Commentary: Questions abound with industrial oyster farm bill, It’s dirty – plain and simple.

Wonder what all the heartburn is about with the oyster restoration bill sponsored by local legislators Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, and Rep. Beverly Boswell, R-Dare? It’s dirty – plain and simple. And although the who, what and how parts are now visible, there are a ton of questions about various entities that are yet to be answered. The North Carolina Coastal Federation is taking the heat for the oyster aquaculture bill, H361, that contains a few needed fixes but primarily was written to benefit one company – a foreign company with a murky record in other states where it does business. But the Coastal Federation and the collaboratory that was appointed to map out a plan to grow the state’s oyster industry didn’t write the bill. >click to read<10:14

National Geographic’s ‘Wicked Tuna’ visits Jack’s Waterfront Bar 5 to 9 p.m. Friday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Jack’s Waterfront Bar on the Morehead City waterfront will host a reception honoring the National Geographic channel show “Wicked Tuna North vs. South”from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  Capt. Reed Meredith of the Wahoo, Capt. Gary Mayer of the Fishin’ Frenzy and Capt. Britton Shackleford of the Doghouse are the commercial fishermen who will make appearances. Read the rest here 11:42