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    News Briefs

    •  Officials: Avoid Algal Bloom in Chowan River

      While there have been no reports of adverse health effects associated with an algal bloom near Arrowhead Beach in Edenton, state officials encourage the public to avoid contact with the large accumulation of algae.

    • Online Tool Provides Real-Time Flooding Data

      The Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network, or FIMAN, has recently launched an online tool that gives residents and visitors access to real-time flood gauge data to help determine flooding risks for their area.

    • Manteo Gains Control of Shallowbag Bay

      With recently passed legislation placing Shallowbag Bay within Manteo’s corporate limits, the town now has jurisdiction over the anchoring and mooring of vessels and authority to deal with derelict boats.

    • Offshore Renewable Energy Webinar July 23

      A BOEM Joint Virginia and North Carolina Renewable Energy Intergovernmental Task Force webinar is set for July 23, when the public can hear more about potential offshore renewable energy projects.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Swamp No More: New Plan Ahead for River

        No longer classified as a swamp, work is to begin on a new plan to address the Lower Cape Fear River water quality problems that prompted the attempted regulatory end run.

    • Science

    • Our Coast

    • Commentary

      • On Flood Control, The Dutch Are Masters

        The storm surge barrier near Rotterdam, Netherlands, a feat of engineering, is but one example of what coastal North Carolina can learn from the Dutch about flood prevention.

    • Featured Photo

      • Shelter Helps Opossums, Other Wildlife

        Two opossums have a snack in the outdoor enclosure at the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter and Education Center in Carteret County. OWLS is a nonprofit wildlife hospital where thousands of injured, sick and orphaned native wildlife are rehabilitated and released. OWLS cares for opossums like these two from infancy in the shelter’s nursery, to juveniles in the outdoor enclosures, to when they’re old enough to be released in a safe location. Photo: OWLS

    • Featured Video

      • KDH Lifeguard Offers Ocean Safety Tips

        Dare County’s Current TV recently released this video public service announcement advising swimmers to “live like a local” by knowing ocean conditions and being wary of powerful waves breaking on and near shore when swimming. The video features Kill Devil Hills lifeguard and surf instructor Bri Young, who offers tips on the importance of respecting the ocean’s power. Current TV is a collaborative effort to provide informational programming supported by the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo, as well as the Dare County government and school system, the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute and College of The Albemarle.