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Leatherback turtles make their way to Atlantic Ocean

Nearly 200 volunteers and Carolina Beach goers witnessed a very rare sighting Monday night. Seventy leatherback turtles hatched from a nest and made their way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Ocean Island Beach holds fundraiser for turtles

The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol held a fundraiser on Wednesday at the community center. There was a silent auction, educational programs, even a meet and greet with April the sea turtle.

Willy freed after recuperating

videoSea turtles are often in the news in this area, but one particular reptile has made headlines from here to England. Willaminia, or Willy as she's called, has been at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in North Topsail where she has been recuperating since April.

Visitor from UK makes her return home

There is an update on a foreign visitor to our area who is making a triumphant return home Wednesday. Willamina, or Willie for short, arrived at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital on Topsail Island back in April.

Worldly turtle winds up at Topsail

videoWillamina, or Willy for short, is a Kemp's ridley sea turtle that's stirred up plenty of worldwide attention because she's the first turtle to own two passports.

Volunteers looking to help more sea turtles in 2009

Volunteers at the sea turtle hospital in Topsail Island are hoping the New Year will be a healthy one for injured turtles.

Pender County woman being honored at UNCW Thursday

A Pender County woman, whose mission is rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles, is being honored Thursday at UNC-Wilmington.

Volunteers celebrating the end of sea turtle nesting season

videoAlong with celebrating Halloween Friday, volunteers in Topsail Beach are celebrating the official end to sea turtle nesting season. Though it was a successful year, with thousands of baby turtles hatching, officials said there is still a long way to go before they can be pulled off the endangered species list.

Bald Head Island having record sea turtle nesting season

videoBald Head Island is proud of having the best sea turtle nesting season in nine years. Loggerhead sea turtles are listed as a threatened species by the endangered species act.

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