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If you haven’t already purchased solar eclipse glasses to view Monday’s total solar eclipse, you’re out of luck.

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Jennette’s Pier is the longest public pier in North Carolina. It stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean 1,000-feet.More than 185,000 customers enjoyed fishing, sightseeing, an educational class or wedding reception visiting in 2016.Anglers have the opportunity to target plenty of different At…

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Earlier this month, volunteers with Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) stood on a Nags Head beach to ensure the about-to-hatch baby sea turtles in nest #1 safely made their way to the Atlantic Ocean.

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On Monday, Aug. 21, the Great American Eclipse will capture the attention of millions of Americans — an estimated 12.2 million people live in the path of the total solar eclipse.

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There’s something about the smell of the waterfront. The brine of the sea, sun-baked into the docks, fusing with the diesel from the boats, the likes of which have seen countless hours offshore. Co-mingle that with fresh cut bait, a hot basket of hush puppies, and the result is somehow intox…

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They’ve been on the earth for more than 100 million years. They’ve survived catastrophic meteor strikes and mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs — but they might not survived humanity.

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Nineteen aquariums across the United States — including of all three N.C. Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier — have joined forces and created a new Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) to address one of the gravest threats facing ocean and freshwater animals: plastic pollution.

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As the steam rises from the pavement like a cobra from its basket a double arched rainbow graces the summer sky. With their eerie allure, bioluminescence dances across the crest of each ocean wave, as if to welcome visitors to her shores. Ghost crabs scurry to and fro like dancers on a stage…

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If the sand and sun are too hot to handle, or if you just want to explore the waters like the Outer Banks' early Native American tribes, kayak rentals — as well as guided kayak tours — are a call or click away. Many equipment rental companies offer kayak delivery.

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Currituck County offers a treasure trove of spots that should not be missed. Visitors to the Outer Banks should not miss the opportunity to check out some of the highlights. Following is a sampling of what awaits happy wanderers.

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It’s rhythmic — the casting of the line, back and forth, back and forth, the delicate, yet tantalizing fly dancing across the water, almost begging the fish below to have a bite.

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Fishing improves in March beginning with the likely return of Northern puffers. These small to medium-sized fish puff up with air when they’re caught and reeled in. Prized for their meat by some anglers, they are often called blowfish or blow toads. The Northern puffer is not deadly poisonou…

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Ken Partlow of Currituck shows off a nice puppy drum he caught at Jennette’s Pier in February. A former fishing instructor, he has enjoyed a great run of keeper drum over the winter. Fortunately, this year the puppy drum stuck around Outer Banks waters throughout the change of seasons, and t…

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As a surfer you meet heaps of people. With some people you stay connected in the water, and with some the experience is more fleeting. And then there are those who stick with you no matter where you go. Mickey McCarthy was one of those people. At the mere mention of his name, a smile broaden…

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What do you do when the chill in the air becomes daunting, the urge to shiver is instantaneous and the sky is a heavy gray blanket? Some head straight to the couch and hibernation. Others kick off the covers and seek some adventure.

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore stretches 70 miles from Nags to Ocracoke Island, protecting a huge portion of the Outer Banks from development and preserving habitat for native wildlife. A great variety of outdoor recreation is available here, including swimming, beach combing, hunting, fish…

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Pea Island NWR was established in 1938 to preserve and protect habitat for a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles and nesting, resting and wintering migratory birds. The bird list for the refuge boasts more than 365 species, and the wildlife list has 25 species of mammals, 24 species o…

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This eastern North Carolina wildlife refuge protects and preserves habitat for a variety of wildlife, including red wolves, American alligators, black bears, red-cockaded woodpeckers and a variety of migratory birds. Fishing, hunting, paddling, wildlife observation, photography, environmenta…

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How Surfline impacts the world of surfing with hyper-local forecasting.

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To fish alone or hire a guide, that is the question.

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A fisherwoman’s desire to help cancer patients lives on in the Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament.

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Diversify your workout by taking it to the water with SUP yoga

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Father/son fishing duo Jim and Jimmie Horning prove that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.