Table of Contents
Growth on the coast is inevitable. Smart Growth is about making places that are economically and environmentally sustainable. Pam Smith shows how planning holds the key to the quality of life in many coastal communities.
- River Dunes: A Sustainable Development
Tour a large-scale community being carved from a pine plantation in Pamlico County to find out how developers are safeguarding precious water resources.
- All Things New Again: Renew, Recycle, Reuse
Meet a Kitty Hawk couple whose dream house is “clean and green,” from its recycled roofing material to its reused rainwater system.
Kathleen Angione explores how Gene Ballance, a fisherman and mathematician from Ocracoke, combines historic maps with satellite technology and sonar imaging to help restore native oysters to Pamlico Sound.
North Carolina shrimpers are facing economic and cultural challenges. Global competition is threatening their livelihoods, while coastal development is crowding out traditional waterfront uses. Tasha Petty explores the issues and talks with folks fighting for their future.
Plymouth’s Civil War Battle
Ann Green follows Union and Confederate soldiers as they engage in a skirmish on the streets of Plymouth. She also takes readers along on a torchlight tour of historic sites.
PEOPLE & PLACES:
The Odyssey of the Periauger
Ryan Reynolds climbs aboard the Periauger, a replica of a cargo-carrying boat that played an important role in coastal economy during the 18th century. Its builders looked to history to launch a modern adventure.