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The Men Who Reinvented Fishing

Capt. Ernie Foster is likely the last captain in the original family of sport fishing — his father started the first charter boat in North Carolina in 1937. Now this Hatteras captain works to keep the family fleet that fishes for fun in harmony with neighbors who fish for profit.
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Posted in Coast, Eastern N.C., May 2013, Sports & Recreation | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

On the Edge of Everything

On Harkers Island, locals like Karen Amspacher fight for what they believe in. And these people want to know two things: Where are you from? And what do you stand for?
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Posted in Coast, May 2013, Nature & Agriculture | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

War in the Water

During World War II, coastal residents turned out their lights and waited in silence for German U-boats to sink another ship. The submarines lurking in the Atlantic crippled the coast with fear and claimed nearly 5,000 lives.
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Posted in April 2013, Eastern N.C., Military | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

At Home in the Southern Wild

At the North Carolina Zoo in Randolph County, gorillas live like us in many ways. They play. They fight. They love. And we love them back.
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Posted in April 2013, Piedmont | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Safe Exit

They are the overlooked amenities on our state’s highways: 60 state-run rest areas placed for travelers’ convenience and designed to appease road fatigue. For some people, it may be their only introduction to North Carolina. So we want these places to be nice.
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Posted in Coast, March 2013, Mountains, Piedmont | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scenes from 64

Landscape artist Chris Wilson has taken on a mighty big project: He’s producing 100 large-scale oil paintings of scenes along the 563 miles of the U.S. Highway 64 corridor.
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Posted in Art & Artists, Coast, March 2013, Mountains, Piedmont | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Birdman

Birds of many feathers flock to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Halifax County. They come because one man, Mike Lubbock, brings them here for one reason: his unwavering love.
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Posted in Coast, February 2013, Nature & Agriculture | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Rocky Mount: A town divided, uniting

A complicated city that has seen better days — and worse — hopes for one thing: The best is yet to come.
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Posted in Coast, February 2013 | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Ready for Takeoff

Go for a ride in the clouds with the men and women who work at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, and the impressive work they do opens up before your eyes like the horizon.
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Posted in Coast, January 2013, Military | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Living Moving Art

Vollis Simpson and his vast hands molded metal into artwork for decades. And when the rust is gone, his giant, vibrant sculptures will stand tall in a Wilson field, blowing in eastern North Carolina breezes for years to come and for thousands to see.
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Posted in Art & Artists, Coast, January 2013 | Tagged , , | 2 Comments