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    News Briefs

    • Marine Debris Removal Project Underway

      North Carolina Coastal Federation and state Division of Coastal Management are partnering on a large-scale marine debris and vessel removal project on the central and southeast coast of the state.

    • NC Ferry System Designated Marine Highway

      U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced that NCDOT’s ferry system has been designated as a Marine Highway Project, opening up opportunities for federal funding for vessel and terminal improvements.

    • Ordnance Found on Cape Hatteras Beach

      A half-mile perimeter has been established around a potential unexploded ordnance found on a Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach in Buxton until it is safely removed.

    • Aquarium Offers Toddler Halloween Parade

      Families with toddlers can safely celebrate Halloween during socially distanced costume parades Oct. 27, Oct. 28 or Oct. 29 at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and virtually Oct. 30.

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    • News & Features

      • Hertford County Cable Ferry Resumes Service

        Though repairs and COVID-19-related budget issues interrupted service of the state’s three inland cable ferries, Parker’s cable ferry that crosses the Meherrin River in Hertford County is back in service.

      • Audubon Completes Phase 1 of Reef Project

        Audubon North Carolina has completed its first phase of oyster reef restoration the lower Cape Fear River to help restore bird and fish habitat and improve water quality.

    • Science

      • Study to Look Closer at Red Wolf Ancestry

        Two weeks after a federal court ordered a recovery plan update for the endangered red wolf population in northeastern North Carolina, a new report lays out plans to further study the species’ genetics.

    • Our Coast

    • Commentary

      • What’s On the Line: Cobia

        Ling, sergeant fish, lemonfish, crab eater — otherwise known as cobia, this fish grows large in N.C. waters, with the state and world record weighing more than 116 pounds caught here.

    • Featured Photo

      • Feeding Time at Ocracoke Pony Pen

        Cape Hatteras National Seashore shared in its Oct. 15 Cape Chronicle newsletter this photo, “Feeding time at the Ocracoke pony pen.” The National Park Service has cared for the herd since the early 1960s.

    • Featured Video

      • Nags Head’s Fishing Piers

        “Long the Cultural and Social Centers of the Town,” learn in this video by Nags Head more about the history of the town’s three fishing piers, how to be an ethical angler, and what’s biting when.