He grew up on a soybean farm near Elizabeth City and his billion-dollar empire included for a time Southern Shores in Dare County, a different sort of asset that paid off.
Reared in Northwest England, surrounded by botanical gardens and history, the unlikely developer says she “became a builder because local builders wouldn’t do anything except beach boxes.”
Well-known surfboard shaper Dave Rohde of Kitty Hawk is also renowned as an expert fisherman and guide, and he credits fishing for saving him from self-destruction.
The Havelock resident, former college and pro baseball player and newspaper sports writer has turned his love of fishing into a growing enterprise.
Fourth in a special series: Frank Stick’s Outer Banks development dreams having been largely dashed by the Great Depression and a hurricane, the conservationist landowner launched his calculated campaign to establish a seashore attraction.
New series: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Gil Gaul dives into newspaper clippings, archives and other sources to reveal the complex story of the New Jersey artist, outdoorsman, developer and speculator who filled miles of Outer Banks beaches with hundreds of houses.
Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe Club paddlers recently completed a three-day, 125-mile journey from Swansboro to Cape Hatteras in a traditional oceangoing Polynesian canoe to raise awareness of risks to water quality.
The Wilmington native’s Facebook group, Female Fishing Fanatics, is open to all anglers, but is specifically a safe haven for women to be able to post their catches without fear of online harassment.
UNCW researcher and Hatteras Island resident Kate Sutherland studies the chemical isotopes of the feathers from black-capped petrels, a difficult-to-study, endangered pelagic birds species.
The Kitty Hawk resident is no stereotypical fly fisher, but she may have learned a thing or two from some who were.
A quarter-century career as a state fisheries biologist may give Chris Batsavage an edge on the water, but his personal database may be his most powerful advantage.
Meg Puckett, who manages the herd for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, knows well the challenges and the horses themselves, but she says the work never gets old.
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.