UPDATED: Officials still seeking turtle injured by man with spear-gun

Law enforcement officials from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were still following up today on the bizarre case of a man who shot a sea turtle with a spear-gun on Wednesday. Hatteras Island District Ranger Joe Darling said the incident happened about mid-afternoon in the ocean at the […]

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Ferry Division officials discuss more details on proposed passenger ferries

North Carolina Ferry Division officials at the monthly meeting on Ocracoke Monday talked more about the potential for passenger ferry service to the island from Hatteras. Jed Dixon, deputy ferry division director, who stressed that nothing has been decided, said that the feasibility study being done by Volkert, Inc., is expected to be done in […]

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State agency sets meeting on ‘severe’ gypsy moth infestation in Buxton Woods

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Plant Industry Division has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Fessenden Center on Highway 12 in Buxton. At the meeting, division officials will present a plan to eradicate a severe, isolated infestation of the invasive gypsy moth in the […]

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Fish respond to warming ocean

Something’s happening out there in the waters of our coast. Chuck Bangley knows it. Bangley was a doctoral student at East Carolina University in 2011 when he started recording shark activity in North Carolina sounds. In the previous four decades, nine juvenile bull shark pups were documented in Pamlico Sound. During the next three years, […]

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