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Outer Banks

16 dolphins wash ashore on Outer Banks in a week

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Scientists along the North Carolina Outer Banks say at least 16 dolphins have washed up on the shores from Corolla to Avon in the last week. Full story...
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Virginia man drowns in surf off Outer Banks

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Officials in Duck say a Virginia man has drowned in moderate surf. Town manager Christopher Layton says 39-year-old Joseph Marotta of Lynchburg, Va., was pulled from the water by public safety personnel who immediately began performing CPR before Dare County paramedics arrived. Full story...
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Lawsuit filed against NY owner of ship that sank

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The mother of a woman who died during the sinking of a ship during Superstorm Sandy has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the vessel. Full story...
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Shipyard to be questioned about sunken tall ship

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Officials from a Maine shipyard that worked on a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy will testify at a Coast Guard hearing in Virginia. Full story...
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Federal safety panel examines tall ship's sinking

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videoThe owner of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy has declined to testify at a hearing to examine what led to the sinking. Full story...
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Wind energy debate blows into Wilmington

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videoThe Bureau of Ocean Energy Management took public reaction to offshore wind energy coming to our area in a meeting tonight in Wilmington. Two of the three potential sites the bureau has identified on the North Carolina coast are in our area. There was a packed room of people talking turbines. While some supported the idea, others were not fans. Full story...
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Feds to hold public meeting in Wilmington for wind farming talks

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The Obama administration is holding public meetings as it gauges commercial interest in wind farms off North Carolina's northern Outer Banks and Cape Fear. Full story...
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Transportation crews working to restore NC Highway 12 by Christmas

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing its work to restore N.C. Highway 12 north of Rodanthe. Road crews temporarily closed the four-wheel drive route Thursday to remove damaged pavement and level the area in hopes to reopen the road to all traffic by Christmas. The emergency ferry route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe remained open. Full story...
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NC audit scrutinizes prof's summer beach trips

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An audit says a North Carolina State University professor took Outer Banks trips using public funds but could not provide documents showing the travel was work-related. Full story...
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Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day

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The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would join the search during the day. Full story...
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