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2014-04-08 08:25:08

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Young students are exploring and learning about the state's barrier islands through a hands-on educational program supported by volunteers, a local nonprofit, the state, and the generosity of local businesses. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/PH00170-a Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/PH00170-b Nonprofit Masonboro.org president Richard Johnson, in partnership with North Carolina Coastal Reserve,...

2013-02-23 23:03:06

Wrightsville Beach Biathlon seeks best Runners and Stand Up Paddleboarders for Masonboro Trophy competition benefiting SUP Cleanup. Wrightsville Beach, N.C. (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 Four miles running the surf. Four miles stand up paddleboarding the sound. Relay team time to beat: 1 hour, 13 minutes 40 seconds. Jason St. Clair, event chairman, today announced call for entries to find the fastest Run/SUP relay teams in the nation for the 2013 Wrightsville Beach Biathlon. This year's race is...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Gareth McGrath, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 21--WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH -- The interlopers stepped up their pace when they recognized they had been spotted taking a shortcut through the bird preserve at the north end of this barrier island. But they couldn't move fast enough before they were intercepted by Angela Mangiameli, a conservation biologist with Audubon North Carolina. "They said they were sorry, that they didn't want to walk around," Mangiameli said as she returned to...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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