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North Carolina Sea Grant is working with the National Weather Service to spearhead public awareness in beach communities about rip currents. Katie Mosher highlights the safety program and groundbreaking rip current research in Florida.

HURRICANE RESISTANCE: Retrofitting, Storm Shutters Increase Safety

The hurricane resistance of may homes can be improved by using a variety of techniques to reduce the chance of structural damage and damage from wind-blown water or flood waters. Ann Green explains new designs for plywood shutters and strong rooms.

THE COASTAL SOCIETY: The Whole is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

An international organization, The Coastal Society celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Pam Smith chronicles the TCS leadership legacy and its influence on North Carolina.

Midgett Brothers: “Wildest Bus Ride” on Hatteras Island

A bus line was the first public transportation system on Hatteras Island. Ann Green relates stories from Stocky and Anderson Midgett about bumpy bus rides along sandy roads.

Researchers Find New Use For Ozone

A new study found that treating raw fish and processing equipment with ozone greatly reduced the number of bacteria that could spoil seafood. Ann Green looks at the potential benefits of ozone in seafood processing plants.

Catch It and Cook It

The recreational angler has countless possibilities for catching the limit without leaving solid ground. Pam Smith gives some tips for gearing up and shares some tasty recipes from Joyce Taylor.