Coastlines and beaches

April 28, 2017 - 8:27 am
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The city at the heart of South Carolina's $20 billion tourism industry is trying to figure out how to deal with crime at beachfront businesses. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported ( http://bit.ly/2pEh4kg ) city officials and shop owners agree more police could help...
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April 27, 2017 - 10:09 am
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — The costs of cleaning up South Carolina's coast after Hurricane Matthew are going up. The island Packet of Hilton Head reports ( http://bit.ly/2pnt3lF ) the cost of cleaning up local waterways in Beaufort County has increased by $2.5 million. Beaufort County environmental...
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File - In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 file photo, Palestinian women wait near a section of Israel's separation barrier covered in graffiti, one depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the Qalandiya checkpoint , between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israel began construction of its 150-mile (250-kilometer) separation barrier in 2002 in response to a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings. Israel says the structure is a defense measure. But because it frequently juts into occupied West Bank land, the Palestinians see it as a land grab that poses an obstacle to their dream of establishing an independent state. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
April 27, 2017 - 2:23 am
As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Despite widespread skepticism and Mexico's refusal to pay for the wall, as Trump has demanded, the U.S. government has been soliciting bids and test sections...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 2009 law prohibiting Outer Banks retailers from providing plastic bags to customers would be repealed in a wide-ranging environmental measure advancing through the state Senate. The bill approved Monday by a committee and heading next to the chamber floor would do away with...
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In this undated photo provided by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation a humpback whale bears injuries and wounds consistent with vessel strikes. A new study in the journal Marine Mammal Science said whale ship strikes might be more common than previously suspected sighting almost 15 percent of humpback whales are injured by ships strikes. (Skyler Suhrer/Whale and Dolphin Conservation via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 9:29 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought. The scientists focused on the humpback whale population in the southern Gulf of Maine, a body of water off of Massachusetts, New Hampshire...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, file photo, festival goers watch performances at the Emerald Isle, N.C., Beach Music Festival. A 2004 law mandating when North Carolina public schools hold summer vacation is facing its strongest challenge yet from educators and legislators who said more flexibility would improve student performance. The tourism industry and a parents' group are trying to keep summer like it is, with schools starting no earlier than the Monday closest to Aug. 26 and ending no later than the Friday closest to June 11. (John Althouse /The Jacksonville Daily News via AP, File)
April 22, 2017 - 2:23 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing. For more than a dozen years, North Carolina has mandated the beginning and end of summer vacation for public schools. The law was designed to support tourism at the state's beaches and mountain...
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April 22, 2017 - 1:22 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Organizers of a hurricane conference near Georgia's coast say attendance was up by 25 percent from last year as participants discussed the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and prepared for the next tropical system to strike the state. The Chatham Hurricane Conference was held...
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April 22, 2017 - 12:03 pm
KURE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Wildlife officials want people in North Carolina to give alligators some distance — but take a picture of them first if possible. Wildlife Resources Commission Diversity Program coordinator Allen Boynton says those photos will help state biologists determine exactly where...
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April 22, 2017 - 10:22 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing. For more than a dozen years, North Carolina has mandated the beginning and end of summer vacation for public schools. The law was designed to support tourism at the state's beaches and mountain...
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April 12, 2017 - 7:39 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana that sent wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary was apparently caused by a pipe failure but testing has found none of that toxic substance in the lake, the company and federal...
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