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From Shipwrecks to Reef Balls

North Carolina has one of the premier state-managed artificial reef programs in the country. Pam Smith takes us along on a recent deployment of reef balls by the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.

Getting to the Heart of Hyde County

Folklorist Bill Mansfield helps readers discover the treasures of the Hyde County mainland— the people who keep the heritage alive. We meet the heroes of his new book, featuring photos by Scott Taylor.

Signs of Troubled Waters

Nothing could be finer than a plate of succulent North Carolina oysters, clams and mussels. They’re good to the taste buds and for the economy. But when shellfish waters are closed because of pollution, there are more than consumer and economic implications. Cynthia Henderson tells how closures affect the people who work on the water.

Hope Plantation: Explore Historic Treasure

Tour Hope Plantation in Bertie County with Ann Green. The historic site, which focuses on the rich history and culture of the region, features the stately mansion built by David Stone, who served as governor from 1808 to 1810.

New Research Projects Reflect Sea Grant Spectrum

North Carolina Sea Grant is supporting a new round of research projects, each aimed at a particular aspect of our coast and its vast resources. Learn how Sea Grant research continues to have an impact on coastal issues.

North Carolina: Pelican Paradise

Pelicans are peculiar birds. Lisa Kowite tells us about some of their unique quirks – and how they are being protected by vigilant groups in North Carolina.