Terming new federal fishing regulations "ridiculous," U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta promised local fishermen he'd work across party lines to develop a game plan to try to save the already endangered commercial fishing industry.
Bill Koch has offered a $500,000 challenge grant to the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame as it launches the 2011 Capital Campaign.
The Norwegian yacht Berserk, skippered by Jarle Andøy, is missing in Antarctica after hurricane winds swept the area. The distress beacon has stopped transmitting. Several ships in the area are steaming toward the sailing yacht's last known location to join in a search.
After four American cruisers were killed aboard their yacht by Somali pirates who hijacked the vessel, Jennifer Cooke, director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., has posted an opinion piece on CNN.com on how to address the issue of increasingly brazen pirates prowling off Africa.
The shifting sands and ever-changing shape of North Carolina's coast may be most evident along the area's barrier islands, where beach towns are the front line in the conflict between human development and the natural processes that can threaten the homes and property built there.
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