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    News Briefs

    • Shackleford Banks Cleanup Set For Sept. 30

      Cape Lookout National Seashore has partnered with Carteret Big Sweep in an effort to clean up Shackleford Banks Saturday, Sept. 30, in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

    • CRC’s Meeting in Wilmington Canceled

      The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission meeting set for Sept. 27-28 in Wilmington has been canceled due to potential impacts on the Outer Banks from Hurricane Maria.

    • UNCW Professor Gets $1.5 Million Grant

      Dylan McNamara, chair of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, has netted a $1.5 million grant to research how public policies affect economic decisions and the coastal environment.

    • Cooper Urges Caution As Maria Approaches

      With the approach of Hurricane Maria this week, Gov. Roy Cooper is urging residents and visitors to prepare for the impending storm, which has caused respective officials to declare a state of emergency for Hyde and Dare counties.

    • Governor Announces Clean Water Grants

      Several coastal counties will receive part of the nearly $20 million in Clean Water Management Trust Fund grants awarded to help fund 50 projects that will conserve lands and protect waterways in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper announced today.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Net Changes: 20 Years Since Fisheries Reform

        In its 20th year, a Fisheries Reform Act anniversary summit is being held Wednesday by Outer Banks Catch to revisit the creation of the state’s first comprehensive fisheries management law.

    • Science

      • Rising Seas: NC Coast Faces Chronic Flooding

        A new report on sea level rise indicates that at least 20 North Carolina communities could be regularly inundated with sea water within 15 years but local experts feel some areas are already suffering the effects.

    • Our Coast

      • Growing Club Sets Its Sights on the Stars

        The Crystal Coast Stargazers Club, which formed about a year ago and has grown to about 150 members, meets frequently at various sites in Carteret County to view the night sky.

      • September Brings Migratory Birds to Banks

        It’s September on the Outer Banks and migratory birds are arriving, giving birdwatchers the chance to see colorful and varied species. Naturalist Jeff Lewis shares tips on where to look.

    • Commentary

      • Sam’s Field Notes: National Estuaries Week

        Our Sam Bland writes about the importance of estuaries in celebration of National Estuaries Week, Sept. 16-23, a time set aside to raise awareness and appreciation of our coastal natural heritage.

    • Featured Photo

      • Sunset Flight

        Carl Lewis of Rocky Mount recently shared this image he captured of pelicans at sunset.

    • Featured Video

      • Adult Summer Camp Does Coastal Science

        N.C. Coastal Reserve’s recent Summer Camp for Adults in Beaufort offered participants a chance to conduct conservation science, help the Rachel Carson Reserve with NOAA’s marine debris cleanup and learn about Duke Marine Lab’s Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Program.