• CMAST Sea Turtle Doctor Shares Expertise

    Dr. Craig Harms of N.C. State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City is not only one of the area’s top experts on how to diagnose and treat sick and injured sea turtles, he helped write the book.

  • Growing Club Sets Its Sights on the Stars

    The Crystal Coast Stargazers Club, which formed about a year ago and has grown to about 150 members, meets frequently at various sites in Carteret County to view the night sky.

  • Our Coast’s People: Bland Simpson

    A UNC professor, author, musician and lifelong steward of the coast, Bland Simpson has been actively involved with the North Carolina Coastal Federation for much of its 35-year history.

  • Geodynamics: Mapping Beaches, Inlets

    Coastal processes, such as erosion, accretion and channel migration, can be complex, but a Carteret County firm has technology and tools to make clear what’s happening.

  • John Fussell: Bird Watcher, Bird Defender

    John Fussell turned his childhood fascination with birds into a career, defending and protecting their habitats, and after decades in the field, he still loves his “fine feathered friends.”

  • Bird Island ‘Mayor’ Frank Nesmith Looks Back

    Others now lead tours of the coastal reserve, but Frank Nesmith, 90, the man whose love for Bird Island sparked the effort to spare it from development, still enjoys connecting with kindred spirits.

  • Coastal Sketch: April Clark Strikes A Balance

    April Clark of Swansboro is a business owner and environmental advocate who manages to maintain equilibrium in her efforts to protect natural resources and promote economic growth in a small coastal town.