Feasibly, 5,000 will fill Aurora for Fossil Festival

The Fossil Festival dominates a tiny Eastern North Carolina town this weekend, drawing a worldwide crowd for a chance to dig for ancient finds. One of the world’s largest sources of Miocene and Pliocene fossils once hid beneath the dirt of rural Beaufort County.


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UNC-Duke prep for women’s lacrosse final four

Area fans have eagerly anticipated a Duke-North Carolina meeting in a final four for years, but as it turns out it won’t be in basketball. The third-seeded Blue Devils (16-4) and second-seeded Tar Heels (17-3) will play in the national semifinals of the NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament at 5 pm Friday in PPL Park in Chester, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb.

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