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. . . […]

Recycling the Coast

oyster recycling (2)

By Michael Candelario In our era of unprecedented environmental advocacy and awareness, there is a crucial preservation effort being made to restore and protect one of the most important facets of our waterways: oysters. Though many of us civilians may not appreciate how vital these critters are to the natural environment, oysters and other shellfish […]