Shark expert Paul Barrington at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher says there are several reasons for the attacks. The biggest reason, he says, is that more people than ever are going into the water.
Mopeds, which have operated for years with little regulation, are on their way to stricter requirements and rising costs – starting with a state law that goes into effect Wednesday requiring mopeds to be registered with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.
Summers are for distractions. Beaches and books, family trips to national parks, blockbuster movies. Legislatures recess and presidents go to ranches or seaside villages. The news is slow. Political eye-ripping waits lazily until after Labor Day.