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NC beach sees unusual jump in stingray strikes

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Ocean rescue workers along one Outer Banks beach say swimmers have suffered an unusual number of injuries from stingrays that lurk in the sand below their feet. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wave's beach bus numbers fuzzy math

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video You have probably heard about Wave Transit's proposal for bus routes to the beach. But some claims made by Wave and even county commissioners in support of the plan may be a bit misleading. Full story...
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Beaches look for Labor Day bounce back

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Hurricane Irene took a toll on beach businesses this past weekend, but many are hoping Labor Day weekend will make up for the loss. Full story...
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3 men drown at NC beaches; rip currents blamed

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Rip tides appear to have caused the drownings of three men in two days in separate incidents at North Carolina beaches. Full story...
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NC beaches receive good marks in US Beach Report

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videoWith the 4th of July holiday quickly approaching, folks making their way to North Carolina beaches are making a good decision. The 2011 US Beach Report ranked the Tar Heel State's beaches seventh out of the 30 coastal and Great Lakes states. Full story...
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NC Senate again backs having more coastal jetties

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The North Carolina Senate has again put its support behind allowing coastal regulators to approve putting hardened structures at the edge of coastal inlets to protect development along North Carolina's barrier islands. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue looks for ideas from locals on offshore energy

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video These days people are always looking for ways to become more energy efficient and when it comes to going green in North Carolina people are not hesitating to voice their opinions on how to do just that. Full story...
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Weather cancels meetings on coastal energy issues

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The adverse winter weather conditions throughout eastern and central North Carolina have forced the cancellation of all three scheduled public outreach sessions with Gov. Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy planned this week for Wilmington, Morehead City and Manteo. Full story...
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Coast braces for rip currents as Hurricane Danielle churns Atlantic

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video So far this summer 300 people have been rescued from rip currents at Wrightsville Beach, including 214 in one day, and the summer's not over yet. This weekend's rip currents are supposed to top the charts as some of the most dangerous rip currents all summer. Full story...
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