Photo by Sam Bland.

New research suggests the extinct megalodon shark might have been nearly 60 feet long. Photo courtesy of N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Jimmy Morris (right) started growing shellfish in the early 1980s after shifting from a career in commercial fishing. Credit: Baxter Miller

photo by Baxter Miller

Photo of a bridge crossing over the Neuse River in Kinston. The title of the article,