Farmers in Hyde County are joining environmentalists to in a massive effort to improve water quality and hydrology, protect wetlands and create shorebird habitat.
An unlikely alliance of farmers and environmentalists is working to restore the hydrology of Hyde County and to make Pamlico Sound more hospitable for oysters.
Marc Basnight of Manteo rose to unprecedented political power as the president of the N.C. Senate for 18 years. In this, the second of two parts, Basnight, who retired last year, talks about his legislative legacy and about having Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Marc Basnight was the most powerful politician in the state before his retirement last year from the N.C. Senate. He championed many measures to protect coastal resources. Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, Basnight talks about his career in the first of a two-part series. It’s the only interview he’s granted since his retirement.
Without herculean efforts on the part of the N.C. Coastal Federation, other groups and many local people, much of the Albemarle-Pamlico region would have become a coastal strip mine. Instead, that land is now protected as some of the wildest refuges in eastern North America