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The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores announced June 10 that Eagle Landing is set to open. The habitat for two flightless bald eagles, Uwohali and Shagoie Watha, is scheduled to open on the 4th of July.

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North Carolina is truly one of the most visually beautiful states in the union. And while much of that beauty can be viewed from primary thoroughfares and country roads, even more is tucked away in our protected wilderness, free for all to see, yet not quite within reach of motorized vehicle…

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It’s always dicey trying to predict what the North Carolina General Assembly is going to do, especially as summer approaches. As the temperatures rise outdoors, tempers also can flare up indoors in the legislative chambers.

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Hurricane Florence brought so much destruction to our area. Even now, so many are still facing the daunting task of clean up. We ARE Carteret Strong though, and we’ve come together to come out better and stronger in the end.

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Coming across the new Gallant’s Channel bridge connecting Radio Island to Beaufort, a small white trailer is visible in the distance to the left just beyond some sailboats and a parking lot. It would be easy to assume that the trailer is some forgotten piece of the past, perhaps something th…

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Music and seafood combine tonight and tomorrow in Gloucester at the 7th annual Wild Caught Local Seafood and Music Festival. Organized by Accidental Productions, the festival celebrates local seafood and produce, homegrown music and the maritime heritage of Down East Carteret County.

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If we can each do our part ... sea turtles and other marine animals can thrive!

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Cape Lookout National Seashore is excited to welcome guests for a fresh round of Horse Sense and Survival tours with wildlife biologist and ranger Dr. Sue Stuska. The next program is set for Wednesday, Aug. 22, departing Harkers Island at 8am and returning around 12:30pm. Additional dates in…

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Volunteers are sought to meet with staff from the NC Coastal Federation and Hammocks Beach State Park for an organized clean-up of Jones Island, a small island in the White Oak River. In addition to picking up trash, volunteers will also record data on the types and quantities of debris coll…

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Unfortunately, sea turtles face a multitude of man-made life threatening challenges in this modern age.

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As a people, we are bombarded with so many advertising messages it can make the brain hurt, if you let it.

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The public will have the opportunity to learn about the cetaceans inhabiting the waters off North Carolina once again this year at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Whales and Whaling Symposium. This day-long event includes several presentations focusing on whales and historic hunting pra…

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This month, the NC Coastal Federation will begin its fifth year of the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project and will host a volunteer cleanup on Jan. 20 at Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail.

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What is the common thread between King Louis XIV, a weathered fisherman called Clammerhead, an ecological crisis, a professor from UNC-Chapel Hill and aquaculture? Oysters. When Europeans arrived on our continent, oysters were known as the Kings of the Coast, a seemingly endless protein sour…

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As migratory birds start to arrive on the Crystal Coast, the NC Coastal Federation is starting up its fall birding cruises next month. JoAnne Powell, a local birding expert, leads cruises through the estuaries around the White Oak River.

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THE NORTH CAROLINA Coastal Federation recognized two Crystal Coast residents at its 2017 Pelican Awards and 35th Anniversary Soiree held Aug. 5, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. The event recognized the year’s most outstanding contributions to the coast with Gov. Roy Cooper offered closing…

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Beginning Sept. 9, hikers from all over will be able to walk through the North River Wetlands Preserve in eastern Carteret County, managed by the NC Coastal Federation, as part of their journey along the statewide Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

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On Saturday, Aug. 12, join the NC Coastal Federation and Second Wind Eco Tours for a kayak and yoga trip to Jones Island. The adventure runs from 9am to noon.