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    News Briefs

    • Park Service Picks Firm to Run Marina

      The National Park Service is entering into lease negotiations with Oregon Inlet Marinas, LLC for Oregon Inlet Marina, located at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

    • Astronomy Night at Cape Lookout Set

      A presentation on TESS, The Search for Earth 2.0, a recent NASA mission, and an opportunity to view the night sky with the Crystal Coast Stargazers are set for Oct. 27 during Astronomy Night at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

    • White Oak River Birding Cruises Scheduled

      There are a handful of opportunities through the North Carolina Coastal Federation in the coming months to cruise the White Oak River in Swansboro with a birding expert to look for resident and migratory birds.

    • Expect Delays on NC 12 During Dune Repairs

      The N.C. Department of Transportation is putting in place a temporary traffic plan on Ocracoke Island so crews can repair dunes along N.C. 12 that were damaged by Hurricane Florence.

    • NPS Approves ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge Plan

      The National Park Service has approved a plan by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for a portion of the new 2.3 mile-long “jug handle” bridge to be built on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Dare County Agrees to Lead Dredge Project

        Dare County’s recent decision to handle the dredging of Manteo channel, which the county manager said is “good for everybody,” will allow the state-owned Elizabeth II currently stuck at its Roanoke Island Festival Park mooring to sail.

    • Science

      • Research: Hurricanes’ Effects on Estuaries

        Research by Hans Paerl and his colleagues at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences sheds new light on the effects increasingly frequent hurricanes could have on the Neuse River estuary and Pamlico Sound.

    • Our Coast

      • Blackbeard’s Death: Part Of A Failed Coup?

        With the approach of the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death, theories abound about the mysterious pirate, but an N.C. author posits that the killing was part of a failed coup attempt.

      • October Brings More Migrants Heading South

        Birder Jeff Lewis runs through the possibilities of birds that may be spotted this month along the coast and invites fellow bird lovers to the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Oct. 16-21 on the Outer Banks.

    • Commentary

      • Building for Change vs. the Price of Inaction

        Informed choices by property owners saved one stoutly built Mexico Beach, Fla., house from Hurricane Michael’s devastation, but government’s response to climate change has been woefully inadequate.

    • Featured Photo

      • Michael’s Surge Floods Manteo

        Businesses and streets in downtown Manteo are inundated Thursday night by storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Michael, which receded fairly quickly after catching many off guard. Photo: Cory Hemilright

    • Featured Video

      • Hurricane Florence’s Unexpected Impact

        Just before Hurricane Florence, graduate students at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy met in Miami to present their findings and recommendations from research on how natural disasters disproportionately affect areas with significant Latino populations and the consequences for those communities when the U.S. Census is taken while residents are displaced or living in unconventional housing.