Havelock High School teacher and soccer coach Josh Helms has been honing his angling skills since childhood, most recently exploring the art of fly fishing, and says an open mind is vital.
The coastal processes specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant recently completed her studies and stepped into the job long held by Spencer Rogers, who retired last year.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Cape Fear Academy lacrosse coach Paul Gilbert used to coach fall sports, but now autumn is reserved for fishing.
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.
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.
He’s a geospatial mapping specialist who has loved fishing his entire life and a former competitive angler.
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.
A fly fisherman since childhood in western Pennsylvania, Capt. Harry Meraklis of Kitty Hawk knows how to adapt to Outer Banks conditions.
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.
“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.
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.