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    News Briefs

    • State Commission Sets GenX Hearing

      The state’s Environmental Review Commission has scheduled a meeting and public hearing for Wednesday in Wilmington to investigate the discharge of GenX into the Cape Fear River.

    • Solar Education Meeting Set In Dare County

      Dare County’s Cooperative Extension will host a solar education meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, to explain the technology, construction, regulations and economics of the utility-scale solar photovoltaic system.

    • Celebrate Vultures Sept. 1-3

      Vultures are nature’s clean-up crew and help prevent the spread of many diseases. Learn about these fascinating yet threatened birds during Vulture Awareness Celebration Sept. 1-3 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

    • Mountains-to-Sea Trail Dedication Sept. 9

      A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new 10-mile trail section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail through the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s North River Wetland Preserve in Otway will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 9.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Plastic Bags Only Part of the Problem

        Efforts to repeal the Outer Banks’ longstanding ban on plastic bags may have temporarily stalled, but the plastic pollution problem is bigger than just bags.

    • Science

      • Reefs As Carbon Sinks? Location Matters

        Researchers at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences have found that oyster reefs may help in mitigating climate change, but near-shore reefs sequester carbon better than others.

    • Our Coast

      • Sam Bland Shines light on Aug. Eclipse

        Sam Bland reminisces about experiencing with two of his friends a solar eclipse in 1970 eastern North Carolina, explores the myths surrounding the natural phenomenon.

      • Our Coast’s Food: Pig Pickin’ Cake

        Our Liz Biro shares her love for the pig pickin’ cake, one of North Carolina’s favorite layer cakes that’s best served chilled, and, since it’s a short list of simple ingredients, a breeze to make.

    • Commentary

    • Featured Photo

      • Testing the Waters

        North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island’s Biologist in Training program shows teens how to maintain the health of the aquarium’s animals.

    • Featured Video

      • Sea Turtle Satellite Tag Tracking

        Researchers at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released juvenile and adult sea turtles into the Gulf Stream in partnership with the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island and the University of Central Florida.