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    News Briefs

    • USCG Working to Remove Stranded Vessel

      The Coast Guard announced Thursday there are no reports of pollution or hazards to the public from the 88-foot fishing vessel that ran aground Monday morning in Browns Inlet.

    • Family Donates 10 Acres for Preservation

      Known locally as “Swimming Point” on the Newport River, the property donated by Kenneth and Joy Tilley of Earlysville, Virginia, to the North Carolina Coastal Federation will be protected from development.

    • Energy Planning Partnership Gets Funding

      The state’s two-year “Planning an Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina” research partnership project has been awarded $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the state’s energy future.

    • Apply Now to Do Business at National Parks

      The National Park Service is accepting applications for those seeking to offer in 2020 authorized business services at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial.

    • Hatteras Oyster Roast to Take Place Feb. 1

      At the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s annual Hatteras Island Oyster Roast Feb. 1, ticketholders can feast on fresh oysters and chowder, hear live music, bid on a silent auction and more.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Study Eyes Onshore Risks of Offshore Drilling

        Onshore infrastructure needed to support offshore drilling would also pose a substantial threat to the environment, according to a study released this week by Environment North Carolina.

      • Moms Bring Science to Beaufort Classroom

        Mothers of students at a charter school in Beaufort are leading a program called Moms Do Science, which is aimed at boosting science literacy and breaking down stereotypes.

    • Science

      • Currituck Marsh Focus for Resilience Project

        A recently announced project at Pine Island aims to study, protect and restore Currituck Sound marshes, a globally significant habitat that has been degraded by pollution and effects of climate change.

    • Our Coast

      • Kayaker to Talk Climate While Paddling ICW

        Will Freund is raising funds and gearing up for his “Climate, Kayak and Conversation” a three-month, 1,000-mile project from Miami to Norfolk to collect stories from those impacted by climate change.

    • Commentary

      • Birds Tell Us That It’s Time to Act

        Guest columnist Robbie Fearn, director of Audubon’s Donal C. O’Brien Jr. Sanctuary at Pine Island, writes that birds along the N.C. coast serve as harbingers of the effects of climate change.

    • Featured Photo

      • R/V Shearwater Docks in Beaufort

        The new research and survey vessel R/V Shearwater paused for a photo op around 3 p.m. Tuesday at Duke University Marine Lab before making its way to the downtown Beaufort waterfront. The 77-foot catamaran will enable faculty and students to travel several hundred nautical miles offshore and to stay at sea for several days.

    • Featured Video

      • Radio Pioneer Made Waves on OBX

        The Outer Banks History Center explores the early experiments of radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden on the state’s coast on This Month in Outer Banks History, produced by CURRENTtv.