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When the Outer Banks winds take a turn for the worse, it’s man against sea as the turbulent Atlantic Ocean threatens the fishermen’s quest for bluefin tuna. Plagued by a short quota and an even shorter weather window, the pressure is on for the northern and southern boats to act fast or risk financial—or nautical—…

Few images in history are as seared in America’s consciousness as that of American Airlines Flight 11 crashing into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 2001. In the days, months, and even years following the attack, the horrific events of that day and the aftermath have been relived through the media —…

This fall, love is in the air at Pol Clinic as Charles plans a surprise anniversary getaway for his parents. But there are sick animals across central Michigan that need Dr. Pol before he can get out of town and celebrate 46 years of marriage with Diane. First up is a bellowing, bloated calf with…

Today, 1500 people will die from cancer. They are our brothers, our sisters, our fathers and mothers, our husbands and wives, our best friends, our children, ourselves. It’s a topic that’s difficult to talk about, and even harder to face; but it’s something that’s closer to all of us than we could have ever imagined.…

As the War on Drugs rages on with no end in sight, a catalyst for the conflict’s beginning has reemerged: heroin. National trends clearly indicate that heroin use is on the rise once again. And while heroin’s popularity today hasn’t triggered usage levels akin to the drug’s ‘70s heyday,  if upward trends continue, there’s a…

Dr. Brenda has been a staple at Pol Veterinary services for over 21 years. Starting fresh out of college, she’s been a part of the family ever since. Tonight on The Incredible Dr. Pol, the clinic staff and even some of the long-time clients reminisce about their fondest memories with the also incredible Dr. Brenda. The…

It’s early in the Outer Banks Bluefin tuna season, but it’s already obvious that even an experienced fisherman might not have what it takes to survive in this hyper-competitive fishery. The animosity between southern and northern boats reaches a fever pitch, while the longstanding rivalry between two southern boats raises the stakes for the whole…

Love at first sight. A “sixth sense.” That feeling in the pit of your stomach that something’s not quite right. Our brains guide our actions, but as it turns out, you make a lot of decisions that you’re not even aware of making. That split-second feeling in your gut that overrules your logical thinking skills…

Passing through security in the airport or subjecting your luggage to screening at the border is a notoriously serious affair in the U.S. And while this has only increased since 9/11, these transit hubs and points of entry (POEs) remain highly important in the federal government’s war on drugs, as law enforcement attempts to make…

When another Northern boat comes steaming into the Outer Banks, the Southerners fear a full-scale invasion of the fishery. While some take drastic action to send a warning to their new rivals, others double down on their efforts to start bringing in Bluefin and guarantee their own fair share of the quota. For Tyler McLaughlin…