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News Release

August 5, 2008

OBX Wild photographers asked to hang work in Museum of Life and Sciences in Durham
By Sandy Semans
Sentinel Staff

Photographs used in OBX Wild have resulted in two of the contributing photographers receiving invitations to hang their work in the Museum of Life and Sciences in Durham.

Local photographer Linda Porter, a photo contributor to the magazine, and Guy Livesay, the winner of the OBX Wild photo contest were invited by Anne Baugh, the museum's exhibits research specialist, to exhibit collections of their work there until Sept. 1.

OBX Wild magazine celebrates the Outer Banks' long list of outdoor adventures including the annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival held each November.

Baugh extended the invitations to Porter and Livesay after she saw their work in the magazine that she received from the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce which, each year, mails the magazine to former Wings Over Water participants.

The highly acclaimed private nonprofit museum is located on 70 acres and has about 90,000 square feet of exhibit space, as well as outdoor features including a farmyard, playground and wild animal venues.

It also boasts the largest butterfly exhibit east of the Mississippi.

There also is a long list of interactive programs that foster creative learning about topics ranging from computers, to weather, to wildlife.

To learn more about this fascinating science museum, visit www.lifeandscience.org or call 919-220-5429.

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Carolina Bird Club, Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society and the Outer Banks Sentinel. Details about Wings Over Water can be found in OBX Wild or at www.wingsoverwater.org. Or call the Chamber at 252-441-8144.

OBX Wild is published by the Outer Banks Sentinel.