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  1. Sharks, fascinating and scary, capture our attentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | WBTV

    In this photo taken Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Kathryn Peperkorn of Rocklin, Calif., looks at the Atlantic Ocean while vacationing with her family on the Outer Banks in Cape Hatteras, N.C.. Peperkorn said she is allowing her childre... .

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  2. A look at 11 shark attacks off Carolinas in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | WBTV

    At least 11 people have been attacked along the Carolinas coast this year, seven in North Carolina and four in South Carolina. Most of the attacks have occurred since June 11. The seven attacks in North Carolina are the most recorded in one year since the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File began keeping records 80 years ago.

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  3. A look at the 7 shark attacks off NC in 2015Read the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | WBTV

    There have been seven people attacked by sharks along the North Carolina coast in the past three weeks, the most recorded in one year since the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File began keeping records 80 years ago. The highest previous total was five attacks in 2010.

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  4. Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summerRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | WBTV

    A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh attack in the state's coastal waters in less than three weeks. The man suffered wounds to his ribcage, lower leg, hip and both hands as he tried to fight off the animal, said Justin Gibbs, the director of emergency services in Hyde County.

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  5. Funding uncertain to improve coastal NC museumRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | WBTV

    The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports money for the improvements is included in Gov. Pat McCrory's proposal to borrow nearly $3 billion for roads and other state facilities. Some legislative leaders do not like the idea of borrowing the money, fearing they might have to eventually raise taxes to pay for the borrowing.

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  6. Hospital: North Carolina shark bite victim didn't lose limbRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2015 | WBTV

    A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast didn't lose any limbs to the animal that nearly took his life. Kim Van Sickel said Monday the 18-year-old remained in serious condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

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  7. Officials: Man bitten by shark in North CarolinaRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2015 | WBTV

    Authorities say a man has been bitten multiple times by a shark on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the fifth such attack in the past two weeks. Multiple media outlets report a 47-year-old man was bitten on the back Friday while he was in the surf off Avon on Hatteras Island.

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  8. Outer Banks seashores could lose $2 billion to rising seasRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | WBTV

    With scientists expecting the seas to rise about 3 feet over the next 100 to 150 years, a new study says the two national seashores on North Carolina's Outer Banks risk losing buildings and other National Park Service assets worth more than $2 billion. The News & Observer reports the national study finds that low-lying seaside parks in the Southeast are the most susceptible to damage out of 40 National Park Service sites on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

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  9. Outer Banks wildfire closes NC 12; no injuries reportedRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2015 | WBTV

    Firefighters continue to work to extinguish a wildfire on the Outer Banks that closed the only highway off the island for more than four hours. The National Park Service said in a news release that the fire started around 11 p.m. Friday in an uninhabited area a few miles north of Avon near power lines by the Pamlico Sound.

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  10. Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse begins move inlandRead the original story

    May 28, 2015 | WBTV

    A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday. Powerful hydraulic pistons inched the 160-year-old Gay Head Lighthouse about 5 feet at a time along steel rails lathered with soap, starting just before noon.

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  11. NCDOT Ferry Division urging people to go early, avoid crowdsRead the original story

    May 13, 2015 | WBTV

    With ferries now operating on a summer schedule, the N.C. Department of Transportation is urging people thinking about day trips between Hatteras and Ocracoke to start early to avoid trying to board at peak times. Ferry Division spokesman Tim Haas says the best way to get out of long lines is to travel early, late, or between Friday and Monday.

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  12. Passenger ferry makes test run; leaders hope to aid tourismRead the original story

    May 11, 2015 | WBTV

    Officials in North Carolina have tested a 91-foot passenger ferry from Boston that they hope will help reverse a trend of declining tourism on the Outer Banks. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports the Provincetown III was used for trips on Hatteras Inlet, which were part of a study conducted by a Raleigh company to determine how to cut down on long lines and improve tourism on Ocracoke Island.

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  13. Six Hatteras Island homes deemed unsafe for occupancyRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2015 | WBTV

    Dare County officials say the encroaching tide has damaged six houses on the ocean in Buxton so badly that they're now considered unsafe structures. County planning director Donna Creef says problems include septic tanks and pilings.

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  14. Deadline approaches for Hatteras Inlet priority passesRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2015 | WBTV

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is advising businesses and vendors to send in their applications for 2015 Priority Passes for the Hatteras Inlet ferry. Vendors and businesses must verify that they are a provider of a service to Ocracoke and may apply for a priority pass if their company travels to Ocracoke at least twice a week, every week.

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  15. Diver to talk about Enigma code machine at Hatteras museumRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2015 | WBTV

    The veteran diver who found a German Enigma machine will give a lecture at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports Jim Bunch is scheduled to speak Friday and Saturday about the code machine.

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  16. Man reported missing at sea for 66 days reunites with familyRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2015 | WBTV

    A man whose family reported him missing at sea for more than two months is back on dry land and has reunited with his family. Thirty-seven-year-old Louis Jordan tells WAVY-TV that he rationed his food and energy onboard the 35-foot sailboat Angel over the 66-day ordeal.

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  17. Man reported missing at sea for 66 days reunites with familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | WBTV

    His family says ... . Louis Jordan, second from left, walks from the Coast Guard helicopter to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., after being found off the North Carolina coast, Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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  18. Man reported missing at sea 66 days ago found by Coast GuardRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2015 | WBTV

    The U.S. Coast Guard says a South Carolina man whose family reported him missing at sea more than two months ago has been found off the North Carolina coast. In a statement, Coast Guard officials in Portsmouth said they received word from a German-flagged ship about 1:30 p.m. Thursday indicating they spotted a man and his sailboat approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras.

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  19. Tiny songbird tracked across 1,700 miles of open oceanRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | WBTV

    A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean as part of their winter migration to South America, according to a new study. Scientists had long suspected that the blackpoll warbler had made its journey to the Caribbean over the ocean, but the study that began in the summer of 2013 when scientists attached tracking devices to the birds was the first time that the flight has been proven, according to results published Wednesday in the United Kingdom in the journal Biology Letters.

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  20. Hatteras-Ocracoke ferries increase for Easter, spring breakRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | WBTV

    The Ferry Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation is increasing its ferry runs on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route during spring break and the Easter holiday. The temporary spring schedule will increase the number of daily round-trip runs between Hatteras and Ocracoke from 18 to 26, with half-hour departures for most of the morning and afternoon hours.

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