People

  • 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.

  • Remembering Lena, Voice of Stump Sound

    Lena Ritter, a lifelong fisherman and unlikely environmental advocate who worked tirelessly to save an Onslow County island and its surrounding waters from development, died Monday. She was 80.

  • Coastal Sketch: Keith Rittmaster

    Keith Rittmaster of Beaufort is amused by his Pelican Award for his work preserving and protecting whales and dolphins. Most of the marine mammals he encounters professionally, he notes, are already dead.

  • Coastal Sketch: Carlton Campbell

    Carlton Campbell of Cary spent much of his life in the quiet of a greenhouse or out in the marshes, slowly revolutionizing the way our salt marshes are restored, protected and preserved.

  • Coastal Sketch: Michele Lamping, Turtle Saver

    Michele Lamping, volunteer coordinator of the Atlantic Beach sea turtle patrol for the last seven years, shares her passion for protecting the ocean creatures as they come ashore to nest.

  • Pilkeys Seek to Inspire Young Scientists

    Noted geologist Orrin Pilkey and his son Charles provide a scientific method for loving the coast in their new book, “Lessons from the Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You can do on a Carolina Beach.”

  • Coastal Sketch: Brooke Breen

    As an experienced wildlife rehabilitator, the new executive director of the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Carteret County knows time is of the essence.

  • Coastal Sketch: Gene and Sue Huntsman

    The longtime members of the Carteret Wildlife Club and the driving force behind two major hiking trails will receive the Order of the Longleaf Pine, the state’s highest civilian honor.

  • Coastal Sketch: Kathleen Riely

    Meet Kathleen Riely, a passionate advocate for coastal issues who was recently named executive director of the N.C. Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association.

  • Coastal Sketch: Catlin Goes to Raleigh

    In the second part of our profile, Rep. Rick Catlin says his career as an environmental engineer gives him a unique perspective on often contentious environmental issues in the legislature.