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4545
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Settled around 1730, Swansboro, in Onslow County, was a busy Revolutionary War port with a major shipbuilding industry. After the Civil War, the shipping industry declined and was replaced by lumber and fishing interests. Today Swansboro is a picturesque town filled with shops, restaurants, and historic homes, a place many tourists miss in their haste to reach their beach rentals.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 2000, p28-29, il Periodical Website
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4550
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Shad and herring fisheries on coastal rivers have fed generations of eastern Carolinians. However, technological innovations, pollution, and overfishing have decreased the size of the annual harvest. Shannon describes the fisheries at Lock and Dam No. 1, Cape Fear River; Contentnea Creek, in Grifton; and the Roanoke River at Jamesville; and their prospects in the twenty-first century.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 2000, p6-13, il Periodical Website
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4552
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For those who enjoy taking a step back through time, the new North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is a treasure trove of fossils collected along the North Carolina coast, coastal plain, and Piedmont. Included in the collection are a rare 500-million-year-old Pteridinum carolinaense, one of only seven found worldwide and the only one on exhibit; a 110-million-year-old dinosaur; and a rare right whale.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 2000, p26-27, il Periodical Website
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4551
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Netmaking is as old as fishing. It is a specialized craft that is slowly fading away, with only six full-time net shops left in the state, and fewer still in Georgia and South Carolina. One reason for the decline is the increase in federal and state regulations governing commercial fishermen. North Carolina has requirements on the use of particular nets, including fixed, gill, trawl, and channel.
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4553
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Nearly extinct in the state by the 1970s, black bears have made a comeback, with around 8,500 now living in the mountains and coastal plain. Increasing development has brought human and bears in close proximity, and encounters are inevitable. Vega gives insights on bear behavior and how to handle a close encounter.
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