completed dock on Broad Creek during a community open house.

    • Mayor Testifies Against ‘Oil Ransom Bill’

      Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon testified in Washington, D.C., Thursday his opposition to the draft proposal introduced earlier this week that would charge significant penalties against states that block drilling for oil and natural gas off their coasts.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Coastal Changes OK’d In Whirlwind Session

        A controversial shellfish aquaculture bill appeared stalled at the week’s end, but the N.C. General Assembly has already approved dozens of coastal provisions in their rush to wrap up the session by the end of the month.

    • Science

      • Study: Nesting Turtles Prefer Dark Beaches

        Anna Windle at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort has been leading a study on sea turtle nesting and artificial light, finding that nest density is higher on darker beaches.

    • Our Coast

    • Commentary

      • Sam’s Field Notes: Diamondback Terrapin

        It’s not a sea turtle but its home is aquatic and its future in peril. Our Sam Bland recently joined area wildlife researchers on a quest to document the diamondback terrapin’s abundance in coastal N.C. waters.

    • Featured Photo

      • Shelter in the Storm

        Afternoon spring thunderstorms push offshore over Bogue Sound June 3 in Morehead City. Photo: Doug Waters

    • Featured Video

      • New State Ferry Reaches Milestone

        Hubert-based US Workboats’ workers flipped the hull of the Ocracoke Express Monday, moving construction of the state ferry system’s first passenger-only ferry into its final stages.