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TEACHERS EXPLORE UNIQUE CULTURE
A group of teachers from across North Carolina learn the history, heritage and culture of Ocracoke from Alton Ballance, a tenth-generation native son. Ann Green shares the adventure with readers.
COAST GUARD STATION TAKES NEW MISSION
The U.S. Coast Guard Station on Ocracoke Island has served the state for nearly six decades. In its new life, it will be transformed into a teaching and learning center.
A FERRYTALE FOR ALL SEASONS
Born of geographic necessity, the North Carolina FeffY Division has become the second largest state-owned and -operated system in the country. Pam Smith tells why the ferries are much more than a pleasant way to tour the coast.
TOURISTS’ TRIPS CAN PROVIDE RESEARCH DATA
Wildlife-related activities, such as dolphin watching, are increasing along coastal North Carolina. Ann Green shows how a Sea Grant survey and Outer Banks tour operators are providing insight into what tourists want to know-and need to know-about the species.
PEOPLE & PLACES: Charles Kuralt Trail: Exploring Sites & Sounds
Discover nature at its best — and wildest — along a dozen trails dedicated to Charles Kuralt’ s love of this country’s natural treasures. Pam Smith highlights sites established by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Kuralt’s friends and family.
THE CATCH: The Red Drum: First in fish for North Carolina Recreational Anglers
Go fishing for red drum and learn catch-and-release techniques from a Sea Grant expert.
HISTORIAN’S COAST: The Book of Nature
Historian/author David Cecelski gives readers a rare look into the life of Allen Parker, a tidewater slave. Cecelski draws from Parker’s memoirs, Recollections of Slavery Times, to reveal details of a slave’s daily life, including lessons from “the book of Nature.”