Nearly all of southeastern North Carolina's waters are now open for shellfish harvesting after heavy rains and floods left most areas polluted earlier this month.
With the opening of commercial oyster season on October 15, what better way to celebrate than by heading over to the North Carolina Oyster Festival?
Fishermen from all over the area have had this week circled on their calendar for months. That's because it's the open of the 2012 oyster season. So far returns have captains happy as a clam.
The oil spill that has shut down oyster beds along the Gulf Coast is affecting businesses in Carolina Beach and forcing customers to choose something else off the menu.
Oysters are a popular treat from the sea, but after we shuck, many of us are disposing of our shells the wrong way. A state program is focusing an effort to recycle those shells to better the environment.