Forgotten NC

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There are many ways to get to know a new community, but for many of us that would include simply driving around to check out the surrounding neighborhoods, towns and countryside. When New Bern photographer Zach Frailey, otherwise known as the Uprooted Photographer, arrived in New Bern after college he did just that – he took […]

Celebrating Decoys


The Core Sound Decoy Festival, sponsored by the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, puts an emphasis on the traditional craft of decoy carving in hopes of passing the skill down to younger generations. Events are held at the group’s headquarters, which is located just before the bridge to Harkers Island, and at Harkers Island Elementary […]

Cape Lookout National Seashore at 50

Bob Sowa photo

By Elizabeth DeVan Solitary person – me. On a lonely lane for Off-Road Vehicles. But perhaps not lonely or solitary. I sense peace, freedom, a type of space not usually in my repertoire. Quiet noises only – cicadas, birds, distant ocean waves – not disturbing but natural. They belong here. I belong here. . . […]

Seasonal Allergy Triggers

Fall Allergies

Allergic reactions occur when the body’s immune system attacks an often harmless substance like animal dander, food or pollen. Medication can help reduce the severity of such reactions, but some allergy sufferers find allergic reactions inconvenient nuisances even with medication. Understanding what triggers allergic reactions may help some people avoid them or make them easier […]