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A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
By: Jim Hawhee & Marie English, APNEP
In North Carolina and Virginia we love basketball almost as much as we love the sounds. Since everyone seems to be an amateur bracketologist, we’re providing one more bracket to complete this March.
During Marsh Madness we’ll highlight the most iconic species of our sounds on Facebook and Twitter. Sixteen species will face off in an old-fashioned popularity contest.
Hooking the region's best video clips
What makes an oyster reef restoration effort successful? Why do we even care about restoring these habitats? Researchers from UNC's Institute of Marine Sciences address these questions in this video highlighting one of NC's greatest natural resources. Due to the pressures of overfishing, poor water quality, and disease, oyster populations in NC have declined considerably. Watch this video to learn more about research on successfully restoring oyster reefs in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Opinion: N.C. fisheries need funds, enforcement
3/30/15 9:53 AMNorth Carolina is a unique state. We are blessed to live in a place with a wealth of natural resources, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks.
A firm development for crabmeat
3/30/15 9:52 AMGrowing up on Roanoke Island, Gabe Dough was familiar with the delightful taste of the succulent blue crabs caught all along the Outer Banks.
Dredging contract awarded
3/30/15 9:51 AMRaleigh | Work will soon be under way to clear the navigation channel of severe shoaling that has impacted ship traffic to and from the state port at Morehead City.
Coyotes becoming a nuisance in Eastern NC
3/30/15 9:50 AMKINSTON | If they howl, you’re lucky. They might quickly run by you in the dark.
Key to kayak safety: Be prepared
3/30/15 9:49 AMChris Miller has a basic rule of being on the water: Anything can happen.
Coast Guard closes inlet to most deep-sea ships
3/30/15 9:49 AMMANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard is closing an Outer Banks inlet to all but small recreational vessels because collected sand has made the channel too shallow.
BOEM meeting comes to Kill Devil Hills - Outer Banks Sentinel: News
3/30/15 9:48 AMMonday’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) open house at the Kill Devil Hills Ramada Plaza and the anti-drilling press conference next door at the Comfort Inn were a study in contrasts.
Proposal calls on state to reconsider privatizing ferry system
3/26/15 10:47 AMState Sen. Bill Rabon and two other Republican leaders on transportation issues want the N.C. Department of Transportation to take another look at privatizing the state-owned and operated ferry system.
Saltwater intrusion: The parts you can't see
3/26/15 10:42 AMAs saltwater moves increasingly farther into North Carolina’s coastal plain, there will be changes to the landscape that we can see, like dead-standing trees, and many that we cannot.
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