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(-t/The%7* Sboreltne Sniff, Swirl Sip & Savor See page 23 Vol. 7, No. 9 A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. mwm what is Passover? By Cierra Tomaso One of my favorite holidays is Passover. Not only is it a spectacular festival, but also the story behind it is very intriguing. It first begins more than 3,000 years ago, when Jacob, a Hebrew, arrived in Egypt with his twelve songs. Canaan, the land of the Hebrews, had been stricken with an awful famine. Fortunately, the Pharaoh of Egypt was kind and gave the Hebrews per mission to dwell in the Land of Goshen, which is the eastern part of the Nile Delta. For a while, they lived in peace. Years after Jacob and his sons died, their heirs did not return to Canaan. (Continued on page 3) April 2011 Rare Beach Visitors Some “visitors” on local beaches have caught the attention of members from the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Cape Lookout Studies Pro gram. During winter months, sightings of seals on beaches and in North Caro lina waters are becoming increasingly frequent. The adult harp seal identified on Wednesday February 23 could be a first for the county, according to Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmas- ter. A second harp seal was also spotted last week on Masonboro Island, near Wilmington, and a third at Kill Devil Hills. “North Carolina is considered part of the normal winter range for har bor seals, but recently we have seen three additional seal species (grey, hooded, and harp seals), all of which we consider well out of their northern (Continued on page 3) The Pine ifesil Shores Radio Station broadcasts 24 hours a day with weather £^d emergency info. EliERiElWCY-CALL 911 mi 72S431t • PUBUC SAFEIY 247-2474 Standard Pre-Sort Permit #35 Atiairtic Bfe^h, NC 28512

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