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Happening this Weekend: 2014 NC Festival by the Sea in Holden Beach

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videoHappening this weekend is the 35th Annual North Carolina Festival by the Sea in Holden Beach. The two days of festivities features arts and crafts, music, contests and activities for the whole family. Saturday is the only day of the year you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge to get the best view of the island. For the more adventurous there will be balloon rides and for anglers there is the annual fishing tournament. Events start Saturday at 9 a.m. and go through Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Happening Tomorrow: US Open King Mackerel Tournament

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videoHappening tomorrow the 2014 US Open King Mackerel Tournament kicks off in Southport. Join more than 400 boats filled with anglers hoping to reel in a King that nabs the Grand Prize of $25,000. The event began 34 years ago and is now considered one of the premiere fishing events on the East Coast. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Inshore Fishing Challenge reels in crowd

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video The tournament kicked off early Saturday morning with a total of 70 boats participating in hopes one of them would claim the top prize. Full story...
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Arthur doesn't stop fishing tournament

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video The 6th Annual Children's Fishing Competition in Surf City went off Friday afternoon without a hitch. Full story...
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Cape Fear Wildlife Expo teaching kids with live animals

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video The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo featuring everything from the great outdoors. The Wilmington Convention Center housed displays featuring everything from the great outdoors. Full story...
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State, feds reach long-term dredging agreement

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videoState and federal officials have finalized an agreement to again allow dredging in North Carolina's coastal waters so fishing and transportation vessels can more easily move through shallow inlets and channels. Full story...
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NC panel dumps bid for trawler ban in sounds

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videoNorth Carolina's coastal fishing regulator is rejecting a proposal that would have banned shrimp boats from trawling in the region's rivers and sounds and forcing them into the open ocean. Full story...
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Commission rejects proposal for NC trawlers

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videoMembers of the NC Marine Fisheries Commission have rejected a petition from a man seeking to close the state's sounds and rivers to trawlers. Full story...
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Charter boats reeling after June weather

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video They say a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work, but whoever said that probably wasn’t a charter boat fishing captain. Full story...
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Sides settle NC lawsuit over $910,000 fish prize

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One of the country's richest deep-sea fishing tournaments and the anglers who landed an 880-pound blue marlin are settling their North Carolina lawsuit over the $910,000 prize. Full story...
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