The longtime journalist and Brunswick County native has fished his entire life and knows a trick or two.
He grew up lake fishing with his grandfather, but Petrigac, who now conducts creel surveys for the Division of Marine Fisheries, has made saltwater fishing his life.
Family is especially important for Chris Medlin, owner of East Coast Sports in Surf City, who comes from a long line of coastal business owners, dating back to the late 1940s.
Journalist Catherine Kozak recalls her years covering the late Sen. Marc Basnight and his approach to politics, his impact on the Outer Banks and his passion for the coastal environment.
Capt. Rick Patterson tried competitive bass fishing but later turned his focus and his passion toward saltwater angling and helping people, especially young folks, catch a big one for the first time.
Allie Best, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is one of two recently named recipients of the North Carolina Space Grant and North Carolina Sea Grant, a fellowship awarded to students whose research explores challenging coastal problems.
A journey on foot from Clingmans Dome to the Outer Banks provided a new outlook on life, and people.
Simpson is the featured carver at this year’s Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival set for Saturday and president and cofounder of the Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild.
Marilyn Berry Morrison, an outspoken advocate for the Roanoke-Hatteras Tribe of the Algonquian Indians of North Carolina, has led the effort for official state recognition of the tribe she calls “keepers of the land” and is still represented here on the Outer Banks.
A retired NC Central professor and preservationist of African American history, Dr. Ben Speller of Edenton is a self-described collaborator who says that, despite the things that divide us, there’s more that we share in common than some may care to admit.
Outer Banks residents Tom and Vickie Byers’ interest in minimizing their home’s environmental footprint led them to create a rainwater system for their garden, showers and flushes.
North American Butterfly Association President Jeffrey Glassberg recently visited Bogue Banks specifically to see the rare species named for the Crystal Coast.
A supportive family helped fuel the conservationist passions of the Coastal Land Trust’s new director, but a stint on a research team set his course.
David Cecelski shares his conversation with retired Trooper Bob Edwards, sole eyewitness to the 1966 bombing of an African American church in Craven County.
Walker Golder, formerly with the National Audubon Society, is the new executive director of the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust.
Now chief culinary specialist aboard a Navy sub based in Guam, Chief Petty Officer Sam Lewis’ kitchen experience began with a high school job washing dishes back home in Beaufort.