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N.C. Fishermen Star in New Reality Show

Topics: Fisheries, Northeast Coast

Outer Banks fishermen are pitted against Yankee rivals in the chase for bluefin tuna, the most valuable fish in the world and maybe the most vulnerable. More >


Our Coast: Sea Pansies and Blue Buttons

Topics: Central Coast, Our Coast

Our naturalist Sam Bland spotted these two unusual finds that washed up from the deep ocean on a beach walk in Emerald Isle. More >


State Provides Some Money for Hammocks Beach

Topics: Central Coast, Preservation, State parks

The state budget recently signed into law includes $3 million for the purchase of the long-sought 289-acre mainland addition to Hammocks Beach State Park in Onslow County. More >


Lawmakers Weaken Wetlands Protections

Topics: Coastal management, Legislature, Wetlands

In what has become an annual rite, the N.C. General Assembly Friday passed more regulatory changes that weaken environmental protections. Small pockets of coastal wetlands were in the crosshairs this time. More >


Neighborhood Gets a Runoff Refit

Topics: Low-Impact Development (LID), Southeast Coast, Stormwater, Water Quality

Some driveways have been repaved and other steps will be taken to reduce polluted runoff in Raintree, an existing housing subdivision in Wilmington. More >


A Bridge Over Muddled Waters

Topics: Northeast Coast, Outer Banks, Transportation

The latest court decision involving the Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet has both sides claiming victory. More >


Coastal Culture: Miss Blanche of Ocracoke

Topics: Coastal Culture, Northeast Coast

Blanche Howard Jolliff is 94 and an island treasure. She remembers, for instance, the shipwreck that led to the first road on Ocracoke and the first road collision. More >


Community Farm Takes Root in Carteret

Topics: Agriculture, Coastal Culture, Sustainability

The N.C. Coastal Federation's EarthWise farm started with a seed -- first planted in the imagination of an old man and then in the soil by his children. More >

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