People

  • Sturgeon Business A New Kind of Family Farm

    The operators of a Down East aquaculture business launched about 10 years ago and now producing sturgeon meat and caviar say their long, challenging journey began with a vision for sustainable family farming.

  • Our Coast’s People: Rachel Noble

    She’s a coastal scientist who developed a quick test for bacteria that health officials use to gauge the safety of shellfish waters and swimming areas and that can also be used for other foods, meet Rachel Noble.

  • Our Coast’s People: Ocracoke’s Two Blanches

    Named after the late Blanche Howard Joliff of Ocracoke, the handcrafted fishing boat Blanche has changed hands many times since 1934 and is now an outdoor exhibit at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum.

  • Our Coast’s People: Angie Wills of YouthBuild

    Angie Wills of the River City Community Development Corp. YouthBuild Program in Elizabeth City has been helping young people discover opportunity in part by rebuilding oyster reefs and planting rain gardens.

  • Paula Gillikin Keeps Watch Over Wild Horses

    Beaufort native Paula Gillikin is caretaker of the wild horses at the Rachel Carson Reserve, but that’s only one of her responsibilities as the N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve central sites manager.

  • Our Coast’s People: Nathan Richards

    Nathan Richards, head of the Marine Heritage Program at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, began his marine archaeology career in Australia. He and his team recently solved the mystery of the Pappy’s Lane shipwreck in Rodanthe.

  • Our Coast’s People: Michael Murdoch

    Michael Murdoch of Carteret County has long been committed to environmental protection, but lately his focus is on sparing his rural community from a roadway project that could bring big changes.

  • Our Coast’s People: Chester Lynn

    He has ancestors that were Blackbeard’s crewmen and pewter plates believed to have once belonged to the notorious pirate –Chester Lynn of Ocracoke has deep knowledge of island history and a passion for figs.

  • Our Coast’s People: Mayor Rett Newton

    Beaufort Mayor Everette “Rett” Newton, a doctoral student and program manager with the Duke Lab’s drone program, hope to use new technology to help make the town and local waters cleaner.

  • Our Coast’s People: Steve Murphey

    Steve Murphey, new director of the state Division of Marine Fisheries, has devoted decades to fisheries biology work and hopes to help better educate the public on the division’s efforts in his new role.

  • Susan White Links Space Research, NC Coast

    As director of NC Sea Grant, NC Space Grant and the state’s Water Resources Research Institute, Susan White finds ways to put emerging technology to work researching the state’s coast.