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Coastinista:  Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)
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Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

A few years ago, as seen in these photos, I was doing a beach cleanup at the South end of Topsail Island and came across this Common Loon that was hooked, tangled, and emaciated. I was able to grab him, remove the hook and line, but he was still in bad shape.  I took him to Possumwood Acres Wildlife Rehab in Hubert where he recovered and was released. This is not all that uncommon and happens from time-to-time when surf and pier fishing. This summer, while attending the Southeastern Marine Debris Consortium Workshop in Charleston, I got a text message from a friend, who was pier fishing, with a photo of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle entangled in his line. I […]

Wrightsville Oyster Roast and NC Surf to Sound Challenge

Wrightsville Oyster Roast and NC Surf to Sound Challenge

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Oct. 30, 2014 – Prime oyster season has arrived and the Wrightsville Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Second Annual Oyster Roast on Sunday, Nov. 2, 4-7 p.m. This all you can shuck and eat festival will be surfside, at Oceanic Pier. On the menu will be an estimated 40 bushels of fresh local oysters, shrimp plates, sides, sauces, hushpuppies, deserts, drinks, and optional bar. Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, tickets are only $30 per person and are available at Robert’s Grocery, South End Surf Shop, or online at: www.Wrightsville.org. Sales are limited to 350.   Event proceeds will help preserve historic Howell Cottage, home to the Wrightsville Beach Visitor’s Center and Chamber of […]

Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 30, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Kemba Walker to a multi-year extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Today is a great day for the Charlotte Hornets,” Cho said. “To be able to retain such an important piece of the core we are building here in Charlotte is exciting. Kemba is an integral part of the culture we’re trying to create within our organization and we are excited that he will continue to be a part of our team for years to come.” TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) The 6-1 Walker was selected by Charlotte ninth overall of the 2011 NBA Draft and […]

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Paige voted Preseason Player of Year; Okafor tabbed for Rookie honor CHARLOTTE, NC (theACC.com) Oct. 29, 2014 – Duke will enter the 2014-15 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league’s  annual “Operation Basketball.” The Blue Devils, who return guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon, along with starting forward Amile Jefferson from last year’s team that finished 26-9 and tied for third place in the final ACC regular-season standings, received 41 of 65 first-place votes in Wednesday’s preseason poll. In addition to the solid group of veterans, the Blue Devils boast a talented cast of newcomers that includes 6-foot-11 freshman Jahlil Okafor. TICKETS: Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball North Carolina […]

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill

Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill

Make sure to arrive early for Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina on Friday night! The dance floor will certainly fill up quick as the house will be rockin’ to HOT Southern Country originals and covers. Make sure to get your copy of the latest CD “it is what it is…” by Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band!

It’s a Wonderful Time of the Year – For a Wonderful Group of Tarheels!

It’s a Wonderful Time of the Year – For a Wonderful Group of Tarheels!

Operation North State Is Requesting Your Assistance With Its 2014 NCCARES Christmas Box Project WINSTON-SALEM, NC Oct. 26, 2014 – September 1st, Operation North State (ONS) began accepting the names of 1500 North Carolina deployed troops to receive its 2014 NCCARES Christmas Boxes – utilizing North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride. We currently, we have received requests for 600 boxes; we kickoff major media support and Public Service Announcements (PSAs) next week which will assist in securing the remaining recipient names. Volunteers (ONS’ chairman, founder, executive director, staff and supporters) make this special gift possible. Please consider joining us! Considered one of the state’s most popular Christmas gift box projects, this year’s gift box will feature a minimum of […]

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Carolina RailHawks Win & Remain in the Hunt for the Final Spot in The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Win & Remain in the Hunt for the Final Spot in The Championship

Defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks 2-0 at Silverbacks Park ATLANTA, GA Oct. 25, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (11W-4D-11L, 37 Pts.) needed a win in Atlanta to keep their postseason dreams alive and with two goals from Nacho Novo and Devon Sandoval the RailHawks were able to do just that, as they rolled to victory over the Silverbacks (6W-5D-15L, 23 Pts.).  ‪The RailHawks were unable to achieve any type of offensive flow in the first portion of the first half, but momentum swung in the favor of the RailHawks after goalkeeper, Scott Goodwin, came up with a tremendous penalty kick save on Silverbacks forward, Jaime Chávez in the 35th minute of play. Following Goodwin’s save, the RailHawks stormed down the field with […]

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NC Aquarium hosts bewitching Halloween event Oct. 29-30

NC Aquarium hosts bewitching Halloween event Oct. 29-30

Trick or Treat Under the Sea at NC Aquarium Oct. 29-30   PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Oct. 25, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers two bewitching evenings of fishy fun with Trick or Treat Under the Sea on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 30. Choose the evening that works best for your family or come both nights for a double dose of Halloween activities with an aquatic twist. Trick-or-treating is the main attraction as little characters and critters show off their costumes and load up on goodies at decorated booths sponsored by local businesses. Aquarium exhibits become haunted waters with décor suited to the occasion. The bolder bunch can venture outside to see the […]

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20 NASHVILLE, TN Oct. 21, 2014 – Certain to be a night that you’ll never forget, the ACM, CMA, CMT-nominated duo Love and Theft are bringing their action-packed performance to Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20, 2014 as part of their headlining “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour. Supporting acts also taking the stage that night are Joel Crouse with DJ DU. Best known for their #1 platinum hit “Angel Eyes,” which garnered over seven million views on YouTube/Vevo to date, the duo takes to the road this fall on their very first headlining “Night That You’ll […]

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

WILMINGTON, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – On Saturday, Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon will bring nearly 2,300 athletes, along with their friends, family and trainers to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. An additional 300 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s 5K, held in conjunction with the triathlon. An estimated 8,000 spectators will cheer the athletes. The USAT-sanctioned PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, and offers a half iron distance triathlon. The full triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the half distance begins at 8:30 a.m. with a swim in the channel at the southern tip of Wrightsville […]

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