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KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT: Generations Honor Hatteras Tradition

Families gather on Hatteras Island for a homecoming of lightkeepers’ descendants who share fond memories of life inside the keepers’ quarters and compare family trees. The families also join to unveil a stone memorial that marks a special heritage.

ANGLING IN THE ATLANTIC: Tourists Fancy Charter Fishing

Join Ann Green on a charter boat ride into the rough waters of the Atlantic where eager men, women and children crowd along a railing to bottom fish. Along North Carolina’s coast, each region has developed its own charter fishing niche, based on the type of fish caught.

CHRISTMAS IN EDENTON: A Revolutionary Holiday

Edenton residents are proud of the town’s historic past. They keep the holiday spirit alive with a traditional candlelight tour of historic homes, complete with candles glowing in the window and a church decorated with greenery.

Maritime Marinades: Chemistry in the Kitchen

A North Carolina Fishery Resource Grant Project results in a flavorful seafood marinade that retains moisture and protects the structural integrity of fish.

Books for One-Stop Holiday Shopping

Pam Smith offers several suggestions for your Christmas list, including books on lighthouses and their keepers. The list also has selections that give a nostalgic view of a familiar vacation spot and tales of changing coastal traditions and cultures.

Giant on the Loose

An aquatic nuisance called giant salvinia is plaguing waterways across the nation and in North Carolina. Find out how state officials and researchers are working together to solve this problem.