Chris Ellis of Sneads Ferry, who loves to fish and is successful at it even when others aren’t catching, advises focusing on the experience for personal growth.
Guide Tom Roller says healthy fisheries take care of fishers
The owner of WaterDog Guide Service of Beaufort serves on the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and was recently honored for his conservation ethic.
Women mark STEM milestone at Corps research facility
Women comprise half the science and engineering staff at the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Field Research Facility, or Duck Pier, which now features a lactation room.
Professor among growing number of women in STEM
N.C. Central University assistant professor Dr. Carresse Gerald uses her role in the classroom to encourage young females in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Hiker follows vision to link Nags Head, Carova via trails
After the pandemic lockdown, a friend’s wedding in Madrid and a new perspective on getting outside, Luke Halton made it his mission to create a new hiking trail on the Outer Banks.
Coach Gilbert takes to the water as others take to the field
Cape Fear Academy lacrosse coach Paul Gilbert used to coach fall sports, but now autumn is reserved for fishing.
Woman turning family land into refuge for wildlife, herself
Sheba Shiver, who left a career as a clinical psychologist and returned to her family’s 50 acres in Pender County, was approved in 2021 for a conservation grant. While waiting for the money, she had more than 10,000 trees planted.
Landowners find Black lifesaving hero’s forgotten grave
Retired Coast Guard Cmdr. Gavin Wente and his wife Renee didn’t know when they bought their property last year that it included the unrecorded gravesite of Capt. Lewis Wescott, who participated in one of the most daring ocean rescues in Outer Banks history.
Seafloor mapper Dave Bernstein knows how to find fish
He’s a geospatial mapping specialist who has loved fishing his entire life and a former competitive angler.
NC coast a perfect lab for whale researcher Andy Read
Duke University marine biology professor and Duke Marine Lab Director Andy Read, who has studied marine mammals worldwide, says the diversity of marine species here is crucial to his work.
Fly-fishing guide Harry Meraklis shares saltwater secrets
A fly fisherman since childhood in western Pennsylvania, Capt. Harry Meraklis of Kitty Hawk knows how to adapt to Outer Banks conditions.
Hyde County protest led to little-known, civil rights success
Black and Native American parents in Hyde County carried out in 1969 one of the longest and most successful Civil Rights protests in the country.
Native American roots run deep in Hyde; much is unknown
“It’s really like putting together a puzzle,” says career journalist and family researcher Ramona Brown, who grew up in Beaufort County and now lives in Knightdale.
Ocean advocate Randy Sturgill shifts focus to help Ukraine
After careers in law enforcement and, more recently, a 10-year stint with Oceana, the Brunswick County resident plans to stay busy securing military gear and goods and shipping them to Ukraine.
Native Hawaiian, ferry crewman discovers love for NC coast
Growing up on Oahu, Michael “Bo” Howlett thought there was nowhere he would rather live, then the avid fisher met Amy from eastern North Carolina.
Outdoor writer Jerry Dilsaver draws from life experience
The longtime journalist and Brunswick County native has fished his entire life and knows a trick or two.