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  1. Editorial: A summer of shark attacks in North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    ... been one shark encounter away from having our First in Flight moniker replaced with First in Bite. - June 15: At Oak Island, a 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury and a 16-year-old boy from Colorado Springs, ...

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  2. Sea turtle experts said we have more than 90 sea turtle nests on Oak Island so far this year.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Eileen Ramsdale, a co-director with the Oak Island Sea Turtle Protection Program, said there are 96 nests on the island as of today. Two years ago, she said they had 93 nests but last year they only had 31. Ramsdale said this year is renewing their hopes.

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  3. Light tower off NC coast now hosts bed and breakfastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Rocky Mount Telegram

    ... for a boat ride out, but 10-foot swells meant flying was the safe option. Moments later, we were passing over Oak Island and Southport. As we watched Bald Head Island disappear under blurry gray storm clouds, an adrenaline rush eclipsed my anxiety. ...

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  4. Southport-Oak Island Dixie Youth team is World Series boundRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The team of 10-and-unders remained undefeated in the State Tournament, taking home the title, and qualifying them for the big game. The All-Star team was selected in May, and they practice five to six days each week.

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  5. A summer of shark bitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | WMBF

    ... later," Professor Abel said. Some of the bites have been more aggressive. This was seen when the two teens in Oak Island, North Carolina lost their limbs when they were attacked moments apart on June 14. Many of the sharks migrate up from the ...

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  6. Local spearfisher repeats as championRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Lumina News

    Edging out the competition by just three pounds, Dre Fleury earned the title of Wrightsville Beach Spearfishing Tournament master hunter for the second consecutive year. Fleury, of Wilmington, scored 73.2 pounds of catch over two-and-a-half days of spearfishing, while Brian Atack of Oak Island brought in 70.3 pounds.

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  7. Attack questions remain as shark fishing continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Kinston Free Press

    With a decapitated grouper head in tow, Bailey Schucker, 16, and friend John Porter set out to catch a shark. It was Memorial Day weekend and their spot of choice was the Oak Island Pier, which allows shark fishing at the offshore end.

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  8. Why has there been a rise in shark attacks in North Carolina?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | ABC News

    ... be pursuing a story more typical of Australia. Cameraman Brad Fulton and I were dispatched to the seaside town of Oak Island, North Carolina, population 7,500 - or 40,000 if you count all the tourists. Here in one horrifying 90-minute period last ...

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  9. Shark attack survivor looks toward futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | WITN

    One month ago a 16-year-old boy from Colorado Springs was on vacation with family when he became victim number two of eight people attacked by sharks along the North Carolina coast. When the rain started falling at the Oak Island beach in North Carolina, Hunter says he was ready to leave.

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  10. Coastal communities oppose bill to remove portion of the New Inlet DamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... and the changes that could occur to the ecosystem. Additionally, Peck said the river sediment transport at Oak Island, Bald Head Island, and Ft. Fisher would be negatively impacted, jeopardizing their barrier island protection. The Town of Carolina ...

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  11. Shark attack victim transferred for rehabRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 14 | The Robesonian

    ... s on June 14. She lost her left arm below the elbow and suffered a leg injury from the attack, which happened off Oak Island. Her parents said in a statement that the move to rehab is "a giant leap forward" toward taking their daughter home.

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  12. Editorial: Still much to learn about shark attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Sun Journal

    ... handler, who is from Wilmington, not to post anything after two teenagers became victims of shark attacks off Oak Island. At least eight people have been bitten by sharks along the North Carolina coast so far this year, including two who lost limbs. ...

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  13. Girl bitten by shark moved to Charlotte hospital for rehabRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    Girl bitten by shark moved to Charlotte hospital for rehab Girl bitten by shark moved to Charlotte hospital for rehab Check out this story on WCNC.com: Emergency responders assist a girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., June 14, 2015. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 12-year-old girl who lost her left arm to a shark off Oak Island has moved from N.C. Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill to Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte.

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  14. Young shark attack victim moving to new hospital for rehabRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | WBTV

    ... s on June 14. She lost her left arm below the elbow and suffered a leg injury from the attack, which happened off Oak Island. Her parents said in a statement that the move to rehab is "a giant leap forward" toward taking their daughter home.

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  15. Kiersten Yow has been discharged from NC Children's HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The 12-year-old North Carolina girl who lost an arm in an Oak Island shark attack has been released from the hospital. In a statement issued by the surgeon-in-chief at UNC Children's Hospital, Kiersten Yow will continue her recovery at the Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte.

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  16. 12-Year-Old North Carolina Shark Attack Victim Released from HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | People

    The 12-year-old girl who lost her arm when she was attacked by a shark on June 14 has been released from the hospital. Kiersten Yow was in Oak Island, North Carolina, when the incident happened.

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  17. Still much to learn about shark attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... handler, who is from Wilmington, not to post anything after two teenagers became victims of shark attacks off Oak Island. At least eight people have been bitten by sharks along the North Carolina coast so far this year, including two who lost limbs. ...

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  18. Marine treated for possible shark biteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... from Colorado Springs, Colo., lost his left arm less than 90 minutes later and about 2 miles away off the town of Oak Island, N.C. Each victim was about 20 yards offshore. June 23: A 9-year-old Fort Mill, S.C., boy was bitten by a shark off St. ...

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  19. Marine treated for possible shark biteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... from Colorado Springs, Colo., lost his left arm less than 90 minutes later and about 2 miles away off the town of Oak Island, N.C. Each victim was about 20 yards offshore. June 23: A 9-year-old Fort Mill, S.C., boy was bitten by a shark off St. ...

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  20. To prevent shark attacks, stop fishingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Newsday

    ... because the pilings offer fish a refuge and a place to congregate. Last month, two serious shark attacks off Oak Island, N.C., occurred within 100 yards of fishing piers. The young victims of those attacks both lost limbs. And when a shark is ...

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