Coast Guard considers shutting down Oregon Inlet

  A Coast Guard captain said Friday that he is prepared to close Oregon Inlet to recreational and commercial boat traffic within weeks if sand continues to accumulate in the dynamic waterway faster than dredging can remove it.   The buildup of sand - shoaling - around the Bonner Bridge has increased exponentially, elevating the…

Kellam grad finds way to combine loves of teaching, sport

  Ric Burnley loves to cast out his knowledge. Whether it's in the classroom getting high schoolers to understand English or at home with his young daughter explaining the world, Burnley is passionate about teaching. He shines the most, though, when he combines his fervor for educating with his love for fishing. "My passion is…

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