Stan Ulanski: A Floating Jungle: The Sargassum Community

Stan Ulanski explains how sargassum attracts fish, and therefore fishers, and why these floating jungles are important to protect. Continue Reading Stan Ulanski: A Floating Jungle: The Sargassum Community

Jay Barnes: Before & After Hurricane Irene

September 1, 2011 As I write this, electric power is just now returning in the last remaining North Carolina neighborhoods darkened by Hurricane Irene’s pole-cracking winds last weekend. Chainsaws are still buzzing, landfills are just beginning to be overrun with truckloads of debris, and people flooded out of their homes are returning, exhausted from the… Continue Reading Jay Barnes: Before & After Hurricane Irene

Stan Ulanski: Catch of the Day: Spanish Mackerel

Tips for catching Spanish mackerel, a favorite along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Continue Reading Stan Ulanski: Catch of the Day: Spanish Mackerel

Interview: Stanley R. Riggs on the Importance of Protecting North Carolina’s Coast

Stanley Riggs, co-author of The Battle for North Carolina’s Coast, answers questions about protecting NC’s changing coastline–as well as its coastal economy. Continue Reading Interview: Stanley R. Riggs on the Importance of Protecting North Carolina’s Coast

David Stick 1919-2009

UNC Press author Bland Simpson has made his name on a myriad of talents, one of which is his superb ability to write about North Carolina’s coastline. Since 1993, UNC Press has published five of Simpson’s books about the area, with the most recent work–The Inner Islands–scheduled for paperback publication in the spring of 2010.… Continue Reading David Stick 1919-2009

Weekend Roadtrip #7: Roanoke and Ocracoke

Sunset on the Ferry (photo by Chor Ip via Creative Commons) Don’t worry, just because I had another post this morning doesn’t mean I forgot that this is Thursday, the highly anticipated day of the weekend roadtrip post! Fear not, dear Tar Heel roadtrippers, we’ve got a special “oke”-alicious lineup for this last segment of… Continue Reading Weekend Roadtrip #7: Roanoke and Ocracoke

Weekend Roadtrip #6: Coastal Creative Nonfiction

Continuing with our Beach Book Grab Bag series, this week we are all about creative nonfiction based on the North Carolina coast. One from Hatteras, one covering all the Outer Banks, and three from the sound side, after the jump.

Weekend Roadtrip #5: The Outer Banks

As I was driving to work this morning and listening to NPR, WUNC‘s Leoneda Inge was reporting from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where locals are eager to draw more visitors now. (Forget what I said before about it being too late to plan a trip! It’s not too late!) The economies of beach… Continue Reading Weekend Roadtrip #5: The Outer Banks