Couldn't you have performed a more in depth bacterial risk comparison of the beach vs. public restrooms, or the beach vs. coliform bacteria on shopping cart handles, maybe the beach vs. bacterial growth on seedy motel bed linens?
You DO understand that the beach is a natural environment with live animals that inhabit the sky, the water and the sand? All of these animals eat, drink, and expel wastes. Then they die and are naturally recycled. Go pull some shore mud samples from any lake or pond and report what you find there as well.
There simply isn't a cognizant reason to report something of this magnitude regarding a popular natural environment that people have enjoyed since the beginning of our existence. If I didn't know any better, I would think your news station was based in Asheville and gunning for more tourists to come there.
Over the years, I've really enjoyed most of WWAY's reporting, but sometimes, you DO seem to scrape the bottom of the barrel in your struggle to publish headlines and paragraphs!
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