Beasley, founding director of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, received the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award for outstanding contributions to wildlife diversity in North Carolina.
Susan West, 73, remembered as longtime voice of NC fishers
West, an author and advocate who organized a women’s auxiliary group to the North Carolina Fisheries Association, died unexpectedly Thursday at Outer Banks Hospital.
For some, Pamlico River was part of underground railroad
“Freedom seekers used this river,” says Leesa Jones, executive director of the Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum.
Down East shares grief, strength after tragedy
The world stopped for Down East communities Sunday when a private plane with eight passengers, six from Carteret County, went down after a duck hunting trip in Hyde County.
Community races against time to restore dilapidated church
Half of the $1 million needed has been raised to restore the mid-1800s Reaves Chapel, which has fallen into disrepair over the last 15 years since a congregation last worshipped within its walls.
Forgotten message in a bottle washes up 25 miles away
The message a South Dakota family put in a bottle and tossed in Corolla waters in 2016 was not an SOS, but a note asking to be contacted when and where the bottle washed up, which Steve Jarvis with Kitty Hawks Woods Reserve was happy to oblige.
An epic Outer Banks bike trip in 1971 changed teens’ lives
Inspired by a pirate movie and David Stick’s Outer Banks history book, Kevin Duffus and his friends Gary Snyder and Bob Thurber rolled out of Greenville 50 years ago on a biking expedition that was brutal, exhausting and transformative.
Teen SCUBAnauts Dive into Oceanography
The Morehead City-based SCUBAnauts gives teens with an interest in scuba diving and marine science a chance to explore underwater while learning about oceanography.
Former Duck Manager Takes Plymouth Post
Former Duck town manager Chris Layton has been hired as Plymouth’s interim town manager, a job that has seen its share of turnover.
Our Coast’s People: Ocracoke’s Two Blanches
Named after the late Blanche Howard Joliff of Ocracoke, the handcrafted fishing boat Blanche has changed hands many times since 1934 and is now an outdoor exhibit at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum.
Our Coast’s People: Nathan Richards
Nathan Richards, head of the Marine Heritage Program at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, began his marine archaeology career in Australia. He and his team recently solved the mystery of the Pappy’s Lane shipwreck in Rodanthe.
Coastal Sketch: Brooke Breen
As an experienced wildlife rehabilitator, the new executive director of the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Carteret County knows time is of the essence.
Coastal Sketch: The Bird Man of Frisco
Lou Browning jokes that his hobby of caring for wild animals has gotten out of hand. He is the only federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator on the Outer Banks, one of only two in the northeast part of the coast.