Swimming Alert Cancelled For Pine Knoll Shores Beach

State officials have lifted a swimming alert for a Carteret County public beach access.

The state Division of Environmental Health had placed a swimming alert for that section of the beach near milepost 8-1/2 in Pine Knoll Shores. This happened after tests taken Tuesday showed bacteria more than four times state and federal standards.

But the alert was lifted Thursday after subsequent sampling showed bacteria levels had dropped to safe standards for swimming and water play.


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A swimming alert has been issued for a public beach on the Crystal Coast in Carteret County.

Initial testing show high levels of bacteria for a public beach access in Pine Knoll Shores. The site is just east of the 8-1/2 milepost. Samples collected Tuesday show the levels more than four times the state and federal standard.

Additional tests will be conducted today and state environmental health officials say if new samples show elevated bacteria counts they will post a swimming advisory sign and issue a swimming advisory.


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  • by Keep cutting boys Location: greenville on Jun 2, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    The state republicans are on their way with a dozen pool filters.
  • by Huh? on Jun 1, 2011 at 07:49 PM
    Instead of being upset over the polution-some really are mad with the EPA for trying to stop them from getting sick? "No, no, I want to play in traffic!" Obviously you don't know how silly you sound! If it really means that much to you to play in nasty water, sneak in! Have a good time! Or maybe the local sewage plant will let you take a swim there. Noooo, we don't need restrictions on polution, 400 tornadoes don't have anything to do with our total lack of concern for ecology, drill everywhere-the heck with the shore line. I am more and more amazed at the absolute lunacy of so many Americans.
  • by anon on Jun 1, 2011 at 03:45 PM
    calm down folks,,all this means is that the yankees have arrived.
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      by Fact Bringer on Jun 1, 2011 at 07:24 PM in reply to anon
      After all these years, the continued ignorant insults about yankees are rather silly, don't you think? Why not grow up. (and pay your fair share of national taxes.. NC is in the red, meaning it spends more federal money than i contributes) - We're Americans.
      • reply
        by anon on Jun 2, 2011 at 07:42 PM in reply to Fact Bringer
        formerly the wise one? from NYC? attending NCU? your narcissistic arrogance is hard to conceal.
  • by Anonymous Location: Not here on Jun 1, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    When will oBlhama and his administration stop jumping in our waters?Talk about a cesspool.
  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Jun 1, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    I wonder if the charge extra for parking when this happens. You know they already have the money they expect to get earmarked and spent. If the beach is to dirty to swim in I guess their goes their extra revenue in more ways than one.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 at 11:47 AM
    What a waste of money. We don't need the gubmnt telling us when we can and can not swim in the water. It is socialism! The EPA is a waste of tax payer dollars!
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      by enc on Jun 1, 2011 at 12:09 PM in reply to
      I bet if you swam in it and got sick from it you would have a different attitude about the situation. Perhaps the tanker dumping its sewage is the problem. Would you want to swim in that?
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      by taxman on Jun 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM in reply to
      Right you are; go ahead and jump in, splash around a bit, gulp down a few mouthfuls then lay down on the sand and puke your guts out.
  • by Scott on Jun 1, 2011 at 11:44 AM
    Come on people, don't pee in the "pool," or anything else for that matter.
  • by super Location: size on Jun 1, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    This past sunday,I was deep sea fishing(about 20 miles) and this super tanker took a super dump!!!Playing in tanker poop isn't FUN!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    That's NASTY!
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